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By On April 10th, 2018

Disney star Dove Cameron says she had a “bad case of anorexia”

The danger of eating disorders in Hollywood has been an open secret for decades, but one Disney actress is coming clean about her experience with anorexia. “Descendants 2” and “Liv and Maddie” star Dove Cameron recently decided to admit her own struggles with eating disorders to be more honest with her fans. “I’ve never said…

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By On January 16th, 2018

5 Tips for overcoming the urge to restrict while recovering from anorexia

Even when you’ve started your path to recovery, people with anorexia live with an urge that hangs around anytime food is present – the voice constantly calculating calories and telling you what is “safe” or “unsafe” to eat. It can seem like these urges are inescapable or overwhelming, but learning to control these impulses and…

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By On January 5th, 2018

How one daughter told her mom and dad she had an eating disorder

For those living with an eating disorder, secrecy tends to be a way of life. They fear being “found out” and facing the embarrassment or shame of admitting to their disorder. In most cases, they manage to hide their eating disorder until they reach a tipping point where they are confronted by friends, family, doctors,…

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By On December 5th, 2017

Brian Cuban describes what it’s like being a man with an eating disorder

Despite accounting for approximately one-third of those with eating disorders in America, men still face a unique stigma that keeps many from ever speaking out or seeking help. Brian Cuban knows this. Before he recovered in 2007, Cuban was an addict struggling with bulimia and anorexia in silence. But, unlike many, Cuban has since become…

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By On November 21st, 2017

How to make Thanksgiving safe for those with eating disorders

For most, Thanksgiving is a time to relax with family and feast on a variety of homecooked food. But, for the 30 million men and women living with eating disorders in America, the holiday is considerably less simple. Thanksgiving can be a precarious, stressful, and potentially triggering to those living with or recovering from an…

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By On November 17th, 2017

Lack of ‘feel good’ neurosteroid may contribute to depression or anxiety in anorexic or obese women

Women who live with anorexia or obesity exhibit low levels of a neurosteroid that may explain why both conditions are associated with an increased risk for depression and anxiety, according to a small study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The study found low levels of allopregnanolone (all), which has been tied to heightened rates of…

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By On October 6th, 2017

Why celebrities are suddenly talking openly about eating disorders

Since the creation of modern society, eating disorders have haunted men and women while lurking in the shadows. The pressure to appear a certain way or maintain a specific weight has driven all sorts of dangerous behaviors, fad diets, and purging techniques. But, society refused to talk about it. Over the past few years, however,…

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By On September 22nd, 2017

Rare genetic mutations make people susceptible to eating disorders

Researchers are reportedly one step closer to understanding the link between eating disorders and genetics, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS One. The findings indicate that specific clusters of gene mutations make a person significantly more susceptible to developing an eating disorder. The effect of these genetic mutations is so strong…

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