A Little Help Goes a Long Way

Just being admitted to one treatment center is extraordinarily expensive. Now imagine the outrageous expense for an individual who has been admitted to not one, not two, but 30 TREATMENT CENTERS.  That's what happened to Rebecca Koch, a vibrant 18 year old whose mind has been ravaged by severe anorexia nervosa since she was a [...]

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A Social Life

Due to the depressing and rather pessimistic post I produced just a few days ago, I think you as my readers are entitled to read something  that at least contains a slight glimmer of hope.  So, I decided to write about a recent event that absolutely filled every part of my chunky, overweight body with [...]

Fat, Fat, and More Fat

I wish I could tell you all things have been absolutely marvelous. Every day I have been waking up with a smile stretching from ear to ear. I sit and consume any food I want, even in public situations. Oh and my outfits are now comprised of form-fitting, fashionable attire - not baggy black sweatpants [...]

The Consequences of the Deadliest Mental Illness: Hormones

The hormonal consequences of anorexia nervosa not only effect the body's physical state drastically, they also greatly effect a female's emotional health. I can personally vouch for this because I live with the hormonal repercussions of my ED every single day. I am already 16 years old and I still haven't had my period - [...]

Eating Disorder & “Mystery Diagnosis” Update Video

http://youtu.be/f5Me5W0xqx4 Hey Everyone, It has literally been like forever since I have taken the time to sit down, assess my feelings, and make a video. It's time for me to get back into the habit of making these videos. Not only do I hope they open the door to the secret word of eating disorders, [...]

Research Round: The Secrets of Oxytocin

Treating anorexia nervosa is definitely no easy task.  Patients tend to completely distrust the medical professionals who are trying to treat them and will do everything in their power to sabotage their recovery. They refuse to eat their calorie-laden, fatty meals comprised of revolting hospital food. They dump their bags of feeding tube formula down [...]