by Susan Saint Sing. Food is at the center of our lives. Beyond it’s importance as the fuel for living, food can play an important role when family and friends gather together, remind us of our heritage, even offer comfort in times of need. But if you are suffering from an eating disorder, writes author Susan Saint Sing, food and all the rituals around it can be seen as a deadly trap. She helps readers identify what constitutes an eating disorder, consider the underlying causes for it, and develop a course of healing.