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 episode, Tabitha talks to a person in recovery about past treatment experiences, and how these led to this person being taught that unrestricted eating was a thing to avoid at all costs.
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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Fiona Willer, AdvAPD, is the author of 'The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Dietitians', and co-author of 'The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Psychologists and Counsellors'. Her business, Health, Not Diets, provides online and face-to-face training and workshops for health professionals in the non-diet approach. Fiona's background includes clinical dietetics, private practice and university lecturing in nutrition and dietetics. She is currently conducting PhD research into HAES ® use in dietetics. As an advocacy leader in this field, she represented Australia in contributing to the HAES graduate curriculum for the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH), and has been an invited speaker at DAA, SDA, ANZAED, DC events and presented at a variety of academic conferences Fiona is a proud member of the DAA, current Vice-President International of ASDAH, and executive member of HAES Australia. Find her online at FionaWiller.com, UnpackingWeightScience.com, and HealthNotDiets.com.
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.
Rebecca Scritchfield is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified exercise physiologist, author of the book Body Kindness, and host of the Body Kindness podcast. Through her weight-inclusive counseling practice, she helps people make peace with food, find the joy in exercise, and create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests. Central to all her work, Rebecca aims to develop self-compassion in place of shame by rejecting the rules of diet culture and the pervasive myth that to achieve better health one must lose weight.
Using her Body Kindness philosophy, Rebecca mentors registered dietitians and supports women from around the world in collaborative, online learning spaces free from unhelpful diet chatter and negative body talk.
Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the TODAY show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Self, Real Simple, Health, Yoga Journal, and many others. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she was recently recognized as one of ten “Supermom” entrepreneurs in the Nation’s Capital.
Postpartum Body Image Research Study: Body Kindness Reader Survey with option for free Body Kindness e-book
Free Body Kindness E-Course, Book Chapter
Take Fat Shaming Out of Fitness Culture https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/why-we-need-to-take-fat-shaming-out-of-fitness-culture/2018/03/08/728365ac-1e31-11e8-9de1-147dd2df3829_story.html
Why Fear of Sugar May Be More Toxic Than Sugar Itself
In this podcast I talk about my personal highlights from the ICED conference presentation that I was part this year with Rebecka Peeples, Rachel Millner and Therese Waterhaus.
Rebecka Peebles, MD, is an Adolescent Medicine Specialist and Co-director of the Eating Disorder Assessment and Treatment Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Peebles is an assistant professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Prior to joining CHOP, she was an instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine's Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and was primarily involved with the Eating Disorders Program and the Center for Healthy Weight at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Peebles’ research interests focus on the health outcomes of disordered eating in adolescents of diverse weight ranges, and how the Internet can be used as a vector to both help and harm young people as they try to approach a healthy weight. Her most recent work has been funded by the American Heart Association.
Dr. Millner is a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. She graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant International University) in San Diego and completed an APA (American Psychological Association) approved internship at the University of Buffalo.
Dr. Millner completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Millner is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists and the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Millner has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently teaching at Gwynedd Mercy College.
Dr. Millner's website: http://www.rachelmillner.com/aboutus.php
Therese has been a Registered Dietitian for nearly 30 years, she completed her doctoral degree in nutrition biochemistry, studying vitamin D and bone metabolism. She has been in private practice for over 9 years and has been involved in the eating disorder community for over 15 years. Her goal is to bring to the local community the most recent information about eating disorders.
Therese's website: http://www.willamettenutritionsource.com/
Personal story time!
Not everyone who is suffering from long-term malnutrition turns to stealing, but I think it is a lot more prevalent than most people assume it is. It makes sense why a brain that believes resources are scarce would feel the need to take without giving anything away.
In this podcast, I talk about my personal experience with kleptomania.
Link to YouTube video on anorexia and hoarding here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDxPWT_TuV4&t=2s
Link to Blog post on anorexia and hoarding here: http://tabithafarrar.com/2018/05/brain-malnutrition-hoarding/