Eating Disorders

Understanding Eating Disorders

According to the American Psychiatric Association, millions of Americans suffer from an eating disorder and anyone can be affected.

Eating disorders are serious illnesses. Anyone can suffer from an eating disorder. Learn more about types of eating disorders, signs and symptoms, risks and ways an RD can help.

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  • Eating Disorders

    What Is Disordered Eating?

    Marci Anderson, MS, RD, LDN

    Yo-yo dieting and a pre-occupation with food are nothing new in our culture. But when does a fixation with what is consumed, calories and weight become a major health concern? Read More

  • Eating Disorders

    Understanding Eating Disorders

    Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    According to the American Psychiatric Association, millions of Americans suffer from an eating disorder and anyone can be affected. Read More

  • Eating Disorders

    What Is Orthorexia?

    Orthorexia, an unhealthy fixation on eating only healthy or "pure" foods, has been gaining steam in recent years, fed by the profusion of foods marketed as healthy and organic, and by the media's often conflicting dietary advice. Read More

  • Fad Diets

    Latest Fad Diet: A Feeding Tube

    The K-E Diet, reportedly geared to brides-to-be, requires a perfectly healthy person to get a feeding tube inserted up through her nose, down her esophagus and into her stomach. Read More