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Books and Recommended Readings

Eating Disorders Book | EATING DISORDERS: Decode The Controlled Chaos

Erica Ives's debut book, Eating Disorders: Decode the Controlled Chaos-your knowledge may just save a life, provides a much-needed resource to tackle the hidden secrets, the screaming thoughts, the distorted beliefs and the misguided behaviors that families, friends, and professionals often hear. One of my goals is that after reading this eating disorders book, one just might learn something just in time to help someone they may know, who can help someone they know and so on and so on. Eating disorders do not discriminate and more often than not, unusual eating behaviors are easily dismissed as a phase or just a “diet to get healthy” in the model family member, the athlete, the frazzled college student or even your average fifth grader. By many accounts, eating disorders are on the rise, with no signs of slowing down.  In the United States, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, and millions more are struggling with binge eating disorder. This means that more families than ever before are facing the confusion and trauma of coping with this family illness behind closed doors—until now.

“Eating disorders can serve as a way to communicate. Although there is no single cause of eating disorders, they are  believed to have numerous contributing factors, arising from an interplay of psychological, emotional, interpersonal, biological, social and cultural factors.” In this eating disorder book, EATING DISORDERS: Decode The Controlled Chaos– Your knowledge may just save a life, I present how the “controlled chaos” can be “decoded” by expanding our knowledge and awareness of what eating disorders actually look like, even when they remain hidden from view. “Controlled” means that an eating disorder sufferer is trying to gain some control in their life through their relationship with food and body. The “chaos” is where the eating disorder sufferer is ACTUALLY LIVING. It is my goal to begin to decode, understand and make sense of living in a contradictory world of “controlled chaos.” To learn more, please purchase Eating Disorders: Decode The Controlled Chaos–your knowledge may just save a life at AMAZON  and numerous other outlets. To learn more please also visit my other website, Please also watch my interview with Nia Peeples to learn more about my book. 


Eating Disorders: Decode the Controlled Chaos is written in a comprehensible manner that makes it available for reading for anybody including parents, those suffering from an eating disorder, individuals who want to become more educated on this topic, mental health professionals, medical professionals, registered dietitians and nutritionists, school teachers, undergraduate and graduate students. We need to open our eyes, pay more attention, and choose to educate one another and intervene.

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