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 [...]

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A Day of Laughter, Smiles, and Giving Back

I hate to say this, but it most of the times when I compose a blog post, the post usually paints a picture of an event that has caused me tons of internal anguish. Believe it or not though, today's entry on yesterday's (Sunday's) experiences  is not going to be one laden with sorrow or [...]

Food as Medicine: Why Veganism isn’t the Key to Health

I am sure I am not the only individual with an eating disorder who finds herself subconsciously wandering into the library’s diet book section. Just like yeast thrives when exposed to the proper conditions, my eating disorder thrives when it is submersed in an environment of nothing but books that worship weight-loss. I remember though [...]

Food as Medicine: Could It Be Your “B”?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvEizypoyO0 We all know that having an eating disorder is no “walk in the park” for our bodies. Every time we starve ourselves, uncontrollably stuff food in our mouths, and stick a finger down our throats; we are inflicting some form of bodily harm on ourselves. We’re hurting the one muscle that gives us life [...]

Food as Medicine: Fats

Fats. It is a word the strikes fear into most people with eating disorders. Why? Because for some reason ED seems to think that eating an avocado or drizzling some olive oil on our salad will result in massive weight gain due to the fat content of these foods.  Today though we are going to [...]

Food as Medicine Series: Proteins

Proteins are worshiped like a god in the diet industry. They have been dubbed as the key to achieving that model-like physique so many of us have dreamed about. But from a scientific standpoint, what really are proteins and are they truly the answer to all of our weight-related issues? Proteins are not just a [...]

Food as Medicine Series: Carbohydrates

As individuals with eating disorders, we all know our relationship with food is rather complicated. No matter if we are an anorexic, bulimic, binge eater, or disordered eater; in our eyes food is one of the few “effective” coping skills we possess.  That is exactly why I decided to produce a set of nutrition posts [...]