Eating disorders are partly a product of Western values, of a culture that obsesses about body image, a consumer society that has so commercialized imperfection that being okay with how one looks has become an almost radical concept. These values are entrenched and promoted in misleading advertising messages and images. Worse still, the disease of eating disorders is glamourized in social media — a realm in which how we package our image and present our life has become more important than who we are and how we live. On so many levels, we’ve gotten away from the things that matter and it’s leaving us disconnected and in despair, desperate to just “numb out”. If we’re really going to get to the other side of eating disorders, this toxic culture has gotta give.