Tag Archives: Awareness

Thinspiration, Bonespiration, and Social Media Concerns

Man researching exposure-based therapy on his iPad “Thinspiration” is a phrase that has caught on within social media like wildfire and has started a world of pro-ana and pro-mia websites that promote and support eating disorder behaviors. Images that typically come with the phrase ‘thinspiration’ are underweight men and women, or words such as ‘starving’ or ‘perfection’ and tips on how to [...]
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Orthorexia & Athletes: Why Do Some Die From This Disorder?

Athlete running Orthorexia is characterized by an obsession with healthy eating. It can be confused with anorexia nervosa, which is an eating disorder. Unlike anorexia, orthorexia is not an official diagnosis but commonly seen, especially among athletes. Spiritual or a Concern Orthorexia can be thought of as a righteous and spiritual way of eating and lifestyle [1]. [...]
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Sharing Global Hope for Eating Disorder Recovery

Portait of young woman in summer time When battling an eating disorder, it is easy to feel hopeless. This is especially true in areas of the world where eating disorders are especially stigmatized, or where there might be limited access to quality resources. Sharing hope for eating disorder recovery on a global scale encourages those struggling around the world to remain motivated [...]
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What Does It Mean to Be a Body Image Activist?

Crowd of Activists When it comes to standing up against cultural normalcy, especially when it comes to body image and acceptance, it is important to have a clear understanding of what you are defending or standing up for. Poor body image continues to be something that many individuals struggle with, on both minute and severe scales and everything [...]
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How to Approach Pro-Ana / Pro-Mia Sites in Eating Disorder Recovery

Woman trying internet intervention Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Everyday we make the decision to engage on social media platforms, we face a choice on how we want to spend our time. The internet and social media platforms are saturated with a plethora of information, and this [...]
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How Can I Get Involved With Eating Disorder Advocacy?

Friends in support group therapy Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope For anyone who has been impacted by an eating disorder, either by personally suffering with one of these mental illnesses or by observing a loved one who may be struggling, the result can be life-altering. Eating disorders are [...]
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Binge Eating Disorder in Elderly Adults

Elderly woman discussing binge eating disorder Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope binge eating disorder in elderly adults When it comes to binge eating disorder in elderly adults, no one thinks that their grandparent will develop the disease. There are many unfortunate stereotypes and stigmas that are conjured about this psychiatric [...]
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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week on College Campuses

College Students National Eating Disorder Awareness week Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Without a doubt, the college years can be among the most memorable of a person’s life. Many individuals come into their own during their time spent in college, forming greater autonomy and an individual identity, branching out to [...]
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Raising Awareness of Eating Disorders in the Entertainment Industry

Eating Disorders in the Entertainment Industry Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope From an outsider’s perspective, those who work in the entertainment industry appear to have it all, or at least opportunities for obtaining prestige and luxury on a grandeur scale.  While many of us would dream to be in [...]
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