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Signs of Eating Disorders in Children

You love your child, and you want to protect them from any and all dangers. You’ve tried to teach your kids right. You tell them not to talk to strangers and not to go down dark alleys. You may also avoid words like diet or exercise to avoid body image problems. Yet, something has you
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Sports and Eating Disorders: Who’s At Risk?

Sports are a healthy outlet for children and adults. For the most part, sports encourage people to exercise, work as a team and have some healthy competition. Generally, it also helps with self-esteem and having a better body image. Sports, however, can have a negative effect on a per
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Signs of Eating Disorders

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. One of the goals of this week is education. Identifying eating disorders in a loved one can be difficult. I hope that this post gives you some insights into eating disorders. – Rachel _________________________________________
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Orthorexia on the Rise: What Is It and Why Do People Develop It?

We’re constantly bombarded with how we should and should not eat: no GMOs, only vegan, no processed foods, etc. While most people do the best they can, others take this advice on eating “clean” to a whole new level. Orthorexia is a type of disorder where people are obsessed with avoid
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How Eating Disorders Affect Couples

February is known as the month for lovers – culminating in Valentine’s Day. For individuals suffering from eating disorders, however, relationships can add stresses to pre-existing anxieties. Relationships and Eating Disorders Generally, individuals with eating disorders suffer from l
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What Families Need to Know About Eating Disorders

You had always suspected that something was wrong, but you never knew what. Then, you discover – or suspect – that a loved one has an eating disorder. Why didn’t you see the signs before? What do you do? As a family member, it’s difficult to know how to help your loved one, but
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