From Fox News Health: "Fuller House” star and co-host of “The View” Candace Cameron Bure has spoken out in recent years about her struggle with bulimia, and she’s not stopping now. The mother of three sat on a panel Tuesday at the Eating Recovery Center in New York City to discuss the pervasiveness of eating disorders and continue the conversation about their dangers.
After the event, the 40-year-old actress spoke with FoxNews.com about how and why she is continuing to share her experience despite facing criticism from some viewers of her shows.
“I’m thrilled to be part of this campaign because I do have personal experience and a personal story,” Bure told FoxNews.com. “Thirty million Americans are affected by eating disorders, and there are many stigmas attached to them that people are unaware of or uneducated about.”
The actress, who plays big sister D.J. Tanner on “Fuller House” and its predecessor, “Full House,” has spoken at length about her struggle with and recovery from bulimia in three published books— most notably in her first, “Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness,” released in 2011. She developed bulimia when “Full House” ended in 1995 after which she made an emotionally tumultuous move to Canada with her husband, Russian-born NHL player Valeri Bure. Turning to her faith eventually helped her overcome the disease.