As our society continues to heavily focus on physical beauty, it is becoming a commonality for young women to develop eating and body image disorders at a young age. New Jersey native Jeanette Suros suffered from a heart attack at the age of 17 as a result of an exercise obsession and years of suffering from anorexia nervosa.Read Full Story
Rachael Farrokh has been battling anorexia nervosa for the last 10 years but has now come to a desperate point. She is under 50 pounds, and no local hospital will treat her, so she made a video asking for help from the masses.Read Full Story
The eating disorder that outranks both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa is called OSFED (other specified feeding and eating disorders). It's basically the catchall for eating disorders that don't quite qualify as either of the first two mentioned. While that may make it sound like it's a less severe eating disorder, it is in fact more dangerous because people often regard it with less concern than anorexia or bulimia.Read Full Story
The fact that I am a mom with an eating disorder is one of the things I am least proud of. Or perhaps you could say that I had an eating disorder because it is in control now. Control being the operative word: My eating disorder was nothing if not a quest for control. Control is deceptive because you have to hold on, or it will slip away at the last second. I never want my kids to feel this way.Read Full Story
Before-and-after pictures are the stars of the diet industry, and everyone loves to see a dramatic success story. But one young woman is redefining how we see beauty and success by posting her unconventional before-and-after that shows her first at the height of her struggle with anorexia and then healthy and recovered afterward.Read Full Story
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