Eating Disorders + Sensitivity

I have been diving headfirst into the incredible world of quantum physics, of understanding why “intuition” isn’t some idealistic, pretend, mystical thing, but it exists, for scientific reasons. I’ve been learning about my own sensitivities, how physicists can now explain how and why I feel the feelings, worries, thoughts, of others. My whole life I thought it was just me, just a weird thing. Now, quantum physics has been born, and BOOM, there’s an explanation for why I am the way I am. And I cannot even tell you how validating it is. I could say so much on the subject, there’s so much I want to talk about. But not yet.

Right now, I’m diving into another piece of the puzzle. Eating disorders. In the work I’ve been doing with intuition, quantum physics, quantum medicine, etc., eating disorders are still in the back of my mind. How do they fit into this all? Besides the cultural component and the genetic component, where are they coming from?

And I’m wondering. Maybe it fits into all of this.

So what I am asking of you, is to please, PLEASE answer the following questions. You can just answer them in the comments section, anonymously or not. I think I may be onto something and I’m very excited. But I can’t do anything about it without data, however informal it may be. (Yes, I am only doing this for my own benefit. It’s not a research study, it’s not documented. But sometimes, we just need self-validation, you know?)

Here are the questions:

1. Have you ever had an eating disorder? (Yes/no/not sure/etc.)

2. Would you consider yourself “intuitive” or “sensitive?” (Do you feel others emotions, feelings, and worries just as they are feeling them, do you feel emotions super strongly, does music/nature/art move you in ways that they don’t seem to move others, do you sometimes think you know what is going to happen or what a person is thinking, do you experience ‘deja vu’ often, etc.)

3. If yes to both questions: how, if at all, do you think that your sensitivities/intuition/etc. might have been linked to your eating disorder — either the development of it, or the return to it, or the perpetuation of it?

That’s it. One-word answers are fine, any information is fine. Please pass it along, please get the info out there! I SO appreciate it.

Speech-Language Pathologist. Nature-loving, book-reading, coffee-drinking, mismatched-socks-wearing, Autism-Awesomeness-finder, sensitive-soul Bostonian.


  1. This is a really interesting perspective!
    I am an anorexic HSP, and subtleties around me drive my eating disorder. I can feel thoughts and emotions of those around me, and feel compelled to perfectionism… Restricting.

    1. “Subtleties around me drive my eating disorder” — what a powerful way of putting it. I know that for sure, there were more times than not when I was in the midst of my eating disorder that I would think, “I am too FULL with emotions, thoughts, feelings, ideas, of those around me — I can’t bear to put anything more into me” — i.e., food. There was just too much already. There was no room for food.

      You have no idea how wonderful it is to hear that you understand!

  2. I am the mother of twenty-something yoga instructor anorexic. I am a believer in the quantum field and I study the brain. They are all connected.

    Do you know that anorexia is a disorder in the brain?

    Your comments teenieyogini and organizedbabble are so real, vibrant and honest. This is what my daughter says also. I know it can be overwhelming but it truly is wonderful that you are able to identify this about yourselves. I observe that she has a lot going on in her head to manage, all the while appearing ‘normal’ to those around her.

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