Disordered Eating

Breaking My No Diet Rule

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Today I am beginning the Medical Medium 28 Day Healing Cleanse. Feel free to keep me in your #thoughtsandprayers (I’m only half joking). Cleanses are not a normal practice for me. I typically avoid anything that slaps the ultra-enticing label of detox, diet, and/or cleanse. In my opinion these are often a profit-driven false promise that ...

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Turning to Therapy for My Eating Disorder… with Zero Shame

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Healing my relationship with food, an essential step to eating disorder recovery, required healing my relationship with myself. This is because the way I treated food was a reflection of how little value I placed upon my health and happiness. My fork may have been the weapon of choice, but it was getting its orders ...

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6 Steps to Healing Your Relationship With Food

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Healing your relationship with food is crucial for eating disorder recovery and treating autoimmune conditions. We all carry our childhood experiences with us. My mother struggled with her weight for most of my life. I was an athlete and was in decent shape growing up, but hearing her speak poorly of her body planted one ...

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The Struggle with Invisible Addictions

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The term addiction used to instantly make me think of an episode of Intervention. I aligned the term strictly with chemical dependencies, and having a family history of alcoholism solidified this limited perspective. In hindsight, I also avoided expanding my perceived scope of addiction because it might mean I was an addict. That was unacceptable. That ...

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Analysis Paralysis – How I Learned to Focus & Take 1 Step at a Time

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Drowning in information… that’s how I felt when I first set out to address the root cause of my autoimmune disease. I was so motivated to learn everything I could about mind body medicine, leaky gut, and the latest treatment methods for Hashimoto’s. I had a purpose and I was on a mission to make ...

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I Hate My Body – A Mantra That Kept My Eating Disorder Alive & Well

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"I hate my body" was practically a mantra in my head for the better part of my adult years.  No body is perfect because perfection is not attainable, nor should it be. If you insist on using the word perfection, at least accept that your definition of perfect is at least slightly different than that ...

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