Guidelines for the Use of Exercise in Eating Disorders Treatment

A rapidly growing body of evidence suggests that exercise may be manageable in some, but not all, people with an eating disorder (ED). Accordingly, several recent narrative and meta-analytic reviews have concluded that when nutritional needs are satisfied, exercise appears to be a safe option in ED treatment (see Cook et al., 2016 for review). These preliminary results are encouraging and suggest that under close supervision and in the absence of medical or nutritional contraindications, exercise may be an efficacious adjunct to standard ED treatments.

Feeding Hope: Ground-breaking procedure to treat anorexia

Dr. Marla Shapiro on a ground-breaking procedure called 'Deep Brain Stimulation' that is used experimentally to treat severe anorexia.  Link to the video:  

www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=564836&playlistId=1.2267096&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1&binPageNum=1

www.dbsanorexiastudy.ca

 

Texas teen dies of eating disorder

Lacey Smarr drew jeers from her peers on an eighth-grade volleyball team in Longview, Texas, who said Smarr's butt looked big in sportswear.

Just Eat documentary

Just Eat  is a documentary that follows the deadliest, least funded, and most ignored mental illness in America. Eating disorders wreak havoc on millions of Americans every year, yet the misconceptions of the disease continue to hinder research progress, treatment access, and keep medical professionals uninformed.

REGISTER TODAY for the Emotion Focused Family Therapy Workshop!

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  The essence of Emotion-focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is to afford parents/caregivers a significant role in their loved one's recovery from an eating disorder. Rooted in the deep belief in the healing power of families, this 2 day training presented by Drs.

New online support for parents or caregivers of adolescents with eating disorders

A new educational website targets parents or caregivers of children between 9-18 years of age who are suffering from an eating disorder.

Rate My Hospital Pro-anorexia, bulimia communities thriving online

Photos of emaciated women proudly displaying their protruding hips and ribs, as well as thinspirational quotes "fat-shaming" those who dare to eat, continue to thrive on social media, despite the best attempts by sites like Instagram to temper the reach of the pro-eating disorder community. 

MLA Thornthwaite on Eating Disorders Awareness Week

MLA Thornthwaite presents a statement in the Legislature on Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the many services available to those who are suffering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mco_HAU5FxA

Global Morning News Live: Amy Pezzente and Susanne Carlson speak on Eating Disorders and the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness campaign

Watch video of Amy Pezzente and Susanne Carlson speak about the upcoming events and activities taking place for Eating Disorders Awareness week!

Link to video:  http://globalnews.ca/video/1800946/provincial-eating-disorder-awareness-week

Prince George woman crowdfunding for anorexia treatment. Dr. Julia Raudzus's response

Mother-of-two Jennifer Doucette of Prince George, B.C., is crowdfunding to get herself treated for anorexia at a private clinic in Manitoba.

The 21-year-old made an emotional plea on YouTube to draw attention to what she calls a lack of resources for people with eating disorders.

Ending the war with our bodies

North Shore residents CaraLynne McLean and Helen Yeung will be part of an upcoming free panel discussion timed with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Feb. 1-7.

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