Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a hot new trend, touted by the Huffington Post, the 5:2 diet and the documentary “Eat, Fast and Live Longer.” Fasting in general comes from a long and respected tradition as part of the spiritual practices for many different religions, but today’s fasting is not like that. These fasts are about calorie [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Aug 22, 2011
I was talking to a patient the other day in my office. I listened to her for about an hour go on and on about what she had eaten for lunch, how much she had eaten for breakfast, what she was going to eat for dinner, and how many calories that was. Then she segwayed [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Aug 18, 2011
Anger….it has caused people to commit “homicide”, it has ignited “world wars”, and even inspired a game about frustrated tiny red birds. Some people let it out, some people hold it in…and some people, people like me turned it on myself. I spent most of my life angry at the “dys” my family put in the [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient 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 Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Jul 13, 2011
This past week, I have been entertaining a lot of boys. Well by boys, I mean my best friend/roommate’s brother and his best friend who just came back from serving in Afghanistan. Now I have no problem with boys, in fact I happen to like them very much. That being said it has been an eye-opening experience in all that is spitting, belching, and toilet seats being left up! I also have been in awe of the way they cook, chew…and EAT!
by Rader Programs on Jun 16, 2011
This week in eating disorder news we discuss the rise of eating disorders in middle age women; a research study that found a link between obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders in teenagers; and the large number of teenage boys and young males with eating disorders that are commonly overlooked.
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on May 18, 2011
So if you would have told me six years ago, that I would be putting on a ‘Black Swan’ inspired outfit and stoking myself up for a Lady Gaga Concert, I would have told you that you were off the map crazy! Yet, here I am lacing up some black shiny over the thigh boots and getting ready to go Monster it up!
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jun 18, 2010
A common misconception about eating disorders is that they almost exclusively affect adolescent girls. Although, females comprise the greater percentage of those with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, over the years I have seen a good number of males suffering as well.