Today on Eating Disorder, we talk about strange eating habits. From sword-swallowing to compulsive eating and other disorders. Sword-swallower Fred Kahl joins us on the phone, and psychotherapist Michelle Cleary in studio to discuss how these habits come about as well as the effects they have on people. After the break, Michelle explains more in depth what it’s like to deal with an eating addiction by analyzing the role food plays in our host Spyro’s life. This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA. Today’s music provided by Snowmine.

“We are a culture of people who are looking for comfort and satisfaction in food and feeling good from something outside of themselves. So everybody’s reaching…for food, they’re reaching for drugs, they’re reaching for alcohol.” [23:00]

–Michelle Cleary on Eating Disorder