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ANOREXIA RECOVERY: I WANT TO FEED YOU A SANDWICH, BUT DON’T KNOW WERE TO BUY SOME BREAD

I got a call from my roommate the other night at around 7 p.m. His words were frantic, desperate, and worried. “Mel you have to come down to my gym in Malibu, please…there is this girl here, she’s been on the elliptical for 2 hours, she looks like a skeleton, please come down here and […]

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INTUITIVE EATING AND EATING DISORDERS: I WANT CANDY!

Remember when you were a kid and food was just food? Remember when you would eat when you were hungry and stop when you were full? Eating the whole piece of cake was never a big deal, and sometimes you left half on the plate. Sometimes you would want an apple instead of a cookie. […]

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EATING DISORDERS | THE PROM QUEEN ISN’T THE ONLY ONE WHO ISN’T EATING HER SANDWICH

A lot of people stereotype anorexia as the “pretty girls disease.”  I mean, lets face it, how many runway models, actresses, and rock stars do you see on the cover of magazines with the words  “too thin,anorexic,skin and bones?” I recently picked up an article where there were four pages dedicated to starlets and their […]

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SYMPTOMS OF AN EATING DISORDER….CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE ANOREXIC MIND.

I have had an eating disorder for half of my life, and as I understand it, there is half of it that still baffles the bejesus out of me. I know if I am fascinated, confused, and dizzy to death of trying to figure out how I went from being normal to neurotic, it must […]

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Eating Disorder Articles Show Women with Anorexia Have Brain Differences When Viewing Themselves

While there are many different potential causes for anorexia, new research shows that women with the deadly eating disorder show different brain activity than women who do not have anorexia. The research comes from the Center for Brain Health, and was published in the journal Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. The research was conducted by […]

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Eating Disorders Blog: Physical Intimacy and Anorexia Nervosa

When a woman or man struggles with anorexia nervosa it can have a wide-range of effects on their romantic relationships. Many individuals diagnosed with anorexia are already in relationships, others might have the desire to start new relationships. But without proper treatment, an individual’s anorexia can make it difficult to establish intimacy. How is Intimacy […]

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RECOVERING FROM ANOREXIA…LIVE AND LET GO.

  One of my favorite songs by Paul McCartney is “Let it be”, it actually was inspired by a dream he had about his mother who died of cancer when he was a teenager. Paul was going through a rough patch with the Beatles at the time and her exact words to him in his dream where “it will […]

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ATHLETES AND EATING DISORDERS…BALANCING ON BONES

The anticipation of the summer Olympic games in London has been growing for quite sometime. There is something about them that just screams USA, and as a country is makes us stand a little taller, and root for all those who sport the Red, White, and Blue.   One of the events I have been […]

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ANOREXIA RECOVERY….YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT…ANYTHING YOU DO OR DO NOT EAT WILL BE HELD AGAINST YOU.

When you don’t have an Eating Disorder the relationship you have with food is more intuitive. You go more your stomach’s instinct…if it tells you it’s hungry you feed it, if it tells you you’re full you stop. Basically if you lead a pretty normal lifestyle it’s probably your friend. If you are extremely busy it’s probably more […]

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EATING DISORDER RECOVERY—-WHEN ARE YOU JUST GOING TO HAVE SOME FUN?

When was the last time you let loose? When was the last time you let your hair down? When was the last time you went on a road-trip? When was the last time you painted you toes red or wore a sexy little black dress? When was the last time you baked something for just you? […]

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