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Entries in anorexia (16)


Mattel Launches Farrah Fawcett Barbie for Cancer Research

It’s good to know that every girl needs a slimdown, when she’s becoming Barbie. Mattel has launched a Farrah Barbie honoring the Charlie Angel’s star, with all proceeds doing to the Farrah Fawcett Fooundation, launched in late June 2010, on the first anniversary of Fawcett’s death from her long battle with anal cancer.

The Farrah Fawcett Foundation is focused on funding alternative cancer research. Alana Stewart, close friends with Fawcett  for 30 years, is president of the foundation. They should be thanked for their generosity.

I admit to just not getting it, when the focus is Barbie dolls and growing numbers of young girls terrified of getting curves. Read our recent post on anorexia increasing among girls.

Barbie Doll Mocks Christina Hendricks, Real Woman Curves

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More Anorexia in Kids | Are Girls Afraid of Getting Curves?

Seeking to confirm the just-cited Psychology Today statistic that 40 percent of women will suffer from anorexia or bulimia in florid or subclinical form at some time in their college career, we discovered a new article at Le Figaro English saying that children from 5 to 15 are increasingly being diagnosed with anorexia.

A recent study published by British National Health Service (NHS) reported that some 100 kids from age 5 to 7 were hospitalized in the UK for severe anorexia over the past year. Some 100 other children aged 8 to 9 years-old suffer from the same plight. Overall, among the 2,000 young British from  5 to 15 years old were admitted to hospital for this eating disorder including nearly 600 under the age of 13. The phenomenon has largely been underestimated, and some health care facilities have refused to share their data on the young patients.

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Codie Young, Chadwick Tyler & Topshop Join Size 0 Model Debate

The size 0 anorexic model debate has reared its head again, with Topshop removing the image above of Australian model Codie Young. Photographer Chadwick Tyler wasn’t behind the camera but entered the debate, writing a pretty scathing commentary to the Washington Post.

Topshopand replaced the first image, with this one below.

None of the issues in the Top Shop furor are any different than when this issue broke out big time in fall 2009, with Ralph Lauren photoshopping Filippa Hamilton so that her head is also bigger than her body.

In Filippa’s case, she was fired for being too fat as a size 4 US, and her Photoshop slimdown was astounding. Codie Young was not Photoshopped to be thinner than she is. As for photographers liking to portray women with heads bigger than their waists, what can I say? It’s a look.

Codie Young writes that she objects to being objectified in the discussion about her body.

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Arturo Elena Illustrations | Intricate Fashion Drawings On Message

Arturo Elena’s illustrations have been called ‘traditional, intricate fashion drawings’.

Looking at them, it’s impossible to ignore the reality that illustrations, too, have slimmed down over the years if Arturo is representative of the trend.

Fashion illustrations — like fashion models and Barbie dolls — are meant to inspire us, not represent reality says the fashion and business community. Enjoy then, the inspiration in these illustrations by Arturo Elena. Anne

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Anorexia in Thirds | 1/3 Die, 1/3 Relapse, 1/3 Recover

Updated on Tue, April 26, 2011 by Registered CommenterAnne

Updated on Wed, April 27, 2011 by Registered CommenterAnne

 This post on anorexia has moved to our top spot, causing me to read much more about the statistics used in the NYT article. I will review all the sources quoted by the NYT. As of this moment, I see no reason to challenge the very sobering statistics on anorexia cited by NYT writer Abby Ellin.

Original article written April 26, 2011:

A NYTimes article on fighting anorexia reminds us that in fighting anorexia, recovery is elusive.

Dr. Suzanne Dooley-Hash believes that she will never fully recover from the anorexia that has plagued her life since she was 15. Believing that she had conquered her anorexia, Dr Dooley-Hash relapsed in 2005, losing one third of her weight in six months.

Dr. Dooley-Hash is not alone in her confusion. Most medical experts agree that a third of people with the disorder will remain chronically ill, a third will die of their disorder, and a third will recover — with one significant caveat. There is surprisingly little agreement as to what “recovery” means for people with anorexia.

There is significant good advice and insights into the reality of defining ‘recovery’ for patients with anorexia.

“I say to patients, ‘This is your Achilles’ heel,’ ” said Dr. Daniel Le Grange, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Chicago and director of the eating disorders program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. “If you have another crisis, you’re predisposed to resorting to starvation as your way of managing that issue. It would be foolish of us as clinicians not to prepare our patients that they should be on the lookout for a recurrence.”

Complete Recovery From Eating Disorders Is Psychological and Emotional, Not Only Physical

The medical history of anorexia sufferers in recovery suggests that they may recover nutritionally and suspend the behaviors of starving, binging and purging, but the ‘self-criticism, self-abuse, perfectionism, judgmentalism and restrictive mind-set persist.’

Crystal Renn at Met gala for Alexander McQueen, May 2, 2011Crystal Renn & Anorexia

The article comes as another former plus-size model, Crystal Renn gives advice about conquering anorexia in an interview on tour in cyberspace.

AOC finds Renn’s protestations about people’s focus on her weight disconcerting. While we support Crystal’s right to be any size she wishes, she is not a spokesperson for successful weight management and conquering anorexia. It is far better for the primarily women suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and related eating disorders who live on the East Coast — as Crystal Renn does — to contact a professional facility like the ones listed in New York inpatient eating disorder treatment centers.

Anorexia or bulimia have no place in my own medical history, although I’ve worked very hard to maintain a healthy weight with a nutritious diet and exercise, after losing 50 pounds seven years ago.

The daughter of a good friend of mine did suffer from bulimia and entered a treatment facility. My friend was most surprised that the entire family became part of her daughter’s treatment plan and the focus wasn’t only on good nutrition. The entire family dynamic became part of her daughter’s treatment for bulimia, and this case of anorexia resulted in a great outcome.

Death By Anorexia

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Crystal Renn Talks Curvy Models for Marina Rinaldi 2011 Campaign

(Please read our 4/26/11 article on anorexia. We feel even more strongly that Crystal Renn should not be discussing healthy weight management, when she is not an expert on successful recovery from anorexia. Today’s NYTimes article treats anorexia as alcoholism, saying that a woman (10 times as many sufferers from anorexia are women) is at risk for many years, perhaps decades. Read Anorexia in Thirds
 1/3 Die, 1/3 Relapse, 1/3 Recover.

Crystal Renn is interviewed in Daily Mail about her new Marina Rinaldi 2011 campaign, explaining to readers why she refuses to be defined by being plus-size or a size 2.

Renn says: ‘Just because someone is a size zero, it doesn’t mean they can wear a skirt any better than someone else who is a size 14. I know, because I’ve been a size zero, and I honestly felt better about myself when I was a size 14.’

Great, Crystal. Then why go from a size 14 back to a size 2-4?

As a woman whose own weight has moved up and down the scale over the years, I understand Crystal Renn’s argument. I just want her to stop talking about herself as an adviser to women about weight issues with little professional education on the topic, that would ground her personal advice in scientific facts.

Even in her Daily Mail interview, Crystal Renn sounds like a paid spokeswoman:

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