Starved: A Nutrition Doctor's Journey from Empty to Full

Starved: A Nutrition Doctor's Journey from Empty to Full

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Failure to thrive is not a phrase in this doctor's vocabulary.

At the age of four, Anne McTiernan is left by her mother at a boarding school. Overcome by sadness from the neglect she experiences there, Anne emotionally and physically starves. A doctor, appalled by her excessive weight loss, forces Anne's mother to bring her home, but she is still not safe.

Set in working-class, Irish-American Boston of the 1950s-1960s, Anne transitions from a malnourished state to obesity to obsessive dieting. Without love and support from her family, Anne decides she must take full responsibility for her own life during her last eighteen months as a minor.

Today as a doctor and researcher, Anne has helped thousands of women improve their relationship with food--but this is not their story. Starved is the gripping tale of how Anne used hard work, undaunted intelligence, and persistence to turn the adversity she encountered as a child into a strength and set of skills that would later help her meet the demands of her career.

ANNE McTIERNAN, MD, PhD, conducts research on the effects of diet, exercise, and weight loss on cancer and health. Currently, she is a professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine in Seattle, Washington.


Author: Anne McTiernan
Publisher: Central Recovery Press
Published: 11/15/2016
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781942094289

About the Author
Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, is a physician who conducts research on the effects of diet, exercise, and weight loss on cancer and health. Currently she is a professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine in Seattle, Washington. She earned her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington in 1982 and MD in internal medicine at New York Medical College in 1989. She is an elected Fellow in The Obesity Society and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. McTiernan has authored over 350 scientific articles in medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Research, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. She has received several honors over her career, including an American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award in 2012, the University of Washington Roger E. Moe Award for Translational Research in 2009, and The Joan P. Liman MD Award, New York Medical College, 1989. She was honored as a Komen Scholar from 2010-2013.