• Punching holes in the Matrix

    Read Dr Rick's recently published article/blog for ASDAH on 5/2/2013   more...

  • Healthy Weight Week Jan. 20-26, 2013

    Award honors Israel for law redefining beauty   more...

  • Worst Diet Schemes of 2012

    The promotion of a dubious “miracle” diet aid by Dr. Oz and the risky concoctions endorsed by television personality Kim Kardashian for weight loss were recognized today among the worst diets and diet promotions of 2012 as the Healthy Weight Network released its list of “winners” in four categories for the 24thAnnual Slim Chance Awards.   more...

  • Eating speed linked to weight: Otago research

    Middle-aged women who eat slowly are much less likely to be overweight or obese than those who eat at a faster pace, according to new University of Otago research. Dr Caroline Horwath Department of Human Nutrition. University of Otago. September 2011.   more...

  • Bye Bye Reductil

    So finally the drug Reductil has been banned here in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. By Samantha Thomas   more...

  • Body image - are we getting it right?

    by Dr Samantha Thomas. Mia Freedman’s appointment as Chair of the Australia’s National Body Image Advisory Group is one of life’s very strange ironies. Let me pose a question. How does someone that writes a blog like Mamamia become the Chair of Australia’s National Body Image Advisory Group?   more...

  • The number on the scales and the damage done: how forced weigh-ins damaged me for life

    To weigh, or not to weigh? In an age of fear and media hype about childhood obesity, it’s a loaded question. A parent myself, I understand anxiety about our children’s health. And in an image-saturated culture where ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ seems woefully antiquated, I fully understand how we turn ourselves inside out with worry about how the world will treat our precious charges.   more...

  • Australia’s disordered eating epidemic

    ABC The Drum unleashed. January 22, 2010. By Lydia Jade Turner. This week, another "weightloss" drug is pushed into the spotlight, as a result of the death of a "healthy" 19-year-old girl.   more...

  • Eating Disorder Organizations Join Forces to Urge Focus on Health and Lifestyle Rather Than Weight

    December, 2009. Deerfield, IL. The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), Eating Disorder Coalition (EDC), International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp), and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) have joined forces and are advocating together for a focus on health and lifestyle rather than weight as a measurement of well-being.   more...

  • Know Your Hunger

    by Jean L. Kristeller, Ph.D. Health and Spirituality. A big question that almost all of us face is how we can bring joy and balance back into our relationship with food and eating?   more...

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