Jewish Journal

The Truth About Celebrities and Eating Disorders

By Rebecca Cooper

July 25, 2014 | 9:02 am

The shame, guilt and misunderstanding of eating disorders makes it hard for anyone to come forward to get help, but it is so much harder for a public figure to do so. Celebrities... read on

  • The Truth About Binge Eating

    By Rebecca Cooper

    May 6, 2014 | 8:04 am

    A patient came to see me because she needed a heart operation. You may think that it is strange that someone would come to see a therapist because of a heart condition. She began explaining why she needed my help. Here is Sally’s story:

    “I have a very serious heart condition,”... read on

  • Holidays and Sensible Eating Patterns

    By Rebecca Cooper

    October 14, 2013 | 7:57 am

    Before the holidays start you may be looking for that perfect diet. You want to look your best for the family and friends you may not have seen since last holiday season. You have to lose those ten pounds you gained since last year. So you diet and restrict as the holidays... read on

  • Sugar, Sugar…

    By Rebecca Cooper

    July 18, 2013 | 8:11 am

    Proven to be more addictive than cocaine, a closer look at Sugar may help to explain America’s rise in obesity, diabetes and the new focus on food addiction.

    A 2007 study (Lenoir, Serre, Cantin, Ahmed), found that intense sweetness surpasses cocaine reward even in addicted and... read on

  • Secret Sufferings in Plain Sight

    By Rebecca Cooper

    June 25, 2013 | 11:07 am

    Amy Winehouse’s brother, Alex, reported to the Observer Magazine that he believes bulimia killed his sister.

    Although the family knew Amy suffered from an eating disorder since her early teens, Alex says no one talked about it. The Winehouse family is indicative of so many other... read on

  • Male Eating Disorders: A Real Thing

    By Rebecca Cooper

    May 21, 2013 | 7:43 am

    Recently, People Magazine came out with an article about Ashley Hamilton talking openly about his struggles with an eating disorder. I applaud Ashley for coming out about having an eating disorder. The shame, guilt and misunderstanding of eating disorders makes it hard for anyone... read on

  • Eating Disorders and Older Women

    By Rebecca Cooper

    March 4, 2013 | 8:54 am

    Sixty-six percent of America’s adult population is overweight. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported earlier this year that 35.7 percent of adults and 16.9 percent of children age 2 to 19 are obese.

    Marketdata Enterprises, Inc., an independent market... read on

  • 7 Reasons Why Diets Don’t Work

    By Rebecca Cooper

    January 28, 2013 | 12:47 pm

    Have you been on more than one diet? How many? Just answering that question tells you a lot. If diets worked you would not be spending your money on one diet (plan, book, program, supplement, diet foods, pill, etc.) after another. Marketdata Enterprises, Inc. (2011), an independent... read on

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Rebecca Cooper is a California licensed therapist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and the Founder of Rebecca’s House Eating Disorder Treatment Programs™. She is the...

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