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UC 346: Anorexia Nervosa Recovery and Eating Disorders with Millie Thomas
06, Aug, 2019
Millie Thomas battled Anorexia Nervosa for 15 years and is now fully recovered and providing support and guidance to other Eating Disorder sufferers. She also provides individual coaching and a fortnightly support groups based on the Sunshine Coast for Eating Disorder sufferers and their families. In today’s interview the Up For A Chatter’s delve into what it actually means to live with an eating disorder which is estimated to affect over 16% of the Australian population. Binge eating disorders (BED) and other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED) are the most common eating disorders, affecting approximately 6% and 5%, respectively, while anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) each occur in below 1% of the general population. Carren and Kim find out from Millie what it was like for her to endure a 15-year illness and how she became been compelled to turn her pain into purpose. She works with Sunshine Coast-based charity endED and in partnership with The Butterfly Foundation they are about to establish Australia’s first residential Eating Disorders facility – ‘endED Butterfly House.
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