All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Anorexia’

Rachael Farrokh: 40 Pound Anorexic Woman Makes Plea For Help On Crowdfunding Site

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, indiegogo and GoFundMe have seen their share of people asking support for their latest movies, inventions or what not. But Rachael Farrokh’s crowdfunding page is asking for something more, it’s asking for help in saving her life. The 37-year-old SoCal resident has been battling anorexia for the past decade and has left the 5’7” Rachael barely …

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Rachael Farrokh: 40-Pound Anorexic Actress Pleas For Her Life

Rachael Farrokh, 37, weighs only 40 pounds, the result of a 10-year battle with anorexia. In an attempt to save her own life, Rachael Farrokh posted a video to YouTube begging for help. She and her husband, Rod Edmondson, have also launched a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $140,00 for her medical costs. Rachael Farrokh, an actress by …

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Demi Lovato On Eating Disorders: Not A Choice

Demi Lovato spoke out recently about eating disorders, giving a shout out to an organization that provides help to those suffering from them, as well as from additional mental illnesses. She also made mention of the fact that those with eating disorders don’t have any choice in the matter. “Having an eating disorder doesn’t show ‘strength.’ Strength is when are …

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Curt Schilling’s Son Overcomes Anorexia in a Powerful Way

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has something to celebrate these days. The baseball star’s son, Gehrig Schilling, has overcome the battle of his life — a years-long struggle with anorexia. Diagnosed with the eating disorder when he was in middle school, the young baseball player has used his experiences and his own love of baseball to beat the …

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Dr. Drew’s Daughter Admits To Battle With Eating Disorder

Paulina Pinsky, 21, has admitted her battle with bulimia and anorexia. Paulina is the daughter of Celebrity Rehab host, Dr. Drew, who specializes in addictions. The news broke out just in time for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The revelation was done in an essay posted on the Columbia Daily Spectator website wherein Paulina wrote about her 7-year struggle with …

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Dr. Drew: Daughter’s Lonely Struggle With Body Image

You would think a man who made a name for himself offering “medical” opinions nobody asked for and exploiting the public breakdowns of the rich and famous for personal gain would be far more observant as to what goes on closer to home. Dr. Drew Pinsky’s daughter Paulina has revealed that she has been struggling for years with a combination …

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Candace Cameron Bure Talks About Bulimia

Thirty-seven-year-old Candace Cameron Bure spoke with Thea Andrews of Omg! Insider where topics focused on her upcoming book, Balancing It All, as well as her adult struggles with bulimia. After her time portraying D.J. Tanner on the popular television show Full House, Candace moved to Montreal with her husband, Valeri Bure. During this time, Candace was dealing with pressures relating …

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Eating Disorder Risk, Brain Size Linked in New Study

Earlier this week, a new study revealed evidence that certain eating disorders and alcoholism could share a genetic link. Now, another new study is showing that anorexia may be more prevalent in people with larger brains. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, specifically found that the insula and orbitofrontal cortex in …

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LeAnn Rimes Denies Rumors of Anorexia

When LeAnn Rimes entered rehab last year, rumors swirled that the actress was suffering from an eating disorder, as pictures of the country singer looking very skinny had surfaced in tabloids. Rimes denied the rumors, stating that the rehab was needed to “develop coping mechanisms” for the bullying the star says she was a victim of. Now, Rimes has addressed …

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Crystal Renn: Plus-Size Model Shocks Industry With Weight Loss

In our culture, size is everything. It’s an important factor in just about every aspect of our lives: food, lodging, technology, money. In general, we want bigger, better, more…except when it comes to women’s bodies. Nowhere is this idea more prevalent than in the fashion world. Hollywood bears quite a bit of the scrutiny, as well, but models have gotten …

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Miley Cyrus Slams Gluten and Takes Pilates Classes

There have been rumors that Miley Cyrus is anorexic but the star says that her slimmed down figure is the result of Pilates classes and adherence to a gluten-free diet. In a recent tweet she admitted that she missed fried food and resorted to smelling a bag of it to quell her cravings. Apparently she is a big fan of …

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NEDA and Tumblr Partner to Combat Eating Disorders

Tumblr has been applauded by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for taking a stand against the promotion of eating disorders on its site. Tumblr’s Media Watchdog program has been flagging pro-anorexia/bulimia websites and directing keyword searchers of this disorder to resources for help. Tumblr also approved a new policy banning blogs that promote the glorification of self-harm while still …

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