Caring Online In The Press
Eating Disorder Hope Pro-Recovery Movement Launched
Fort Worth, TX (Sharewelllnewswire.com) September 4, 2012 – Eating disorder sufferers are looking for support, encouragement and acceptance. They are fighting a powerful disease that threatens to destroy them physically, emotionally and spiritually. Some turn to Pro-Ana or Pro-Mia sites for a sense of belonging and to find justification for unhealthy behaviors surrounding food and weight…
Recognition of Binge Eating Disorder Long Overdue, Says Dr. Gregory Jantz
Edmonds, WA (August 9, 2012) – As more research emerges showing the serious health consequences of compulsive overeating, psychologist Dr. Gregory Jantz of the eating disorder website Caring Online praises the planned inclusion of binge eating disorder in the upcoming edition of the most influential diagnostic manual in the mental health field.
Pinterest, Tumblr Policies Applauded by Eating Disorder Expert Dr. Gregory Jantz
Edmonds, WA (August 3, 2012) – While he applauds recent efforts to ban pro-anorexia content from Pinterest and Tumblr, two of the most popular social media sites on the internet today, author and psychologist Dr. Gregory Jantz of the eating disorder website Caring Online says that such bans can have only a very limited role in lowering the prevalence of eating disorders.
‘Eating Disorder Lit’ May Not Be Appropriate For Everyone, Cautions Dr. Gregory Jantz of CaringOnline.com
Edmonds, WA (July 10, 2012) – Eating disorders make a fascinating and emotional topic for a novel, and many fiction writers have built book plots around the struggles of anorexia and bulimia sufferers. Likewise, hundreds of non-fiction memoirs have been written that center around their authors’ personal battles with eating disorders. But reading such books might not always be healthy or helpful.
Female Athlete Triad Endangers Young Women’s Health, Warns Dr. Gregory Jantz
Edmonds, WA (June 6, 2012) – All serious athletes want to be more competitive in their chosen sports, and for many, that includes controlling their body weight. That can be a healthy thing, up to a point. Too often, however, young female athletes try to shed too many pounds and fall victim to a trio of health disorders commonly known as the “female athlete triad,” says Dr. Gregory Jantz.
Fad Diets Don’t Work, Can Compromise Health, Says Dr. Gregory Jantz
Edmonds, WA (May 1, 2012) – People who need to lose weight should forgo fad diets and instead should focus on sensible eating and exercise, says Dr. Gregory Jantz, a nationally certified psychologist, author of many books on eating disorders, nutrition and diet and founder CaringOnline.com, an Internet resource for eating disorder information and recommendations for eating disorder treatment.
Orthorexia Pushes Healthy Eating Concerns to Unhealthy Extremes, Says Caring Online
Edmonds, WA (March 24, 2012) – Orthorexia, a condition that causes people to become preoccupied with eating an extremely pure and healthy diet, doesn’t show up on the “official” list of recognized eating disorders, but some clinicians think that it should, according to the website Caring Online.
Eating Disorder Sufferers Often Turn to Drugs and Alcohol, Require Substance Abuse Treatment, Advises Caring Online
Edmonds, WA (February 24, 2012) – Almost half of people who struggle with an eating disorder also abuse drugs or alcohol. Anyone battling both an eating disorder and an addiction should seek out a health care provider who is prepared to tackle both of these serious issues together, recommends Caring Online, a website that offers education and support for eating disorder sufferers and their loved ones.
Caring Online Reports ‘Drunkorexia’ Combines Excess Drinking, Extreme Dieting
Edmonds, WA (January 25, 2012) – More and more young people who want to be thin without passing up the party lifestyle are engaging in a dangerously unhealthy combination of binge drinking and anorexic or bulimic eating behavior popularly known as “drunkorexia,” according to the website Caring Online.
Third Edition of Self-Help Book Provides Additional Research, Insights on Eating Disorders
Edmonds, WA (November 15, 2010) – WaterBrook Press recently released the third edition of “Hope, Help and Healing for Eating Disorders: A Whole-Person Approach to Treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia and Disorder Eating.” The newest edition of this 1995 bestseller on overcoming anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders from Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, with Ann McMurray features the most up-to-date information on body image, food addiction, nutrition and more.
Caring Online Offers Eating Disorder Self-Assessment Survey
Edmonds, WA (December 29, 2010) – Caring Online, an online resource for eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, provides a free eating disorder survey, among other self-assessment tools, that helps survey-takers determine whether they might have an eating disorder. The survey consists of 101 questions and value statements about users’ eating habits and feelings toward food as well as their mental and physical health.
Caring Online Offers Eating Disorder Resources for Adults
Edmonds, WA (May 19, 2011) – Are you aware that eating disorders affect more than 10 million people in this country, and that bulimia, anorexia, binge eating and other destructive food behaviors are not exclusive to the youth? These serious and often deadly afflictions have become a growing problem with midlife adults and older, often more difficult to detect as adults are expected to have it “all together.” Caring Online, the leading online resource for eating disorders, recognizes that disordered eating can be hard to recognize in adults.
Caring Online Provides Childhood Eating Disorders Resources
Edmonds, WA (July 6, 2011) – 86 percent of people suffering from eating disorders begin before the young age of 20, and 10 percent report experiencing bulimia, anorexia, binge eating and other destructive food behaviors by the age of 10 and younger. In fact, Time Magazine reports that 80 percent of all children have dieted by the fourth grade. Caringonline.com has dedicated itself to the growing problem of childhood eating disorders by providing a wealth of eating disorder information in one helpful place.
Caring Online Encourages Male Eating Disorder Sufferers to Seek Help
Edmonds, WA (September 20, 2011) – Many people associate anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders with women. But an estimated 10 to 15 percent of those suffering from eating disorders are men. And, according to a new study, male disorders are on the rise. Earlier this year, the British Health Service reported a 66 percent increase in the number of men admitted to the hospital for eating disorder treatment in the last 10 years.
‘Pica’ Eating Disorder Hospitalizations Nearly Doubled over Decade
Edmonds, WA (October 13, 2011) – An unusual eating disorder that many people have never even heard of is attracting attention because of a recent government study that indicated the disorder is on the rise in the United States. The Department of Health and Human Services found that hospitalizations resulting from the condition called “pica” rose 93 percent over the decade 1999-2009.
Court Ruling Requires Insurer to Pay Cost of Residential Treatment for Eating Disorder
Edmonds, WA (November 29, 2011) – In the wake of a federal court ruling this summer that a California woman’s insurance company should pay for residential treatment that she received for anorexia nervosa, psychologist Dr. Gregory Jantz echoed the court’s opinion that residential care can be medically necessary to treat severe eating disorders.