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Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Eating disorder docuseries is informative and supportive.

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age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Good show but not for kids

This is a good show for understanding eating disorders, but not for kids. It could potentially teach them how to have an eating disorder.
age 13+

A View of Eating Disorders that is unexpectedly realistic for reality TV

Intense and scary - but paints a picture of a disease that's moving and thoughtful

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Great messages

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The series takes a troubling look at how eating disorders, which affect approximately 25 million Americans from every walk of life, manifest themselves in different ways. It highlights the various triggers that can lead to life-threatening behaviors like consistent fasting, over-exercising, and binging. It also underscores how difficult the process of recovery is, and how insurance companies can fail patients who desperately need help and/or relapse.

It has lots of voyeuristically uncomfortable moments, especially when sufferers of the disease begin to purge or openly resist treatment as a way of coping with their pain. But it is also designed to take a quick, supportive look at these experiences so that viewers unfamiliar with eating disorders can learn something from them. Others may find themselves thinking about their own relationship with food, exercise, and their bodies.

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