About: Lived Experience Counts

My name is Ruth Leach, and for good reason I am very opinionated when it comes to Eating Disorders, and so are many of my friends. We have either lost family members, are facing the interminable process of helping a loved one recover, or have battled ED ourselves.

We don’t agree on everything, but we do on this one thing: ED treatment must improve .

With a 20% mortality rate, ED is beyond deadly. Treatment protocols regularly lag far behind peer-reviewed research, and often fail to acknowledge the lived experience of those in recovery, and those who care for them. This site offers insights from people living the realties of ED/recovery, and in particular, gives a voice to people who have had absolute success by moving outside the lines of standard treatment and pushing for a level of recovery beyond simple weight restoration.


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