Unhelpful hashtags perpetuate the idea that eating is somehow moral

Using hashtags like #cleaneating and #guiltfree perpetuate the idea that eating is somehow a moral issue.  It sends the unhelpful message that there is a "right way" and "wrong way" to eat.  Viewing food and eating this way can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and a condition known as orthorexia.

Reflections on the ANZAED conference - Key note by Ivan Eisler

Reflections on the ANZAED conference - Key note by Ivan Eisler

I wanted to shared the comments I posted on the ANZAED linkedin discussion board following the recent ANZAED conference on the Gold Coast.  I have had the privilege of having been supervised by 'both camps' if you will and so feel in quite a unique position to comment. An interesting debate that I am sure will continue about the use of manuals in the eating disorders treatment field.

To thrive, many young female athletes need a lot more food

To thrive, many young female athletes need a lot more food

A very interesting article describing symptoms that are difficult for GPs and parents to detect in an era, in which "healthy eating" and exercise is promoted so strongly. There is an 'Athletes symposium this week being held in Hamilton that discusses exactly these issues.