Websites, Books & Podcats
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Awareness, Advocacy & Education
National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders.
Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live is a 501(c) not-for-profit organization that provides scholarship funding for people with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment. They promote healthy body image and self esteem, and serve as a testament that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible.
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
Designed for eating disorder professionals. AED promotes effective treatment, develops prevention initiatives, stimulates research and sponsors an international conference.
Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness
Provides educational information to parents and caregivers regarding the warning signs, dangers and consequences of eating disorders.
T-FEED (trans folx fighting eating disorders)
T-FFED is a collective of trans/gender diverse folx and allies who believe eating disorders in marginalized communities are social justice issues. We are based in Los Angeles but are honored to have national reach in our trainings, support structures, impact, and eventually our Healing Intensives.
The Body Is Not An Apology
The Body Is Not An Apology is an international movement committed to cultivating global Radical Self Love and Body Empowerment. They believe that discrimination, social inequality, and injustice are manifestations of our inability to make peace with the body, our own and others. Through information dissemination, personal and social transformation projects and community building, The Body is Not An Apology fosters global, radical, unapologetic self love which translates to radical human love and action in service toward a more just, equitable and compassionate world.
Eating Disorder Coalition EDC
The EDC advances the recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority throughout the United States. They focus attention on educating and working with Congress, to effectively influence federal policy.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Distributes lists of therapists, hospitals and informative materials; sponsors support groups, conferences, advocacy campaigns, research and a crisis hotline.
Eating Disorders Anonymous
A fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. In EDA, we help one another identify and claim milestones of recovery. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.
The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders (NAMED)
Provides support to males with eating disorders and their families and works to make the public more aware of the issue and to be a resource of information on the subject.
The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
BEDA Provides individuals who suffer from binge eating disorder with the recognition and resources they deserve to begin a safe journey toward a healthy recovery. BEDA serves as a resource for treatment providers to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat the disorder.
Proud To be Me
Proud2Bme is an online community created by and for teens. We cover everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.
ED Matters: The Gurze/Salucore podcast airing once a week where we interview the top experts in the field of eating disorders, sharing information for individuals recovering from eating disorders, their loved ones, clinicians in the field, and other individuals, professional or otherwise seeking to learn about eating disorders. Healthy conversations about eating disorders.
This podcast calls out diet culture for the life thief that it is, and challenges it in all its sneaky forms—including the restrictive behaviors that often masquerade as wellness and fitness. Launched in 2013, Food Psych is now one of iTunes' top 100 Health podcasts and the world's leading anti-diet podcast.
Motivation and inspiration for your journey to recovery from an eating disorder. Host Jessica Flint interviews recovery warriors and treatment professionals from around the world to get their unique perspective and advice on what it takes to heal your relationship to food and body. This show is for all types of eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and disordered eating.
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder
by Carolyn Costin & Gwen Schubert Grabb
For anyone who has suffered, their family and friends, and other helping professionals, this book should be by your side. With great compassion and clinical expertise, Costin and Grabb walk readers through the ins and outs of the recovery process, describing what therapy entails, clarifying the common associated emotions such as fear, guilt, and shame, and, most of all, providing motivation to seek help if you have been discouraged, resistant, or afraid.
Don't Diet, Live it Workbook; Healing Food, Weight & Body Issues
by Andrea Watcher & Marsea Marcus
This unique workbook is full of in-depth information, moving personal stories and insightful writing exercises to help people understand and resolve their food, weight and body image issues. Its sensitive insights teach readers how to be at peace with their bodies. Individuals and groups, world-wide, are using The Don't Diet, Live-It Workbook as a healing guide and now you can too!
Food and Feelings
by Karen R. Koenig
An extraordinary, powerful connection exists between feeling and feeding that, if damaged, may lead to one relying on food for emotional support, rather than seeking authentic happiness. This unique workbook takes on the seven emotions that plague problem eaters — guilt, shame, helplessness, anxiety, disappointment, confusion, and loneliness — and shows readers how to embrace and learn from their feelings.
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
By Sonya Renee Taylor
The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world--for us all.
Eating By the Light of The Moon
by Anita Johnston
Johnston’s book spirals deeply into the core issues that any woman coping with disordered eating would want to address, and she does it with a gentle, patient, and encouraging spirit. Her work uses myth, allegory and storytelling as a way of looking at the deep-seated issues of what it means to be a woman in today’s culture and how that affects our relationships with food.
Women Food and God
By Geneen Roth
No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all.After three decades of studying, teaching and writing about our compulsions with food, bestselling author Geneen Roth adds a powerful new dimension to her work in Women Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God.
by Brene Brown
Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.
You Are The One You've Been Waiting For
by Richard Schwartz
In this book, Richard Schwartz, the developer of the Internal Family Systems Model, applies the IFS Model to the topic of intimate relationships in an engaging, understandable, and personal style. Therapists and lay people alike will find this book to be an insightful exploration of how cultivating a relationship with the Self—the wise center of clarity, calmness, and compassion in each of us—creates the foundation for courageous love and resilient intimacy
by Marshall Rosenberg
In this internationally acclaimed text, Marshall Rosenberg offers insightful stories, anecdotes, practical exercises and role-plays that will dramatically change your approach to communication for the better. Discover how the language you use can strengthen your relationships, build trust, prevent conflicts and heal pain.
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
by Steven Hayes
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a new, scientifically based psychotherapy that takes a fresh look at why we suffer and even what it means to be mentally healthy. What if pain were a normal, unavoidable part of the human condition, but avoiding or trying to control painful experience were the cause of suffering and long-term problems that can devastate your quality of life? The ACT process hinges on this distinction between pain and suffering.
Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
By Linda Bacon
Fat isn’t the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn’t match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates “thin” with “healthy” is the problem. Tune in to your body’s expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. You too can feel great in your body right now—and Health at Every Size will show you how.
Health at Every Size has been scientifically proven to boost health and self-esteem. The program was evaluated in a government-funded academic study, its data published in well-respected scientific journals.