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

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

By Val Powell May 25, 2015

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 …

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

Candace Cameron Bure Talks About Bulimia 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 …

Eating Disorder Risk, Brain Size Linked in New Study 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 …

LeAnn Rimes Denies Rumors of Anorexia 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 …

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

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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 …

Miley Cyrus Slams Gluten and Takes Pilates Classes Miley Cyrus Slams Gluten and Takes Pilates Classes

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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 …

NEDA and Tumblr Partner to Combat Eating Disorders NEDA and Tumblr Partner to Combat Eating Disorders
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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 …

France Wants To Ban Sites That Promote Anorexia
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The French National Assembly has adopted a bill that would make it illegal to promote anorexia through Web sites, magazines and in advertisements.

"Encouraging young girls to lie to their doctors, advising them on foods that are easier to regurgitate and inciting them to beat themselves up each time they eat is not freedom of expression," Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said in a speech in parliament.

Spain Goes After Anorexia Sites
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Yeah, if in the US, it would be a freedom issue. But it’s in Spain, and most of us won’t mind. The same crew that made no bones about stripping too-skinny fashion models from the runway has now gone after pro-anorexia websites.