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!

Paper thin' social media challenge prompts debate online

Pictures of people posing with an A4-sized piece paper across their waists are circulating on social media, sparking a debate about beauty standards.

The so-called ‘A4 Waist Challenge’ has people checking to see if their waistline can be hidden behind the width of the paper: a span of approximately 8.5 inches, or 21 centimetres.

You can’t fight obesity without tackling fat shaming

“There is an obesity crisis in this country. Canadians are paying for it with their wallets – and with their lives.” Scary stuff, indeed.

Difficulties in Detecting Eating Disorders in Both Normal and Higher Weight Patients: What Service Providers Can Do

Experts from Eating Recovery Center’s Chicago-area programs describe the problem of timely screening among normal and higher weight patients as well as how providers and eating disorder specialists can improve identification and treatment.

ethinking anorexia nervosa

BBC radio 4 programme Rethinking anorexia nervosa is an interesting listen which talks about how stimulating the brain could be used to treat severe and enduring anorexia nervosa: 

Online CBT sessions could benefit body dysmorphic disorder sufferers: study

A study this week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), shows that patients suffering from body image disorders could benefit from following cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions online.

Barbie's new body: curvy, tall and petite

Vancouver landmarks to light up purple for Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Several buildings across Vancouver will light up purple in recognition of Eating Disorders Awareness Week from February 1 to 7, 2016.

Anorexia Nervosa Related Deaths are Increasing, Study Finds

Mortality is increased among patients with eating disorders, with higher mortality for those with anorexia nervosa (AN) compared with bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and eating disorder not otherwise specified (ED-NOS), according to a study published online January 15 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.