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The Surprising Relationship Between Gut Health and Disordered Eating  Well+Good

Eating disorders (EDs) are complicated; recovery, even more so. Not only can they be difficult to treat, but eating disorders (unlike some other mental health conditions) affect the body as well as the mind. I’ve experienced this firsthand, and I’ve had to heal my whole self in order to recover fully—including, surprisingly, my gut.

Throughout treatment programs, I’ve met fellow survivors with incontinence, who required low fiber diets, or who had been under doctor’s care for severe constipation. While my GI symptoms did not severely interfere with my daily life, I still needed to be prescribed medications for nausea and acid reflux.

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