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By On October 23rd, 2018

Montana teen explains why it was hard to believe he was anorexic

Zach Schermele lived the typical life you would expect of a boy growing up in Montana. As he describes it, Zach “grew up in a household with no short supply of hunter’s orange, Sunday night football, and diesel trucks. He was also harboring a secret. Zach Schermele was living with anorexia nervosa. “I am a…

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By On July 11th, 2018

Major-league catcher retires to raise eating disorder awareness

Major-league baseball players don’t typically walk away from the game willingly. Usually, it is a combination of injury, age, or scandal that lead to early retirement. This week, though, Mariner’s catcher Mike Marjama abruptly retired from baseball for a very different reason. The 28-year-old is quitting the sport to become an Ambassador for the National…

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By On May 7th, 2018

How to spot an eating disorder in your son

It should be no secret by now – both men and women of all ages can live with debilitating and potentially deadly eating disorders. The old myth that eating disorders are just a “girl problem” have been effectively proven false and experts believe at least a third of all people with eating disorders are men.…

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By On April 27th, 2018

Eating disorders affect all races, sexes, and ages according to new study

Despite what most stereotypes would have you believe, eating disorders affect people of all ages, genders, and ethnic or racial groups. This has been backed by numerous past studies, but a new report published in the journal Biological Psychiatry provides the latest look at just how widespread eating disorders are across demographics. In the latest…

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By On September 11th, 2017

Bam Margera reveals his struggles with bulimia and alcoholism

Bam Margera doesn’t seem like the most likely person to talk openly about his experiences being bulimic, but in a recent episode of Viceland’s Epicly Later’d the skateboarder and Jackass shared how his rock star lifestyle spiraled into issues with addiction and an eating disorder. Before his rise to fame on MTV, Bam drank occasionally.…

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By On July 26th, 2017

Men with eating disorders share their stories

Men with eating disorders are more common than most are aware of. While statistically young women are more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder in their lifetime, current estimates suggest as many as 10 million men in America are living with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder right now. Most eating disorder experts…

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By On June 28th, 2017

What One Eating Disorder Survivor Wishes Other Men Knew

More than 10 million men in the United States will experience an eating disorder during their lifetime. Unfortunately, stigma prevents 90% of these men from ever seeking help for their illness. Instead, they frequently hide their eating disorders out of fear of being labeled “effeminate” or “weak.” Additionally, many who live with eating disorders fail…

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By On June 15th, 2017

Purging through exercise – One man’s personal experience with bulimia

Bulimia is arguably the most well-known eating disorder, likely because of the visceral imagery it brings to mind. It forces us to envision young, dangerously frail women purging through vomiting or other means like laxatives in the isolation of an otherwise quiet bathroom. While this is often the case with bulimia, the eating disorder doesn’t…

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By On March 22nd, 2017

What Everyone Should Know About Eating Disorders in Men

  Earlier this week, I highlighted Zayn Malik’s recent interviews where he has gone into depth about his experience with disordered eating. But, of course, Malik is far from the only man to be affected by eating disorders or disordered eating. Approximately 10 million American men live with a diagnosable eating disorder such as anorexia,…

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