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Here you will find articles discussing the various ways culture and media can affect both the development of an eating disorder and eating disorder recovery.

 

Links to various articles in the news and other websites and blogs representing cultural voices will be posted here along with commentary.

 

 

 

Phone In Eating Disorder Symptoms?

 

If you have an eating disorder you know that if you are in the middle of a binge or purge or running on the treadmill, you are not going to answer the phone. However, researchers continue to attempt to quanitfy prevalence of eating disorders, in this case, by phone.
The researchers conducted a phone survey of 1,500 urban women, most of them nonsmokers and university graduates. The average age was 31.

None of the women was classified as anorexic, and only 1 percent met the criteria for bulimia (bingeing and purging). However, almost 14 percent reported binge eating one to seven times per month, while nearly 3 percent occasionally used vomiting, laxatives, or diuretics for weight control.

Brittany Murphy: some anorexia thoughts

One of the great tragedies of anorexia is that a skeletal body means so much more than thinness. The body's organs are breaking down. The hormonal system has lost a healthy balance. Cells of the brain are starving.

All this contributes, not only to severely damaged health, but also to impaired thinking. A malnourished brain does not function well.

All You Can Eat Buffets: how to survive them

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If you have an eating disorder all you can eat buffets can seem a great binge bonanza or a nightmare. Here’s a way to redefine your experience, eat well and claim your personal power.

Huge fat butt? or Enslaved by fashion industry?

Question: Oh, no!  What should I do? My natal cleft (butt crack) shows when I bend down in my jeans or when my friend picks me up. I must have such a huge fat butt! I'm so embarrassed.

Why would you jump to the conclusion that a piece of fabric determines your size and beauty?

Your butt is just fine. Please remember, your jeans are the end result of an entire industry pushing a product to make money. If you let the designing and marketing machinery have power to set you off in criticizing your body parts

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JoannaPoppink RT @RexChapman: Not all heroes wear capes. This is my America... https://t.co/1GXhuPTmB9
JoannaPoppink RT @kylegriffin1: BREAKING. Susan Collins: "In fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the President or selecting a…
JoannaPoppink RT @AlexMohajer: Senator Lisa Murkowski says she will not vote to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election. “Fair is fair,” said the…
JoannaPoppink RT @kylegriffin1: Barack Obama: "Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing or an up-or-down vote on Merrick Gar…
JoannaPoppink RT @NinaTotenberg: A Jewish teaching says those who die just before the Jewish new year are the ones God has held back until the last momen…

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