New PATSED 'Let Us Eat Cake' Podcast

The Provincial Adult Tertiary Specialized Eating Disorders (PATSED) Program dietitians Ali Eberhardt and Hannah Robinson are excited to announce the launch of their new podcast “Let Us Eat Cake”, coming this summer, 2019!

Self-admission to Inpatient Treatment

In this post, Mattias Strand, Psychiatrist for Stockholm Centre for Eating Disorders, discusses the background to, and main claims of, a recent paper, "Self‐admission in psychiatry: The ethics".

Positive Body Image in Men: Research illuminates positive body image in heterosexual and sexual minority men

In recent years, the body-positive movement has seen a rise in popularity and visibility. An overarching aim of the movement is to promote respect for all body types, regardless of characteristics like body shape, weight, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or gender.

Kamloops woman advocating to change perceptions of eating disorders

A Kamloops woman living with an eating disorder is making waves spreading awareness about the disease.

Marlene Hibbs went to City Hall last week, Dec. 4, to seek a council proclamation recognizing Feb. 1 to 7 as National Eating Disorder Awareness week. Council approved unanimously.

Eating Disorders: What Are Siblings Reporting?

With millions suffering from an eating disorder worldwide, important strides have been made to include parents as partners versus the antiquated system of blaming them. As the field has moved forward, we’ve seen the positive impact as parents have been supported, educated and given a voice.

Perfectionists are more likely to develop bulimia, according to new psychology research

Bulimia nervosa is a common and life-threatening eating disorder. About 275,000 Canadian girls and women will have bulimia at some point in their lives. They will eat large amounts of food, often secretly, and then prevent weight gain by vomiting, fasting or exercise.

Most sufferers of bulimia are female. About two per cent of them die every decade. And around a fifth of those deaths about are due to suicide. Uncovering the multiple factors leading to bulimia nervosa is therefore very important, especially as the causes are largely unknown.

Research Brief: Yoga linked to improved body satisfaction

Body dissatisfaction is highly prevalent among young adults and often leads to severe adverse health consequences, including disordered eating, weight gain over time and poor psychological health. To help address the problem, researchers led by Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, a professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, are exploring how yoga could help people see themselves in a better light.

Cannabis and Eating Disorders: Way to Recovery or Risky Business?

It takes just a few puffs of weed to get the munchies, but does this mean that medical cannabis works well for actual eating disorders?

Eating disorders affect 2 to 3% of Canadians, and up to 30 million Americans. The road to recovery is often paved with obstacles, however, it’s more than possible to get better and maintain a healthy weight.

While the mainstream public is not convinced, some experts believe that cannabis can be used to help people get the better of their eating disorder.

Eating Disorder Rates Similar in Young Girls and Boys

Eating Disorder Rates Similar in Young Girls and Boys: Researchers suggest sex differences may not emerge until adolescence

Among young children, the prevalence of eating disorders was similar between girls and boys, according to researchers.

In a large, nationally representative sample of American children, ages 9 to 10 years, about 1.4% (95% CI 1.0%-1.8%) had a diagnosed eating disorder according to DSM-5 criteria, reported Aaron Blashill, PhD, of San Diego State University, and colleagues in a research letter in JAMA Pediatrics.

Hierarchy of food need

The food hierarchy demonstrates that when you feed yourself faithfully and reassure yourself that you will be fed, you will learn and grow with eating. Go by the principles of the food hierarchy to eat enough of food you enjoy. You will gain eating capability when you are ready, not when you or someone else tries to get you to. move up the hierarchy. It has to feel genuinely comfortable, or it won’t last.

For your clients: A Self-Care Checklist for Surviving the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, which brings a lot of happy celebrations. The holidays can also bring a lot of difficult emotional triggers, such as painful memories, grief for family members who can’t be with us, or challenging dynamics with family members who are with us.

Use this checklist to plan your self-care so that you can enjoy the upcoming holidays to their fullest:

1. Take time for yourself.