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Fasting girl - Wikipedia
Things that wouldn't happen in a modern hospital: >A case that led to a death and arrests was that of Sarah Jacob (May 12, 1857 – December 17, 1869), the "Welsh fasting girl", who claimed not to have eaten any food at all after the age of ten.[6] A local vicar, initially skeptical, became convinced that the case was authentic, and Jacob enjoyed a long period of publicity, during which she received numerous gifts and donations from people who believed she was miraculous.

Doctors were becoming increasingly skeptical about her claims, and eventually proposed that she be monitored in a hospital environment to see whether her claims about fasting were true. In 1869, her parents agreed for a test to be conducted under strict supervision by nurses from Guy's Hospital. The nurses were instructed not to deny Jacob food if she asked for it, but to see that any she received was observed and recorded. After two weeks, she was showing clear signs of starvation.

The vicar told the parents that she was failing and that the nurses ought to be sent away so that she could get food. The parents refused, and continued to refuse even when informed that their daughter was dying, insisting that they had frequently seen her like this before and that lack of food had nothing to do with her symptoms. Jacob died of starvation a few days later, and it was found that she had actually been consu
history  medicine  eating  eating_disorders  psychiatry 
yesterday by porejide
The Pool | Health - Examining the weird pressure on women to always celebrate weight loss
You feel that you should be jubilant; this is what you wanted, after all. And you have suffered for it, like a woman should. And yet there is the feeling that that suffering is not worth the attractive results. You would rather not have suffered. Would rather not have got divorced, or been ill, or had a loved one close to you die, would rather not have had your heart broken, or been raped or assaulted, or run out of money to eat. All the forlorn life events that can stop a human consuming the food their body needs to release energy so it can live, none of them worth it, not one.

And yet, and yet. You admire your jutting hip bones in the mirror, the new slimness of your arms, take secret perverse pleasure in the emerging gap between your thighs. The changes in your body are bittersweet, they are pain and pride. Pain because you suffered, pride because the suffering was not plucked from the pages of a diet book, the self-inflicted, vain results of a ruthless regime, but involuntary, and therefore honourable.
feminism  food  eating_disorders 
july 2016 by paniedejmirade
Empty Spaces by schmerzerling
"Dean is fine. The way he sees it, things are simple. He had a house and a family and food in his stomach, and now he doesn't. And yeah, that's a downer, but he's not going to let that stop him from being fine, because he's in control of the situation. He definitely doesn't need anyone to save him. And it's not like the weird guy with the nice butt from down the road is the knight-in-shining-armor type, anyway."
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  au  anorexia  anorexic!dean  autistic!cas  angst  hurt_comfort  grief_mourning  minor_character_death  eating_disorders  suicidal_thoughts  length:60k 
june 2016 by emi.caro
Clues to maintaining calorie restriction? Psychosocial profiles of successful long-term restrictors
To combat the obesity epidemic, interventions and treatments often recommend low-calorie dieting. Calorie restriction (CR) as a weight intervention, however, is often unsuccessful, as most people cannot sustain the behavior.
research  interdisciplinary  eating_disorders  elissa_epel 
march 2016 by ucsfpsychiatry
Associations of ghrelin with eating behaviors, stress, metabolic factors, and telomere length among overweight and obese women
Ghrelin regulates homeostatic food intake, hedonic eating, and is a mediator in the stress response. In addition, ghrelin has metabolic, cardiovascular, and anti-aging effects.
research  eating_disorders  stress  telomeres  interdisciplinary  elissa_epel 
march 2016 by ucsfpsychiatry
A new biomarker of hedonic eating? A preliminary investigation of cortisol and nausea responses to acute opioid blockade
Overweight and obese individuals differ in their degree of hedonic eating. This may reflect adaptations in reward-related neural circuits, regulated in part by opioidergic activity. We examined an indirect, functional measure of central opioidergic activity by assessing cortisol and nausea responses to acute opioid blockade using the opioid antagonist naltrexone in overweight/obese women (mean BMI=31.1±4.8) prior to the start of a mindfulness-based intervention to reduce stress eating.
research  eating_disorders  mindfulness  pharmacology  clinical  interdisciplinary  joshua_woolley  elissa_epel 
march 2016 by ucsfpsychiatry
Oh What A Beautiful City by MooseFeels
Castiel is an omega prince, who will let himself starve to death before he can be fetched by his betrothed. Things change a little when his betrothed comes for him a bit earlier than he expected.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  romance  starvation  pining  hurt_comfort  violence  rating:E  abo_dynamics  suicide_attempt  eating_disorders  length:27k 
june 2014 by emi.caro
Improving Your Emotional Health Through Healthier Eating
Many people do not realize it, but you actually are what you eat. Scientific research shows that eating healthy can drastically change your mood and improve your way of life.

Food allergies or intolerances can have a great effect on your mood. For example, if you have gluten allergy or intolerance, consumption of gluten (found largely in wheat products) can leave you feeling sluggish or even depressed. Dietary changes have been suggested for children with ADHD or autism. This suggests there is a strong link between food, mood and behaviors.

Fluctuations in blood sugar also can change your mood. High blood sugar often can lead to irritability, while low blood sugar can bring about feelings of anxiety, depression and lethargy.

Research also suggests that low levels of vitamins, mineral deficiencies, and low intake of fatty acids and omega-3s can contribute to altered moods and mimic various mental health issues. Some believe that these deficiencies actually cause mental health issues. Insufficient levels of vitamin D, in particular, can lead to mood swings, depression and fatigue. If you have any deficiencies, your mood may be improved simply by adding supplements.

If you are interested in exploring how food may be affecting your moods, keep a food diary for at least two weeks. Record everything you eat and drink and your moods before and after. It may sound tedious, but it is beneficial. If you notice a pattern, you may wish to seek a nutritionist or experienced health care provider to assist you in making the necessary changes. Since diets should be individualized, you will want to make sure the changes you are making are appropriate and healthy for you.

Many people feel that it is difficult to eat healthy or to change their eating habits. It’s really simple if you keep it simple. Start slow and make changes over time. Using the all-or-nothing approach to cutting out certain foods typically leads to failure.

You can also make changes by slowly substituting bad foods with good ones. Experiment with different grains, fruits, and vegetables. Get online and find exciting new recipes, and you just may fall in love with a good food you never imagined you would eat.

Remember every change you make matters. If you fall off the wagon, just get back up. It’s about making changes to improve your emotional health. Don’t get discouraged or depressed if you slip up. Consider that day as a misstep and make healthier choices in the future. Here’s to a healthier you!
Attention_Deficit_Disorder  Disorders  Eating_Disorders  General  Healthy_Living  Self-Help  Weight_Loss  Changes_Over_Time  Dietary_Changes  Eating_Habits  Emotional_Health  Fatty_Acids  Food_Allergies  Food_Diary  Food_Mood  Health_Care_Provider  High_Blood_Sugar  Insufficient_Levels  Irritability  Lethargy  Low_Blood_Sugar  Mental_Health_Issues  Mineral_Deficiencies  Mood_Swings_Depression  Omega_3s  Vitamin_D  Wheat_Products  from google
april 2013 by rvance65
השותפים הסמויים להפרעות האכילה - מחקרים - הארץ
ממצאי המחקר, בלוויית חיבורים מדעיים עדכניים, מצביעים על הפרעות בדימוי הגוף ובתפיסת המרחב של החולה, דבר המעיד על בעיות בתפקוד האונה הפריאטלית. לכך נוספים גורמים אישיותיים כמו פרפקציוניזם, צורך כפייתי בסדר, חוסר גמישות ונטייה לדיכאון. כבר בילדותם הסובלים מאנורקסיה חרדתיים מאוד, ובעלי סבילות נמוכה לסכנה, כאב וחוסר ודאות (לתכונה זו נשארת לפעמים גם לאחר ההחלמה).

סריקות מוחיות של סובלים מאנורקסיה מגלות פעילות חריגה באונה הפרה-פרונטלית, האחראית למרכיבים רבים של האישיות ובהם תפיסה וניתוח של מצבים חברתיים, קבלת החלטות (מודעות) ועוד; לעומת זאת, במבנים אחרים במוח (כמו המערכת הלימבית והסטריאטום) המעורבים במוטיבציה ובהישרדות הפרט, בין השאר במוטיבציה לאכול, קיימת למעשה תת פעילות.
Eating_disorders  brain 
march 2013 by elizrael
The Mom Who Put Her a 7-Year-Old on a Diet Speaks Out
An interview with Dara-Lynn Weiss, author of "The Heavy:" "I did what worked for us, and I stand by it. I'm glad I did it."
Uncategorized  _featured  Children_and_Childhood  Diet_and_Nutrition  eating_disorders  Obesity  Parenting  Weight  from google
january 2013 by gingernormal
BPS Research Digest: Are eating disorders the manifestation of an "Extreme Female Brain"?
Supporting their claims, Jennifer Bremser and Gordon Gallup Jr surveyed hundreds of male and female undergrads and found that men and women with more dysfunctional attitudes towards eating, and more fears of being negatively evaluated by others, also tended to score more highly on self-reported measures of empathising. A fear of being negatively evaluated was also associated with lower scores in systematic thinking.

In other words, people with a thinking style more often observed in women, and opposite to that seen in people with autism (high in empathising, low in systematising), tended to be at greater risk for eating disorders and social anxiety.
mental_health  Eating_disorders  gender  female 
october 2012 by elizrael
Warning: Eating Disorders

Much like high-functioning alcoholics, Sherlock and Mycroft have been living with their respective eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia (or COE), for years without anyone knowing. After TGG, Mycroft visits Sherlock more often and John begins to pick up on the subtle signs of both men's eating disorders and the discreet jabs they make at each other about the issue. What makes John ultimately realize his suspicions are true? How does he find a way to help them to recovery when they are two of the smartest (but most wounded) men in the world?

Gen or slash (S/J and M/L).
sebastian_wilkes  sherlock_holmes  mycroft_holmes  Eating_disorders  from delicious
may 2012 by sherlockbbcfic
Does Lea Michelle obnoxiously rub her weight loss in co-stars faces?
I’ve never been a “Glee” watcher, so the only regular exposure that I have to Lea Michele is observing her chronic habit of pose-harding on the red carpet, more often than not in fussy, busted Marchesa gowns. By all accounts, Lea has a beautiful singing voice but seems to be clutching onto slight stardom as if she realizes her time in the spotlight is very limited, and the best thing she can do to make headlines is to try and date Ashton Kutcher. Yuck.

Anyway, In Touch has a story this week about Lea’s drastic weight loss since “Glee” started and how she talks nonstop to her co-stars all about it. To me, the above photo comparison doesn’t look like a huge difference — maybe 10-15 pounds or so? If anything, Lea simply looks more toned up and like she’s grown accustomed to fasting before red carpet appearances. She seems more “Hollywood” now, which isn’t necessarily a good thing because she looked cuter in the “before” photo. Naturally, Lea’s co-stars are tired of hearing about smaller ass and want her to STFU:

Just like annoying Rachel Berry on “Glee,” Lea Michelle is equally obsessed with perfection. A set insider says the actress never misses an opportunity to tell castmates how much weight she’s lost and the calorie count of just about everything that goes into her mouth. “It’s rubbing everyone the wrong way,” says the insider. Lea, 25, publicly said she lost weight because of an infection in her jaw and a vegan diet, but the insider says that she also works out nonstop. “I can eat some b*tches under the table!” she’s been quoted as saying. Maybe next time try eating something on the table.

[From In Touch print edition, February 20, 2012]

That “eat some bitches under the table” quote comes from an Allure magazine interview wherein Lea denies having an eating disorder. While there’s little way to know whether anyone truly suffers from an eating disorder, it’s really a standard excuse for one to insist that they really do eat all the time. Hell, I’ve used that excuse before back in my early 20s when I was actually counting the number of Cheerios that went into my mouth. Then again, I didn’t voluntarily offer up any information to anyone and only answered when asked. Lea seems much more like a braggadocio though, and I can believe that she’s talking her co-stars’ ears off about her incredible dietary control. They’re probably used to it though, and if she annoys them too much, meatball tossing is always a good resort.

Here are a few more red carpet comparison photos. In February 2011, I honestly don’t see much difference from her present figure except that she looks less “cut” here.

This photo from September 2011 may have been at the upper point of a “yo-yo” cycle because Lea is obviously covering up her figure. Yep, she’s probably got an eating disorder, but I think most Hollywood starlets do in some shape or form.

Photos courtesy of WENN
Eating_Disorders  Lea_Michele  from google
february 2012 by CPav

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