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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)

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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What is a good choice for a healthy cooking oil?

What is a good choice for a healthy cooking oil?

Healthy cooking oils: Olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, flaxseed oil, corn oil, avacado oil almond oil, hazelnut oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil and walnut oil avoid these oils coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, saflower oil. ...Read more

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How can I take the stress out of healthy cooking?

How can I take the stress out of healthy cooking?

Start simple: Many people become stressed by thinking that they have to make an all-at-once, drastic change in their diet. Try changing one meal at a time, i recommend starting with breakfast. There are lots of easy options like fruit, yogurt, whole-grain toast, to start your day. Also, don't try to plan the whole week at once, just start with a few meals and get good habits built. ...Read more

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Best healthy cooking oil out of the main commercial brands?

Best healthy cooking oil out of the main commercial brands?

Coconut oil.....: It's a myth that using olive oil and vegetable oils r healthy. Olive oil is good for u but not when heated, so reserve that for salad dressing. Label should say virgin and cold-pressed. Best oils/fats to use with cooking r organic butter (kerrygold) and coconut oil. Because they r saturated, they won't turn rancid with heat like other oils. ...Read more

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What is a good healthy cooking oil that you can buy anywhere?

What is a good healthy cooking oil that you can buy anywhere?

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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Healthy cooking - loose weight and still eat? Is that really possible?

Healthy cooking - loose weight and still eat? Is that really possible?

Sure: I live my life eating healthy and have helped many people learn to eat nutrient rich foods but low in calories. Try to pair your food with protein (plant or animal based) and fruit/veggies if possible. Use alot of spices such as cumin, coriander, garlic, ginger, adobo, soy sauce, stir fry sauce, cilantro (not in any order) to jazz up food. Try different types of foods and then change a few things. ...Read more

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What are healthy cooking oils besides olive oil?

What are healthy cooking oils besides olive oil?

Healthy cooking oils: Olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, flaxseed oil, corn oil, avacado oil almond oil, hazelnut oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil and walnut oil avoid these oils coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, saflower oil. ...Read more

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What are other healthy cooking oils except olive oil?

What are other healthy cooking oils except olive oil?

Coconut oil and...: Coconut oil is a great choice- it has many health benefits and tolerates high heat better than olive oil. Ghee (clarified butter) is another good choice, especially if organic. The best article I have found on this topic is at http://integrativemed.Kumc.Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more

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What are some of the health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders?

Starving & other: The symptoms of anorexia are mostly related to starvation or malnutrition. They can be quite severe including heart failure, loss of bone strength, dehydration, loss of menstruation. Binge eating (eating too much at one sitting) is not really associated with symptoms other than weight gain. Binge eating and vomiting (bulimia) is associated with health problems that are due to the vomiting. ...Read more

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I read that ppl who have had eating disorders should not take wellbutrin (bupropion).I was anorexic but hv maintained healthy body weight for 6 years.Is it safe?

I read that ppl who have had eating disorders should not take wellbutrin (bupropion).I was anorexic but hv maintained healthy body weight for 6 years.Is it safe?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) ; Safety: There may be an increased risk of seizures in patients with certain eating disorders. If one has recovered from their eating disorder and maintains an appropriate weight, i will usually go ahead and prescribe wellbutrin, (bupropion) if it is clinically indicated. You should see a board certified psychiatrist for this. Good luck. ...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