Food, Culture, and Body Image – Part 1

Food, Culture, and Body Image – Part 1

Columbus Park founder and director Melissa Gerson recently presented a series on food, culture, and body image at an independent girls’ school in New York City. In a research-informed, interactive workshop, Gerson encouraged girls to think critically about our...
Eating Disorders and the LGBTQIA Community

Eating Disorders and the LGBTQIA Community

In recent years, an increasing body of research has shown that eating disorders are disproportionately common in the LGBTQIA community. For instance, a 2018 report from The Trevor Project, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), and Reasons Eating Disorder...
I Feel Fat

I Feel Fat

We call it the “anorexic wish:” the desire to recover from the cognitive symptoms of anorexia (like the obsessive thoughts about food and the body and weight preoccupation) without having to gain weight. Anorexia is tricky to treat since so much about the...
Anorexia and Evolution

Anorexia and Evolution

Findings suggest that anorexia nervosa may be related to a biological adaptation that thousands of years ago helped migrating populations find food. Researchers believe that nomadic people possessed a natural instinct that prompted them to move on when food supply was...
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