'A Twisted Comparison Game': How Fitness Apps Exacerbate Eating Disorders
Apps like step trackers and calorie counters are meant to help users stay healthy. But for those who suffer from eating disorders, these technologies are ripe for misuse.
The Model Taking On the Fashion Industry With a No-Holds-Barred Memoir
Former Céline model Victoire Dauxerre was dangerously underweight and depressed within months of being scouted. She says she is striking back at the industry that nearly killed her.
How Tripping on Ayahuasca Could Help People with Eating Disorders
Could a powerfully hallucinogenic tea hold the key to treating eating disorders? A new study interviews ED sufferers who have experimented with the herbal drug from the Amazon.
How to Make Good TV About Eating Disorders, According to Survivors
In the wake of Netflix's "To the Bone" and the new BBC3 series "Overshadowed," women with EDs tell us how they want pop culture to portray their illness.
The Women Sleeping Their Lives Away to Lose Weight
The "Sleeping Beauty Diet" involves the use of sleep to avoid hunger, with some advocates going as far as sedating themselves. It’s been around for decades, but the fad is still going strong on pro-anorexia blogs.
The Women Hiding a Secretive, Little-Known Eating Disorder
"Chew and Spit" is bound up in feelings of shame and loss of control. But it's only recently that experts have begun to learn a bit more about the damaging behavior.
The Diabetic Women Who Skip Insulin to Lose Weight
It's hugely under-diagnosed, but the risks of this little-known eating disorder include blindness, limb amputation, and early loss of life.
The Brains of Women with Anorexia Change to Override Hunger, Study Says
How do women with eating disorders overpower their bodies' urge to eat? New research has found the illness actually alters the way their brains work.
Women Are Less Miserable About Their Bodies Than They've Been in Decades
According to a new study, women's satisfaction with their bodies has gone up—but body image issues are far from over.
‘Laxatives for Dinner’: My Life as an Anorexic Man
As a YouTuber, I share my life with hundreds of thousands of people on the Internet. But just few years ago, something as mundane as a beach holiday was enough to send me into a panic.
The Unspoken Challenges of Having an Eating Disorder During Ramadan
Muslims are expected to spend the Islamic holy month fasting and abstaining from all food and drink. It's especially difficult for women suffering from eating disorders.
Why Eating Disorders Are on the Rise in Japan
Eating disorders have been increasing in Japan since the 1980s—despite the country's historically low obesity rates. A Japanologist explains the country's cultural obsession with being thin.
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