WE WELCOMED TABITHA FARRAR AN EATING DISORDER COUNSELOR FOR MOSTLY ANOREXIA. WE LEARNED A NEW WAY TO LOOK At EATING DISORDERS…
We talked to eating disorder counselor, podcaster and blog writer Tabitha Farrar. Tabitha specializes in anorexia nervosa as she had anorexia for twelve years. She talked the Controversial Scientific reasoning behind eating disorders. We had never heard that theory so it was very interesting. I had some sort of eating disorder from the time I was 14 until I hit 35. Eating disorders are very difficult to conquer. There are unfortunately many relapses. We talked the very real fear of food. Words that trigger people with eating disorders. The isolation that goes with eating disorders and lots more. Michelle was very lucky that she had a healthy sense of self and never had an eating disorder. Eating disorders don't discriminate. Many men have them as well but its more of a stigma attached if you are a man. We also talked how eating disorders are not only for the adolescent girls, but older women that have never had an eating disorder can and do get one in their fifties. Its all very complicated but it is an illness and anorexia is the biggest killer of teen girls.
Its important to know the scientific as well as the emotional parts and what and if culture has anything to do with it. Everyone is different, so you can't treat everyone alike. If it were only so easy to "eat a hamburger" when people see super skinny people.
Our hope is if you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder there are MANY places on the web for information. That you learned something, and you are not ALONE.
We thank Tabitha for being such a great guest. Most of all we thank our listeners. Please keep hanging in with us.
Michelle and Grace
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I was very saddened to hear about Tom Petty Dying. We use his American girl as our opener. I played us out with Free Falling. RIP Tom .