Somewhere in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale California, “Walt Disney” is rolling over in his grave. He’s probably actually risen up from it to try to save two of his most favorite characters from going under the knife..Daisy Duck, and Minnie Mouse. Yes these girls are in serious danger, and not only are they in trouble, [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Oct 16, 2012
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Aug 09, 2011
It seems like we can’t turn around without seeing a beauty contestant stripped of her crown. I sometimes laugh when I watch a pageant these days, saying “I give her one day, before pictures of her dancing on a “stripper pole” and doing tequila shots off her “college roommate” start to surface.
by Rader Programs on Jul 24, 2011
Once again a week full of celebs in the news regarding eating disorders. With all of the pressure that we put on ourselves and others in society it’s no wonder that those in the spotlight feel the need to live up to unrealistic images. In other eating disorder news, our 5 Warning Signs for Eating Disorders in Children article by Dr. Rader was syndicated on Opposing Views website, check it out.
by Rader Programs on Jun 29, 2011
So much to discuss this week in Eating Disorder News – Yoplait launches a commercial that has sparked a lot of controversy in claims that it promotes eating disorders, watch the video here and decide for yourself. Housewife of Orange County Alexis Ballino talks about her lifelong struggle with Anorexia and Bulimia. Weightloss Surgery for Teens on the rise. Find out the latest statistics on teens receiving Lapband and other bariatric surgery procedures.
by Rader Programs on Jun 23, 2011
This week in eating disorder news covers – Increased rates of depression during and after pregnancy in women who have suffered from eating disorders; Demi Lovato opens up about her battles with eating disorders, depression, and cutting; Sleep related eating disorders from binge eating at night to eating and sleepwalking. Read more on these three topics in our Eating Disorders in the news weekly wrap-up.
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 Dr. Jonathan Rader on May 20, 2011
The pervasive imagery of severely underweight models and popular celebrities has received a fair share of serious discussion regarding how ongoing and extensive media saturation of these ‘role models’ affects individuals at risk of developing eating disorders. Many studies on media influence and eating disorders reveal an intimate connection…
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on May 12, 2011
Underlying every eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating disorder is the issue of control. Those suffering with these complex disorders, comprising both core emotional and psychological issues along with physiological problems generally develop their eating disorders as a coping mechanism to obtain a feeling of control when other aspects of their lives become chaotic…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Feb 14, 2011
Dr. Rader asked me a while ago to blog on the movie Black Swan. I hesitated on this for quite a long time, mainly because I myself had already heard all the hype about how Natalie Portman and her Costar Mila Kunis had lost a bunch of weight in order to prepare for their roles as Ballerinas with emotional issues attached to their tutus.
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Feb 07, 2011
I have had some time to absorb the unfortunate death of Isabelle Caro due to her struggle with Anorexia for many years. I have to say this hit very close to home for me, and it was a bit of a slap in the face, as I was reminded the hard way just how serious this disease is.