Category Archives: Nutrition: Eating Disorders: Orthorexia Nervosa

Key Eating Disorders Legislation Passes the U.S. House of Representatives as Part of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act






Newswise — Reston, VA, July 8, 2016 – Potential improvement in mental health issues ranging from eating disorders to suicide has become more hopeful and more possible than it was just days ago. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed … Continue reading






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When Healthy Eating Becomes a Health Risk






Newswise — In their quest for healthy eating, many Americans are turning to restrictive diets – from vegan to Paleo to low-carb – that they believe are the most “pure” or beneficial. But when people decide to go beyond these … Continue reading






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9 Truths About Eating Disorders Released: Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)






Newswise — May 9, 2015- In the face of many myths, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) releases “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” in order to clarify public understanding. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as … Continue reading






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Can healthy eating become an eating disorder?






Orthorexia nervosa, the ‘health food eating disorder’, gets its name from the Greek word ortho, meaning straight, proper or correct. This exaggerated focus on food can be seen today in some people who follow lifestyle movements such as ‘raw’, ‘clean’ … Continue reading






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How Karen Carpenter’s Death Changed the Way We Talk About Anorexia






Feb. 4, 1983: Musician Karen Carpenter dies at 32 from health complications related to anorexia After being called chubby as a teenager, Karen Carpenter began dieting. When she slimmed down from 145 to 120 lbs., her friends and family praised … Continue reading






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Popular health blogs bad for those with eating disorders






Int J Eat Disord. 2014 Jan 13. doi: 10.1002/eat.22244. [Epub ahead of print] A content analysis of healthy living blogs: Evidence of content thematically consistent with dysfunctional eating attitudes and behaviors. Boepple L, Thompson JK. Author information Department of Psychology, … Continue reading






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The Real Skinny on Eating Disorders: An Open Letter to Dr. Oz






LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Along with countless professionals and families dealing with the physical, emotional and financial consequences of eating disorders, I am deeply disturbed by the way your recent program, “Dying to Be Thin: Meet the … Continue reading






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Detecting eating disorders in college students home for the holidays






DENVER, CO-(Marketwire - Dec 14, 2011) - As college freshmen across the U.S. return home for the holidays, thousands of parents will — for the first time — discover eating disorders that developed during their child’s first semester. Because the … Continue reading






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Severity of orthorexia nervosa mirrors other eating disorders’






CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Eating a healthy diet today can be challenging for many people, given the vast food choices available in our country and the often contradictory information found online and in the media. Certain individuals in … Continue reading






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