Melissa Meinzer

Eating Disorders

How to Be a Good Partner to Someone With an Eating Disorder

It can be hard to strike a balance between being helpful and being the food police.
Melissa Meinzer
Eat This

Five People Explain Why They Stopped Eating Meat

The average American eats more than 100 pounds of poultry every year.
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Living With It

Recovering From an Eating Disorder Can be More Complicated Than Going Sober

“It’s easy to say, ‘I’m not going to drink or take Xanax.’ But you still have to eat.”
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mental health

This Is What It's Like to Be a Drunkorexic

The term refers to the practice of eating less so you can drink more.
Melissa Meinzer
Living With It

I Stopped Bingeing and Purging When I Became a Vegan

"Arresting my bulimia took making a radical and mindful change in what I did and didn't eat."
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What's Freaking Me Out

Dental Cleaning Videos Are Disgusting and Satisfying

Almost as appealing as watching a pimple get popped.
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An STD Can Ruin Your Shot at Making a Baby One Day

24,000 women become infertile every year as a result of an undiagnosed STD. That's a lot of sad surprises.
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Sobriety Check

People Recovering From Addiction Face Temptation in Their Dreams, Too

About 85 percent of people addicted to drugs and alcohol will have a "using" dream within the first two months of sobriety.
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So Now You Know

What Happens When Hiccups Just Won't Quit

They cause about 4,000 hospitalizations in the US every year.
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What's Freaking Me Out

I Wore My Contacts Too Much and My Eyes Went Rogue

"For decades, if I was awake, I was wearing contacts."
Melissa Meinzer