23 Dec Episode 26: Male Anorexia & Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder (MDD)
WHO SAYS I’M NOT PERFECT???
In the lead-up to recording this episode, I mentioned to several people that the topic was going to be on Male Anorexia. Unequivocally, the response was one of amazement and generally followed a reply to the effect of “that would be really rare wouldn’t it??” And I’ll tell you what I told them…. “NO, no it isn’t in fact”
Male anorexia and MDD (as it’s more commonly known), are a bit like prostate cancer is to older men; a secret. Something that exists but isn’t commonly known, nor discussed. Today’s guest however has lived the nightmare and has promised himself that he will make a difference in the lives of others by sharing the fate he was dealt. The young, skinny kid I first met in the gym many moons ago was already under the heavy influence of body dysmorphia, and struggling in ways people would never know.
There is nothing especially different about Josh Wiggins, or his story for that matter. What is different though is his tenacity to fight the good fight, and his brave nature in completely disclosing his own demons in an effort to help any person who currently finds themselves in the throes of a similar state.
On this episode Josh and I discuss