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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Hope, Help and Healing

To raise awareness and encourage healthier habits, the National Eating Disorder Association named this National Eating Disorder Awareness Week — 7 days every February when this country turns its attention to eating habits that negatively impact the lives of millions of Americans each year in the form of the following eating disorders:

  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Compulsive overeating
  • Binge eating

In support of this movement to raise awareness, I will devote every blog post this week to the subject of eating disorders, starting today with an excerpt from my blog for PBS’ series This Emotional Life. It includes an excerpt from my book, Hope, Help and Healing: A New Approach to Treating Anorexia, Bulimia, and Overeating, from which I will be pulling material all week long.

“The key to an eating disorder lies in relationships, usually the closest of them all – relationships within the family. As noted in my book Hope, Help & Healing for Eating Disorders: A new approach to treating anorexia, bulimia and overeating:

”The behaviors surrounding an eating disorder are the result of a relationship – perhaps several relationships – tilting off the mark. You may be able to pinpoint immediately where and when your life diverged from what you wanted it to be. Or maybe you can trace a slow slide from the ideal to the real.’ [Read more, including Emily’s story…]

For more information, click here to learn what you can do to support National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

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