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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.


October 18, 2019
Denver greeted visitors with its first snowfall of the year as Eating Recovery Center/Insight Behavioral Health Centers welcomed attendees to the Westin downtown for the 11th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference. Today’s blog shares highlights from several sessions at the conference.
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September 24, 2019
Ralph Carson, LD, RD, PhD and Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS will present “Adventures on the Alimentary Canal: How the Gut Bacteria and Our Food Choices Influence Mood States and Eating Disorder Behavior” at the Eating Recovery Foundation Conference on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at the Westin Denver Downtown. Click to learn more.
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October 16, 2017
In my previous two blog posts, I have explained the basic facts about food addiction and reviewed the scientific research on food addiction. In today’s blog, I explain how to treat food addiction, or as I prefer to call it, treatment of compulsive eating behavior.
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September 21, 2017
Let’s talk about “food addiction.” When it comes to food, we do not see the same chemical alterations of the brain’s neurons and circuits in one who compulsive overeats — when compared to one who is addicted to alcohol or drugs.
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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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July 26, 2017
A new diet trend, the lectin-free diet, has been growing in popularity lately. This fad diet, contrary to what some diet gurus are saying, is not based on good science. Dr. Ralph Carson explains the facts.
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June 22, 2017
Many well-meaning people attempt to stop eating when they are “full.” And most of us assume that this ability — to notice if we feel hungry or full — will come to us easily and naturally. Does every person know how to recognize physical sensations of hunger and fullness? Are stomach cues really enough to rely on, in order to know when to eat and when to stop eating? 
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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:
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April 13, 2017
Certain eating disorder professionals may be surprised to learn that there is a fairly significant percentage of anorectic patients that also have autism-like symptoms. Does this mean that a large number of people struggling with anorexia also have an autism spectrum disorder? Absolutely not. In fact, a rather small percent of people with anorexia exhibit autism-type behaviors.
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March 22, 2017
If you exercise frequently — despite severe negative consequences — you could have a problem. Do these signs of compulsive exercise seem familiar to you?
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