How to Get the Most out of Eating Disorder Treatment

You've found the best eating disorder treatment center, packed your suitcase to point where you are still shocked you got it to close, and now you are off - off to spend the next couple of weeks or months literally fighting for your life. Currently the relapse rate for anorexic patients ranges from 9% to [...]

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Packing for Eating Disorder Treatment? The Ten Things You Must Bring!

You've called the treatment center, completed their bucket load of tedious paperwork, argued with your insurance company (and FINALLY got approved), and have your admission date marked on your calendar. That's right my friend. You have just completed the hardest part of eating disorder treatment - actually accepting the fact you need help and getting [...]

How to Find the BEST (for you) Eating Disorder Treatment Center

After months, years, or maybe even decades of swallowing laxatives instead of food, torturing your weary body with endless exercise,  mindlessly devouring the contents of your refrigerator, and spending hours vomiting in your porcelain commode - you've made a decision. A decision that may not just change the course of your life, but also save it. [...]

Eating Disorder Treatment 101: An Introduction to My NEW BLOG SERIES!

Let me tell you the story on why I have decided to write this series on eating disorder treatment. As most of you know, I spent the early years of my eating disorder in hospitals and treatment facilities.  Since I was so young at the time,  making my own medical decisions was off the table, and [...]

What Anorexia Really Is

I made this picture because I really do think eating disorders are illnesses that are misunderstood by the majority of the population. Too many people think ED sufferers engage in behaviors by choice in order to achieve our nation's current "thin ideal". FYI folks, eating disorders are . . . 1) NOT the result of [...]

Remission Resources: What To Do When You Can’t Find a Dietitian

After burying my nose in many books and academic articles, I have developed a very strong opinion about the role nutrition plays in the arduous but rewarding process of  ED remission. I believe that proper nutrition, not psychiatrist visits or some form of psychotherapy, is the key to finally being free from your eating disorder. You [...]

Your Body Doesn’t Die First in the World of Eating Disorders

Whenever you find yourself trapped in the world of eating disorder treatment, whether it be inpatient or outpatient, the medical team treating you seems to continuously remind you about how deadly eating disorders are. They explain in detail how all of your organs can just throw in the towel. They describe how you can push up [...]