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Why Eating Disorders Affect Body Odor

Some sufferers say they observe a smell like Play-Doh, others say it's more like ammonia.
Maggie Coggan
8.29.17
mental health
mental health

A Surprising Number of Nutrition Students Struggle with Eating Disorders

We spoke to four people involved in health education about why studying nutrition can be so unhealthy.
Sam Nichols
8.24.17
Health
Health

We Asked Men About Their Eating Disorders

I've wrestled with an eating disorder, on and off, since I was a teenager, and while in my life I've known other men who have struggled with food, we've rarely talked about it.
Graham Isador
3.7.17
Stuff
Stuff

I Inherited My Anorexic Mother's Fear of Food

If I ate breakfast one day, I wasn't allowed to eat until lunch the next, and then dinner the following. With swollen cheeks, I feared blood on my toothbrush. It never felt as if I got "everything" out.
Rose Thomas
7.15.16
so sad today
so sad today

Eating Gives Me Anxiety and Not Eating Gives Me Anxiety

Lately, I feel that the way I've lived for years—in hyperconscious, hypervigilant awareness of everything I put in my mouth—no longer serves to quell my depression and anxiety. It actually exacerbates it.
So Sad Today
7.7.16
Stuff
Stuff

The Mental Health Warriors of Instagram

The community serves as a place to help and support each other through whatever problems its members are dealing with, from dissociative identity disorder to eating disorders.
Georgia Bronte
12.18.15
Film
Film

Talking with Swedish Director Sanna Lenken About Girlhood, Eating Disorders, and Her New Film

"My Skinny Sister" explores what happens to a family when one member develops a devastating eating disorder.
Michael Pattison
10.14.15
Features
Features

Should Weed Be Used to Treat Eating Disorders?

Marijuana is used as a medicine for everything from anxiety to cancer—and some experts believe it could treat eating disorders, too.
Arielle Pardes
8.10.15
Stuff
Stuff

I Spent a Week Undercover in a Pro-Anorexia WhatsApp Group

The skeletal girls in it bowed before a mysterious leader known as "the goddess of emaciation."
Nadja Brenneisen
7.8.15
Stuff
Stuff

I Catfished a Pedophile Who Was Posing as a Pro-Anorexia Coach

While researching the pro-ana community for an article, I stumbled across some evidence that these forums have become a hunting ground for sexual predators.
Nadja Brenneisen
6.10.15
Photo
Photo

The London Protesters Who Hate a Controversial 'Beach Body Ready' Ad

Bikini-clad women got together in Hyde Park to make it clear they don't like being told what kind of body they should have.
Daisy Jones
5.5.15
VICE News
VICE News

French Parliament Considers Modeling Weight Restrictions to Battle Anorexia

Today, troops from Chad and Niger retake town from Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, and more.
VICE Staff
3.21.15