An Apple a Day Does Not Keep the Doctor Away!

It is very important that we understand Eating Disorders (EDs) beyond their diagnostic labels. On one end of the spectrum lies Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa while Binge Eating is on the other extreme end. Yet, there is one common factor between the three diagnoses – CONTROL. Let’s further analyze the Anorexia Nervosa category to get a better understanding of the nitty gritty of self-starvation.

The Other Side

I look in the mirror and all I think about is how much of a failure I am. Am I broken? Is this my fate? Do I have some miswired fuse in my head that makes me this way? I have suffered from depression through different phases in my life, but the latest one was the most dysfunctional.

The Globalization of Eating Disorders

Globalization is a phenomenon that has been widely known for its positive effects of bringing cultures together and facilitating communication through vehicles such as the internet. On the other hand, the negative effects of globalization have not been emphasized as such by many scholars. Therefore, acknowledging how globalization has affected our lives is the first step towards finding a solution to the problems that come in tandem with globalization. This article will discuss one of the most important aspect of a woman's life, which is maintaining an attractive overall appearance, through the lens of globalization. It is unfortunate that globalization plays a major, indirect role in promoting eating disorders which includes anorexia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa has been encouraged through the use of traditional media and social while binge-eating disorder has been promoted through the success of macdonalization, location of fast food restaurants, availability of healthy food restaurants and the fact that people now have a sedentary lifestyle.