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.


People with eating disorders need to find healthful relationships with exercise

UBC researcher Danika Quesnel says telling people who are undergoing treatment for an eating disorder to completely abstain from exercise can be detrimental to the patient’s recovery and long-term health.

Quesnel’s research has determined that the traditional prescription to treat an eating disorder—encouraging people to refrain from exercise—may not be as effective as initially believed. In fact, it could be potentially detrimental to long-term prognosis.

Journal of Eating Disorders outlines new assessment to eating disorder recovery

Eating disorders can be difficult to treat, and remission is difficult to assess. A recent systematic review in the Journal of Eating Disorders outlines new outcomes to be considered when assessing eating disorder recovery.

The Impact of Compassion-Focused Self-Help on Well-Being: Results from Large Scale Study

The growing evidence for compassion-based approaches...

Drawing upon Eastern religious and philosophical practices including tonglen and metta meditation operationalized within a Western psychological framework (an oversimplification), compassion-based approaches are gaining in popularity, following in the tradition of mindfulness-based approaches while incorporating deliberate efforts to promote positive and loving feelings toward oneself and others.

Resolving to have a happier, healthier 2018? Reshape your body attitudes

Put together a list of New Year's resolutions yet?

Every year, many of us pledge to work harder at being healthy, losing weight or eating more veggies. A Nielsen survey showed about one-third of Americans resolved to shed a few pounds and reshape their bodies.

Here's a better resolution: Lose the critical thoughts about your body.

That's the advice of Florida State University Professor Pamela Keel. Her research team has tested a new program encouraging body acceptance and seen dramatic results.

Nutrition lessons might help substance abusers

Working with nutritionists might improve drug addicts’ odds of recovery, experts believe.

Registered dietician nutritionists could help patients at addiction recovery centers think about the ways food affects mental health, eating disorders and cravings, a team of authors argues in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Nutrition therapy could include cooking classes, mindful eating, and exploration of food fads and myths, they suggest.

Early Puberty Sets Girls Up for Future Mental Health Issues

Girls who enter puberty early may have a higher risk for mental health problems in adulthood than their later-developing peers, new research suggests.

ACT for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are notoriously difficult to treat. While traditional treatment approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy involve challenging and reframing thoughts and feelings associated with food and eating, an eclectic approach to treatment is often needed.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) emphasizes present moment awareness, experiential acceptance, and committed, values-based action and is one approach that has been shown to work well in conjunction with traditional approaches to the treatment of eating disorders.

Documentary on Diabulimia: The World's Most Dangerous Eating Disorder

Newsbeat and BBC Three's documentary on diabulimia.  Diabulimia is where people with Type 1 diabetes deliberately give themselves less insulin than they need, for the purpose of weight loss.Gemma, Nabeelah and Becky are some of thousands of people who suffer from Diabulimia. Usual eating disorder treatment does not work, but medical experts hope to change that.

Helping Those Who Self-Injure

Self-injury behaviour is a complex and often misunderstood act. When a person is cutting or burning their own flesh, picking and interfering with the healing of wounds, or hitting themselves, it can be confusing and scary for their loved ones, and even for the professionals who try to help.

Pica- The Eating Disorder That Makes You Eat Inedible Objects

There are numerous eating disorders, namely binge eating, anorexia, bulimia nervosa and one disorder that caught our attention is Pica syndrome, the eating disorder that is not about food. Surprised, are you? Let us explain. A person suffering from Pica basically craves for odd and inedible objects. A person with Pica syndrome may crave for anything from coins, and clothes to chalk and even cigarette butts. It may be a rare eating disorder but definitely dangerous as the cravings can include anything that is inedible.