By Peter Sams
Many people worry about their weight, what they eat, and how they look. This is especially true for teenagers and young adults, who face extra pressure to fit in and look attractive at a time when their bodies are changing.
In the early stages, it can be challenging to tell the difference between... Read More
It is not a surprise to most people that health studies point to popular culture as a perpetrator of body image which has corresponded to the self image and well being of women AND men.
What may surprise you is that this is not a new phenomenon.
Is the rail thin appearance of runway and magazine models a new obsession which has started young girls and women on a path towards starvation, malnutrition and disorders such as anorexia... Read More
Eating disorders are on the rise, which raises serious concern for parents. Although eating disorders normally appear during adolescence or in early adulthood, children as young as 4 have also been susceptible to body image issues that can help to trigger eating disorders. Parents should understand the signs of an eating disorder so that it can be caught and treated early on.
Who is affected by eating... Read More
Poor Demi Lovato can't catch a break. The laundry list of afflictions that sent her to rehab last year include cutting, anorexia, bulimia and now, she reveals exclusively to People magazine, bipolar disorder. Who would've thought she and Catherine Zeta-Jones would have something in common? The Disney darling admitted it was manic-depressive episodes that caused her emotions to be so out of control, leading to her... Read More