"Chew and Spit" is bound up in feelings of shame and loss of control. But it's only recently that experts have begun to learn a bit more about the damaging behavior.
A sociologist who has devoted her life to studying new religious movements—or cults, as they're more widely known—explains which movements offer women spiritual power and status, and which fit the negative stereotypes.
How do women with eating disorders overpower their bodies' urge to eat? New research has found the illness actually alters the way their brains work.