It’s hard to believe but even some of the fittest and seemingly healthy people have an eating disorder.  Dr. Partha Nandi explores the signs of symptoms of this debilitating condition and talks with some athletes who say no one ever knew they had an eating disorder.  And we hear important information from Dr. Gail Hall who talks about orthorexia, an eating disorder where people refuse to eat anything but clean, whole food.

Notable Guests

Dara Bushman

Dr. Dara is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Rapid Resolution Therapist, Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Author who appears on numerous media outlets as a featured expert on mental health, peak performance, and accelerated healing. Other specialties include: athletic performance, trauma, eating disorders, relationships and weight loss. Dr. Dara is committed to getting you unstuck with quick and effective shifts that tap into your inner champion to win the game of life.  Learn more at

Rachael Steil

Rachael Steil is an eating disorder in sports recovery advocate and the author of Running in Silence, which shares her story as an All-American athlete struggling with anorexia and binge eating. She is also the founder and speaker for the Running in Silence nonprofit to break misconceptions and raise awareness for eating disorders in sports. Rachael has delivered presentations at coaching clinics, high schools, and colleges across the country to share her story, create awareness, and bring hope to other coaches and athletes. She is based in Michigan where she is writing her second book and coaches high school cross country and track.  Learn more at
Gail Hall

Gail Hall

Gail has been a therapist treating eating disorders since 1986: first in a large outpatient clinic; then as the Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Forest View Hospital. In 1998 she founded Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders. CTED is a group of therapists and dietitians providing high quality treatment in an intimate, personalized setting. Gail has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University; a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work from NASW; and is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Approved Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. She has been affiliated with the National Eating Disorders Association since early in her career, and am passionate about the idea of raising awareness and increasing prevention efforts for eating disorders. In 2011 Gail founded the Michigan Eating Disorders Alliance, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to that goal, along with decreasing stigma for those who suffer. Body shaming needs to STOP!

Arlene B. Englander

Arlene B. Englander, LCSW,MBA is a Columbia University trained licensed psychotherapist with over twenty years of clinical experience. Her personal history as a former emotional overeater has contributed to her passion for helping those with similar issues and to her writing “Let Go Of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food: A Five Point Plan for Success”, published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2018. The book provides a uniquely pleasurable and practical approach, utilizing research proven techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for effective stress management and Mindful Eating for savoring food slowly and stopping just at the point of satisfaction without overeating. She has developped seminars on stress management, emotional overeating, and other mental health issues for corporations, law firms and hospitals while on staff at settings as diverse as Cancer Care, Inc., Lenox Hill Hospital and American Express, T.R.S. She is currently in private practice in North Palm Beach, Florida. Learn more at

Shruthi (Siya) Mahesh

Shruthi is a pre-medicine student from the University of Michigan majoring in Biopsychology and Neuroscience. After her struggle with anorexia and her journey to recovery, she continues to spread healthy eating and wellness through social media. A huge advocate of functional integrative medicine and intuitive eating, Shruthi spreads her beliefs through an Instagram health page. She shares recipes made of whole foods and unprocessed ingredients and focuses on gut-health as well as the power of food as medicine. She also uses this platform to share her tips regarding self-care, wellness, and body positivity. As a future doctor, she hopes to bring together functional and western medicine together and promote a healthy and happy lifestyle. Learn more about her way of living and healthy recipes at Instagram (@eatsbysiya)

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