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A group of disorders characterized by physiological and psychological disturbances in appetite or food intake.
The numerical value of eating disorders in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of eating disorders in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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Women with body image or eating disorders are not a special category, just more extreme in their response to a culture that emphasizes thinness and impossible standards of appearance for women instead of individuality and health.
I want to bring awareness to this disease because it's going unnoticed and there's a lot of shame around eating Eating Disorders right now, it's inspiring me to want to get better -- I want my struggle to help other women know that they aren't alone. This terrible disease should not be kept in the closet of shame.
And what comes along with that? Eating disorders. And that makes my blood boil. And is the reason we don’t have any social media in our house. let your kids climb trees. Take the device out of their hand. Play Monopoly! You go to a cafe and grown-ups are at one end of the table and children the other, on devices, not looking up.
We're not making a causal relationship in that BMI tests cause eating disorders because these are very, very complex illnesses ... but these tests can be trigger moments, so if someone is vulnerable and in a vulnerable place (and is) being weighed at school or being measured in whatever way ... these are things that can be very triggering for those who are at risk.
Girls are learning at the youngest ages that their value comes from how they look, and the definition of attractive is very narrowly defined as being sexy or sassy (for the younger girls), sexuality is imposed upon them inappropriately, and they are encouraged to define their bodies -- not by how their bodies feel to themselves, but by how they look to others. This creates vulnerabilities for girls to the pitfalls we worry about -- distorted body image, eating disorders, depression and unhealthy sexual behavior.
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