Fitness, Health and Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes New Article Discussing the Occurrences of Eating Disorders in Pre-Teen Children

Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, a weekly resource for wellness of mind, body and spirit, features expert insight on her talk show regarding the delicate state that kids’ self esteem rests in, and how unhealthy behaviors are taking the place of fit lifestyles .

New York, NY – July 4, 2011Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, recently published an article on her website, that reveals a recent study’s startling news about kids who are vomiting to lose weight. The article, titled “The Fine Line Between Promoting Health and Protecting Self Esteem of Children” calls for parents and schools to educate kids on healthy diet and lifestyle choices that will help them avoid desperate behaviors of weight control like vomiting.

Dr. Anderson writes, “Appalling. Disappointing. And not surprising. That’s what I think about the recently released survey results that show an astonishing rate of pre-teen children exploring bulimia as a weight-loss tool. According to the Huffington Post article, ‘Kids Vomiting to Lose Weight, Even Before Puberty,’ out of 16,000 responses from surveyed pre-teens,  ‘15 percent of 13 to 15-year-olds said they had tried vomiting to lose weight in the last year, and nearly 16 percent of 10 to 12-year-olds said they had.’ Can you imagine your sweet little daughter in elementary school, leaning over the bathroom toilet to force her cafeteria lunch back up to flush down? It might sound dramatic, but according to this survey, this is more realistic than we might think.”

“The truth is that our children desperately need guidance on what foods to eat in order to maintain a healthy body weight. With skinny cover magazine and glamorous celebrity visual images everywhere in our media-overloaded society, girls don’t have to look far to learn the expectation for what “beautiful” looks like. However, when you’re between the ages of 10 and 15, you might not have the street smarts to realize that a lot of what they might see is touched up by an image editor, or perhaps even by a plastic surgeon. But I digress. Our children are clearly in distress, and it’s our job as parents and a society to respond to these startling statistics by providing education on healthy diet and exercise,” reports Dr. Anderson.

Wellness for the Real World features information on developing a healthy and fit mind, body and spirit in today’s dynamic society. Dr. Anderson adds her easily understandable, fun-infused voice to the broad-audience discussion on today’s most popular medicines, alternative treatments, health policies and opinions of wellness – so that her listeners can benefit from truly vigorous life in the real world today.

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About Wellness for the Real World:

Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.

About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in taekwondo and has completed two marathons.

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