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/Alumni Coordinator on Feb 18, 2013
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 Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator 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 [...]
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jul 19, 2011
Recent studies indicate that the number of individuals being diagnosed with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating disorder is on the rise. Researchers compiling eating disorder data from numerous sources attempt to identify potential causes for the growing incidences of this complex emotional disorder. However, analysis of the information can prove…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Jul 18, 2011
I ran across a study the other day in my Cosmo magazine that said a recent survey concluded that 16% of women would trade in a year of their life on this earth if it meant they could have the perfect body. I thought about that for awhile, and really analyzed the crap out of that query – a year of my life – 365 days on this earth to be able to feel like a Victoria Secret model. Sounds reasonable enough, but at what cost?
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jul 14, 2011
The Internet can be a useful tool for individuals seeking information on eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating disorder. For the most part, online research is conducted by those persons either suffering with an eating disorder, or their friends and family, who want some authoritative information on causes, symptoms and treatment options. Mental healthcare providers and numerous professional organizations and treatment centers…
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jul 11, 2011
Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating disorder are affecting ever younger populations of individuals. Recent studies from around the world indicate a steady increase in the early onset of eating disorders with some children as young as six years old being hospitalized following bouts of binging and purging, laxative abuse and general refusal to eat.
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on May 27, 2011
Recovering from Anorexia is crazy hard, and being 16 and having “Mommy issues” is even harder. Getting pregnant on top of all of that? Well, let’s just say most people would consider that a nightmare. Unfortunately for Kayla Jackson that nightmare is a living reality. The hardest part about an eating disorder is that your drug of choice is NOT something you can avoid. We all need to eat to stay alive, but what if you also have to eat to let another person live?
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator 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/Alumni Coordinator 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…