There are many issues and emotions that come up when you or somebody you know is suffering from severe anorexia. Anorexia is basically “self starvation” and is considered by many a slow form of suicide. When somebody gets to such a low body weight to the point where they are a walking time bomb, sometimes parents, [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Mar 06, 2013
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 Apr 26, 2011
Americans spend nearly 60 billion dollars a year supporting the private weight-loss industry in the pursuit of elusive physical perfection. As we all know, most diets invariably fail and those endeavoring to achieve the trimmer, leaner, ready-for-the-beach body are inevitably frustrated and disappointed.
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Dec 13, 2010
Women suffering with anorexia are confronted with complex physiological concerns and psychological issues when they become pregnant. Anorexic women often fixate negatively on how pregnancy changes their bodies. Rather than focus on the health and well-being of the new life they are bringing into this world, anorexics often take drastic and life-endangering actions to control their weight.
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Nov 12, 2010
Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are regularly referenced by the media due to the growing number of celebrities and personalities suffering from the disorders but the number one eating disorder affecting Americans is compulsive overeating disorder.
by Emily DeGemmis on Sep 13, 2010
Sometimes in life, even the most excruciating pain is not visible. And sometimes, the people that love us refuse to listen to us in order to help us get to a place where we can see our wounds for exactly what they are in order to help them heal. Sometimes, we all need to be carried out of the woods… Even if we are kicking and screaming the whole way, begging to be put down and left alone.
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Sep 01, 2010
The physical complications of eating disorders are quite wide ranging and extremely serious. The taxing effects these condition wreak on the body can lead to diabetes, heart disease, dental and mouth disease, skin disorders, fertility issues, and permanent organ damage, to name but a few of the health problems we commonly see in individuals struggling with eating disorders
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jul 23, 2010
Currently, statistical models suggest that approximately 10% of those suffering an eating disorder are male. Given that there are about 8 million people living in the United States with an eating disorder, a simple calculation would indicate that nearly 800,000 men are suffering with anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating disorder.
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jul 09, 2010
If you’re considering getting pregnant or are experiencing fertility issues, it is important to become informed on how eating disorders can affect your body’s reproductive functions. First off, the female body is designed to store fat as a crucial energy source during the child-bearing years.
by Emily DeGemmis on May 26, 2010
A personal reflection on smoking addictions and eating disorders: “I see the correlation between my reluctance to quit smoking and the uncertainty in receiving treatment for an eating disorder. Akin to my experience with Anorexia…”