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March 28, 2017  

Julie O’Toole: Parents do not cause eating disorders

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In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to pediatrician Julie O’Toole. We discuss:

  • Progression of the Kartini Clinic – Kartini Clinic is an internationally recognized pediatric eating disorder treatment program for boys and girls.
  • Strength of outpatient setting for treating eating disorders in both children and adults.
  • Importance of empowering parents to help continue treatment in the home
  • Steep stepdown of IP to OP and how this can be overcome
  • What the process of putting a child into a higher level of care looks like from the intake form onwards
  • How attitudes towards eating disorders have changed over the last couple of decades
  • The importance of a food-first approach for weight restoration

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Kartiniclinic.com –> Kartnini Blog


JULIE O’TOOLE, MD, MPH CEDS

Dr. Julie O’Toole is founder and Chief Medical Officer of Kartini Clinic. Dr. O’Toole is a board certified pediatrician and has been in private pediatric practice for more than two decades.

 


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March 25, 2017  

Calorie Counts On Labels: Request In Canada To Repeal The Act

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This week Tabitha talks to Andrea LeMarre about the harmful effect of calorie counts on food packets and in restaurant chains.

  • Calorie counts on labels and what this mean for people with eating disorders.
  • How you can get involved and have your voice heard.
  • Talking more about eating disorders in the public space.
  • How seeing calorie information can utterly derail a person in recovery from an eating disorder.

Links:

Andrea LeMarre Blog

Science of Eating Disorders Blog

 


Tabitha’s commentary:

If you knew how much seeing calorie values displayed on food items and in restaurants affects someone with an eating disorder such as Anorexia, you’d not think it was ethical.

I’ll tell you about it. When I was trying to weight restore I wanted to eat. However, seeing a calorie value on a food would put my brain into fight-flight-freeze making it impossible to make a decision. Another thing that happens when this HPA axis response in the brain kicks off is that one can feel nauseous, short of breath, panicked and therefore trying to eat becomes not only uncomfortable but almost impossible because my throat would feel like it was closing up — it’s the same feeling you get when you are about to cry.

So yes, a full-blown fear response in public that I would have to pretend wasn’t happening which would usually result in an about-turn and leaving without eating. This was not be being a prat, it is a mental illness which means I can have a fear-response to that sort of thing on par with the type you might have if you see a rattlesnake.

That response has never gone away with full recovery. It is still there, but my fully nourished brain can dismiss it and override it in a way that it could not when I was underweight. Now it creates anger to see calorie values on food. We do not need to know the precise amount of calories or fat or anything else about our food.

Your body is not a calculator. We do not need to know what exact percentage of fat or any other nutrient in is in what we eat. The body will work it out and balance it’s own intake if we stop trying to interfere. The point is that putting calorie values on food is futile at best, but at worst causes people to artificially alter what they eat as they try to be “healthy” and all this does is create imbalance in the body which usually leads to some sort of battle between what the body wants to eat and what is actually consumed. And that’s not even going into the problems that calorie labelling elicits in a person with an eating disorder.

We need to stop messing around with the relationship humans have with food. When we push people to make decisions based on arbitrary values such as calories, we put the body and brain out of sync.


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March 21, 2017  

DBT for Eating Disorder Recovery

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In this podcast, Tabitha talks to Dr Lucene Wisniewski on how DBT can be implemented in treatment for eating disorders such as Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder.

Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED is a clinician, trainer and researcher whose interests center around using empirically founded treatments to inform clinical practice.  Lucene, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, has taught more than 150 workshops, lectures and presentations on Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapies internationally and has over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals and invited book chapters.  From 2006-2014, Lucene was Clinical Director and co-founder of the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders, a comprehensive eating disorder treatment program offering evidenced based care. She served as the Chief Clinical Integrity Officer of the Emily Program, a multi-state eating disorder program from 2014-2017.   Lucene has been elected fellow, has served on the board of directors, and as the co-chair of the Borderline Personality Disorder special interest group of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED).  In 2013 the AED awarded Lucene the Outstanding Clinician Award to acknowledge her contribution to the field of eating disorder treatment. She is currently the owner and founder of Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, LLC and DBTOHIO.  

www.lucenewisniewski.com

 


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March 18, 2017  

Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast: Kristina Saffran on Project Heal

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In this podcast Tabitha talks to Kristina Saffran on the start and progression of Project Heal.

In this podcast we talk about:

  • The message that recovery is possible for everyone
  • The upcoming projects that Project Heal has
  • The need for substantial increases in lower-level care options.
  • Funding and fundraising for people who cannot afford eating disorder treatment.

 

Find out more about Project Heal here: http://theprojectheal.org/


 

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March 14, 2017  

Thom Rutledge: Learning To Talk Back At The Eating Disorder Voice

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In this podcast I talk to psychotherapist and author Thom Rutledge about addition, eating disorders, and ignoring the negative inner voice.
Thom Rutledge, LCSW is a psychotherapist in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of several books, including Embracing Fear, The Self-Forgiveness Handbook, The Greater Possibilities, Simple Truth and is co-author (with Jenni Schaefer) of Life Without Ed. Thom has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Australia’s Channel 10 and has consulted with The Dr. Phil Show. For more information about Thom’s books, workshops and availability for Skype or telephone consultations, visit www.thomrutledge.com.
 
Thom’s Nutshell Wisdom Gift Shop: www.cafepress.com/nutshells
 
Thom’s FREE Download Page: www.thomrutledge.com/free-downloads


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March 10, 2017  

What do Registered Dietitians Actually Do in Eating Disorder Recovery?

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In this podcast I talk to Therese Waterhous on what registered dietician can actually do for a person with an eating disorder.

  • Dietitians as case managers for eating disorders
  • Eating, shopping and other food and eating related behaviors.
  • Working with families when youngsters are involved
  • Family dynamics and the devision of responsibility
  • Meal plans and accessing nutritional need.
  • When the dietitian is the only person with eating disorder training on the team
  • Taking pulse or blood pressure so that they can refer information to a doctor
  • Diagnostic criteria and hospitalization criteria
  • Training families and support people in helping in eating disorder recovery
  • Extreme hunger in Anorexia recovery and how to approach it.
March 3, 2017  

Chelsea Roff on Yoga and Mindfulness in Eating Disorder Recovery

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In this podcast we talk about yoga, mindfulness and mediation techniques and some in-depth explanations of exactly why they are a game changer in the later stages of eating disorder recovery. We also demo a 20 second breathing exercise that listeners can try for themselves!

Chelsea Roff is the Founder and Director of Eat Breathe Thrive™, a non-profit organization that prevents and helps individuals overcome disordered eating and negative body image. An internationally recognized author, speaker, and educator, Chelsea has spent the past seven years pioneering integrative programs for people with mental health challenges.

Eat Breathe Thrive is a nonprofit organization that aims to prevent and help individuals overcome food and body image challenges. Their programs combine yoga and mindfulness-based practices to support healthy eating, emotional resilience, and body confidence. Eat Breathe Thrive operates in three dozen U.S. states and four different countries. In a few short years, the organization has helped thousands of people around the world. www.eatbreathethrive.org


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March 2, 2017  

EDAW 2017 Adults with Eating Disorders: Loneliness

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In this special podcast for Eating Disorder Awareness week, I share some stories and experiences from adults in recovery from eating disorders. Today the focus is entrenched behaviours and overcoming the identity crisis that so many people in recovery from long term eating disorders have to deal with.

Adults in recovery from eating disorders face different challenges than children and teenagers do. The idea behind AEDRA — Active Eating Disorder Recovery for Adults is that we focus on adults and the specific problems that an adult in recovery will face.

Today I read your comments and thoughts on loneliness. Anorexia and other eating disorders are incredibly isolating. But recovery brings hope. New relationships will form and old ones will heal.


Active Eating Disorder Recovery for Adults website: http://www.adulteatingdisorderrecovery.com/en/

Private adults only online support group: http://tabithafarrar.com/slack-forum/

Email Tabitha: info@tabithafarrar.com

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March 1, 2017  

EDAW 2017 Adults with Eating Disorders: Entrenched Behaviors and Identity Crisis

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In this special podcast for Eating Disorder Awareness week, I share some stories and experiences from adults in recovery from eating disorders. Today the focus is entrenched behaviours and overcoming the identity crisis that so many people in recovery from long term eating disorders have to deal with.

Adults in recovery from eating disorders face different challenges than children and teenagers do. The idea behind AEDRA — Active Eating Disorder Recovery for Adults is that we focus on adults and the specific problems that an adult in recovery will face.

 


Active Eating Disorder Recovery for Adults website: http://www.adulteatingdisorderrecovery.com/en/

Private adults only online support group: http://tabithafarrar.com/slack-forum/

Blogs on Anorexia and Money: http://tabithafarrar.com/2016/10/anorexia-money-recovery-meant-look-relationship/

Twitter @Love_Fat_    and @ED_MealSupport


If you want to send me your thoughts on tomorrow’s topic please email me at info@tabithafarrar.com. The Topics that will be covered this week are as follows:

Mon – Work/money – financial issues due to being sick
Tue – Family – partners and children
Wed – Entrenched behaviours/ personal identity crisis after 5,10,20,30 + years of ED identity
Thur – Loneliness
Fri – Not being treated like an adult in treatment


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