Eating Disorders

A look at our relationship with food—and how what we eat is often symbolic of who we are.

Eating Disorders

There's an Urgent Need For Better Anorexia Treatments

For more than half of those afflicted, the disorder can last several decades.
Stuart Murray
VICE Guide to Life

When You're Worried a Friend Has an Eating Disorder, It's Time to Make Some Hard Calls

Here's how to decide if you should say something.
Michelle Malia
Eating Disorders

How to Be a Good Partner to Someone With an Eating Disorder

It can be hard to strike a balance between being helpful and being the food police.
Melissa Meinzer
Phys Ed

Fitspo Culture Created a Whole New Level of Body Expectations for Women

The quest for a toned body adds just one more thing to strive for, another layer of pressure.
Frances Bozsik
Brooke L. Bennett
Eating Disorders

Let’s Call ‘Detox Teas’ What They Really Are: Laxatives

“Those diet teas are a travesty."
Christine Ro

My Addictions Defined Me Before I Got Sober

I am not Liv, the addict. I'm just Liv.
Michelle Malia
Eating Disorders

Could You Give Your Kids an Eating Disorder?

If you have a first-degree female relative with an eating disorder, you're about ten times more likely to have one in your lifetime.
Meeri Kim
Eating Disorders

Pro-Eating Disorder Communities Thrive on Instagram

Building identities out of what we eat and how we look is inescapable.
Aurora Stewart de Peña

Food Intolerance Tests Are Shoddy Science and Traps for Disordered Eating

Trendy food intolerance tests aren't accurate, but they fuel our obsession with what we can and cannot eat.
Shayla Love
Eating Disorders

The Size of My Breasts Never Let Me Have the Body I Wanted

"I started exercising multiple times a day, taking smaller plates to trick myself into thinking I was eating more. Still, nothing changed. My boobs were ever present."
Gabriella Geisinger

MDMA Could Help Treat Eating Disorders

Ironic, given that people used to use it as an anorexia aid.
Natasha Preskey
Eating Disorders

What Can Gyms Do if They Think Someone Has an Eating Disorder?

“The safe legal action may not feel like the right moral action.”
Michelle Malia