Six Tips to Help Parents Raise Kids With A Positive Body Image

It’s no mystery that we live in a culture driven by appearance. Even if we know something is bad for us, if it will help us look good we can’t seem to turn it down. As the drive for visual perfection continues, young men and women are constantly told that they are not good enough.… Continue reading Six Tips to Help Parents Raise Kids With A Positive Body Image

Questions You Should Be Asking About Bulimia

Bulimia nervosa, also called binge and purge syndrome, is a habitual eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of excessive food intake followed by self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, fasting, or taking laxatives to avert weight gain. Bulimia is a big problem on college campuses. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)… Continue reading Questions You Should Be Asking About Bulimia

Is It a Diet or Is It an Eating Disorder? What Parents Need to Know

Eating disorders are a complex illness resulting from a variety of emotional and environmental factors and manifest in a variety of different ways. Often, they can go undetected, especially when unhealthy eating habits can look like a fad diet. Parents of teens may have a hard time recognizing when abnormal eating habits are leading to… Continue reading Is It a Diet or Is It an Eating Disorder? What Parents Need to Know

Eating Disorder Research Update

Research teams across the country and around the world are constantly pursuing research projects designed to help better understand eating disorders including the root cause, who is most at risk, and what treatments are the most beneficial.  For families affected by an eating disorder, keeping on top of this research is important as it can… Continue reading Eating Disorder Research Update

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

When most people think of eating disorders, it is very likely that the image that pops into their mind features a young, emaciated girl.  But this is only part of the real story of eating disorders and something that the National Eating Disorders Association is working to change with its annual awareness campaign. National Eating… Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Are Our Teenage Boys Suffering from a Silent Epidemic?

Many of those with eating disorders suffer in silence, afraid, ashamed, and unable to ask for help.   The National Association for Anorexia and Associated Disorders (ANAD) estimates that only 1 out of every 10 people with an eating disorder ever receive treatment which is more than tragic when you consider the dangers these disorders create.  And… Continue reading Are Our Teenage Boys Suffering from a Silent Epidemic?

Current Research Into Eating Disorders

Eating Attitudes and Concerns Research Study This study is being conducted at Bowling Green State University and seeks to better understand the relationships between eating attitudes and concerns and performance on certain tasks related to vocabulary.  Women ages 18 and up are welcome to participate in the study and participation can be conducted completely online. … Continue reading Current Research Into Eating Disorders

Signs Someone You Love is Struggling with Anorexia

When a person has anorexia nervosa, they are starving themselves and not providing their body with the basic nutrients and calories needed for survival.  When this happens for an extended period of time, the body takes drastic action to conserve energy and preserve life.  Unfortunately, these defensive mechanisms can have very serious long-term health consequences.  … Continue reading Signs Someone You Love is Struggling with Anorexia

Eating Disorder Resources

Trusted information for parents and teens who are dealing with eating disorders. General Eating Disorder Resources National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) – The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign… Continue reading Eating Disorder Resources

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Eating Disorder Symptoms

Millions of people in the U.S. are impacted by eating disorders every year.  This includes those suffering from the eating disorder as well as their family members and friends.   Unfortunately, many people who have these disorders do not get the help, support, and treatment they need to be healthy.   Recent research indicates that as many… Continue reading What Every Parent Needs to Know about Eating Disorder Symptoms