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15Jun

Carrie Arnold, of the excellent ed bites is starting a campaign to raise the profile of just how common eating disorders are. The statistics are very scary: Each year, roughly 4 million babies are born in America. Approximately 500,000 of these … Continue reading

  

The importance of nutrition for the brain

12Apr

I have involved in a number of discussions over the last week about the importance of nutrition for the brain.  I have looked at a number of studies about food and depression, the importance of nutrition for geriatric patients and the … Continue reading

  

An Explanation of BMI and its shortcomings

12Apr

This is a really complex subject so I will try and break it down: BMI and the DSM The DSM threshold for anorexia nervosa is a BMI of 17.5.  Two points to notice.  The first is that a person with … Continue reading

  

What causes an eating disorder

11Apr

Reproduced with kind permission of F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders)  www.feast-ed.org “What causes a person to develop an eating disorder? We do not yet know, for sure, what causes eating disorders. Here are some things we do … Continue reading

  

Feeding Requirements

11Apr

Where do you begin when your child has just been diagnosed with an eating disorder?  Well, if you are anything like me, you begin from a place of total ignorance, prejudice and despair.  Unhelpfully, the majority of Tier 1 clinicians … Continue reading

  

Eating Disorders and Malnutrition

11Apr

Reproduced by kind permission of F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders) www.feast-ed.org “EFFECTS OF MALNUTRITION An eating disorder, along with the cognitive and emotional symptoms, causes nutritional chaos. That chaos of lost nutrients, erratic supply, and the … Continue reading