How to Tell If Your Child Has Binge Eating Disorder (and What to Do About It)

photo: pattyphoto (Shutterstock) the pandemic has not been kind to anyone’s mental health and, unfortunately, children’s mental health crises have been on the rise, including eating disorders. While anorexy, or a fear of gaining weight that usually presents as a restriction of food, is the eating disorder most talked about, binge eating disorder can also … Read more

Cases of deadly illness in men and boys soar – the 13 signs you must watch for

Cases of deadly illnesses are on the rise in men and boys across England, data has been revealed. In the last five years, hospital admissions for people with eating disorders have risen by 84 percent. Medics at the Royal College of Psychiatrists found there were 11,049 more admissions for illnesses such as bulimia and anorexia … Read more

We Can’t Ignore The Spike In Eating Disorder Emergencies Any Longer

The pandemic has been hard on our mental and physical health with the social and physical isolation exacerbating many conditions, including eating disorders. In fact, hospital admissions for eating disorders have risen significantly in the pandemic, jumping 84% in the past five years – with boys and young men increasingly affected. There were 11,049 more … Read more

Eating disorder hospitalizations up sharply for girls 10-17

Hospital visits by young girls and teens for eating disorders increased across Canada in the first year of the pandemic and have remained high. These rates are likely driven by isolation, uncertainty and increased exposure to social media, experts say. The data was revealed Thursday in a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information … Read more

Does intermittent fasting work? New study says it’s all hype

Fasting for hours and hoping for weight loss? It’s a bunch of baloney, experts say. A study published Thursday in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine found that the buzzy intermittent-fasting trend is no more effective than traditional calorie counting, blowing the lid off the celebrity-backed fad touted by the likes of Jennifer Aniston, … Read more

Does intermittent fasting work? New study says it’s all hype

Fasting for hours and hoping for weight loss? It’s a bunch of baloney, experts say. A study published Thursday in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine found that the buzzy intermittent-fasting trend is no more effective than traditional calorie counting, blowing the lid off the celebrity-backed fad touted by the likes of Jennifer Aniston, … Read more

Does intermittent fasting work? New study says it’s all hype

Fasting for hours hoping for weight loss? It’s a bunch of baloney, experts say. A study published Thursday in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine found that the buzzy intermittent fasting trend is no more effective than traditional calorie counting, blowing the lid off the celebrity-backed fad touted by the likes of Jennifer Aniston, … Read more

I’ve Studied Body Image For 25 Years. Here’s What Boys Don’t Know How To Tell You.

I always worried about my daughter. Would she grow up feeling happy in her body from her? I vowed that she would learn that brains were more valuable than boobs and humor is more attractive than hair. I tried to weave these sentiments into our conversations over the years, and although I’m not ready to … Read more

I’ve Studied Body Image For 25 Years. Here’s What Boys Don’t Know How To Tell You.

I always worried about my daughter. Would she grow up feeling happy in her body from her? I vowed that she would learn that brains were more valuable than boobs and humor is more attractive than hair. I tried to weave these sentiments into our conversations over the years, and although I’m not ready to … Read more

I’ve Been A Health Coach For 20 Years. Here’s What Most Diet And Exercise Plans Get Wrong.

“Your assignment from your health coach is to eat a pint of ice cream every night before bed.” Even as the words came out, I knew how absurd they seemed. But this was not an attempt at reverse psychology. It was an invitation to experience ice cream for what it is — to explore the … Read more