10 Important Facts About Eating Disorders in Canada

-Are eating disorders a significant health problem in Canada? Eating disorders affect more Canadians than you think. According to National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) one million people are diagnosed with an eating disorder at any given time. Yet, a study recently conducted by NEDIC revealed that one in two people know someone, including themselves, […]

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The History of Easy Does It

By Jeff Vircoe The Eagles sang about it. Spiritual gurus preached on it. And addicts swear by it. When it comes to slogans in the recovery lexicon, Easy Does It is one of the 12 Step community’s most endearing and enduring jingles. It’s the “slow down, big guy” warning veterans give to newcomers, and let’s […]

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Breaking Stereotypes: Study Reveals More Middle Age Women Are Hiding Eating Disorders Than Previously Believed

Admit it. When you hear the words Anorexia or Bulimia you often picture a female teenager starving herself or eating tons of food before purging. That’s what earlier research and the media have always told us about people with eating disorders. We’ve been told that it’s mainly young females struggling with anorexia or bulimia. Well, […]

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Demystifying Misconceptions About Anorexia

(Video transcript from Interview with Ann Kerr, Clinical Director from Waterstone Clinic for Eating Disorders): One of the common misperceptions about eating disorders, in particular, anorexia nervosa. That’s the illness that people can see that someone has actually become very emaciated, they’ve lost a lot of weight. That in some ways anorexia is a choice. […]

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