Sunday, January 19, 2020

Overcoming Fear of Fat

I recently read a great post on the importance of fat in our meals.  Fat is a critical nutrient that is vital to our health. But my first thought when I read the title was that the post was about fear of fat on our bodies.  Because that’s what drove the fear of fat in […]

What Do You Know About The Female Athlete Triad?

Graciously re-posted from Gurze Publications.  One way we can make significant progress in addressing eating disorders in schools, is to educate athletes, coaches and trainers about the Female Athlete Triad.  In particular, there are certain elements that could eventually prevent onset of Female Athlete Triad altogether. According to Karen Sossin, MS, CDN, “The triad is […]

Disordered Eating vs. Eating Disorders

Ours is a culture of disordered behaviors.  It is so common to see college kids engaging in binge drinking or strange dieting practices that we often overlook their seriousness.  I live near New York University and continuously see kids almost falling-down-drunk in the streets on the weekends.  The #1 most commonly asked question we receive […]

Genetic Risk Factors in Eating Disorders

In this article, I want to lay out what has been learned about the genetic predisposition for eating disorders and how this can help identify who may be at risk for developing an eating disorder.  The first part of the article explains the background and basic science behind our current understanding of the genetic tendencies […]

STILL CONNECTING THE DOTS

About a year ago, when invited to cross post my blog, Dr. Deah’s Tasty Morsels, on several websites, I was asked to write a letter of introduction.  Since then, it has been humbling to receive so many positive comments about the blog and watch my readership continue to grow. When I was invited to blog […]

Just Sit Back and Allow the Universe to Hold You Awhile

December 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Healthy Coping, Yoga

Borrowed from Robyn Hussa’s Recovery Yoga blog. I recently met Jodi Rubin at an outing for eating disorders clinicians in New York City.  Aside from being a clinician, Jodi creates the curricululm for eating disorders programming at NYU’s Silver School of Social work and is a frequent lecturer.  Below is a guest blog post – something […]

ED 101 — A Film About Eating Disorders

This is our first post from Robyn Hussa, President of Normal in Schools (NIS). She started NIS driven to bring to our schools education about eating disorder through theater (or as Robyn would say “theatre” but I’m not so hip to the art scene). We all think we know everything about eating disorders, after all we are suffers, […]

Orthorexia: too much of a good thing

September 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Disordered Eating, Nutrition, Orthorexia

This guest post provided by Heidi_PsyD Their favorite Sunday excursion is Trader Joe’s and their pantries are stocked with Kashi products unknown to the general public. Tofu, quinoa, and organic vegetables make up the centerpiece of their diets. They are “healthy eaters.” But could they also be disordered eaters? Orthorexia is the word for an […]

PCOS and eating disorders

This guest post provided by Heidi_PsyD from http://www.examiner.com/eating-disorder-in-philadelphia/heidi-dalzell Lena, a 20-year-old college student is the quintessential example of how physical illnesses, especially those that negatively affect body image and self-esteem, can lead to disordered eating. Lena has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome better known as PCOS. Although the prevalence of PCOS and eating disorders has not been […]

Shrouding — Disordered or Not?

March 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Heather’s recent post, “Helpful Hint or Disordered Eating” at Hangry Pants really got me thinking … As Heather notes in her post, “For some time we’ve debated food destruction – ruining your food with something like salt or hot sauce so that it is inedible. Jillian Michaels pours candle wax on her food (thanks for […]

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