| Feb 10, 2011
| 4:43 PM
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week arrives Feb. 20 to 26, and the Laguna Playhouse is calling attention to the growing problem this weekend.
The project is "EAT (It's Not About Food)" and it's being presented Friday and Saturday by the playhouse's...
| Jun 20, 2011
Yoplait is used to promoting a healthier lifestyle, but according to the National Eating Disorders Association one of its recent ads did the opposite and promoted anorexia.
The ad under fire addresses a common dilemma we all face: to have dessert or...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:00 PM
At the beginning, the goal seems innocent, smart even: a vow to eat more whole grains, or more fruits and vegetables. But healthy eating can turn rigid and confining, wiping out whole categories of food one by one — first anything with additives,...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:45 PM
Size zero is an obsession. Women generally think just because they are not size zero that they have to obsess about it, trying to get there. This is more common with teens, which leads to health issues or something more serious such as anorexia nervosa or...
| Oct 10, 2011
It's time to get your costume ready for Halloween. But one costume out in stores this year has people horrified.
People are saying the famous costume seller Ricky's NYC in New York City went too far with its 'Anna Rexia' costume.
The costume consists of...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 3:50 PM
From the waist up, it looks like a typical sexy Halloween costume, but the waist on the "Anna Rexia" costume is exactly what's causing a backlash.
The "Anna Rexia" costume includes a skin tight black dress with skeleton bone print, and measuring tape...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Anorexia and bulimia are well-known eating disorders that afflict a majority of girls and women, mostly between the ages of 14 and 25. Now, there's a new trend among those seeking to stay thin while keeping up with the party — "drunkorexia."...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:23 PM
It is called ‘thinspiration,’ or ‘thinspo’ for short. They are blogs written by people with anorexia or bulimia, where the writers discuss their experiences as they try to lose unhealthy amounts of weight.
The blogs include...
| Jun 14, 2006
The antidepressant Prozac works no better than a placebo in preventing relapses in patients with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, according to a study released Tuesday.
The report in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. sent researchers back to...
| Oct 14, 2009
| 10:21 AM
Holiday gatherings are fraught with delicate situations. Should you offer the recovering alcoholic a drink? What if your niece with an eating disorder isn't eating? How do you wish "happy" anything to a recent divorcee?
It's almost enough to drive a...
| Oct 15, 2009
The secret signs of bulimia and anorexia are familiar.
Looking in the mirror and always seeing an unfit, unattractive, fat person -- even when the real reflection isn't. Purging in the restroom after eating dinner with friends. Starving oneself by eating...