It's been 20 years since Alanis Morissette released one of the best selling albums of the 90s, but behind that confident exterior, she was fighting a battle.
The "You Oughta Know" singer has opened up about her drawn out battle against both anorexia and bulimia in a new interview with Women's Health, explaining how thinking about food as something that heals and provides energy rather than as something that reflects on her appearance.
"The big question for me around eating-disorder recovery is, 'What is sobriety with food?'," she told the magazine.
Alanis and her husband Mario Treadway(Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"We know with alcohol, you just don't drink it and don't go to a bar. With heroin, you just don't go near it. Whereas with food, you have to eat, so how can one go from, in my case, bingeing and purging, starving, overeating, the scale going up and down - how can I go from that to a 'sober' approach?"
And with that approach, she did indeed find that food helped her heal. Saying that she "noticed allergies that have gone away when I step away from dairy. I’ve noticed when I get the high-nutrient greens, I sleep better. There’s less moodiness.
"Food is entirely medicine to me," she added.
Nowadays, Alanis, 41, lives an entirely healthy lifestyle with meditation, yoga and plenty of healthy eating. "For me, the idea of building boundaries has become a huge part of my spiritual practice. With the mindfulness somatic practices, it's really helped me stay in my body."