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Will i learn about eating disorders in 9th grade health class?

Will i learn about eating disorders in 9th grade health class?

Although that is a: Possibility - i don't know the curriculum at your school. My daughter is 12 years old and she has already received some information about eating disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Eating Disorder (Definition)

Eating disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by abnormal eating habits and dysfunctional relationship with food. Examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia ...Read more


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What are the ramifications of eating disorders on a person's health?

Eating disorders: They can be a physical health problem because being overweight or underweight physically taxes the body and can be lethal in extreme vases of morbid obesity or anorexia. The eating is a physical manifestation of unprocessed, and often deeply conflicted emotions that can be quite extreme in some patients. ...Read more

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If I am now anxious of eating disorders despite being at a healthy weight?

If I am now anxious of eating disorders despite being at a healthy weight?

Eating disorders: Are easier to avoid than treat. Talk to a mental health professional about your concerns. If you are still at a healthy weight & have not developed harmful eating habits, your anxiety will be relatively easy to eliminate. Focus on what is good for you rather than what you fear. Physical fitness & healthy activity is much more important than appearance. ...Read more

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Will my emotional health be affected by eating disorders?

Will my emotional health be affected by eating disorders?

Likely: People who struggle with eating disorders have a very rate rate of mood-related problems, most often depression. There is also a higher risk of problems with anxiety. ...Read more

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Why are eating disorders both a mental health problem and a physical health problem?

Eating disorders: They can be a physical health problem because being overweight or underweight physically taxes the body and can be lethal in extreme vases of morbid obesity or anorexia. The eating is a physical manifestation of unprocessed, and often deeply conflicted emotions that can be quite extreme in some patients. ...Read more

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What is a healthy cooking oil? Is it still healthy at high heat / temp?

What is a healthy cooking oil?  Is it still healthy at high heat / temp?

Olive, coconut and..: Olive oil is healthy for cooking at low temperature but is not healthy when exposed to high heat. For higher heat i recommend coconut oil, which has many health benefits and does well at high temperatures. Hi-oleic safflower oil is also good for high temperatures. See http://integrativemed.Kumc.Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils.Html for a good article. ...Read more

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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Not likely: Healthy eating programs should really work against eating disorder development. Increased control of eating may be related to the development of some abnormal eating patterns for some individuals. ...Read more

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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders in students?

Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders in students?

Possibly: If healthy eating programs focus more on weight loss than on eating nutritiously, some adolescents who are more vulnerable to eating disorders could become obsessed with weight loss . This could possibly launch an eating disorder. Any factors that lead to heightened awareness of weight or body image can have the same result (like ballet training, modeling, any dieting behavior, etc). ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Healthy Cooking (Definition)

Healthy cooking is cooking that is focused on making healthy food, including food that is low in saturated fat, ...Read more