New Netflix film about anorexia divides eating disorder activists

New Netflix film about anorexia divides eating disorder activists

A new Netflix film, which tells the story of a woman suffering from anorexia, is dividing opinion. To The Bone comes out on Friday and follows 20-year-old Ellen as she’s sent to an unconventional treatment centre. Some charities are worried it will “glamorise” the eating disorder. But the film’s director Marti Noxon, who overcame anorexia herself, says she wants it to act as a “conversation starter about an issue that is too often clouded by…

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Tasting Canada’s Wild West: A True Foodie’s Guide to Eating Your Way Through BC

Sponsored Content by Fairmont British Columbia Jun. 8th, 2017 There’s no place quite like British Columbia. Fairmont has teamed up with local partners to offer a variety of culinary excursions, guided tours of craft distilleries and the opportunity to forage wild ingredients with a chef. From the vibrant, metropolitan energy of Vancouver to the quaint charm of afternoon tea in Victoria and the adrenaline pumping adventure of Whistler, experience the best of BC with World Class Wild. With Fairmont, you can…

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Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay opens up about eating disorder

Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay opens up about eating disorder

Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay has spoken about her struggles with body image, revealing that she’s had an eating disorder since the age of 14. The actress, who played Lady Sybil, said she “felt so alone”, but decided to speak out and “held my head up”. She told The Daily Telegraph: “I’ve had an eating disorder since I was 14. “I think we can feed certain ideas of what beauty is and what success is,…

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Misophonia: Scientists crack why eating sounds can make people angry

Misophonia: Scientists crack why eating sounds can make people angry

Why some people become enraged by sounds such as eating or breathing has been explained by brain scan studies. The condition, misophonia, is far more than simply disliking noises such as nails being scraped down a blackboard. “I feel there’s a threat and get the urge to lash out – it’s the fight or flight response,” says patient Olana Tansley-Hancock, 29, from Kent. UK scientists have shown some people’s brains become hardwired to produce an…

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Eating disorders can strike in mid-life

Eating disorders can strike in mid-life

Eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, affect a small but substantial number of women in their 40s and 50s, UK research suggests. The study, involving more than 5,000 women, found just over 3% reported having an eating disorder. Some said they had experienced it since their teens, others developed it for the first time in their middle age. Julie Spinks, from Beaconsfield, is 48. She was not involved in the study, but can relate first-hand…

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