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Weird Medical Condition of the Day: Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder; Or, Fear of Food

Weird Medical Condition of the Day: Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder; Or, Fear of Food

Chances are you know a picky eater or two. Maybe you’re one yourself. But imagine if your pickiness was an actual medical condition that made the thought of eating almost any food as disgusting as eating dirt or bugs. That’s the world in which people suffering from an eating disorder know as Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake […]

The Latest Dangerous Diet Trend: The Cotton Ball Diet

The Latest Dangerous Diet Trend: The Cotton Ball Diet

If you type the words “cotton ball” into Google nowadays, one of the first phrases to pop up is “cotton ball diet,” which should be all you need to know about how popular a trend this is. That’s right; more and more people are actually eating cotton balls in order to lose weight. The thought […]

Thigh Gap: The Latest Medically Unsafe Beauty Trend

Thigh Gap: The Latest Medically Unsafe Beauty Trend

Mind the gap. The latest beauty trend amongst teenage girls and young women around the globe is the desire to achieve a so-called “thigh gap,” a space between the upper thighs that’s visible even when standing with your legs straight and your knees together. It’s a rapidly growing fad that has inspired countless websites, how-to […]

Sleep Eating Woman Consumes a Day’s Worth of Food at Night

Lesley Cusack Sleep Eating Woman Eats a Day's Worth of Food at Night

Think you have a hard time losing weight? At least you’re not Lesley Cusack, a 55-year-old mother of three from Warrington, England, who suffers from a rare condition known as Sleep-Related Eating Disorder (SRED). Known commonly to the average person as “sleep eating,” SRED is a form of sleepwalking (or “somnambulism”) in which the sleeper […]