Orthorexia On The Rise In Canada

The healthy eating craze could be putting Canadians in serious danger.  Watch the full video on Breakfast Television Vancouver here.


New video series from Portland clinic tackles childhood eating disorders

A partnership between two Portland health groups could play a broad role in improving patient care for children with eating disorders.

The Kartini Clinic, the only pediatric eating disorder clinic in Oregon, has joined with ReelDx, a Portland technology startup, to create a series of online videos on childhood eating disorders that can be shared with doctors worldwide.

Confident body, confident child: Breakthrough parent training program shows promise in promoting body satisfaction and healthy eating

A new study has demonstrated positive results in reducing potential vulnerabilities for disordered eating and promoting body satisfaction, healthy eating and weight management among young children through a novel intervention for parents.

Columbus Park Founder Shares 2016 Eating Disorder Treatment Guidelines

Columbus Park, Manhattan’s leading outpatient treatment center for adults, adolescents and children with eating disorders, has made public its research-driven 2016 eating disorder treatment guidelines.

Video: Women’s Health magazine declares they will no longer use the phrase “bikini body” on its cover

Women’s Health magazine declares they will no longer use the phrase “bikini body” on its cover.  See video here:  globalnews.ca/video/2435485/womens-health-magazine-declares-they-will-no-longer-use-the-phrase-bikini-body-on-its-cover



A Brief History of Dieting

Plus-size models in advertising may be contributing to growing obesity rates: Study

The increasing use of plus-size models in advertising may be contributing to growing rates of obesity, according to a new study from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.

Owning our Health: From unattainable manly myths to the freedom of the “new” man

Today’s man is often equated with the strong silent type, with a super-fit muscular body. From action movies and superhero figures, to TV commercials, men and boys are bombarded with images of manhood that are near impossible to attain. Conversely, TV sitcoms portray the hapless male figure, overweight, emotionally insensitive, and often the subject of demeaning humour.

The ‘Other’ 25%: Males with eating disorders

Eating disorders are complex mental disorders that negatively impact quality of life and have serious health consequences, including death. For example, anorexia, one form of eating disorder has the highest mortality of all mental illnesses. If past statistics continue to represent the future, which we hope in the case of anorexia, they do not, as recent studies demonstrate that one in five persons with anorexia will die as a result of the disorder or its complications. Certainly this number would seem far too high to ignore.

Apple-shaped body more susceptible to binge eating disorder

Women with apple-shaped bodies -- those who store more of their fat in their trunk and abdominal regions -- may be at particular risk for the development of eating episodes during which they experience a sense of "loss of control," according to a new study from Drexel University. The study also found that women with greater fat stores in their midsections reported being less satisfied with their bodies, which may contribute to loss-of-control eating.