The Secret Language of Eating Disorders: The Revolutionary Approach to Understanding and Curing Anorexia and Bulimia


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The Secret Language of Eating Disorders

"Peggy Claude-Pierre has gone beyond the surface of eating disorders to discover their true causes and then present a valid and healing path. In this extremely constructive book, she offers incredible insights into the mind of the sufferer and the myths of eating ...

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Self-Help/Women's Health

Acclaim for Peggy Claude-Pierre's
The Secret Language of Eating Disorders

"Peggy Claude-Pierre has gone beyond the surface of eating disorders to discover their true causes and then present a valid and healing path. In this extremely constructive book, she offers incredible insights into the mind of the sufferer and the myths of eating disorders."      —Keith J. Karren, Ph.D.,
Department Chair, Health Sciences,
Brigham Young University

"Peggy Claude-Pierre is a warrior—ferocious and relentless—whose work has rescued a decade of sufferers."                        —Edward Feller, M.D., F.A.C.P.,
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine,
Brown University School of Medicine

"Peggy Claude-Pierre has created a paradigm shift in the way we view and treat anorexia. Peggy has shifted the focus of care from that of controlling the symptoms of disordered eating to healing the negativity that would otherwise plague the individual for the rest of his or her life. I have developed the utmost respect for her, for I realize that she has translated the secret language of anorexia. Now it is up to us to use the knowledge she has revealed."
—Daniel J. Smith, M.D.

"Peggy Claude-Pierre's work begins where attachment to the limiting obstacles of theory end. She has brought back from the dead many young lives the world deemed hopeless. . . . There are many who possess the title of 'doctor' who have never come close to her incredible example of the selfless healer."
—Craig T. Pratt, M.D.,
Chief, Division of Addiction Medicine,
Grant-Riverside Methodist Hospital

"...written by the founder of the world-renowned eating disorders program at the Montreaux Clinic in Victoria, Canada...reveals the author's ground-breaking theories on the ultimate cure for anorexia and bulimia."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375750182
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 576,303
  • Product dimensions: 5.15 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Claude-Pierre opened her outpatient practice specializing in eating disorders in 1988; the Montreaux Clinic began its residential inpatient program in 1993. Millions have been introduced to Claude-Pierre's gentle yet positive approach to the treatment of anorexia and bulimia, thanks to her appearances on 20/20 (the first show on her work won a Peabody Award for excellance) and Oprah. She consults with health professionals and government representatives in North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, as well as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. She has been nominated for the Kiwanis World Service Medal and the Institute of Noetic Sciences Altruism Award. She is currently working with the Montreaux staff to create a teaching clinic to offer professional training to others who wish to use the Montyreaux approach. She lives and works in Victoria, Canada.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Know the language

    In the body conscious world that the popular media has created puts a lot of pressure on having the perfect body. These strains end up in individuals taking drastic steps to force themselves into the ideal form.
    Peggy Claude-Pierre in her book The Secret Language of Eating Disorders delves into the issues surrounding this hidden crisis. Having had to deal with it within her own family and then opening a clinic for eating disorders, she has become an expert in the field.
    Nationally known by her appearances on television, Peggy systematically takes away the veil of misunderstanding of this problem. This book one way to understand the depth of the concerns of individuals dealing with body image issues and holds a long list of methods to get to the root of the problem.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2003

    thanks, peggy!

    i was once a sufferer of CNC. thankfully my therapist got her hands on this book and read it several times. she was so amazed by what she found, she called me and i immediately drove to the closest bookstore and read the book too! i can honestly say that this book simply saved my life. there is no doubt in my mind. i had suffered from acute anorexia for over 10 years before i read this book, and had been to clinics and hospitals all over the world. yet the ironic thing was that this book contained everything every professional i had ever talked to didn't understand. the secret language of eating disorders held the key to my getting well. i had never heard the term CNC, i had always felt *different* from many of the others in the hospitals/clinics i had been in, and yet everything peggy claude-pierre wrote about was me. she could have been writing about me, but i didn't know the lady personally. using peggy's ideas, my treatment team guided me out of those dark days, and now almost two years later, i am without anorexia (and have been for almost a year) as well as not having CNC. i'm a completely different person who no longer takes all negativity out on myself. thanks to peggy and the words in this book, i learned to be a fighter and fought for my life. AND I WON! if you or someone you know is fighting this horrible conditions, this is the book that will shed the light on the secret language that no one talks about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2002

    Finally some light on a dark subject!

    I have had the good fortune of finding a clear, well written and truly inspirational book! Peggy's own story is poignant and inspiring. Her dedication to alleviating the suffering of those poor, dear ones afflicted, as well as their families, should be applauded and replicated worldwide! We all certainly need more understanding,compassion and unconditional love when dealing with such a devastating disease. I whole heartly recommend this book for anyone who wants to expand their heart and mind. I look forward to reading more from Peggy Claude-Pierre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2000

    A new and complete understanding of eating disorders

    This book is for anyone who continues their struggle to understand eating disorders, despite popular theories and traditional treatment strategies offered. I am truly amazed how the author has been able to unscramble the mind of an eating disorder victim to determine the true cause and develop an effective treatment strategy to cure this disease.

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