I CHOOSE LIFE
A recovery plan for anorexia and bulimia
By Luna Rioumina
Actress, singer, and model, Luna documents her experience in dealing with and beating the devastation of Anorexia and Bulimia. She presents a recovery plan for anyone suffering with these disorders.
Eating disorders manifest themselves in people having an intense fear of gaining weight. They affect every facet of the person’s life, and they severely limit the amount of nourishment consumed, often becoming dangerously thin. Luna Rioumina lived through 12-years of eating disorders, and was able to triumph over these conditions. “I Choose Life”, is all about her experience and her development of a plan that saved her life. This true story is not only compelling, but gives hope to all those so afflicted.
The reader is taken on a journey of how easy it is to fall victim to one of these eating disorders, and how it affects the mental well being of the sufferer. Luna appeared as a “perfect child”, beautiful and disciplined, but underlying it all was the fact that Luna was a prisoner of an eating disorder. Binging and purging consumed a lot of her time and robbed her of friends, interests, and many of her youthful, carefree years.
In desperation to free herself of her eating disorder she committed herself to a hospital, went to hypnotists, acupuncturists, Reiki masters and healers.
Finally, to save herself, when nothing else worked, she developed her own recovery plan. Now, three years after being free of her eating disorder she shares her journey, experience and the deeply personal insights that ultimately led her to ridding herself of her illness in the hope that it will help somebody else, desperately searching for answers too.
“I Choose Life” is more than a memoir, it is also based on the latest scientific research into eating disorders. After three years of being free of bulimia, Luna is spending time counseling others who are still suffering through the devastation of these diseases, and passing on what she has learned. Actress, singer and model Luna Rioumina was born in Moscow to a Russian father and Jewish mother. She got her first taste for travel at 16 after winning a scholarship to study at a college in France. At the same time, she was studying at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, commuting between Russia and France.
While in France, Luna seized the opportunity to travel around Europe as well as Asia, Africa, and North America. She also spent three consecutive summers in India, acquiring her yoga qualifications from leading gurus. Luna is currently commuting between Auckland, New Zealand, Sydney, Australia, and Los Angeles.
Praise for I Choose Life
“This is a book that offers a strong message of hope. Your personal experience can become a lantern to illuminate the path for others who are battling with eating disorders. It could also serve to the bring out into the open the long term emotional suffering and pain caused by sexual assault.”
— Board of EDANZ (Eating Disorder of New Zealand) http://www.ed.org.nz/
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