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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center (ERC), our eating disorder treatment methods and programs, and upcoming meetings and events to help provide patients, families, professionals, and alumni alike with the information they need to understand their condition and enter on a path to long-lasting recovery.


August 30, 2017
When we say that a person is addicted, we mean that this person will always have to abstain from the trigger foods enjoyed in the past. We are saying that there is no hope to reintroduce these foods back into one’s diet. We are saying that this person cannot have a healthy relationship with food. I reframe it to patients like this: you are not addicted to food; you are a compulsive eater, treatment is available and there is hope. 
 
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August 24, 2017
I remember sitting in my goodbye group, listening to these amazing men and women tell me how I was going to be so successful and happy. Yet, there was this panicked voice in the back of my head saying, “You're WRONG! I can’t!”
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DocumentTags: alumni, bulimia, patients, prognosis, testimonials, "treatment results"
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July 07, 2017
A mother of a child in eating disorder recovery pens a letter to his eating disorder. Find out what she says in this frank, brutally honest blog post.
 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "child & adolescent", families, males, patients, "treatment results"
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June 09, 2017
While Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has been open out her struggles with food addiction, she recently confessed that she was bulimic so she could be as “beautiful and thin” as Princess Diana. During an interview on the Unlock Your Health podcast she said, “To wish you could have a mental illness to that level is a very serious place to get to.”
 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", bulimia, patients, "sarah ferguson"
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April 26, 2017
We applaud these celebrities who consistently use their public platform to speak out against body shaming and encourage body positivity. For those who’ve experienced their own struggles with eating disorders, we are grateful that they have honestly and bravely told their story as a way to raise awareness and remove the stigma of mental illnesses.
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DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "body positivity", bulimia, families, patients, "treatment results"
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July 14, 2016

Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS, Senior Clinical Director of Adult Residential and Partial Hospital Services, was recently featured in an article on SELF.com discussing the difficulties of bulimia recovery.

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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, anorexia, "bonnie brennan", bulimia, families, patients, treatment
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May 26, 2016
Eating Recovery Center offers eating disorder treatment programs for people with overweight bodies. Patients in these programs are overweight or obese and also struggle with bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, night eating, emotional eating and/or stress eating. These programs offer intensive multidisciplinary treatment for adults, including medical, psychiatric, behavioral and nutritional care. It is not an obesity treatment program or a weight management program. Unlike traditional weight loss programs, we recognize that both behavioral and biological factors contribute to being overweight, and that many overweight or obese individuals have a co-occurring eating disorder. This program offers a comprehensive treatment solution to normalize eating patterns, stabilize medical comorbidities, control weight and improve quality of life issues.
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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", bulimia, "compulsive overeating", "dr ralph carson", patients, professionals, "signs & symptoms"
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March 29, 2016

Karen Schneller, clinical manager of the Eating Recovery Center in San Francisco, said a spike in extreme eating habits in teenagers and college students has the potential to develop into eating disorders. This is a phenomenon that happens consistently throughout the country. Anxiety and stress about body image can also manifest into an eating disorder.

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DocumentTags: anorexia, bulimia, causes, families, "karen schneller", males, "signs & symptoms"
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February 01, 2016
Labels and codes do not tell you of my strength, my compassionate nature, and the creativity that makes me whole. Labels don't tell you of the courage of a young woman who left Australia on a one-way ticket to travel the world, determined to live and make her parents proud despite her ailments. Nor do they tell you about a successful TV actor, business owner, loving mother, and wife. They also leave out the crappy parts that I deal with on a daily basis and how, after a hard day, I will put my head on the pillow and feel like a courageous, strong warrior. From Robyn Cruze, National Recovery Advocate and online community manager for Eating Recovery Center. 
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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, families, "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "robyn cruze"
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August 23, 2015
We explore the rationale for thoughtful dual diagnosis programming as well as cutting-edge treatment approaches to heal patients struggling with mood and anxiety issues in addition to a primary eating disorder diagnosis.
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