I grew up as a young girl whose aspirations where never put on what I had in brains, but what I had in body. I was raised by my mother who once told me that I could never be too rich or too thin. While most of my friends in high school were taking the [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Feb 06, 2013
by Rader Programs on Sep 19, 2012
Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale is the latest of celebrities with anorexia to come forward and discuss her condition publicly. In the September issue of Cosmopolitan, the actress comes clean about struggling with an eating disorder. The Cosmo interview reveals that the star would sometimes go days without eating. For those as-of-yet unfamiliar with [...]
by Rader Programs on Aug 03, 2012
As the ’12 Summer Olympics in London commence, it’s easy to become preoccupied with the bodies of the Olympic athletes we see on our TV screens. In fact, sometimes it seems Olympians like Hope Solo or Leryn Franco get more attention for their bodies than their athletic careers. It is not difficult to see how [...]
by Rader Programs on Jul 24, 2011
Once again a week full of celebs in the news regarding eating disorders. With all of the pressure that we put on ourselves and others in society it’s no wonder that those in the spotlight feel the need to live up to unrealistic images. In other eating disorder news, our 5 Warning Signs for Eating Disorders in Children article by Dr. Rader was syndicated on Opposing Views website, check it out.
by Rader Programs on Jun 29, 2011
So much to discuss this week in Eating Disorder News – Yoplait launches a commercial that has sparked a lot of controversy in claims that it promotes eating disorders, watch the video here and decide for yourself. Housewife of Orange County Alexis Ballino talks about her lifelong struggle with Anorexia and Bulimia. Weightloss Surgery for Teens on the rise. Find out the latest statistics on teens receiving Lapband and other bariatric surgery procedures.
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Apr 25, 2011
In my last blog I had written about my weakness as well as a lot of other peoples’ obsession for celebrities, what they are doing, where they are going, and how we just cannot seem to get enough of them. I also believe that part of that reason is our own need for escape from the mundane, and that…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Apr 22, 2011
I have a sincere confession to make: Hello my name is Melissa and I am an out of the closet issue addict. And, when I say this, I mean I am addicted to the latest ‘issue’ on anything. I read Cosmo like it’s the Bible, and I load up on the latest printed eye candy like it is a drug. I love anything on fashion, celebrities, and gossip…
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Mar 22, 2011
The correlation between the pervasive imagery of impossibly thin “role models” on television the increase in eating disorders among teenage girls has been the subject of many studies. Most researchers, clinicians and educators believe that the link between repeated and continuous exposure…
by Bridget Loves on Jan 01, 2011
The death of Isabelle Caro isn’t entirely shocking, but it is deeply sad. I first came across Isabelle when I saw her on Jessica Simpson’s VH1 show The Price of Beauty. She was shockingly skinny and discussed the ad campaign that ran during fashion week, the one where she was photographed naked to show the world how anorexia ravaged her body and ruined her modeling career.