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Category: Anorexia

Back Pain and Anorexia

Back pain. Responsible for billions of dollars in lost worker productivity, it’s one of the most common and disabling illnesses in America today. And one of the most puzzling. Orthopedists,…

Insurance Update

There’s progress on insurance coverage for anorexics, but there’s still a long way to go. A previous article on this topic page reported that insurers frequently refuse to cover long…

Don’t Play The Numbers Game

Three cheers for the AHA! Dietary guidelines recently announced by the American Heart Association emphasize good eating habits over numerical criteria as a means of promoting health. While the recommendations…

Anorexia and Sexual Orientation

A California psychotherapist recently emailed me about an anorexic client who was a lesbian. “Once she accepted that she was gay, her anorexia was no longer an issue,” he wrote.…

Untreated Anorexics

Between July 11 and August 11, 2000, I ran a poll on this topic page regarding treatment preferences among eating disorder sufferers. My thanks to all who participated. However, the…

The Trouble With Tables

Lately I have been receiving an increasing number of messages from women asking for advice about their weight/height, both on the boards and via email. Careless comments on this subject…

Anorexia and Vegetarianism

There are pluses and minuses to vegetarian diets. On the positive side, they provide more fiber and less fat than traditional American fare, but they carry an increased risk of…

Anorexia and Zinc

There is a substantial relationship between zinc deficiency and anorexia, but, as in the case of iron, the relationship is complex, and you should check with your doctor before ingesting…

Anorexia and Iron

Iron supplementation has improved the health of some anorexics, but don’t go popping pills without medical supervision. The relationship between anorexia and iron is complex, and unsupervised supplementation can be…

Anorexia and Women of Color

Conventional wisdom says that anorexia nervosa is largely confined to white, affluent, Western women. Recent evidence suggests otherwise. On July 5, 2000, BBC Online reported a study of female secondary…