Tag Archives: Eating Disorders

Lobby Day

Recently I had the special opportunity to participate in the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) Lobby Day in Washington, DC. EDC is an advocacy organization for people with eating disorders whose mission is to improve the recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority at…

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Fragile

Hi, my name’s Emma and I’m 15 years old. I’m a sophomore in high school, but my high school experience hasn’t been a normal one. I’ve kept my story a secret for 15 years, but I’ve decided to tell it now. It’s taken all of…

Healthy Food Obsession

An Obsession with Healthy Eating

We all know that it’s important to eat healthy, but is there such a thing as eating too healthy? When healthy eating becomes so extreme that it becomes unhealthy, it’s called orthorexia. Some doctors are calling it the “new eating disorder”, because orthorexia means someone…

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Introducing Brooke!

Hi, I’m Brooke. I’m volunteering at the Center for Young Women’s Health and Division of Adolescent Medicine this summer. I’m 19 years old, and a freshman at Duke University studying psychology. I absolutely love photography and anything that has to do with sports, especially the…

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Coping With an Eating Disorder

What’s in your coping bank? Eating disorders (ED) are extremely challenging and exhausting, both physically and emotionally. Many people who suffer from eating disorders use certain behaviors (such as limiting how much they eat, binging, purging, over-exercising) as a way to dealing with difficult emotions…

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorder Myths

I would be able to tell if I knew someone with an eating disorder, right? Maybe not. What do you think a person who has an eating disorder looks like? When I ask people this question, most people have an image of a thin teenage girl. She…

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2010

It’s been awhile since my last post, so I figured it was my turn to write. Some of you may not have known, but last week was National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. It started last Sunday and ran through Saturday February 27th. According to nationaleatingdisorders.org (NEDA) “the…