During an interview with iVillage’s Kelly Wallace, First Lady Michelle Obama discussed the topic of body image. It’s my hope that her words will serve to inspire fellow parents to adopt her perspective. She spoke candidly that when discussing food with her daughters Sasha and Malia she doesn’t speak in terms of which foods make [...]
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Feb 07, 2013
by Rader Programs on Nov 13, 2012
Lady Gaga has been one of the music industry’s most prevalent provocateurs, never backing down from the opportunity to shock both her fans and detractors. But in late September, Lady Gaga did something more mystifying than wearing a meat dress: she posted a picture of herself in her underwear, sans makeup and platinum hair with [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Oct 04, 2012
We are a society that is obsessed with a woman’s weight and I am really getting tired of it. It’s not one thing that we fight to compete in a man’s world as mothers, wives, workers, and lovers, but we also have this constant uphill battle when it comes to the way we see ourselves and the way [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Sep 18, 2012
When I was eight years old, I was standing in my kitchen and saw my mother put a handful of M&M’s in her mouth and the spit them out in the sink. I asked her why she did it and her answer was simple..”to save calories”. I never ever saw her do it again, but [...]
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on May 08, 2011
It seems as if a week doesn’t go by without the mainstream media reporting on another celebrity going into rehab for a mental health issue. It used to be fairly typical to discover that many of these visits to treatment facilities involved an issue with alcohol abuse or chemical dependency.
by Bridget Loves on Dec 04, 2010
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend time in my favorite place on earth- the book store! I love books and I love perusing the book store even more (well not really). In any case I was looking at the latest books on body image, eating disorders, etc. and came across a new on by Ms. Schwarzenegger titled Rock What You’ve Got.
by Bridget Loves on Nov 16, 2010
By now we have all seen or heard about Portia de Rossi’s eating disorder battle. She was all over the media and captured a lot of attention. I got her book, Unbearable Lightness, a few weeks ago, then promptly lost it (it was in checked luggage that was never seen again).
by Bridget Loves on Nov 11, 2010
In this “celebrity rehab” edition we see another Disney star seeking treatment in rehab. Thankfully this time her rep. confirmed it is for an eating disorder, ending needless speculation. The celeb? 18 year old Demi Lovato. I am proud of Ms. Lovato for seeking treatment EARLY. As I know all too well eating disorders are masters at tricking you into thinking you don’t have a problem.
by Bridget Loves on Sep 14, 2010
Are you sick of celebrity endorsements for diet plans? I was just flipping through one of my favorite celebrity gossip magazines (hey I live in LA!), doing a “media purge” and found an ad for a diet program starring Courtney Thorne-Smith. Courtney is a big network television star with past success on shows such as Melrose Place and According to Jim.