This week marks National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. To help bring awareness to a serious health issue affecting more than 30 million people, we’re sharing some myths about eating disorders — and the truth about them — from Dr. Allison Chase of the Eating Recovery Center. 9 Myths About Eating Disorders — and the Truth While there have been recent, tremendous breakthroughs in the science and treatment of eating disorders, widespread misconceptions remain that challenge identification, diagnosis, and early intervention of the disease. Myth 1: Eating disorders aren’t serious illnesses. Truth: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and eating disorder…

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Here’s a scary and rarely discussed stat: eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and suicide rates are 23 percent higher in those with eating disorders than in the general population. In addition, for those with eating disorders, rates of death are elevated compared to those suffering from other mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Because this topic is so important — and alarmingly, on the rise — we reached out to Jamie Manwaring, primary therapist at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, for her tips on how to talk to a loved one…

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Ever wished your workout felt more like a party? (Haven’t we all!) Well,  get ready because today we’re talking with Robbie Ann Darby, an actress, dancer, and fitness expert who hosts a series of RAD fitness events where, as she puts it, “event planning meets fitness.” However, her personal journey has had its rough moments beginning with an eating disorder which began between middle school and high school. The pressure to stay thin and popular, as well as Robbie’s admitted perfectionism, created the perfect storm for disordered eating that lasted well into grad school. She’s vocal about her struggle as well …

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We’ve recently recorded some POWERFUL podcast eps with women who have recovered from eating disorders. And, man, their stories are intense. And maybe the scariest part is that eating disorders, orthorexia, compulsive exercise and body dysmorphia are all on the rise … everywhere. It’s dangerous — seriously life threatening. In the upcoming pod eps you’ll get some good tips and thought-provoking discussion on this, but because they’re not live just yet (just a few weeks away!) we wanted to share this powerful infographic from EDCare that shares 12 signs that someone might be crossing from healthy behavior to a dangerous …

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