Korean people get eating disorders too

Getting Better Bite by Bite – A survival kit for sufferers of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disordersThe buildup to World Eating Disorder Action Day on June 2 is gathering pace like a beautiful breeze heralding goodwill to all. From a ground force swell, support for this historic event is reaching into all corners of the globe. Including Korea. For eating disorders do not discriminate. They affect people all ages and all races.

Koreans, like people everywhere, develop eating disorders, including Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. Which is why I am especially delighted this week, to learn the new, second version of Getting Better Bite by Bite, co-authored with Professors Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure, is to be translated into the Korean language.

Everyone in the world deserves to know that an eating disorder is an illness, a very serious illness. It is not a choice. And importantly, there are treatments to help you heal. But we need more research, more treatments, more training for health practitioners, more accessible support — including in the home — for sufferers and their families. Help spread the word.

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Join me in supporting World Eating Disorders Action Day. 

Be sure to follow along on twitter @WorldEDDay and hashtag #WeDoAct, #WorldEDActionDay, @WorldEatingDisordersAction on Instagram and

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June Alexander

About June Alexander

I have written nine books about eating disorders since my recovery (my “reconnection with true self”) from anorexia nervosa and other long term mental health challenges in 2006. In 2017, I graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing). My contribution to the eating disorder field was recognised at the 2016 Academy for Eating Disorders International Conference in San Francisco where I was awarded the Meehan/Hartley Award for Public Service and Advocacy. I am currently a co-chair of the NEDC Steering Committee Evidence of Experience Group, a foundation steering committee member of the annual World Eating Disorders Action Day, and an Advisory Panel member for F.E.A.S.T.

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