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.


Teens with Bulimia Nervosa More Likely to Recover Faster if the Parents are Involved

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a period of excessive eating (binge eating) and then prevention of weight gain by dangerous means such as purging (vomiting) or drinking diuretics.

The study conducted by University of California San Francisco (UCSF) professor Daniel Le Grange, PhD, and Stanford University School of Medicine professor of psychiatry Dr. James Lock, PhD, tends to contradict the current therapy methods that focus largely on the affected teen and excluding parents in the process, such as counseling.

Mental health first aid kit for non-professionals

It's a first aid safety course similar to learning how to give CPR, but Betty Kitchener's program is designed to help someone going through a mental health crisis.

Pro-anorexia blogs may not be as harmful as we think, says study

Many of the reports about "pro-ana" blogs follow a very similar script.

Pro-ana -- or pro-anorexia -- websites are a place for young people, often teenaged girls, to gather online and find "thin-spiration."

They're places promoting the eating disorder anorexia.

And pro-ana blogs, are dangerous.

That's certainly the way the story's always been told. And it's why there have been moves to ban or censor them, and why earlier this yearFrance made it illegal for anyone to incite others to become dangerously thin.

Michelle Stewart is gone, but her voice is strong

A new book based on her blog is a call to action for better treatment of eating disorders

Michelle Stewart was the head of communications — the messenger, the voice — of the B.C. Ministry of Health for several years before she left government in 2012. On the surface, she was strong and in control, healthy physically and mentally.

Males and Eating disorders

Males and Eating disorders

Plus-sized Vancouver model takes on body-shaming bullies

Watch Video here:  http://bit.ly/1PNJ5c5

Could the Microbiome Cure Eating Disorders?

To someone who was starving, the hospital tray full of food probably looked like a feast.

Health sciences students spread messages about positive body image

If you have recently walked around the Djavad Mowafaghian Atrium at SFU’s Burnaby campus, you might have chanced upon beautiful chalk drawings created by students taking Health Sciences 345: Tweens to Twenties – Texts, Two-fours and Tattoos. The drawings send positive messages on body image and are part of a class initiative t

Are Dietary Supplements Sign Of An Eating Disorder?

So many Americans take dietary supplements that the American Psychological Association is considering classifying the craze as an emerging eating disorder,

Video: UB professor reveals how yoga prevents eating disorders

UB professor Catherine Cook-Cottone Ph.D. battled eating disorders throughout her life. As she navigating her way to recovery, she simultaneously found a tool to help young girls avoid a similar path that she traveled. During her tenure at UB, a student introduced Cook-Cottone to Yoga.

“After I took my first yoga class I felt like I just had two glasses of wine and I had none,” Cook-Cottone explained.

She began to explore the relationship between eating disorders and yoga.