An easy online screening tool for eating disorders

“3 Minutes Can Save a Life” That’s the tag line for the 2016 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 21-27th.  The “3 Minutes” refers to an online screening tool, designed to quickly assess a person’s risk for an eating disorder and need for professional help. It’s well known that eating disorders, in particular anorexia, have the […]

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and a good time to reflect on how far we’ve come in understanding this complex problem.  And how far we have to go, because we still don’t have any sure-fire cures.  Fixing an eating disorder is a long slow frustrating process, requiring the complete cooperation and participation of the […]

Binge eating: the solution is not dieting

The vast (literally) majority of Americans who are overweight or obese got that way thanks to years of eating too much and sitting around all day.  Weight creeps on, until one day you look in the mirror and go “oops!”, or something like that.  The weight creep now starts at a very young age for […]

Eating Disorder-proof your child

As a follow up to my podcast on Eating Disorders, here are some suggestions on how parents can minimize the chances of a child developing an eating disorder.  While it’s not possible to guarantee that any interventions will absolutely prevent an eating disorder, these recommendations can support that goal: 1. Don’t model dieting behavior. Never […]

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