The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast

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Recovery stories: Cannabis and eating disorder recovery

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In this week's podcast, Tabitha talks Sophia — a person currrently in recovery — about medical use of cannabis in recovery from anorexia. 

Recovery Stories: Connection and Advocacy

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This weeks podcast is a conversation with Aimee Becker on recovery, connection, and advocacy

 

Aimee Becker is the Chief Operating Officer of the Gaudiani Clinic. She spent 10 years dedicating herself to developing the infrastructure for Monte Nido & Affiliates. Inspired to join the field through her own recovery, Aimee joined Carolyn Costin when Monte Nido was only a six bed residential facility, as the Program Coordinator. Progressing to Director of Operations and then Chief Compliance Officer, Aimee oversaw Monte Nido & Affiliates’ expansion into six states. In addition to her strong commitment to superb programmatic and operational functioning, Aimee developed a deep engagement with the therapeutic values and processes inherent to the world of eating disorder treatment. Through years of leading groups on gender and sexuality at Monte Nido, Aimee further developed her fundamental belief in client-centered goals, a narrative approach to therapy, and the idea that the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem. She is developing training on queer competency for eating disorder professionals, highlighting non-binary constructs of gender and sexuality and non-assumptive models of therapeutic engagement. 

 

Links and resources: 

 
Elizabeth Cooper - Queer Body Love Series
 
Gender Wisdom Self-Test for Therapists : (S. Baker & W. Basil, 2017) 

June Alexander: Recovery as an adult, and writing.

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This week I talk to June Alexander, who was in her fifties when she fully recovered from long-term anorexia. 

June's personal bio:

I  love sharing my writing passion by helping people with eating disorder experience to tell their stories.  I believe everyone has a story to tell and the way it is told makes all the difference. When you have had, or have an illness, the story creation process can help you to see that your life counts because it involves being an observer as well as participant of your experiences. I offer guidance and mentoring in achieving these outcomes. Following a long newspaper career as reporter, sub-editor and editor, I wrote my memoir, which explores the effect of developing restrictive anorexia nervosa at age 11, and how this severe illness shaped my life. This led to a further nine books on eating disorders and a PhD in Creative Writing, focusing on the therapeutic value of non-fiction writing in recovery. I run group workshops and work privately with individuals to record their narratives. I aim to and inspire hope at every age through story-telling. My website, The Diary Healer , which includes a weekly blog, delves more deeply into this aspect of my work. I offer a wealth of insight and wisdom and know what it means to experience and heal from an eating disorder and other traumas. My story-telling work has achieved global recognition, winning the Academy for Eating Disorders’ 2016 Meehan-Hartley Advocacy Award for public service and advocacy in the eating disorder field. I serve on national and international organisations in the mental health field and my mantra is ”there is hope at every age”. I live in Australia and am the proud mother of four children and grandmother to five children, and share my home with Norah Cat.

Ask Dr G: Edema

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In this podcast Tabitha talks to the wonderful Dr Gaudiani about the important and often misunderstood topic of edema. 

In this podcast we cover:

  • pitting edema
  • dangers of long-term edema
  • triggering aspects of edema
  • edema and purging
  • medications for edema if long-term
  • edema in the abcess of purging
  • the importance of specialised advice 

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 treatment 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.

Dr Colleen Reichmann on recovery, HEAS, body diversity, and advocacy.

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In this podcast Tabitha chats to Dr Colleen Reichmann about her recovery, health at every size, body diversity, and advoacy and activism. 

Dr. Colleen Reichmann is a licensed clinical psychologist, practicing in Williamsburg, VA. She works in her private practice, Wildflower Therapy, and is a staff psychologist at the College of William and Mary. She is recovered from an eating disorder, and this experience sparked her passion for spreading knowledge and awareness that recovery is possible. She is now an eating disorders specialist, and has worked at various treatment facilities including University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro Center for Eating Disorder Care, and The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt. She is an advocate for feminism, body liberation, fat acceptance, and health at every size.  She writes about body image and eating disorders for morelove.org, Project Heal, The Mighty, Recovery Warriors, and more.
 
instagram: @drcolleenreichmann

 

 

Recovery Stories: Elisa Oras, feast eating, and coming out the other side

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In this podcast Tabitha talks to Elisa Oras about recovery. 

Topics covered include:

- Anorexia in people in larger bodies

- Bulimia, and binge/purge subtypes

- Feast eating in recovery

- Eating lots of food!

- Non-traditional recovery routes

- The important of listening to your body and allowing yourself to eat and rest. 

If you would like to learn more about Elisa:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWY-0as5iyX36Uy7gPLyBg

Website: http://followtheintuition.com/

Book: http://followtheintuition.com/book/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followtheintuition/

 


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Dr Laura Hill: Motivation to Change in Anorexia Recovery

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In this podcast Tabitha talks to Dr Laura Hill about motivation to change in anorexia recovery. But this time we're talking about motivation to change on the side of the clinician, rather than the patient. 

 

Link to Dr Laura Hill's book,"A Brain-Based Approach to Eating Disorder Treatment" --> http://www.brainbasedeatingdisorders.org/

 

About Dr Laura Hill

Dr. Laura Hill is the President & CEO of The Center for Balanced Living, a free standing not-for-profit organization that specializes in the education, treatment and research of eating disorders. Dr Hill is the recipient of Muskingum University Distinguished Service Award in 2014, the National Eating Disorders Association 2011 Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness and was a TEDx Columbus speaker in 2012. She is an original founder of the Academy for Eating Disorders in 1993 and was Director of what is now known as The National Eating Disorder Association from 1990 to 1994.

She is the lead author of the Family Eating Disorder Manual, 2012; and has conducted research and spoken internationally over the last 35 years.  She is a recipient of the national Feeding Hope award by NEDA, in collaboration with UCSD Eating Disorder and Research.

 

Find out more about Dr Laura Hill here: http://www.centerforbalancedliving.org/laura-hill/

 

 


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Dr G: Metabolism

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In this podcast, Tabitha talks to Dr Gaudiani on the topic of metabolism in relation to anorexia and other restrictive eating disorders. 

We talk about:

  • How the metabolism works
  • How restriction affects the metabolism
  • Mental hunger
  • Physical hunger
  • How to eat in recovery to boost your metabolism

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Male vs Female Treatment Experiences in Eating Disorder Treatment

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In this podcast Tabitha talks to Philipa Hay about recent research that looked into male autobiographies of eating disorders and recovery experiences. 

Link to the full research paper --> https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5485468/

Study Abstract

Eating disorders are increasingly recognized as a problem for men but help-seeking is low and little is known about their treatment experiences. This paper sought to determine the treatment experiences of men who have suffered from an eating disorder using autobiographical data. Inclusion criteria were autobiographies of men who had experienced an eating disorder and sought any form of treatment for this, written in the English language, published between 1995 and 2015, and available for purchase in 2016. The search resulted in six books that were thematically analyzed. Analysis of data resulted in two broad themes (1. Positive experiences; 2. Negative experiences) with sub-themes. With regards to the first theme, factors such as concern of staff members, therapist’s expertise (in treating eating disorders in men), and a collaborative treatment approach were considered favorable for treatment. In contrast to the first theme, apathy of staff members, the authors’ own negative preconceptions, treatment providers being perceived as prioritizing financial concerns, perceived as incompetent and judgmental behavior of therapist(s), and time limitations of sessions were considered unfavorable treatment experiences. In this study, the perceived success of treatment depended on therapist’s features and the form of treatment provided. Further research examining these is indicated.

 

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Dr G: Tummy Troubles in Eating Disorder Recovery

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Tabitha talks to Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani about all things gastrointestinal in eating disorder recovery! We talk about bowel movements, irritable bowel syndrome, delayed gastric emptying, and so much more! 

 

 

Medical Minute Videos: 
Blog Posts: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AED Guidelines: 

Anorexia Fears: Using Migration Science to Explain Fear of Eating and Weight Gain

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This week I speak to Shan Guisinger again, and this time we are talking specifically about fear in Anorexia. Fear of weight gain. Fear of eating more. How could a fear this great have possibly had an evolutionary advantage? Find out! 

 

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Anorexia as an evolved genetic response to famine

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In this podcast we talk about the Adapt to Flee Famine Perspective of Anorexia evolution with Shan Guisinger. 

The Adapt to Flee Famine Perspective puts forward convincing evidence for the case that Anorexia is an evolved genetic response to times of famine. A migratory response that makes people with the genetic predisposition for Anorexia respond to energy deficit by wanting to exercise more and eat less. 

You can find out more about Shan Guisinger here: http://www.adaptedtofamine.com/

Paper on The Adapt To Flee Famine Perspective: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14599241

 

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The importance of recognizing Anorexia in people in larger bodies

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In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Dr. Rachel Millner about Anorexia and people in larger bodies. This podcast was inspired by an email from a mother of a patient who has Anorexia and is in a larger body. Topics discussed include:

  • The dangers associated with energy deficit in people in larger bodies
  • Problems with diagnosis and practitioner ignorance 
  • Weight stigma in the medical field
  • Parent advocacy and strength
  • Embracing weight diversity

Find out more about Dr Millner here: http://www.rachelmillner.com/ 

 

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Challenging intake guidelines — Dr Graham Redgrave

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Tabitha Farrar talks to Dr Graham Redgrave about the research done at Johns Hopkins looking into higher weights and a faster rate of refeeding patients with Anorexia in an inpatient hospital setting. The conversation includes:

  • Refeeding intakes, traditional expectations versus new developements
  • Problems with low target weights
  • Relapse prevention programs
  • Lower rate of relaspe for patients who reach higher BMIs in treatment
  • The case for higher caloric intakes once the risk of refeeding syndrome is past
  • What refeeding syndrome is, and research around this
  • How and when treatment fails patients. 
  • Why we need to challenge the current guidelines pertraining to refeeding intakes

 

 

Link to the orginal study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25625572

 

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