Brian Cuban Shares His Eating Disorder Struggle

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Are male eating disorders a silent epidemic? Many men, including Mark Cuban's brother, suffer. Research says he is not alone.
Air Date: 4/22/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Brian Cuban
Brian CubanBrian Cuban is a lawyer and activist specializing in 1st Amendment issues and hate speech. Based in Dallas, Texas, he is also the segment host for "Brian Cuban's Legal Briefs" on EyeOpenerTV, a morning show syndicated in Houston, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Portland, OR, and founder of his blog, The Cuban Revolution. A passionate advocate against child and teen bullying, Cuban has appeared in major media outlets such as Fox News and NBC and has lectured at prestigious locations and conferences including The Commonwealth Club, South By Southwest, BlogWorld 2009 and 2011, The FPA(Financial Planning Association) Experience 2011, The Simon Wiesenthal Center, The Anti-Defamation League and Facebook Corporate.
Brian Cuban Shares His Eating Disorder Struggle
Many people only associate eating disorders with females. 

But, just like women, men feel pressure to live up to the societal standards of body image that is portrayed in the media. 

It's so important to not overlook the warning signs, especially since this illness does not discriminate on the basis of gender.

Brian Cuban, lawyer, activist, talk show host and the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, provides a rare male perspective and firsthand account of the disease that almost took his life.

He shares the steps he took to recovery, and provides insight on how to recognize and take action if someone you love is suffering from an eating disorder.


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