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Neural Rewiring For Full Recovery From An Entrenched Eating Disorder

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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. 

Recovery Stories: Blue Milk

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In this podcast, Tabitha talks to a guy in recovery from a restrictive eating disorder

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) 

Recovery Stories: Unrestricted eating and freedom

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In this podcast, Tabitha talks to Drake, who is in recovery from an eating disorder and wanted to share some hope. 

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.

Recovery Stories: Recovering despite weight stigma in eating disorder treatment

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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
Sarah Thompson is an eating disorder recovery coach, certified Body Trust® advocate, consultant and speaker.  As a recovery coach, she supports you on your eating disorder, disordered eating, and/or body image recovery journey. This includes if you want to ditch dieting. She supports you in healing your relationship with food and body in the ways that you want, at the pace that you want. Sarah will hold space for hope in your healing even if you can't imagine it yet. Sarah has a particular interest in the intersection of gender, sexuality, size, and eating disorders. 
 
For info about working with me, the group I mentioned, and my blog: www.resilientfatgoddess.com 
For the retreat I did: https://benourished.org/events-classes/ 

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

 

 

Podcast: Study shows diet talk and behaviour passes down through generations

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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

Study: http://www.practiceupdate.com/content/parent-encouragement-to-diet-from-adolescence-into-adulthood-may-cause-intergenerational-harm/65474

  • 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.

Rehabilitate, Rewire, Recover: Force feeding yourself as an adult.

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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. 

Recovery Stories: Recovery with kids

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In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar talks to an adult in recovery from anorexia who has young children. We talk about things children pick up on, dealing with children when you are going through recovery stress, and ways of talking to young children about eating disorders. 

Recovery Stories: Allow for body diversity when setting target weights

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In this podcast Tabitha talks to the fabulous Carrie Arnold about the problems associated with setting target weight too long:

Topics covered:

- Body diversity

- What happens in patients minds when target weight are set too low

- Anorexia in larger bodies

- Overshoot vs. recovery weight

 

About Carrie Arnold

Carrie Arnold is an award winning blogger, freelance science writer, and author living in Virginia. She writes on a variety of topics from microbiology to evolution. Carrie is in recovery from anorexia, and is very active in the eating disorder community as an advocate for better research and treatments.

Carrie’s Webiste

Decoding Anorexia



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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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Recovery Stories: How allowing my parents to refeed me saved my life

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In this episode, I talk to "Simon's Cat" a woman in recovery from anorexia. She shares her story about going back home to live with her parents for 3 months in order to start her recovery and get though the thoughest parts of the refeeding process. 

 

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Ask Dr G: Anorexia, malnutrition and your bones

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In this podcast, Dr Jennifer Gaudiani talks about your bones, and what the effects of malnutrition caused by a restrictive eating disorder such as anorexia, can be on your bone health. 

  • How malnutrition affects your bones
  • Bone density
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteopenia 
  • The various treatment options 

 

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 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.

 

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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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Recovery Feast Eating

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Saying goodbye to 2017, and looking back over the year and what I have learned. In this podcast I talk about what I call recovery "feast" eating, which is more commonly referred to as "binge" eating. Looking at eating a lot of food as a highly appropriate response to restriction. 

Why it is normal and appropriate to eat a lot of food when you are in recovery from anorexia

Why restriciton makes us desire to eat large amounts of food

The problem with psychoanalysing eating — especially recovery eating!

 

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Event Restriction

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In this podcast Tabitha talks about what she refers to as "event restriction." 

Event restriction is when you anticipate eating more or resting at an event or time in the future, and therefore try to create a "buffer" by restricting more or compensating more via exercise in preparation. 

Event restriction never works. Most people find that is actually makes eating and resting harder, so ironically you struggle even more when you actually get to the big day. Most commonly people event restriction in preparation for Christmas and the festive season. 

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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

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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