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Mothers, daughters and eating disorders (Examiner.com)

Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post “Mothers, daughters and eating disorders”: The relationship between mothers and daughters relates closely to eating disorder prevention, development and recovery. In my three decades of practice as an eating disorder clinician, I’ve worked with countless families to evaluate, repair and strengthen this relationship in the presence—or aftermath—of an eating disorder. In addition to recognizing the importance of the mother-daughter relationship from a clinical perspective, this notion is particularly close to my heart. Not only am I a daughter who struggled with an eating disorder for nearly a decade, but I am also a mother to two daughters, ages 13 and17. I reflect regularly on my relationship with my own mother and its impact on my illness and recovery, as well as how I am preparing my girls to function in a world that encourages an impossible body ideal and widespread body dissatisfaction… Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.

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