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Dieting: Not a Good Idea, Especially for People with Eating Disorders

02-28   Dieting: Not a Good Idea, Especially for People with Eating Disorders

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By Lise Millay Stevens This week marks Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the theme Let’s Get Real is a reminder that these disorders need to be understood, discussed and dealt with. More than 30 million people in this country will suffer an ED at some point in their lives. Those with an ongoing ED will […]


Eating Disorders Are Largely Biological

02-27   Eating Disorders Are Largely Biological

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By Dana Connolly Ph.D. Eating disorders (EDs) are not only common, but they are the deadliest of all behavioral health disorders; An estimated 30 million Americans experience eating disorder  at some point in their lives. The National Eating Disorders Awareness Week theme this year is Let’s Get Real, reminding us to expand the conversation and highlight stories […]


What Lurks Beneath: Eating Disorders Prevalent in Ice Skaters

02-26   What Lurks Beneath: Eating Disorders Prevalent in Ice Skaters

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By Lise Millay Stevens The 2018 Olympics closed with the usual pomp and circumstance; those of us who stayed up late, riveted by the figure skating, will finally get some sleep. What people don’t know is that underlying the enchantment of the glittering costumes and breathtaking jumps and spins is a dirty little secret. In […]


Goop under fire for advising women to have ‘leanest livable weight’

02-14   Goop under fire for advising women to have ‘leanest livable weight’

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It seems like controversy is the middle name of Goop, the lifestyle website owned by actor Gwyneth Paltrow. The website regularly causes dissension and draws public ire for either promoting highly ostensible products or propagating ideas that people often find hard to accept. In a recent faux pas, Goop published an article that advised readers […]


Weight-related diktats of glamorous world fuel eating disorders in models

01-25   Weight-related diktats of glamorous world fuel eating disorders in models

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  “The Church says: The body is a sin. Science says: The body is a machine. Advertising says: The body is a business. The Body says: I am a fiesta.” ― Eduardo Galeano, Walking Words The massive objectification of women in the media has given birth to superfluous ideals related to physical appearance that are […]


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