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 Jun 17, 2014
Food concocting is an addictive behavior that often correlates with binge eating disorder – itself a potentially deadly eating disorder (ED). Interestingly, nearly one in four patients who suffer from a binge eating disorder also concoct their food combinations. Most concoctors state that they feel depressed and shameful after engaging in this practice.
by Rader Programs on May 30, 2014
Studies have shown that the brain responds to food differently depending on where you may lie on the eating disorder spectrum. A new study compared the brains of anorexic, obese, extremely obese, and healthy individuals and the resulting brain activity when these groups were exposed to a variety of foods.
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jul 26, 2013
Fast food restaurants often sell foods in different sizes. However, those sizes are rarely standardized. One establishment’s definition of medium might vastly vary from the medium size at a different restaurant. A study from Cornell University entitled “One Man’s Tall is Another Man’s Small: How the Framing of Portion Size Influences Food Choice” shows that […]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Apr 29, 2013
I was at a friend’s house the other day and she had some leftovers from an event she had thrown. I was talking to her, and without even thinking about it started serving myself some of it, and sat down and started eating. After about five minutes some other people came in and we all […]
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Dec 28, 2012
Going to college can be an exciting time for young women. Time away from their family gives them a chance to forge an identity that is uniquely their own. College can be a time to make new friends and enjoy new experiences. However, the transition from living at home during high school to living more […]
by Rader Programs on Nov 12, 2012
Actress Valerie Bertinelli, who stole America’s heart as Barbara Cooper on the sitcom One Day at a Time (1975-1984), has been candid about how difficult it was for her to begin compulsive overeating recovery. “I used food as a crutch, and I abused food in a way that I shouldn’t.” She revealed on the Dr. […]
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Oct 18, 2012
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that food makers are now using mobile apps to target potential consumers, many of whom are children. Snack companies are giving away free games with names like “Cookie Dough Bites Factory” and “Icee Maker.” The games are easy to operate and built for touch-screen devices like phones and tablets. […]
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Oct 09, 2012
Nearly every student going away to college has heard of the infamous, so-called “Freshman 15.” This term came into existence due to incoming freshman’s tendency to gain weight. What is often not discussed is that anxiety over the freshman 15 can often trigger eating disorders. There’s not one reason why students tend to gain weight […]