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August 19, 2019  

For Sarah: Unless treatment stops promoting restriction, people will continue to die from eating disorders

Warning: This episode may be difficult or triggering for some listeners. It involves talking about a person who recently died of anorexia.

 

In this podcast, Tabitha talks about a person who recently died as a result of the malnutrition associated with anorexia. 

Sarah was a joyful, incredibly like-able, intelligent woman with a good sense of humour. She came to me as a client, and someone determined to recover. She was also a person who had been through 30 years of traditional treatment, but never lost hope in her ability to get well. Sarah wasn't non- compliant, she was the opposite of difficult, and she was on her way and actively in recovery when she died. Apparently, a lifetime of malnutrition had resulted in a weak heart, and it was too little too late. Sarah was truly let down by the traditional treatment model. The tragedy is that at the time of her death, she was at the best place she had been for years. Sarah didn't die in the way we stereotypically expect people with anorexia die in a IP bed rejecting food. Sarah was eating better, feeling better, and actively living her recovery when she died. 

The effects of malnutrition are serious and can be long-lasting. Treatment has to prioritise unrestricted eating, and spreading the message that hunger and desire to eat can be trusted. 

August 6, 2019  

Dr G: Considering trans and non-binary individuals in eating disorder treatment

 In this podcast, Tabitha takes to the wonderful Dr Jennifer Gaudiani about trans and non-binary individuals in eating disorder treatment. 

 

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.

Jen's book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sick-Enough-Jennifer-L-Gaudiani-dp-0815382456/dp/0815382456/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1553546290  

 

Clinic: www.gaudianiclinic.com

 

July 24, 2019  

Dr Cynthia Bulik: Recent study identifies eight risk loci and implicates metabo-psychiatric origins for anorexia nervosa

In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Dr Cynthia Bulik about recent study that identifies eight risk loci and implicates metabo-psychiatric origins for anorexia nervosa. 

Link to paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-019-0439-2

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Dr. Bulik, a clinical psychologist, is Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry, professor of nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and founding director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. 

She is also professor of medical epidemiology and biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, where she spends half of her time. 

Her research includes treatment, laboratory, epidemiological, twin and molecular genetic studies of eating disorders and weight regulation. She has written more than 590 scientific papers and chapters on eating disorders and is the author of  Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to StopThe Woman in the MirrorMidlife Eating Disorders: Your Journey to Recovery, and Binge Control: A Compact Recovery Guide

She is a recipient of the Eating Disorders Coalition Research Award, the Academy for Eating Disorders' Leadership Award for Research, the Price Family National Eating Disorders Association Research Award  and the Women’s Leadership Council Faculty-to-Faculty Mentorship Award. 

Dr. Bulik is past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders, past vice-president of the Eating Disorders Coalition and past Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. She holds the first endowed professorship in eating disorders in the United States.

Her academic life is balanced by being happily married with three children and performing as an ice dancer and ballroom dancer.

 

 

July 11, 2019  

Atypical Anorexia

In this podcast, Tabitha answers the question "What are your thoughts on the term Atypical Anorexia?"

June 4, 2019  

Actually it IS about the food: a talk with psychotherapist Danielle B. Grossman

Dannielle B. Grossman is a California licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Truckee, California. She also works by phone and FaceTime with clients throughout California. 

 
Danielle understands that food deprivation and fear responses around eating are at the core of all eating disorders and disordered eating patterns. She helps clients to truly get it that their struggles with food are not their fault and do not mean ANYTHING negative about them. It is a powerful and empowering shift when clients can observe that their patterns with eating are simply their brainbodies doing their job to ensure survival amidst real or perceived threats to getting the food they want or need. Then, the work of therapy is getting out of this chronic threat mode with eating by developing patterns with food that are based in full nourishment, unconditional permission to eat and an ability to honor all signals of hunger. 
 
Danielle’s work is based in compassion, an understanding of trauma and survival responses and current science in the fields of weight stigma and eating disorders. 
 
May 22, 2019  

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Children, Adolescents, and Adults 

In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar talks to Jennifer Thomas and Kamryn Eddy about their new book on ARFID. 
 
-Cognitive-behavioral therapy for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder patient/family workbook (free) — https://www.cambridge.org/files/1015/4408/8646/CBT-AR_workbook_12.4.18.pdf
 
 
-Fudo app (free) — https://www.novosi.com/fudo
 
-Study on reward and flexibility in restrictive eating disorders or amenorrheic athletes (research participation opportunity for females ages 16-26 years old who have amenorrhea) —anereact@mgh.harvard.edu
 
-Neurobiology of ARFID study (research participation opportunity for males and females ages 10-22 years with or without avoidant/restrictive eating)— CAREstudy@partners.org
May 7, 2019  
April 25, 2019  

Recovering when you’re a no-nonsense guy who totally doesn’t have anorexia but has some sort of problem [Podcast]

In this podcast Tabitha talks to B, a guy who totally didn't have anorexia ... but probably did! 
 
B thought of himself as a normal guy, doing normal things: obsessively tracking calories, running absurd distances, and hiding in closets to avoid being invited to lunch. After an incident involving a blog post, evolutionary biology, and a semi-anonymous e-mail exchange, he did the normal thing: he researched and wrote a guide on anorexia recovery, and then started following it.
 
Study cited:
 
 
"The no-nonsense guide for people who think they might have an eating disorder" is at http://nononsenseguide.net 
April 16, 2019  

Eating disorders and substance use: avoiding the whack-a-mole game in treatment

In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to David Wiss about eating disorders co-occurring with substance abuse.

David Wiss, MS, RDN is the founder of Nutrition in Recovery, which specializes in: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Gut Health, Body Image, and General Wellness. Mr. Wiss works closely with individuals to help them revolutionize their relationship with food and has shared his expertise with numerous eating disorder and addiction facilities throughout the greater Los Angeles area. David is a published author and a nationally recognized expert in nutrition for addiction, currently working on his PhD in Public Health from UCLA. View some of his work at www.nutritioninrecovery.com

April 5, 2019  

How eating disorders affect our values, and our decisions

In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar talks about how eating disorder change our beliefs and values, and how recovery also changes these aspects. 

 

 

Podcast dedicated to "Mary." I miss you. 

March 27, 2019  

Dr G: Muscles in recovery, and how you can have an eating disorder in any size body

In this podcast Tabitha talks to Dr Gaudiani about what happens to the muscular system when a person is in recovery from and eating disorder and/or malnutrition as a result of dietary restriction. 

 

 
March 12, 2019  

Eating disorders and disabilities: cerebral palsy

In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Hannah, about eating disorders and cerebral palsy. 

Tabitha's note: I have worked with a number of clients with anorexia who also have cerebral palsy. The aspects of body image and body control justification that Hannah speaks of in this podcast I have witnessed in every client I have worked with who also have cerebral palsy. That's not to say it exists in all, but certainly people with disabilities are very under-represented in eating disorder treatment and advocacy. 

February 27, 2019  

Migration/Adapt to Flee Famine theory and fear

In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar has a discussion with Shan Guisinger — author of the Adapt to Flee Famine paper — about the biological fear of eating response. 

February 14, 2019  

Recovery Stories: 11 years old and pushing for recovery

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. 

February 5, 2019  

Six ‘biases’ against patients and carers in evidence-based medicine

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/

 

January 23, 2019  

Recovery stories: Finding YOU in recovery.

This week Tabitha talks to Sarah Rzemieniak, a fellow recovery coach who has recovered from an eating disorder herself.
 
Sarah Rzemieniak previously worked as an eating disorder dietitian before recognizing that her true passion was in the coaching and counselling aspect of the work. She then became a certified eating disorder recovery coach through The Carolyn Costin Institute, where she was supervised and trained directly under Carolyn Costin, eating disorder therapist, author, and founder of Monte Nido residential treatment centers. Sarah is now an eating disorder recovery coach with The Eating Disorder Center, providing virtual recovery coaching services worldwide. She also co-leads an eating disorder support group in Victoria, BC, and has past experience serving as an eating disorder recovery mentor through MentorConnect, as well as working as a hotline staffer for The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC. Sarah has been interviewed and has written about eating disorder recovery for Psych Central Professional, Thrive Global, The Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders, The Eating Disorder Recovery Speakers Podcast and Real Health Radio. She was a featured contributing expert to the book, Thrive: Expert Tips For Coping With Depression and An Eating Disorder. 
 
 
 
 
January 1, 2019  

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. 

December 18, 2018  

“Surviving” the holiday season 2018

Happy Holidays everyone! 

December 11, 2018  

Treatment Stories: Being shamed for wanting more food

In this podcast you will hear an audio recording of an account of a treatment facility from a person in recovery. 

November 28, 2018  

Bodybuilding, gyms, and eating disorders: A guy’s perspective

In this week's podcast, Tabitha talks to Ari Snaevarsson about bodybuilding, gyms, and his perspective on how the fitness culture influences people with eating disorders. 
 
Bio

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.    

 
 
Links:
 
My site (100 Days of Food Freedom):
 
My book (same name):