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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.


July 12, 2017
We are hearing from members of our community that they will be watching the film To the Bone, even though they tell us that they know deep down inside that they “shouldn’t watch it.” If you do choose to watch the film, we recommend that you mindfully watch this film with someone who is a healthy support person for you. Be a critical consumer. Consider these questions as you watch:
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DocumentTags: "dr ashley solomon", "dr ellen astrachan fletcher", "erc chicago il", "erc cincinnati oh", relapse, "to the bone", triggers
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June 28, 2017
Find your song. Find your anthem. Find the lyrics that capture your sorrow, your anxiety, your rage. Put the song that encapsulates you on repeat. Play it over and over so many times until you almost can’t stand it. Play it until it morphs into a story. Your story. Your truth. 
DocumentID: 2066
DocumentTags: alumni, families, "jen lombardi", patients, "symptoms & signs", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/June-2017/The-Power-of-Music-In-Eating-Disorder-Recovery-Jen-Lombardi
May 24, 2017
In our clinic, those who seek help for binge eating disorder (BED), night eating syndrome (NES), and loss of control eating (LOC) tend to skip meals, eat light during some meals and heavy during others, graze one day and eat a lot of food the next. This random timing of meals can make binge eating and associated problems worse. Here’s how:
DocumentID: 2023
DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "dr ralph carson", "erc chicago il", "health risks", patients, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/May-2017/Ten-Ways-to-Sleep-Better-and-Feel-Better-in-Recovery-dr-Ralph-Carson
May 01, 2017
Krista Erickson shares a centering, calming and grounding meditation today for #SelfCareSaturday. Take ten minutes out of your day today to tune inward and tune out anything is causing you stress. Relax and enjoy.
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DocumentTags: #selfcaresaturday, alumni, "krista erickson", meditation, patients
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April 26, 2017
Sleep is one of the most overlooked and one of the most important aspects of binge eating disorder recovery. Good sleep offers many benefits to our physical and emotional health. Lack of sleep can affect our mood, our appetite and our eating behaviors. Here's how to improve your sleep in eating disorder recovery.
DocumentID: 1955
DocumentTags: #foodforthoughtfriday, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "dr julie friedman", "erc chicago il", patients, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/April-2017/Why-Sleep-is-So-Important-in-Binge-Eating-Recovery-Dr-Julie-Friedman
March 30, 2017
Take ten minutes out of your day to listen to this guided meditation with our very own Ellie Herman. 
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DocumentTags: #selfcaresaturday, alumni, "ellie herman", families, patients, professionals
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March 02, 2017
Ever since my girls have been able to feed themselves, I have been teaching them how to have a relationship with their body and the food they put in it. Keeping the communication lines open will help to build trust and if — no, when — any issues arise — and let’s face it, issues will arise in life — we will have the tools to deal with it… together. Here's how.
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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", families, "jen lombardi", patients, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/March-2017/Can-We-Protect-Our-Children-from-Eating-Disorders-–-Robyn-Cruze
January 25, 2017
Rampant heart health messages about diet and weight loss may also inadvertently prompt disordered thinking about “good” and “bad” foods and restrictive eating, which ultimately tend to fuel food cravings and out-of-control eating. Here's what to do instead.
DocumentID: 1896
DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", causes, "erc chicago il", "jean alves", patients, treatment
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November 28, 2016
You can support and strengthen your recovery during the busy holiday season. Here's how to reframe holiday challenges as opportunities.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, professionals
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Tags: alumni  families  patients  professionals  
November 17, 2016

Many of us, this holiday season, will feel the need to show up as someone who has improved, moved forward and become someone better. But — I encourage you to be authentic and simply show up as yourself. Showing up as yourself is a powerful becoming message that just might inspire others to do the same.

 

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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, families, patients, "robyn cruze"
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