In this podcast, Tabitha talks to "S" an 11-year-old in recovery, about his recovery journey, and his desire and motivation to get well.
In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar talks to Dr Trisha Greenhaugh about the paper titled Six ‘biases’ against patients and carers in evidence-based medicine."
Link to paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4556220/
Intention, Motivation, Commitment: The difference between wanting to recover, and actually recovering
New Year 2019.
In this podcast, Tabitha talks about her own recovery, and why wanting to recover isn't enough.
In this podcast you will hear an audio recording of an account of a treatment facility from a person in recovery.
Ari Snaevarsson is a certified nutritionist* who has worked a great deal with disordered eating clients. He also works as a counselor and dietetic technician at a residential treatment center for eating disorders. Coming from a background of competitive bodybuilding, Ari has himself recovered from an eating disorder marked by severe restrict-binge cycles. Ari is devoted to helping those struggling to escape the prison of food anxiety and body hatred.
In this podcast, Tabitha talks to a person in recovery who shares some information about how treatment has made her even more confused about how to eat.
It is important that people in recovery are encouraged to listen to their bodies and eat what they want to eat.
In this podcast, Tabitha talks to Dr Jennifer Gaudiani about her new book "Sick Enough."
Part One: Not Enough Calories
- 30,000 Foot View: What happens when you starve yourself?
- Going into Hibernation
- Hormones and Bones
- The Empty Tank
- Extreme Presentations
- Starting to Eat Again
Part Two: Purging
- 30,000 foot view: What is Purging, and Why Does it Cause Medical Issues?
- What Happens to the Body Physically?
- Electrolytes and Stopping Purging
Part Three: Binge Eating Disorder and Weight Stigma
- Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Part Four: The Unmeasurables
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Associated Conditions
- Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Associated Conditions
Part Five: Specific Populations (A Series of Short, Case-Based Chapters)
- Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DMT1) and Concurrent Eating Disorders
- Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
- Elite Athletes
- Male Patients
- Gender and Sexual Minorities
- Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Older Patients
- Comorbid Substance Abuse
- Caring for the Patient Who Declines Treatment: The Spectrum from Mandated Treatment to Hospice Care
In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Dr Adele LaFrance about Emotion Focused Family Therapy in eating disorder treatment.
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In this podcast Tabitha Farrar explains why she believes that neural rewiring is a crucial and often not understood aspect of achieving full recovery from a long-term restrictive eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder.
In this week's podcast, Tabitha talks Sophia — a person currrently in recovery — about medical use of cannabis in recovery from anorexia.
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.
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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.
In this podcast Tabitha talks to Sarah Thompson about her recovery, and her journey into body positivity. We also discuss:
- Being queer and having an eating disorder
- Weight stigma in eating disorder treatment
- The Be Nourished retreat and certification
- Recovery in an environment that encourages restriction and weight loss
In this podcast Tabitha chats to Dr Colleen Reichmann about her recovery, health at every size, body diversity, and advoacy and activism.
In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Jerica Berge about a new study illistrating how diet talk and encouragement to diet can be passed down through generations
Parent Encouragement to Diet From Adolescence Into Adulthood May Cause Intergenerational Harm
In this longitudinal study 556 adolescents were surveyed when in school and again after 15 years in adulthood and/or parenthood to evaluate the association between parental encouragement to diet in adolescence and health outcomes in adult life. Significant association was observed between parent encouragement to diet in adolescence and an increased risk of overweight or obesity, dieting, binge eating, unhealthy weight control behaviors, and lower body satisfaction in adulthood. In addition, the authors noted an intergenerational transmission of encouragement to diet in the home environment.
Clinicians should inform parents about the potentially harmful and enduring outcomes associated with encouraging their children to diet.
Jerica M. Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Berge is both a behavioral medicine clinician and researcher. Dr. Berge is a licensed mental health therapist and supervisor who specializes in integrated care and community-based partnerships to address family health issues. She has developed and evaluated several family-focused models of care within family medicine clinics including, group prenatal care for high risk pregnant mothers, integrated care clinic, and childhood obesity prevention and treatment interventions via well-child visits. Dr. Berge is one of the most cited authors on family dynamics and childhood health with over 100 publications and book chapters and 300 presentations. She has an impressive funding trajectory including K12, R21, R03, R56, and R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health.
In this podcast I talk about the skill of being able to force feed yourself as an adult in recovery from anorexia.
In the process of making yourself eat food you are afraid of you achieve both nutritional rehabiliation and neural rewiring goals. You train your brain that these foods are not a threat to you, and you eat the types of food that your body really needs in order to get out of malnutrition.
When you are faced with food that you are not used to eating, or in larger quantites that you usually allow yourself to eat, you go into your sympathetic nervous system -- that's the fight or flight one. Food doesn't taste that good when you are stressed about it! But, if you continue to force yourself to eat, your brain learns that the food is not a threat, and in time, you remain calm when eating. This is what leads to the neural rewiring of your brain that these foods are not a threat to you.