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
While most of us view eating disorders as dangerous illnesses, some people are finding acceptance and even encouragement in online communities often referred to as “pro-ana” (pro-anorexia) and “pro-mia” (pro-bulimia).Read Full Story
A new study is being conducted by researchers at the Duke Center for Eating Disorders to determine if picky eating is actually an eating disorder. What does it mean, and how can parents deal with their picky eaters? Find out.Read Full Story
When you think of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, you likely have a visual image of a scary skinny body. A female scary skinny body. However, eating disorders are not just a girl issue -- and a person doesn‘t have to be skinny to have an eating disorder. Even if your child, male or female, looks healthy, it doesn’t mean you should dismiss eating issues. In all your efforts to promote and demonstrate healthy eating habits in your home, don’t leave your son out of the equation. Boys are as much at risk for developing eating disorders as girls!Read Full Story
Word of Demi Lovato's bipolar diagnosis comes just hours after actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has gone public with her own bipolar disorder struggles. Both stars are now speaking out in hopes of helping others deal with the mental illness.Read Full Story
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