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Opening Up about Orthorexia: Popular Vegan Blogger Fights for Recovery

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.

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A Look at Emotional Eating: Stress May Trigger Sweet Taste Buds

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.

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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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Mobile Phone App Created To Help Teens Overcome Body Image Issues

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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Diet Apps: A New Obsession?

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 […]

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Eating Disorder Triggers | BMI: To Screen Or Not To Screen?

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 […]

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SURVIVING AN EATING DISORDER….DOES THIS BLOG MAKE ME LOOK FAT?

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 […]

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RECOVERING FROM AN EATING DISORDER….I WAS LOST BUT NOW I AM FOUND

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 […]

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EATING DISORDERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA….GETTING SLAPPED IN THE FACEBOOK

  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 […]

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