The Best Eating Disorders Health Blogs of 2015

The Best Eating Disorder Blogs of the Year

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  • The Best Eating Disorder Blogs of 2015

    The Best Eating Disorder Blogs of 2015

    An eating disorder (ED) can be a serious problem. It might even be life threatening in some cases. Unfortunately, eating disorders, the people who have them, and what it takes to recover are often misunderstood.

    These 14 blogs are a wonderful place to begin your journey toward recovery if you have an eating disorder, or if you’re caring for a loved one who does. Each blog is unique in its own way. You’re likely to find at least one that speaks to you.

  • Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?

    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?

    Clinical psychologist and author Stacey Rosenfeld, Ph.D., writes about eating disorders on her blog Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? Her book by the same name was released June 2014. Rosenfeld believes that nearly every woman has a problematic relationship with food and her body. However, not every woman has or needs a clinical diagnosis.

    Rosenfeld shares timely research, personal reflections, and encouraging stories that are meant to inform readers. She hopes the blog also will bring the conversations around eating disorders to a more positive place.

  • Laura’s Soap Box

    Laura’s Soap Box

    Laura Collins, author of the blog Laura’s Soap Box, has faced an eating disorder head-on. Her daughter developed life-threatening anorexia nervosa as a teenager, and together they overcame it.

    Today, Collins offers her views on how society influences eating disorders. She also reports on individuals and organizations she believes are doing good things for the eating disorder community. Above all, Collins wants families facing an eating disorder to hear this message: “It is not your fault. And there IS something you can do.”

  • Make Peace with Food

    Make Peace with Food

    Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin is a psychoanalyst who treats eating disorders. She instructs readers on ways to become more mindful about their relationship with food through blog posts, YouTube videos, and podcasts. She also helps parents, spouses, friends, and loved ones understand their roles in recovery.

    Make Peace with Food is deeply personal. That’s because Savelle-Rocklin’s approach to treating eating disorders is too, having overcome an eating disorder herself. Savelle-Rocklin’s experiences, combined with her clinical knowledge, make this blog unique.

  • Eating Disorders Blog

    Eating Disorders Blog

    Recovery and healing require an entire support team. This is a powerful realization for those battling a disorder, and it can jump-start the recovery process.

    Eating Disorder Blogs is a community that writes about a variety of ED topics, including anorexia, binge eating, bulimia, and emotional eating. Featured bloggers typically focus on one specific area. However, the entire community is a good resource for people who need information, support, and encouragement.

  • Eating Disorders Coalition News and Information

    Eating Disorders Coalition News and Information

    Washington. D.C. and state capitols around the country are filled with advocates. They represent organizations, businesses, and special interests to elected officials. For people with eating disorders, that organization is the Eating Disorders Coalition. Eating Disorders Coalition News and Information is their venue for sharing the work they’re doing to make and shape policy and law in this country. It provides resources for people who want to reach out to lawmakers and urge them to take action on behalf of the eating disorder community.

  • Eating Disorder Hope

    Eating Disorder Hope

    Jacquelyn Ekern founded Eating Disorder Hope in 2005 after battling and overcoming an eating disorder. She wanted her organization to be a resource to individuals who were searching for treatment. Today, Ekern uses her blog to offer encouragement and information to those with eating disorders.

    Ekern and other professionals share personal stories of hardship and recovery on the organization’s blog. They also provide links to resources and opinions on research, policy, and news. 

  • Kartini Clinic for Disordered Eating

    Kartini Clinic for Disordered Eating

    Kartini Clinic for Children and Families maintains their blog as a resource for the clinic’s patients and their family members. But even people who aren't being treated at the clinic can still benefit from their experience and wisdom. The clinic’s founder, Dr. Julie O'Toole, posts regularly. She shares personal anecdotes as well as treatment ideas and resources. Dr. O’Toole’s message to anyone facing an eating disorder is: “Parents don't cause eating disorders and children don't choose to have them.”

  • My Bulimia Recovery Blog

    My Bulimia Recovery Blog

    In sports, the best coaches are usually former players. They know the mindset and physical dedication it takes to excel. The same might be said for recovering from an eating disorder. Polly Mertens had bulimia for more than two decades. Since 2005, she’s been in complete recovery.

    Today, Mertens is an eating disorder recovery coach. She uses her blog, My Bulimia Recovery Blog, to help men and women who have eating disorders find their way to a lasting recovery. Mertens’s posts are inspiring, encouraging, and uplifting.

  • The Emily Program - Cleveland

    The Emily Program - Cleveland

    The Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED), an eating disorder treatment center in Beachwood, Ohio, joined forces with The Emily Program in December 2014. The center’s founders, Dr. Mark Warren and Lucene Wisniewski, Ph.D., continue to use the blog to share news and resources that can help patients, family members, and others learn about and treat eating disorders. 

    Posts by the founders and other members of the CCED staff cover topics ranging from unhealthy exercise levels to how to combat and survive potential triggers.

  • Eating Disorder Recovery for Women

    Eating Disorder Recovery for Women

    Eating disorder recovery psychotherapist Joanna Poppink, MFT, created the blog Eating Disorder Recovery for Women for women trying to recover from an eating disorder.

    Poppink covers news and research and emotional issues, such as building a better self-esteem and learning to be strong in the face of challenges and setbacks. 

  • And Then She Recovered

    And Then She Recovered

    Ruby is an Irish woman. In her short life, she has dealt with heroin addiction, eating disorders, and medication abuse. And Then She Recovered is a deeply personal look at the triumphs and setbacks that accompany an eating disorder. Originally called And Then She Disappeared, Ruby changed the name after two years of blogging to reflect her steps toward recovery.

    Ruby uses poetry, photos, and journals to help express the fear, anxiety, and even hope she feels.

  • Anne-Sophie


    The flip side to an eating disorder is recovery. That’s where Anne-Sophie, “a twenty-something German girl pursuing her dream of living in NYC,” is today. After recovering from a life-threatening eating disorder, Anne-Sophie started her blog to help other women and men like her feel self-empowered. Her blog posts and videos are thought provoking but fun. And her smile and her attitude are contagious. 

  • Surviving ED

    Surviving ED

    Surviving ED is the blog of Healthy Place, “America’s Mental Health Channel.” Its writers, Jessica Hudgens and Patricia Lemonie, have both battled with eating disorders. They provide insight into the complicated world of balancing self-image, mental health, and overcoming struggle to see the real beauty. Their coverage goes beyond the behaviors of an eating disorder. They give advice on addiction and getting help, look at media portrayals of eating disorders, and more.

  • Adios Barbie

    Adios Barbie

    If Barbie were a real person, she’d snap like a twig under her own dimensions. That’s why Adios Barbie wants young women to have realistic expectations of what beauty truly is. Their blog posts get right to the heart of eating disorders and explore the many facets of them, including talking to your parents about it and how overcoming an eating disorder can bring balance to an otherwise hectic life. Their most powerful messages center around the ability to forgive yourself when you screw up, something everyone needs to hear. 

  • You’re Not Alone

    You’re Not Alone

    An eating disorder can feel isolating. Whether you have the disorder or you’re caring for a loved one who does, finding the right resources can help you cope. Find the path to recovery faster — and hopefully for good. These 16 eating disorder blogs are a wonderful place to start that journey.