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November 30, 2017  

Fundamentalist Religion and Eating Disorders

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In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Wendy Marsman (from Woman Beyond Belief) about her experience with fundentmentalist religion and the diet culture that can exiest within some church communities. 

I want to make it clear that the aim of this dicussion is not to judge religion. Rather, we are looking into how religious intent and trying to do the "right" thing by the word of God can become troublesome when eating disorders are involved. 

We get into some sticky stuff in this discussion. It is not entirely comfortable to highlight the problems with religion and the opression of women. But it is important. 

 

Wendy Marsman was raised in a strict religious home. Also, being from a fundamental religious background, she was influenced by the Biblical interpretations that women had to submit to men. A “good Christian wife” needed to be thin to please her husband. So, after she got married and had 3 children, Wendy continued to go on yo-yo diets. There were many opportunities to be part of diet groups in the church which she participated in, always aiming to be better, aiming to not be guilty of the “sin of gluttony”.
Wendy has her own podcast called Women Beyond Belief Podcast where she mainly interviews women who have left religions and cults. Many women who have grown up in a religious background have been accustomed to suppression and inequality. She hopes to provide a platform for these women to have a voice.
 
Podcast Website: http://womenbeyondbelief.com/
 
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCizIjQrmLqBSbPy0jqkEl3A
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomenBeyondBelief/
 
Twitter: @WBBPodcast -  https://twitter.com/WBBPodcast
 

Email: womenbeyondbelief@gmail.com

November 21, 2017  

Dr G: Hormones (and how malnutrition affects them!)

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In this podcast Tabitha talks to Dr Jennifer Gaudiani from the Gaudiani Clinic in Denver about the important and interesting topic of hormones and how they are affected by restrictive eating disorders. Topics covered include:

  • How malnutrition affects the endocrine system
  • How nutritional rehabilitation affects the endocrine system
  • The thyroid, and how it is affected by malnutrition
  • Commonly mistaken diagonises
  • What doctors need to know about hormones and malnutrition
  • The menstrual cycle
  • Sex hormones, and sex drive

 

About The Gaudiani Clinic

The Gaudiani Clinic provides superb expert outpatient medical care to adolescents and adults of all sizes, shapes, and genders with eating disorders or disordered eating. The Gaudiani Clinic also offers comprehensive person-centered care to those who are recovered from an eating disorder. Through a collaborative, communicative, multi-disciplinary approach, the Clinic cares for the whole person, in the context of their values.

Under the care of Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED, patients receive expert medical care provided in a comfortable and highly discreet private practice setting. Dr. Gaudiani is one of the only outpatient internists in the United States who carries the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist designation and is internationally recognized as an expert in the eating disorder field. In her role as an expert outpatient medical doctor, Dr. Gaudiani can function as a patient’s primary care physician or as an expert adjunctive physician as part of a multidisciplinary team.

The Gaudiani Clinic is located in Denver, Colorado with both local and telemedicine reatment plans available.

Dr. Gaudiani also offers professional services including private and group consultation, professional webinars, and presentations.

For more information about the Gaudiani Clinic, please visit www.gaudianiclinic.com, call 720.515.2140.

 

 

 

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November 14, 2017  

Orthorexia: Why it’s healthy to eat “unhealthy” foods

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In this podcast Tabitha talks about orthorexia and why it is important to be able to eat all kinds of food without stress — including foods that you judge as unhealthy. 

I see orthorexia as a restrictive eating disorder. The goalposts may be slightly altered, but it is still restricting certain types of food that the sufferer deems to be "unhealthy."

If you have orthorexia you may find that you feel stressed about eating things like:

  • Fatty foods
  • Sugar and sweets
  • Salt
  • Artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Pesticides or genetic modification
  • Non-organic foods
  • Animal products
  • Dairy products
  • Anything considered to be unhealthy

People with orthorexia often also get obsessive about foods that they consider to be "healthy". So supplements may be excessively bought and used. Organic foods, foods that are sold as "health" foods. 

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November 7, 2017  

Dear Doctor …

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People with eating disorders, parents, and doctors share what they think doctors should know about eating disorders. 

 

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