Recovery Resources  |  Popular Culture Articles

The articles below range from true stories of recovery from an eating disorder to considerations of how over focus on "healthy eating" may lead to future eating problems. The resources and articles in this section are easy to read and connect with. We hope that you find them helpful in gaining knowledge that you can apply to your own recovery whether you suffer from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or know someone who does. We hope that you find these tools and supports to be helpful.


Eating Disorder Recovery Stories

The stories are about individuals who have recovered from an eating disorder like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder or are pursuing recovery from an eating disorder. The journey often has ups and downs, but we hope that these true stories inspire and motivate you to take positive steps toward change.

Unsinkable | Website and book by Emily Kate Noren | Float Therapy

Unsinkable | Website and book by Emily Kate Noren | Float Therapy

How to face the 10 fears of seeking treatment for an eating disorder | Brittany Burgunder | Sept 8 2015

How to face the 10 fears of seeking treatment for an eating disorder | Brittany Burgunder | Sept 8 2015

Alanis Morissette opens up about life after an eating disorder | Yahoo Health | Sept 1 2015

Alanis Morissette opens up about life after an eating disorder | Yahoo Health | Sept 1 2015

Before you complain about your body, think about this | Rebecca Adams | Huffington Post | Oct 5 2015

Before you complain about your body, think about this | Rebecca Adams | Huffington Post | Oct 5 2015

11 Myths about eating disorders, debunked by someone who lived it | Elite Daily | July 15 2015

11 Myths about eating disorders, debunked by someone who lived it | Elite Daily | July 15 2015


How to Help a Loved One

Knowing how to help support a loved one who is suffering from an eating disorder is not always easy. Here are some helpful articles and blog entries that discuss ways you can help you loved one who may be struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or other problems related to food or body image. The more education and tools you have to support a loved one, the better.

Eva Musby's website | Mother of recovered daughter | Family Based Treatment advocate

Eva Musby's website | Mother of recovered daughter Family Based Treatment advocate

7 Things to never say to someone who has struggled with an eating disorder | Caitlin Flynn | Sept 18 2015

7 Things to never say to someone who has struggled with an eating disorder | Caitlin Flynn | Sept 18 2015

5 ways to help a partner with an eating disorder | Gina Florio | Aug 5 2015

5 ways to help a partner with an eating disorder | Gina Florio | Aug 5 2015

Why dads need to be body positive role models for their daughters | C. Marriner | Aug 15 2015

Why dads need to be body positive role models for their daughters | C. Marriner | Aug 15 2015


Culture and Eating Disorders

There are many ways that cultural trends and pressures can affect all of us. Young women in particularly have been negatively affected by the "thin ideal" that is often presented in the United States.

Orthorexia Nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition | The Independent | August 30 2015

Orthorexia Nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition | The Independent | August 30 2015

Parents, meet the competition for your child's body image | Chandra Johnson | Aug 19 2015

Parents, meet the competition for your child's body image | Chandra Johnson | Aug 19 2015

How social media is fueling the worrying rise in eating disorders | Emma Woolf | June 3 2015

How social media is fueling the worrying rise in eating disorders | Emma Woolf | June 3 2015


Inspiring and Empowering Actions

A Voice that Carries | Film Teaser | "Empowers father's to be positive influences in their daughters lives" | It is a must see!

A Voice that Carries | Film Teaser | "Empowers father's to be positive influences in their daughters lives" | It is a must see!

Teen overcomes anorexia through yoga | CNN | Ashley Strickland

Teen overcomes anorexia through yoga | CNN | Ashley Strickland

Body Project empowers young women to accept themselves | Asunews.asu.edu | Emma Greguska

Body Project empowers young women to accept themselves | Asunews.asu.edu | Emma Greguska

Suburban duo's positive WTTW kids show inspired by eating disorder tragedy | Daily Herald | Jamie Sotonoff & Dann Gire

Suburban duo's positive WTTW kids show inspired by eating disorder tragedy | Daily Herald | Jamie Sotonoff & Dann Gire


Recovery Resource Suggestions

If you have any recommendation for articles we should include, please let us know and we would be more than happy to add it to this page.