Eating Disorder

When Advice Crosses the Line

Advice from loved ones can be extremely helpful when going through a hard situation, especially one that involves a child with an eating disorder, but there are times when that advice is not actually advice, and can be harmful to the receiver. Support groups can often foster this type of “advice-giving.” There are many times […]

Yo-Yo Dieting May Be Dangerous for All Sizes & Shapes

The cycle of trying to lose weight is a touch and go subject because some days you could lose two pounds, and then some days not lose any weight. Weight cycling could be dangerous for your heart if are not careful. The hard part is not losing the weight, but rather keeping the weight off. […]

Catch It, Challenge It, Change It! Supporting My Daughter Through Eating Disorder Recovery

Imagine you are in line at the grocery store with your daughter and she picks up a magazine. Without saying a word she notices all the young petite models. Unbeknownst to her those models have been airbrushed, and posed to look the way they do. A few months later you have to terms that your […]

New Pharmacological Approach for Binge Eating

Binge eating is something that affects millions of American people. People who suffer from binge eating rarely can control their binges and then have feelings of shame and guilt after an episode of binge eating. Is there a new approach or potential for there to be a drug on the market that can help binge […]

Can Diets Ever Be Body-Positive?

Do you diet or do you look at your food in regards to how well it will fuel your body and bring about better health? Body-positivity is a newer way to look at our overall health. it encompasses the concept of health more than appearance. Different ways to look at foods and how they affect […]

Can Recovery Bring Greater Things?

Substance abuse affects more than 20 million people in the U.S. If you feel like you depend on a substance to go on about your daily life, or if you know anyone that might, read about the benefits of a substance abuse recovery program. Complete recovery takes time and dedication but benefits such as fuller […]

Eating Disorders Spike Among Middle-Aged and Older Women

It is now being proven that not only young teenagers are dealing with eating disorders, older and middle-age woman are also suffering from this disease. Some of these women are developing it now because of a missed diagnosis in their earlier years. Physicians are not looking for this in the older women and they are […]

Turning a Body Positive Summer into a Body Positive Year

Eating disorders are a serious problem that some people face every day. Anorexia, Bulimia and binge eating are the three main common types of eat disorders. Each one has its own unique characteristics, but most are developed from a negative self-body image. This negative body image can impact all areas of their life including career, […]

Heredity a Major Factor in ADHD, Binge Eating and Alcohol Dependence

Binge eating and alcohol dependence occur in adults with ADHD more frequently than in the general population. A doctoral thesis concludes that the main factor for adults with ADHD who develop these problems are genetic factors. The study looked at twins to examine whether environment or genes had a greater control on developing alcohol dependency […]

Pain relievers

How Drugs Can Cause Physical Distress

Substance abuse has become an ever increasing problem with young adults who use them for recreational purposes. Other people abuse drugs for pleasant sensations they cause or some abuse them unintentionally to relieve or lessen pain. Although drugs can cause an immediate positive result, there are also several negative impacts of drugs that most people […]