Freda Worrell explores both the positive and negative impacts that reading can have on people with eating disorders.
Are we ‘weighting’ for another health epidemic?
Elinor Jones gives a run down on the pros and cons of pushing a dieting culture on children and worries about what it could mean for the future.
Mental Health Myth Busting: Eating Disorders
Scarlett Reid, Print Science Editor thoughtfully discusses the myths that surround eating disorders and how to combat those stereotypes.
‘There is hope for recovery’: An Investigation into Exeter’s Eating Disorder Services
In 2016, Hannah Butler was in her final year of university. An Exeposé Editor recently returned from her year abroad, she was on the cusp of top grades, a Masters degree, and high-flying journalistic ambitions. Yet, her time at Exeter had been marred by an eating disorder in her second year, for which she had […]
Eating Disorders in the Fashion Industry
As the iconic scene in The Devil Wears Prada dictates, the fashion industry has had a huge effect on everyday life since Eve ate the apple and humans felt the need to cover their naked bodies. Even those of us who don’t spend time flicking through Vogue or choosing their outfits carefully, we still rely […]
Number of young male sufferers from eating disorders soars
Societally deemed a typically feminine mental health issue, the world of eating disorders is generally seen as one unrelatable to men. Freddie Flintoff, a former cricketer, recently described the moment he came close to speaking out about his eating disorder during a team meeting with a dietitian. The dietitian later remarked that she could not imagine anyone […]
“We are people. We are not just bodies.”: An interview with Channel 4 presenter Emma Woolf
Eating disorders can affect anyone, across any age or gender. Many of us have been affected by them at some point in our lives, whether through supporting a friend or experiencing it ourselves. However, discussing eating disorders openly still seems to be taboo. It almost seems as though these struggles have been pushed behind closed […]
Exeter’s eating disorder crisis
Most of us know someone who has suffered from an eating disorder. We might even know someone who’s tried to access support in Exeter. But how many of us know someone who has actually managed to get the help they need in the city? Sadly, it turns out things just aren’t that easy around here. And […]
Fasting: full of benefits, or a dangerous fad?
Fasting has long been an interest to the scientific community, chiefly because of its touted historic benefits to the human body. Fasting is a natural evolutionary survival adaption that allowed us to survive when food was scarce during the winter months, by slowing our bodies natural processes and using the food we did consume more […]
‘Anorexia is narcissism’? I can’t stomach this
F ollowing Joan Bakewell’s opinion that growing rates of eating disorders among teenagers is a ‘sign of narcissism’, this veteran broadcaster has admitted to causing ‘enormous upset’ and has apologized. But is Bakewell really remorseful about what she said or does she just want the public back on her side? I think, at one point […]