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Nourishment: Feeding My Starving Soul When My Mind and Body Betrayed MeChasing Silhouettes: How to Help a Loved One Battling an Eating Disorder

Sharing her story, Emily Wierenga speaks to the heart of those who care about others struggling with an eating disorder and shares a practical way forward from a biblical perspective.


Nourishment: Feeding My Starving Soul When My Mind and Body Betrayed Me

Nourishment: Feeding My Starving Soul When My Mind and Body Betrayed Me

An extraordinary story of a young woman who suffers from multiple disorders and her detailed account of the struggle to gain control of her mind, body, and soul.


The Joy of Eating Well

The Joy of Eating Well

Health first, then weight. This is the liberating new approach to managing our patterns of eating developed by integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Carolyn Ross.



Appetites: Why Women Want

On the surface, Appetites may appear to be about eating-complete with Knapp’s unflinching account of her anorexia.


Free From perfect

Free from Perfect by: Eileen Palazzolo

Everyday details are interwoven with larger spiritual understandings regarding the nature of disease, loss, relationship.


Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear

Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear: Practical Ways to Find Peace

By: Ann McMurray, Gregory L. Jantz

Publish Date: July 2011


The Eating Disorder SourcebookThe Eating Disorder Sourcebook : A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders


by Carolyn Costin

Provides a compassionate and comprehensive look at this potentially fatal disorder through a multidimensional approach that incorporates nutritional, psychological, and biochemical aspects. Costin addresses questions about the cause, treatment, and prevention of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and activity disorder.


Hope, Help & Healing for Eating Disorders-BookHope, Help and Healing For Eating Disorders

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The New Revised and Updated Edition.

Dr. Jantz has developed a program that treats the emotional, relational, physical, and spiritual aspects of eating problems. This approach can be used by those with food disorders and their families and friends.


Talking to Eating DisordersTalking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone Who Has Anorexia, Bulimia, or Other Eating Disorders

by Heaton, Strauss

This compassionate guide offers ways to tackle the tough topics of body image, media messages, physical touch, diets, and exercise-along with a special section on talking about these issues with children. It includes information about when to get professional help, how to handle emergencies, and answers to difficult questions such as “Am I too fat?” or “Is this ok to eat?”


The Secret Language of Eating DisordersThe Secret Language of Eating Disorders: How You Can Understand and Work to Cure Anorexia and Bulimia

by Peggy Claude-Pierre


When Food is LoveWhen Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship between Eating and Intimacy

By Geneen Roth

In this moving and intimate book, Geneen Roth, shows how dieting and compulsive eating often become a substitute for intimacy.


Life Without EdLife Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too

By Jenni Schaefer

As in the author’s case, readers are encouraged to think of an eating disorder as if it were a distinct being with a personality of its own. Further, they are encouraged to treat the disorder as a relationship rather than as a condition. Schaefer named her eating disorder Ed; her recovery involved “breaking up” with Ed.


It's not about foodIt’s Not About Food

Change Your Mind; Change Your Life; End Your Obsession With Food and Weight

Carol Normandi & Laurelee Roark

The authors outline the useful and proven techniques that they have developed in their Beyond Hunger workshops, and assist readers in determining the differences between what their bodies crave to eat, what their minds think they should eat, and what their emotions are driving them to eat.


Books for Parents

Healthy HabitsHealthy Habits, Healthy Kids

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Dr. Jantz Latest Book.

Because of poor nutrition decisions, kids today are gaining more weight, are susceptible to more stress, and are connecting less. But it’s not too late to help your kids achieve a healthy, happy childhood.


Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating DisorderHelp Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder

By James Lock, Daniel le Grange

This book provides the tools you need to build a united family front that attacks the illness and to ensure that your child develops nourishing eating habits and life-sustaining attitudes, day by day, meal by meal.


BookWhen Your Child Has an Eating Disorder

By Abigail H. Natenshon

A Step-By-Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers. This book has everything you need to know.


The Parent's Guide to Childhood Eating DisordersThe Parent’s Guide to Childhood Eating Disorders: A Nutritional Approach to Solving Eating Disorders

by Marcia Herrin, Nancy Matsumoto


HHow to get your kid to eat... but not too muchow To Get Your Kid to Eat… But Not Too Much

By Ellyn Satter


women influenced by motherLike Mother, Like Daughter

By Debra Waterhouse

How women are influenced by their mother’s relationship with Food.


Books on Self Harm

A Bright Red ScreamA Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain

Marilee Strong

It is a compulsion that, while shocking and bewildering to most people, affects 2 million or more Americans and countless others around the globe–one of whom, the late Princess Diana, also suffered from the eating disorders that characterize between 35 to 80 percent of all cutters.


Self Harm Behavior and Eating DisordersSelf Harm Behavior and Eating Disorders: Dynamics, Assessment and Treatment

By Levitt, Ph.D., John L.; Sansone, M.D., Randy A.; Cohn, M.A.T., Leigh

The fact that self-harm behavior (e.g. burning, cutting and abrading oneself) is common in individuals with eating disorders is well known, though not much is known about the relationship between this frequent co-occurrence. This clinical text would be the first to comprehensively address the co-morbidity of self-harm behaviors and eating disorders.


Books on Healthy Weight Loss

Thin Over 40 by Dr. JantzThin Over 40

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The Simple 12-Week Plan for getting back the body you had…or building the body you’ve always wanted. This is not a lose weight fast book. It is a book on healthy living.


Losing Weight-PermanentlyLosing Weight–Permanently

Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.

Only 2 percent of dieters succeed at keeping off the weight they worked so hard to lose. There is a way to look great and lose that extra weight-permanently! Trusted eating disorder expert Dr. Gregory L. Jantz describes a different way to lose weight and keep it off.


The Total Temple Makeover by Dr. JantzThe Total Temple Makeover

Dr. Gregory Jantz

How to turn YOUR BODY into a TEMPLE you can REJOICE in. No matter how many times you’ve tried…the Total Temple Plan can finally make weight loss a reality.
DietingWhen Dieting Becomes Dangerous

By Deborah M. Michel, Susan G. Willard

Contains essential information that families and sufferers need to have to obtain a basic understanding of anorexia and bulimia.


Books on Related Topics

Scars of Emotional AbuseHealing the Scars of

Emotional Abuse

Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.

Many who have struggles with Eating Disorders have experienced emotional abuse.

Whether you or a loved one has been abused by words, actions, or even indifference, this book will help you understand the effects of the abuse, give you insight into the problems of the abuser, and show you how to overcome the past.

Emotional abuse can have the same destructive results as physical abuse. In this empathetic book, Jantz clearly defines emotional abuse and tells why it is so common and so damaging. The guidance in this book will help those abused understand the wounds behind the scars, enabling them to get over the past and live for the future.


Moving Beyond DepressionMoving Beyond Depression: A Whole-Person Approach to Healing

by Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.

This is a landmark book on Depression. The simple design is easy to read (even when you are depressed) and at the end of each chapter is easy to apply steps.


How People GrowHow People Grow

Henry Cloud and

John Townsend

Discusses grace, forgiveness, and acceptance. Whether you’re hoping to achieve personal and spiritual growth or are looking for guidance to help others, you’ll find practical and proven wisdom.


Book Recommendations by

Dr. Gregg Jantz


Healing Your Hungry Heart Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder

Psychotherapist Joanna Poppink offers a comprehensive and effective recovery program for women with eating disorders.


The Compassionate Guide to Ending Overeating The Compassionate Guide to Ending Overeating

The Compassionate Guide to Ending Overeating: Using Compassion-focused Therapy to Overcome Bingeing and Disordered Eating (New Harbinger Compassion-Focused Therapy Guide)


Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives

Here is an honest, comprehensive, and inspiring resource for those in recovery from an eating disorder.


Thin CageLife Inside the “Thin”

Constance Rhodes

A look into the thought patterns, triggers, habits and “tricks” of the trade that seem to afflict those of us who are chronic dieters.


Body RevivalBody Revival

Victoria Johnson

Lose weight, feel great, and pump up your spirit.


Order bookRoom to Grow-An Appetite for Life

Tracey Gold

“I want this book to be something girls can turn to for help; something they can pick up and hold, a source of comfort and encouragement.”


Other Books not read by Dr. Jantz


Surviving an Eating DisorderSurviving an Eating Disorder

Siegel, Brisman, Weinshel

Discusses how the changes in health care have affected treatment and provide additional strategies for dealing with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.


rational eating by albert ellisThe Art & Science of Rational Eating

Albert Ellis et al

The Art and Science of Rational Eating teaches RET principles of unconditional self- acceptance; how to always accept and endorse oneself–even when some eating or other behaviors are self-defeating. This is the path toward successful self-control and weight control.


Overcoming Eating DisordersOvercoming Anorexia Nervosa:

A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

Chris Freeman

This self-help guide is written expressly for those who want to tackle their problem on their own, without formal treatment. Written by an expert clinical psychologist, it is meant to help readers to take control of their own recovery. It offers a complete step-by-step program to recovery, using clinically proven cognitive therapy methods.


Journey to the shape of youJourney To The Shape Of You

Marian Willingham

This book goes so much more beyond just weight loss. It deals with the issues of what causes you to turn to food, or as in my case, what makes you have a dysfunctional relationship with food and with yourself.


Angel mommy: diary of a bulimic motherAngel Mommy

Diary of a bulimic mother

Linda Krikorian

Angel Mommy is a moving and compelling account of the nightmarish world of bulimia, one which few people experience firsthand. The author has the courage to allow her readers entrance into this world and the desperate struggle, at times one of life or death, in which she has been engaged for most of her life.


the hunger within The Hunger Within

Marilyn Migliore

A Twelve-Week Self-Guided Journey from Compulsive Eating to Recovery based on the highly successful treatment program at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt: A University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.


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