Green Recovery Series
Green Recovery is my attempt to highlight stories of the many men and women who have moved beyond disordered eating patterns (at least in part) with the help of a plant-based diet. There is a very high incidence of ED histories in the plant-based community of eaters—myself included. At some point in the last few years I realized that there were many others who felt, as I do, that eating a plant based diet helped them to overcome their struggles, and redefine their relationships with food in a positive and productive way.
Some of the traditional attitudes within recovery circles maintain that any sort of strong selectivity about food (such as eliminating animal products from one’s diet) or overt emphasis on food’s significance is inherently at odds with the recovery process. I disagree. My goal with Green Recovery is not to suggest that veganism is the right choice for all disordered eaters, or that it’s a “cure” for disordered eating, but rather to explore the notion that a world view in which food choices have political, ethical, and personal significance may actually heal, rather than hurt, people with traumatic histories with food.
Please join me as I welcome the voices of men and women who are evolving toward a fresh and peaceful relationship with food, one green plate at a time.
If you would like to submit your story to Green Recovery, please email it to me (as an attachment or simply pasted into an email) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that while the series is not exclusively vegan, I do prefer the emphasis to be firmly on the virtues of a plant-based diet.
Green Recovery Stories: