For Candace Cameron Bure, food used to be her best friend and her worst enemy. Now the Fuller House star and The View co-host is using her past negative experiences to help others recover from eating disorders.
The 40-year-old actress talked about her years-long battle with bulimia this week at a panel in New York for the Eating Recovery Center to mark the first ever Eating Recovery Day.
'I'm honored to be a spokesperson for it because I know how it affects someone firsthand," she told E! News. "This is my story to fans and the people who follow me and ask what they can do and where they can go. To be able to offer a place for people means the world to me."
"We all have to eat food and so, it's nothing something that we can just stop and eliminate from our lives and so, it is different from an alcohol addiction or drug addiction because those things, we don't have to partake in," she said. "But food, we have to eat, so we need to learn how to still be able to eat and make it a part of our lives, to live and be healthy but also deal with the mental illness aspect of it."