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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.


January 31, 2018
I heave my suitcase into the overhead bin, and hesitantly take my seat. Seemingly unaware that I have arrived, the woman continues reading the paper; her elbow extending into my seat space and resting deep into my intestines. I shift in my seat in an effort to dislodge her elbow; my ample hips cause the armrest to raise as they settle in. She clears her throat and looks over her newspaper at me. Her subtle microaggression of defending her space reinforces the myriad messages I’ve already received: fat people are undeserving of occupying a shared space.
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DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "erc cincinnati oh", patients, professionals, "rachel king"
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January 24, 2018

Seeking help for binge eating disorder often involves overcoming feelings of shame, isolation, and, perhaps worst of all, the fear that there is no end to this cycle. Once you’ve recognized and begun to address your binge eating behaviors, it’s reasonable to want the people in your life closest to you – especially your partner – to support those efforts. So, what do you do when your partner shows up after work with your go-to binge food? Dr. Ashley Solomon shares her insight.

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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients
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August 11, 2017
Over a recent weekend, I was hit hard by a bout of depression. Depression can be a great (though very difficult) learning experience. I feel grateful for it already because it taught me so much. I now know that I can begin to take better care of myself during this period of change. Here's what I learned:
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DocumentTags: alumni, "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients
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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 02, 2017
I share some of those words with you now because I hope they inspire other professionals to look critically at how our words shape our patients’ lives. I share them because I hope that people with eating disorders and their families are not still hearing these ideas laid out as truths. Here are some of the worst things I’ve ever said as an eating disorder therapist:
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DocumentTags: alumni, "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients, professionals, treatment
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February 03, 2017
Treatment is very hard work, and not just for the person with the eating disorder. Partners and parents struggle tremendously as their loved ones get well. It’s stressful to watch your loved one navigate the twists and turns of recovery, and particularly so when you when you’re navigating all of this too.
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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients, treatment
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October 20, 2016
One of the coolest things about all of the advancements in neuroscience is that it has shown us how other people’s love physically changes us. Without us even knowing it, love — and feeling connected to other people — is rewiring the brain, strengthening us, making us better thinkers and making us more resilient.
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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families
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July 27, 2016

Mobile technology puts a powerful tool for eating disorder recovery at the fingertips of patients and providers. Don’t miss this powerful session on this topic at the upcoming Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference on August 12 and 13 in Denver, Colorado

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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients, professionals
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May 02, 2016

There are so many ways to advocate for individuals with eating disorders — if we work together and let our voices be heard.

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March 25, 2016
Support the Anna Westin Act that encourages recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority, outlining the importance of training, access to care, and truth in advertising. From Ashley Solomon, Executive Clinical Director at Eating Recovery Center, Ohio.
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DocumentTags: "anna westin act", "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh"
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