How much should a person really work out in order to be healthy and fit? There are several recommendations (most approved by the government). However, what if 60 minutes a day seems like too much or too little to you?
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Sep 03, 2010
An often overlooked aspect of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia or compulsive eating disorder is the link to substance abuse. Although there is no absolute way of predicting which eating disordered individuals will resort to substance abuse or precisely why this behavior becomes manifest, statistics indicate that easily 50 percent of eating disordered individuals regularly abuse alcohol and both illicit and over-the-counter drugs.
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jul 16, 2010
Considering the massive amount of media that we encounter on a daily basis one must wonder to what extent it influences our opinions and behaviors. Because most media relies on advertising dollars to remain financially viable, we are regularly bombarded with imagery and messaging that is specifically designed to stimulate a response.
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 Jun 02, 2010
“Would having one cigarette, just one, REALLY matter?? What would it mean if we did? Wouldn’t it serve as a valuable, important lesson in accepting “slips” in our lives? Less-than “perfection” or absolutes?”
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…”