with Eating Disorders
Gymnast and Olympic gold medal winner Nadia Comaneci came forward and admitted struggling with anorexia and bulimia. Today, Nadia successfully recovered and teaches gymnastics together with her husband at their own academy in Norman, Oklahoma. For more information, go to Nadia's website.
US Weekly reports on Nicole Richie’s eating disorder and her treatment:
On October 26, 2006 Nicole Richie’s rep announced that the size-0 actress, whose weight slipped to an estimated 87 pounds this summer, was undergoing treatment for her weight issues.
“I’m not in rehab, and I don’t have an eating disorder,” Richie tells Us. “I’m getting the help I need and taking care of my health.”
Both Nicole’s dad, Lionel Richie, and mom, Brenda Harvey Richie, have been concerned for some time, say family insiders, and the 25-year-old starlet was deeply affected by her relatives’ shock when she arrived in Alabama to attend her grandmother’s funeral.
“They told her she was too skinny and it really hit home,” says a friend who attended the memorial. “It was a turning point.”
Though Richie won’t confirm the nature of her treatment, Us has learned that she is being seen at a Newport Beach, California, facility, where she is undergoing doctor consultations and blood tests.
If, as she claims, she does not have an eating disorder, i.e. she is not suffering from anorexia, but rather a stress related illness that causes a loss of appetite, then why does she also claim to be totally happy with her life as well. Surely one counteracts the other. I mean, if you are suffering from stress to the extent that it causes you to lose the amount of weight NIcole has, the that is a fair indication of a serious problem and is surely an eating disorder.
Either way, denial is the problem and the sooner she gets the help she needs the better.
Nicole Richie leaves treatment within first 72 hours
The staffers at Beau Monde begged her to stay, a source is quoted saying, “Nicole is in complete denial and oblivious to how sick she really is.”
Not long after she checked out of the center, Richie was spotted partying with Lindsay Lohan. She snuck out the second floor window of her rehab center, shimmied down a palm tree, found the nearest limo, and hopped a ride to Hyde Saturday night … all so she could drink, party… and pass out.
Nicole Richies Does Treatment
Nicole originally checked in to the treatment facility on May 11th, and National Enquirer and Star have a photo of her going into Beau Monde Treatment Center in Corona Del Mar, on May 19th.
Nicole's publicist is denying everything but sources at The National Enquirer and Star magazine insist they stand by their story 100% that Richie recently sought treatment for anorexia and substance abuse.
"We figured Nicole's publicist would try to deny this," a source tells PerezHilton.com. "We have excellent sources, though."
Says a source for both magazines, "She's at home now. As we wrote in the story, she's now getting outpatient treatment."
Source: Samantha at STAR
December 2006-Nicole Arrested
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department report showed the the 5-foot-1-inch actress weighed 85 pounds at the time of her booking.
Officer Todd Workman, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, said police encountered Richie at a standstill blocking the carpool lane on the Ventura Freeway in Burbank at about 1:45 a.m. He said the officers were responding to reports from other motorists of a driver going the wrong way on the busy highway.
Although Richie’s car was pointed in the right direction when police found her, her black sports utility vehicle matched the description of an SUV seen entering the freeway against traffic nearby, Workman said.
Workman said Richie was placed under arrest after she failed a field sobriety test, and that she admitted to officers that she had taken the prescription painkiller Vicodin and smoked marijuana. A preliminary alcohol screening test was negative, he said.
According to Workman, Richie was alone in her vehicle and on the cell phone when police approached her. He described her as “very cooperative” and that she told police she had been following a friend on the freeway when she got lost.
Richie, who has previously undergone treatment for heroin addiction, was subsequently booked into jail on a DUI charge and was released a few hours later after posting $15,000 bail, authorities said.
Representatives for the daughter of singer Lionel Richie were not immediately available for comment.
Casa Palmera reports: At only 25 years old Nicole Richie may be in danger of losing her baby if she does not get help from an anorexia treatment center.
Snooki's eating problems didn't surface until her Jersey Shore costar Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino said that she basically had enough rolls already...while she was about to eat a roll at dinner. She later told The Insider that she wouldn't eat all that much in high school. "I would only have lunch, and I would only have salads. It got so crazy that I would only eat a cracker or a cucumber a day and I would feel full."
TV. COM forum: Nikki was, until about a year and a half ago, the most beautiful actress on television in my opinion. Then the botox or whatever she did to her lips. More recently the extreme weight loss. Now she is so thin you can see the ribs through the skin of her upper chest. I'm not sure whether its bulimia, another eating disorder, or a wasting disease, but she is way to thin. Last night her acting was fine, so her mind is still OK. You would have thought that if it was an eating disorder, the tabloids would have carried comments from fellow cast members or crew, but I haven't seen any of that. For that reason I think it's much more serious than just an eating disorder. People tend to clam up when some one has a serious disease.