January 13, 2005

Sharon Osbourne confesses to bulimia

SHARON Osbourne has revealed she suffers from an eating disorder. The reality TV mum, who is married to rock legend Ozzy, says she has bulimia and often vomits up her food infront of her family.

"I still have bulimia, Ozzy knows and the kids - my God, how could they not. It's the thing that causes most arguments," she told British tabloid the Daily Mail.

The 52-year-old star admitted she needed professional help to overcome the disease she has battled all of her adult life.

"We'll be at the dinner table and I'll go off and they'll say, 'Oh, here we go again.' They hate it."

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Eating Disorders Treatment Facility Celebrates 15th Anniversary

January 12, 2005 Phoenix [PRNewswire]

In January of 1990, Ward Keller opened the doors of Remuda Ranch Programs for Anorexia and Bulimia in Wickenburg, Ariz. At that time, there was only one patient. Fifteen years later, Remuda Ranch has grown to become the nation's largest inpatient treatment center for women and girls, and has helped more than 6,000 patients and more than 15,000 family members overcome eating disorders.

"We're extremely pleased to be celebrating this important milestone," said Ward Keller, president and founder of Remuda Ranch Programs for Anorexia and Bulimia. "It proves the foundation we laid out fifteen years ago remains strong and we stand behind our Biblically based program. Our reputation is strengthened every year as we continue to help women and girls with eating disorders."

Eating disorders continue to increase at alarming rates in the U.S. Remuda Ranch has experienced an increase in children under 13 and midlife patients. Many times, Remuda Ranch is a last resort for women and girls suffering from anorexia, bulimia, emotional eating, and related issues. Often, patients try other treatment centers before finally arriving at Remuda Ranch.

"Our staff is made up of compassionate and dedicated professionals who have a real passion for their career and helping patients with eating disorders," adds Keller. Remuda Ranch assigns six professionals to each patient including a psychiatrist, psychologist, primary care physician, nurse, dietitian and Master's level therapist. "Our superb recovery rates are evidence of the positive results of their efforts."

In response to trends in our nation, last spring Remuda Ranch launched two new programs -- a children's program and an emotional eating program, including binge-eating disorder, compulsive over-eating and obesity. Success of the children's program has been tremendous. Remuda Ranch is now one of the few treatment centers in the nation that has the ability to respond to the growing need to help children 13 and younger in overcoming the ravages of eating disorders.

"Our future is bright and we have plans to expand our treatment programs to help a greater range of patients," adds Keller.

About Remuda Ranch Programs for Anorexia and Bulimia

Remuda Ranch is a caring place for women and girls who are suffering from ever-increasing levels of anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorder related issues. Remuda Treatment Centers offer professional, Biblically based programs exclusively dedicated to the professional treatment of females suffering from eating disorders. Each resident is treated by a team of six professionals including a psychiatric and primary care provider, registered dietitian, Masters-trained therapist, psychologist and registered nurse. The professional staff equips each resident with the right tools to live a healthy, productive life. For more information, call 1-800-445-1900

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