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Eating Disorders in the News 10-26-09

Posted Oct 26 2009 7:35am

Eating Disorders in the News
Examples of Ralph Lauren's war against Real Women and Photoshopped Models
Photo: On the left, Filippa Hamilton with digital liposuction; on the right, as she is. Credit: AP 
Digital Anorexia October 16, 2009 |  1:09 pm
Lauren has apologized, but that doesn't mean blogs or feminist groups
are about to let go of the  grotesque retouch job on a fashion shot
that makes the model's waist look like it was squeezed into an illegal
torture device. Her hips appear narrower than her head, as blog Boing
Boing pointed out, and her thighs look like they came straight from a
classroom skeleton. The clothing company eventually confessed to the
mistake, saying it was having a bad Photoshop day.-- Karin Klein   Read More

 Lauren has another bad Photoshop day!  The controvery continues...
Oct 16th 2009
Ella Esmeralda
blog Photoshop Disasters uncovered a Ralph Lauren ad featuring model
Filippa Hamilton-Palmstierna with a body so grotesquely Photoshopped
that her head appeared bigger than her pelvis.  After threatening
Photoshop Disasters (and blog BoingBoing, which reprinted the image)
with legal action, the executives at Ralph Lauren took responsibility
for the picture.  The company went on to tell American The Today Show -
which invited size 4 Hamilton-Palmstierna to share her story about
allegedly being fired from modeling for Ralph Lauren due to not fitting
into the clothes - that the Photoshop mistake only appeared in one
department store in Japan.  Read More

Eating Disorders and Dementia Oct 15 Researchers
at the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate
of Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts conducted the
Choices, Attitudes and Strategies for Care of Advanced Dementia at the
End-of-Life (CASCADE) study, which was funded by the National
Institutes of Health.  The research team observed around 323 patients
suffering from advanced dementia and after a period of 18 months found
that roughly 55 percent of patients died due to issues related to
dementia. Around 86 percent of patients suffered from various eating
disorders while almost half the patients caught pneumonia. Read More
Pop Culture: somnambulism and nocturnal eating syndrome
By John Timpane
Inquirer Staff Writer -
OK, so Paula Abdul, late of American Idol's crack judging panel, discovered current judge Kara DioGuardi.
She even had KD move in with her. Best buds. Roommates. But tragedy
struck. Turns out KD has a bizarre penchant for sleepwalking to the
fridge and raiding same.  Read More

The Genie in Your Genes: Epigenetic Medicine and the New Biology of Intention iaedp Symposium 2010
Dawson Church, PhD,
applies the insights of the new field of Epigenetics (epi=above, i.e.
control above the level of the gene) to healing. Citing hundreds of
scientific studies, he shows how beliefs and emotions can trigger the
expression of DNA strands, focusing on a class of genes called
Immediate Early Genes or IEGs. These genes turn on within a few seconds
of a stimulus. They can be triggered by thoughts or emotions ("I loved
that unexpected gift of roses Bill gave me" or "I'm so mad about what
Uncle John said at the Christmas party"). Many IEGs are regulatory
genes which turn on other genes that affect specific aspects of our
immune system, such as the production of white blood cells that destroy
attacking bacteria and viruses. Epigenetics thus influences our health
every day. Dr Church will be a keynote speaker at Symposium 2010 Read More

Katie Goode, M.A., MFC 45129
Eating Disorder and Anxiety Specialist
4199 Campus Drive, Suite 550, Irvine, CA 92612
26081 Merit Circle, Suite 120, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 395-7161

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