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By On January 5th, 2018

How one daughter told her mom and dad she had an eating disorder

For those living with an eating disorder, secrecy tends to be a way of life. They fear being “found out” and facing the embarrassment or shame of admitting to their disorder. In most cases, they manage to hide their eating disorder until they reach a tipping point where they are confronted by friends, family, doctors,…

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By On November 21st, 2017

How to make Thanksgiving safe for those with eating disorders

For most, Thanksgiving is a time to relax with family and feast on a variety of homecooked food. But, for the 30 million men and women living with eating disorders in America, the holiday is considerably less simple. Thanksgiving can be a precarious, stressful, and potentially triggering to those living with or recovering from an…

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By On February 7th, 2017

3 Tips For Helping a Friend With an Eating Disorder

Despite the recent awareness and education efforts, eating disorders are still surrounded in stigma that can make it hard to get help from even those closest to you. It can also make it difficult to talk to or offer support for friends you suspect of having a problem. While it may feel awkward or uncomfortable,…

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By On August 25th, 2016

The Changing Face of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are not as simple as many people seem to believe. These dangerous disorders are often brushed off as a “young women’s” problem, but those who struggle with disorders like anorexia and bulimia cannot be so simply categorized. “The face of eating disorders today is any face: a young face, an old face, a…

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By On April 8th, 2016

The Cookbook That Helps People Recovering From Eating Disorders

If you’ve never lived with an eating disorder, you might not realize just how food becomes a central part of life for people with anorexia, bulimia, or another eating disorder. But, as Francesca Baker explained to PEOPLE, food is a large part of life and a frequent conversation point for people with eating disorders. “Patients…

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