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How to Raise a Child with a Positive Body Image

U.S. culture’s obsession with unrealistic body ideals is taking a toll on girls. By age six – that’s kindergarten – girls start to express concerns about their weight and shape. As many as 60% of girls in elementary school worry about becoming “too fat.” By the time they’re teenagers, 50% of teen girls (and 33% of…

Summer Can Trigger Eating Disorder Relapse Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders

Summer Can Trigger Eating Disorder Relapse

Summer is almost here. For some people, the long sunny days conjure up happy times spent at barbecues, the pool or trips to the beach. For people in recovery from eating disorders, the carefree days of summer can feel like anything but. “Bathing suit and shorts weather” can cause body image issues to resurface, while…

I Am Not My Eating Disorder. I Am Me. I Am Strong.

re·cov·er·y rəˈkəv(ə)rē/ noun a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. Recovery for me hasn’t been so much of returning to a normal state of mind as it has been obtaining. Recovery for me has definitely been a journey and a half. My eating disorder started at a young age. In a…

Women and Men Differ in Opinion on Body Image Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders

Women and Men Disagree on “Perfect” Body

Kim Kardashian or Gwen Stefani? Women and Men Disagree on “Perfect” Female Body, How Far to Go to Achieve Ideal Physique New Survey Finds Men More Demanding Than Women of Themselves, Partners When it Comes to Physical Appearance Phoenix, Ariz. – March 23, 2018 – Men and women across the U.S. agree that the ideal…

New Study Reveals Perception About Eating Disorders

Despite a wave of Hollywood films, TV specials and books focusing on the potentially deadly health risks presented by eating disorders, a new study reveals that many Americans don’t view anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other eating disorders as the life-threatening mental illnesses they are. The January 2018 study conducted for Rosewood Centers for Eating…

Eating Disorders and the Heart Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Hurt the Heart

Eating disorders can damage every part of the body, the heart and cardiovascular system in particular. At least one-third of deaths in patients with anorexia are attributed to cardiac causes, research shows. With February being American Heart Month, it’s a good time to consider how eating disorders can impact the heart – and why getting…