The Thin Line Between Cleanses and Eating Disorders


There is no medical evidence to suggest that that a cleanse helps one to lose fat or that it does what it claims to do – to detoxify the body. Cleanses mimic many of the unhealthy and socially unacceptable practices seen in eating disorders, but they have become socially acceptable due to it being cleverly marketed as a health benefit.

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The Break Room Jungle


The work break room can be a painful place to be if you’re struggling with or overcoming an eating disorder. Every time I walk in to my break room, I feel like I’m entering a dangerous jungle. Unknown “predators” await me in the jungle…

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Under Pressure: Men Are Not Immune To Eating Disorders

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One in every 10 people with a diagnosed eating disorder is male. Men are pressured to have a tall, strong and athletic physique; and if a man does not fall naturally within this category, he may start trying to find a way to force his body into this category. This often results in men beginning a diet or exercise regime to achieve their body image and weight loss goals.

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Stanford Study Looks At Mothers Who Can Pass Along Eating Disorders


Children of mothers with histories of eating disorders are at higher risk of developing an eating disorder themselves at some point during their lives. In a new study, Stanford researchers will teach mothers and fathers how to adjust the information that they are currently teaching their children about food.

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Anorexia “Murders” UK Actor’s Wife

Last year the actress Briony McRoberts died after jumping in front of a train near her home that she shared with her husband, Downtown Abby actor, David Robb. Robb believes that his wife’s battle with anorexia nervosa was the driving force behind her death.

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Mobile Phone App Created To Help Teens Overcome Body Image Issues

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Pixelberry, the creators of the cell phone app called High School Story, started a crusade to help teens with current problems. Recently, they partnered with the National Eating Disorder Association to address one of the most requested topics for the app: eating disorders and body image.

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Bitter Sweet Recovery

Friends Hugging in Recovery

As we recover from an eating disorder, we gradually build resistance to the malicious voice inside our heads arguing that we must restrict or purge. We feel liberated and free of our secret internal world without our eating disorder “monster.” At the same time, we feel lost. But, in reality, we’re not lost. We are growing stronger, and we must keep up the fight together.

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Patient Initiated vs. Staff Initiated Discharge from Treatment


In a research study, researchers looked at people who did not complete treatment and compared them based on whether the patient or a staff member initiated the early termination of treatment. Results indicated significant differences between the group on personal characteristics, behaviors during treatment, and level of health at discharge.

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Transsexuality and Eating Disorders

For transsexual eating-disordered patients, addressing the gender dysmorphia in conjunction with the eating disorder treatment may prove to be more effective than eating disorder treatment alone.

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Get the Facts on Top Health Trends with Our New Infographic


Magazine covers and television commercials abound feature celebrities with the promised secret to make your body resemble theirs. The reality is, putting together a healthy diet and exercise plan that works for your body and your lifestyle is a very individualized process that can’t be accomplished by a top ten article in your favorite magazine. Rader Programs presents you with the facts with our new infographic, Top Health Myths: Fact or Fad.

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