April 12, 2018
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.
April 24, 2018
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.
April 2, 2018
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.
March 8, 2018
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.