Our children being ‘picky eaters’ can be one of the most frustrating parts of the parenting experience. I have personal experience of this and guest author, Caroline Kastner, offers some helpful tips to manage this behaviour. [Read more…]
Despite often being portrayed in the media as a ‘female issue’, eating disorders affect many males in the UK, usually from the ages of 14-25. According to The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence, approximately 1.6 million people in the UK have either anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or EDNOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified) – of this total, 11% are male. Our guest author, Helen Wier, gives us some further insight into the reality.
One study carried out by researchers at University College London has found that eating disorders are rising twice as quickly in males as it is in females. Between the years 2000 and 2009, the number of diagnosed cases of anorexia and bulimia nervosa in males rose by 24%.
The highest rates of newly diagnosed cases in the UK involve females aged 15 to 19 and males aged 10 to 14. [Read more…]
When our moods are turbulent, the mind a whirl of anxiety, how often might we consider what we are eating and drinking – and whether this may hold a significant contributory factor? I am hugely proud to share this guest post with you. Carol Lee shares her story here – it may well shine a light on yours too! [Read more…]
As with any human condition it is highly important to rule out medical reasons for an existing or recurring condition for our eating, where appropriate, as much as these can be diagnosed accurately. [Read more…]