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Monday, 25 November 2013

Rebecca Adlington's Body Image Woes

Rebecca Adlington is an inspiration and a star. She has an amazing body and mind which have worked together to give her two Olympic awards, including gold medals.

But she is being tormented about her looks on social media and her tormentors are making her sad. How can we all bear this?

I have written her an open letter which I wont repeat here, but you might like to follow this link. How can we all support her in distancing herself from Appearance Bullies who are nobodies in their own lives trying to pull down people who have put their heads above the parapet.

Anyone who thinks it is a useful life quest to look like a beauty queen of dubious talent needs to have their head examined. Lets celebrate something different.

For my open letter visit below


Friday, 15 November 2013

Anorexia NOT Increasing In Children?

In 2013 there was a media storm about increasing rates of childhood eating disorders that was picked up and chewed over relentlessly by eating disorder organisations.

Except by us. At the National Centre for Eating Disorders, when asked to comment about these new terrible findings, we said. Are you sure this is true?

Denying exciting and terrible news stories doesn't make good press. But we let the tide wash over us and like every tsunami it all drained away.

Now our thoughts have been confirmed. It appeared that journalists have been using the wrong information. This is wrong, and the terrible headlines should be disconfirmed.

For the new evidence and for our more detailed thoughts about childhood eating disorders please follow this link to our website.  http://eating-disorders.org.uk/anorexia-in-children-not-increasing/

Eating disorder organisations like us need not rely on alarmist stories to gain publicity. There is no need to shock the public in order to keep ourselves in profile. We must both  respond to real need and also to calm things down when they are lies, distortions and misinformation.