Bulimia

I Don't Need to Cut Myself, My Eating Disorder Is Self-Mutilation

Sandra Charron | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

I have an eating disorder. But the moment I am asked, "Do you cut yourself? Please lift your sleeves and your pant legs so I can check," my spot on the treatment totem pole for my eating disorder drops considerably. Because I don't cut myself. I never have.

Nicole Scherzinger Reveals Battle With Bulimia

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Music

Nicole Scherzinger revealed a very painful and difficult phase in her life to the British edition of Cosmopolitan this week: her battle with bulimia w...

How My Eating Disorder Makes a Muffin into a Unscalable Mountain

Sandra Charron | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

I'm going to eat this muffin. I am. I really am. I'm so useless. I suck. I need to put this muffin down. And just not eat anything for the rest of the day. Nobody likes me anyway so who cares if I even eat this muffin? I can't do anything right.

Letting Go of Those Who Are Bad For Your Mental Health

Sandra Charron | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

I've spent these past several months adjusting to the diagnoses of my mental illnesses, redefining who I am as compared to who I thought I was. Sadly though, dependent on how news of my illnesses is viewed by others and based on the fact that my healing is partly based on perseverance and strength, never has the company I've kept been subject to more scrutiny.

The Eating Disorder Nobody Takes Seriously

Sandra Charron | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Although my mental illness was recently diagnosed, I've known since I was a teenager that I had an eating disorder. In the case of the eating disorder known as EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified), lack of physically obvious symptoms makes it not only easier for this disorder to persist for years, but it also makes health care providers less willing and/or able to diagnose it.

The Best Way to Understand an Eating Disorder

Marilyn Linton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

Thinking of people with eating disorders as crazy or self-destructive is just wrong, says Dr. Steiger. In fact, there are still too many myths attached to eating disorders -- like the following. It's a rich girl's disease: In fact, eating disorders cut across all economic groups. Goals and values of being upwardly mobile, of being achievement oriented affect all social groups.

Why We Need to Break the Silence on Eating Disorders

Andrew Boozary | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Boozary

Are we doing enough about an illness that is silently eating away at both a mother and daughter? Twenty years ago, People Magazine headlined one of their covers with, "Princess Di: Struggle with Bulimia Brings a Puzzling Disease Out of the Shadows." Eating disorders still remain a private battle for millions of young women, and the faces of those affected are changing. We'd be downright wrong to frame it as a "rich, white girl's disease." How do you capture the cost of subjecting millions of women to calorie counting or religious scale stepping?

Coming Clean: I've Relapsed into Bulimia and Can't Fight This Alone

Rachel Sunter | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Living
Rachel Sunter

It is with great apprehension that I write this post and confession. Two weeks ago, I reentered a treatment program at the hospital, because I have relapsed into bulimia, and can't fight this alone. The treatment program will last at least seven months, involving multiple weekly visits to the eating disorder clinic at the hospital, where I will participate in supervised meals, various groups and one-on-one therapy. This is my third time going into treatment. The hypocrisy of preaching healthy eating while doing ED treatment fills me with guilt.

My Long Road to Recovery From a Severe Eating Disorder

Erin Hawkes | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Living
Erin Hawkes

I have struggled -- and I mean struggled -- with an eating disorder for over 12 years. No one could have conveyed to me how extremely hard it is to give up severe bulimia. But then, no one told me how easy it could be. Every day, many (up to 10) times a day, bulimia took care of me.

Why I'm Not Hiding The Ugly Truth Of My Eating Disorder From My Kids

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Recently I was asked if I ever worried that I was putting my children at risk for developing eating disorders by being so open and honest about my own. The truth is that they always knew their mom was a bit "different," they just didn't know why. I may have convinced myself that they were oblivious to my disorder, but how could that be true when we'd be walking out the door to go for dinner and one of them would ask, "Are you eating today, Mommy, or just watching?" or they'd shout, "Look, Mommy's a dinosaur!" because the bones of my spine would poke out so sharply from under my skin.

How Schizophrenia Gave Me an Eating Disorder

Erin Hawkes | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Erin Hawkes

I have tried to disentangle my bulimia from my schizophrenia, but I can't: I was a bulimic schizophrenic. Not a schizophrenic bulimic, though; I had the schizophrenia because my fundamental brain chemistry was abnormal, while my bulimia was more psychological.

My Love Affair with Naturopathy

Meghan Pearson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I had been toying with the idea of visiting a Naturopathic doctor for a couple of years when the opportunity came up for me to take the plunge. I have been OK with how standard healthcare has treated me thus far. But I have decided that I want answers. Not just band-aid solutions, or easy fixes. Enter Dr. Erin Wiley, ND.

One Family's Battle With Their Daughter's Eating Disorder

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Imagine watching a loved one slowly wither and having no idea what's wrong, or how to save them. Michale Cerswell, an Ontario teen, fell victim to one of Canada's most common mental illnesses -- an eating disorder. The greatest challenge was finding treatment.

Bulimia: My Worst Roommate

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Bulimia. That is a word that I used to be so ashamed of saying out loud. But now I use it with ease as it is a part of who I am, was, and will become. It has been a part of my life for so long, and it has taken me up until this point to realize that it is nothing to apologize for. It just is.

Sheena's Place: Five Myths About Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post Canada | Meredith Gillies | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Living

With so many misconceptions about anorexia, bulimia and overeating, can you spot fact from fiction? We talked to Julie Notto, the program manager at S...

Kate Middleton and I Would Probably Rather Be Sad Than Fat

Jowita Bydlowska | Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada
Jowita Bydlowska

The lives of thin women revolve around denial, restrictions, guilt, and depression over failing... I know because I'd been hiding my own fat monster and had to appease it with Prozac and talk therapy. Still, I suppose, I'd rather be sad than fat. And so would Kate Middleton, probably. And so would you.

Feminine and Free

Silken Laumann | Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada
Silken Laumann

There is more pressure than ever before to be some perfect version of feminine. Thin, but fit. Toned but muscular. Smart but not smart enough to threaten your man. The pressure is endless and relentless and it is time we acknowledge what is being done to us, and what we are doing to ourselves.