1. Signs of Eating Disorders in College-Aged Boys

    An estimated eight million Americans suffer from eating disorders. One in eight of those are male. While eating disorders are more prevalent in girls, the potential for boys and young men to suffer from eating disorders should not be ignored. Teenage and college-aged boys, like girls, experience pressure to perform...
  2. Importance of Sleep for College Students

    Most adults in America, and even more so college students, are not getting the right amount of sleep each night. A sleep guide released by the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois, reports that only 40% of adults get the right amount of sleep each night. Only 11%...
  3. Top Five Myths About Bulimia Nervosa

    Bulimia is an eating disorder that is often misunderstood. By acting on misconceptions about the disorder, well-meaning parents or loved ones of an individual suffering from bulimia may inhibit recovery and healing. As with common myths and misconceptions about anorexia, myths about bulimia are devised for any number of reasons...
  1. ‘Addicted to Food’ Episode 4: “Shame and Anger”

    “I’m giving you your shame back!”,  Elizabeth screamed to the empty chair. It really is a good thing that I don’t drink anymore, again. It’s a very good thing I wasn’t drinking Tuesday night, because there would have been some angry drunk texting. Some people would have woken up confused...
  2. ‘Addicted to Food’ Episode 3: Childhood Regression

    Last night on ‘Addicted to Food,’ our eight addicts were sent back to the playground. Metaphorically speaking, of course. Trotting up in her golf cart, now iconic, Tennie McCarty informs the group that today’s exercise will be a childhood meditation. A regression, or a debriefing as Tennie put it. The...

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