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drgreggjantz | December 13, 2006 20:09
She stated that finds the glamorization of ultra-thin "size zero" models and actresses "unbelievably disturbing" and says she keeps magazines featuring such women away from her 6-year-old daughter.
The 31-year-old Winslet, who burst on the movie scene in "Titanic" and stars in the current romantic comedy "The Holiday," said it was "unbelievably disturbing what's going on at the moment" with the popularity of the ultra-thin.(More)
drgreggjantz | December 13, 2006 19:56
According to the study, nearly half of all the teens had visited an eating disorder Web site. The bad news was that 41 percent had visited a pro-eating disorder Web site, while 36 percent had visited a pro-recovery Web site. Twenty-five percent had been to both types of sites.(More)
drgreggjantz | December 06, 2006 22:45
I am sure by now most readers know that I believe the HBO "Thin" Documentary leaves viewers with a wrong perspective on eating disorders. It leaves viewers with the impression there is no hope in overcoming an eating disorder. Which of course is contrary to what I believe. My years of experience say that There is Hope!!!
I thought it would be good to share another counselor's perspective on this movie so readers will understand that I am not the only one that believes there is hope.
Documentary Shortchanges Help For Eating Disorders
MARGO D. MAINE
November 20, 2006
At least 5 million people suffer from serious, life-threatening eating disorders in the United States, with the overwhelming majority being female. The public desperately needs information about these conditions and about recovery. Unfortunately, the "documentary" "Thin," shown last week on HBO, provided little information and insight, and even less hope, about the outcome for those suffering.< (More)
drgreggjantz | December 06, 2006 12:55
The article is about the fact that many people, even Christians, no longer find joy in the holidays. Instead of being a time of excitement, the joy of being with family members, and remembering what the holiday season is meant to be, many individuals instead are experiencing depression during this season.
I would encourage you to read this article if you are currently experiencing stress and depression. >Link to Holiday Blues Article
drgreggjantz | December 06, 2006 12:34
I read this News Release from Menninger Clinic and thought it would be good to share with our readers.
Christmas cookies and eating disorders in college students
By SooToday.com Staff
Thursday, November 30, 2006
The holiday season brings out the urge to bake in even the most reluctant cook.
But if your normally kitchen-averse kid suddenly begins baking up a storm after returning home from college, take notice.
Excessive cooking or preoccupation with food may signal an eating disorder like anorexia.