Cleansing, purging, detoxing. When it comes to getting healthier, these are terms you may have heard a time or two. But they're probably not not terms that the average person associates with an eating disorder. Usually the image of an emaciated young Caucasian girl plagued with issues of self-loathing comes to mind. But there is now evidence available that has broadened the scope and the definition of eating disorders, and some of them are more common than you think, even with minority women.
Whether it's downing laxatives on a regular basis, or indulging in the use of certain "health" drinks or supplements, some eating disorders are disguised as commonly accepted, natural do-it-yourself wellness practices. However, when it comes to this kind of homegrown healthcare, what you don't know may be destroying you in more ways than one.
Tune in as me and my guest, clinical psychologist, Dr. Leslie Bessellieu, reveals some little known facts about the silent side of eating disorders and the women you'd least expect to be affected by them.
Tell every woman you know to tune in. This promises to be a very provocative show! 646-716-6910 or chat with us in the Javammunity room.
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