Recently the 23-year-old blog author of “The Blonde Vegan” shared with her readers that she is struggling with orthorexia, a less widely understood eating disorder. Although initially motivated to become healthier, her desire to be healthy became an unhealthy obsession.
by Rader Programs on Aug 22, 2014
by Rader Programs on Aug 20, 2014
It’s not uncommon for people to overeat and overindulge in sweets when experiencing high levels of stress. Researchers decided to explore the biological cause of this “stress eating” or “emotional eating” phenomenon. Here’s what they found.
by Rader Programs on Aug 08, 2014
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.
by Laura Johansen on Aug 01, 2014
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…
by Rader Programs on Jul 16, 2014
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.
by Rader Programs on Mar 03, 2014
Some people may think that new diet apps could benefit those who have eating disorders. These apps allow patients to do things like track food intake and get suggestions for coping techniques. Some of these apps even allow patients to send the data to their therapists in order to enhance eating disorder treatment. The question […]
by Alisa Morrison - Alumni Coordinator on Nov 13, 2013
There was an article recently discussing BMI screening children in school. When I went to go read more about the article the page could “no longer be displayed”, I did find out that the school is in Massachusetts, and that the parent or guardian of the child could write a letter to waive the child […]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Feb 18, 2013
If somebody handed you something to really yummy looking to drink, but then told you the name of it was Cancer, how quickly would you be to drink it? It’s not that the drink is actually cancer, but just associating it with a deadly disease could make it far from appetizing. This is how I […]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Jul 25, 2012
Eating Disorder Recovery and Grief The recent tragic shooting in Denver, has left the most bitter taste in my mouth as I keep swallowing all the news. It just disturbed me greatly as I am from Colorado and my grandparents lived just a few blocks from that theater in Aurora. I used to go to that theater […]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Jul 24, 2012
Believe it or not there was actually a time when Facebook didn’t exist. I remember it well, and yes perhaps that makes me a bit prehistoric, but it’s true. People actually did survive, and in all honesty I think were a lot happier. Although Facebook has taken social media above and beyond what anybody […]