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Eating Disorders: Not Just for the Young

Getty Images By Anne Harding TUESDAY, June 26, 2012 (Health.com) — Diane Butrym doesn’t fit the stereotype of an eating disorder patient. She’s a 51-year-old microbiologist and mother of two, not a troubled teen or 20-something, yet for the past decade she has struggled with bulimia. Butrym’s problem began in …

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Lady Gaga's Weight: What's the Big Deal?

Credit: Corbis Seems like some folks think Lady Gaga has packed on a few pounds–and she doesn’t seem to care one bit. In fact the singer, who is known for some pretty outrageous fashion choices (have you seen her pink and blue oversized dress?), has had no problem tackling all …

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Fitspo Images: Exercise Motivation or a Dangerous Obsession?

Tumblr via Lauren Touyet on Pinterest. Women have suffered from self-esteem issues since the dawn of time. Now thanks to social media, self-loathing is just a few clicks away. Thinspo–short for thinspiration–is a term used to describe images and ideas posted on social media sites that are supposed to inspire …

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 5 Things You Should Know

Getty This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, dedicated to raising awareness about anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and other conditions that involve preoccupations with food and weight. Think you know what an eating disorder is all about? You may not. Research by Oxford University suggests that eating disorders remain …

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5 Signs You're Taking Your Diet Too Far

When I first started out in private practice, clients came to me because something was wrong. Most of them struggled with their weight, or were newly diagnosed with a condition like high cholesterol or elevated blood pressure. Today, healthy, fit clients schedule appointments with me simply to pick my brain. …

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Vegan Blogger's Eating Disorder Sheds Light on Orthorexia

People opt for a vegan lifestyle for a variety of reasons. Some forgo all animal-based products because they support an animal-cruelty-free lifestyle. Others do it for health reasons. And some, like Jay Z and Beyonce, try it part-time to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle, commemorate a major life event like a …

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Jennifer Lawrence Called Gluten Free the New Eating Disorder

  Jennifer Lawrence is known for her no-holds-barred attitude in interviews, which is one of the reasons she’s attracted throngs of fans who admire her unrestrained personality. But one of Lawrence’s latest comments created a flurry of both positive and negative reactions, and sparked an important conversation. In Vanity Fair, …

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How an ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also help treat binge-eating disorder, preliminary research suggests. At higher doses tested, the prescription drug Vyvanse curtailed the excessive food consumption that characterizes binge-eating disorder, researchers said. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) …

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