This Is When I Realized I Had to Cut Ties With My Mother
The "last-straw incident" describes the moment of clarity people have when they know a relationship needs to end.
My First Time
What It's Like Having Sex While in Recovery from an Eating Disorder
After Laura Hearn left a residential treatment facility for an eating disorder, she didn't just need to reset her relationship with food: she had to learn how to exist as a sexual being in the world.
Why Eating Disorders Affect Body Odor
Some sufferers say they observe a smell like Play-Doh, others say it's more like ammonia.
A Surprising Number of Nutrition Students Struggle with Eating Disorders
We spoke to four people involved in health education about why studying nutrition can be so unhealthy.
The Diabetic Women Who Skip Insulin to Lose Weight
It's hugely under-diagnosed, but the risks of this little-known eating disorder include blindness, limb amputation, and early loss of life.
Why the Holidays Are Hell for People with Binge Eating Disorders
During the Holidays, bingeing is not only tolerated, but encouraged. But for the 30 million Americans who struggle with an eating disorder the holidays are a time when stress and anxiety are at their peak.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
A Guy Addicted to Swallowing Metal Had 40 Knives Removed from His Gut
"I just enjoyed its taste and I was addicted."
How SWERY’s Reactive Hypoglycemia Manifests Itself In His Video Games
The Japanese developer was diagnosed with the eating condition in 2015—but it was informing how his games' characters behaved long before then.
Laura Kate Dale
I Inherited My Anorexic Mother's Fear of Food
If I ate breakfast one day, I wasn't allowed to eat until lunch the next, and then dinner the following. With swollen cheeks, I feared blood on my toothbrush. It never felt as if I got "everything" out.
How My Diabetes Gave Me An Eating Disorder
For Type 1 diabetics, restricting insulin is like a magic bullet for weight loss. But the consequences can be devastating and deadly.
The Unhealthy Truth Behind 'Wellness' and 'Clean Eating'
My eating disorder had once looked very different, and then I found wellness—but I was not well.
This Mental Illness Makes Mirrors Lie and Drives Patients to Suicide
Body dysmorphic disorder is more than vanity — it's compared to obsessive compulsive disorder, but with higher rates of depression and suicide.