“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 [...] Read More
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 . [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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