School ‘Healthy Eating’ Programs Prove Dangerous for Some Children

The concern over obesity has led many schools to adopt curriculum designed to teach children how to make healthy food choices and incorporate exercise into their daily activities. For some children, the information may help them learn to make good decisions about food intake. However, a recent study by Canadian researchers shows that these healthy…

Recovering From Diabulimia

Diabulimia is a term used to describe an unofficial eating disorder that sometimes appears in people with type 1 diabetes. It involves the purposeful skipping of scheduled injections of the hormone insulin, which diabetics need to take in order to properly regulate their blood glucose levels. When diabetics skip their insulin doses, they can control…

What is Pregorexia?

Pregorexia is a modern term used to describe the presence of anorexia-like symptoms in pregnant women. Women with the disorder have an excessive fear of pregnancy-related weight gain and use various methods, including extreme exercise routines and calorie restriction, to avoid the weight increases that mark the course of a normal, healthy pregnancy. Potential consequences…

Orthorexia

Orthorexia, also known as orthorexia nervosa, is a term some doctors use to describe an unhealthy obsession with creating a diet limited only to foods that support optimum well-being. While a number of health professionals have pushed for classification of this condition as a distinct type of eating disorder, orthorexia is not officially recognized by…