Episode 122: Sunnie Gruwell: Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance

Today, Kathy is joined by Sunnie Grunwell and their topic is “my experience with transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.” The title may sound like a mouthful but after a few minutes you will understand what this episode is all about.

Sunnie was also featured on episode 15 of the Mental Note Podcast. and you can learn more about her on that episode as well.

Sunnie Gruwell resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and six children. She graduated with a teaching degree in health education from Brigham Young University, but is lucky enough to be able to stay home to raise her kids. Her faith and religion are very important to her, and the strength that comes from those beliefs has helped her family make it through whatever trials they have faced. She has immense gratitude for the life-saving treatment her oldest daughter received at the Eating Recovery Center in Denver, Colorado, and recognizes the extremely important role that caregiver knowledge and education play in the treatment of adolescents with eating disorders. Her continued support for her daughter reinforces the reality that recovery is not a one-time event, but a journey. She currently serves on the Recovery Ambassador Council and feels grateful for the opportunities this has provided to share her story with others. She admires the strength, resilience, and growth her daughter has shown as she battles her eating disorder, and greatly appreciates the ERC for equipping her family with the tools needed to feel empowered in their fight.


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