Eating Clean and Dieting: What it Means for Eating Disorders

“Clean eating” is a buzz phrase that you may be hearing lately. What does that mean, though? According to the Mayo Clinic, “clean eating is, in essence, a diet — just a way of eating. But it is also a way of living that lends itself to improving one’s health and wellbeing.” They go on… Continue reading Eating Clean and Dieting: What it Means for Eating Disorders

How to Survive Thanksgiving with an Eating Disorder

If your teen is struggling with body image, weight or food issues, the holidays make it so much more stressful. This is particularly true at Thanksgiving, which is a completely food centered holiday. According to The Huffington Post, some 10 million Americans are fighting an eating disorder. For them, the amount of food around the… Continue reading How to Survive Thanksgiving with an Eating Disorder

4 Ways You Can Instill a Healthy Body Image in Your Teen Athlete

By the time your son or daughter reaches the teenage years, they will inevitably be involved and immersed in many interests as they explore their developing skills, talents, and passions. One of the most common pass times that teens typically enjoy at various degrees during adolescence and beyond is athletics. Participating in athletics is a… Continue reading 4 Ways You Can Instill a Healthy Body Image in Your Teen Athlete

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

Dr. Wall: Article Accepted for Publication in Journal of Psychiatric Research

Dr. David Wall, Ph.D., has written an article that was just accepted for publication in Journal of Psychiatric Research titled “Self-harm History Predicts Resistance to Inpatient Treatment of Body Shape Aversion in Women with Eating Disorders: The Role of Negative Affect.” Authors: Olantunji, B.O., Cox, R., Ebesutani, C., Wall, D. David Wall is a Licensed… Continue reading Dr. Wall: Article Accepted for Publication in Journal of Psychiatric Research

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

Are Cleanses the New Eating Disorder?

Cleanses are healthy, right?  They are touted on major talk shows, endorsed by celebrities, and billed as a healthy way to lose weight and rid the body of toxins.  But are they actually good for your body?  And is the “cleanse culture” ushering in a new kind of eating disorder? To answer these questions, let’s… Continue reading Are Cleanses the New Eating Disorder?

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

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