The Story of Peggy Claude-Pierre, the Eating Disorder Healer Who Promised Everything

In 1994, Margaret Bruce, the mother of David Bruce, a toddler who wasn’t eating, caught an episode of 20/20 about Peggy Claude-Pierre, the supposedly visionary founder of an eating disorder clinic. Though her son was only two at the time, the Bruce family had already visited numerous doctors. David’s pediatrician…

Aaron Carter Reveals He's Suffering From an Eating Disorder, Says Seeing His Reflection 'Hurts So Badly'

In a heartbreaking interview with Entertainment Tonight earlier this week, Aaron Carter shed some light on his recent DUI arrest by revealing that he has been suffering from an eating disorder caused by a hiatal hernia for the past 10 years. This particular type of hernia causes “part of your stomach pushes upward…

An Obama-Era Bill Finally Gives Hope for Treating Eating Disorders Like Mine

Bulimia, like all eating disorders, is usually described by a compendium of facts, on informational websites and “About” pages for clinics that are, more often than not, for-profit. They talk about the cold mechanics of it—you binge, you purge, you live, you learn—and the generally accepted root cause, which is, as…

Are Wall Street's For-Profit Eating Disorder Clinics Fleecing Patients & Providing Shoddy Treatment?

It’s an upsetting question posed by a New York Times piece, which delves into the proliferation of for-profit, specialty eating disorder clinics—posh rehab centers and chains that offer yoga and spa retreat amenities while tackling a health issue that is notoriously difficult to cure. At the crux of the investigation…

UK Fashion Company Backtracks After Demanding Models Eat to Get Paid

Back in January, Heidy Rehman, the founder of “ethical British fashion house” Rose & Willard, wrote an article for Huffington Post UK to announce her company’s curious decision to make their models contractually obligated to eat in the company’s presence. “The consequence of non-compliance will be that neither she nor…