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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.


June 26, 2020
Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health are excited to announce Love Your Tree, a body diversity creative arts campaign that kicks off on June 26, 2020, and will last through the end of the year. We are encouraging all professional and non-profit partners to join us in this exciting and inspirational campaign! Here's how you can get involved with the 2020 Love Your Tree campaign.
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June 09, 2020
Have you heard of the Eating Disorders Information Gateway? The Eating Disorders Information Gateway (EDIG) is a resource offered by Eating Recovery Center. This website provides a single portal where anyone looking for information on eating disorders can access a variety of materials.
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June 03, 2020
Today we’re discussing the upcoming 12th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference on Mental Health, Practical Applications for Multidisciplinary Care. This two-day virtual event will feature an Eating Disorders track and Mood, Anxiety and Trauma track with more than 20 research-based presentations from the nation’s leading eating disorder and mental health experts. 
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May 14, 2020
Join Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health for its 12th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference on Mental Health, Practical Applications for Multidisciplinary Care. Taking place virtually on September 11-12, 2020, this two-day event will feature more than 20 research-based presentations from the nation’s leading mental health experts.
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April 09, 2020
At the root of emotional undercontrol (UC), biological dysfunction in the emotion regulation system interacts with an invalidating environment, leading to pervasive emotional dysregulation. These patients are characterized by high reward sensitivity, low inhibitory control, low attention to details, high novelty seeking, low distress tolerance, and often low threat sensitivity.
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March 26, 2020
Dr. Mehler, founder and Executive Medical Director of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health, is widely recognized as the world’s foremost expert in the medical treatment of eating disorders and is a noted administrator, researcher and author.
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March 17, 2020
This March, National Nutrition Month is taking place. Introduced by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a way to “Eat Right Bite by Bite,” National Nutrition Month campaigns for not only healthy eating but being educated and informed about ways to improve one’s overall health in the form of food. 
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February 28, 2020
At Eating Recovery Center, we are being proactive by breaking the stigma around eating disorders. Here's a breakdown of the research and statistics around eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, binge eating, bulimia and other conditions.
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January 16, 2020
A family-based treatment model is such a necessary component to treatment that we require parents (or surrogate others) to participate in our programs. By engaging and supporting families in treatment, we can address family dynamics, communication patterns, stressors within the family and other experiences. 
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January 14, 2020
For anyone who exercises, it’s important to ask ourselves broadly: are there any negative consequences occurring from exercise? A number of patients in treatment for eating disorders have, at some point, struggled with compulsive exercise. It is important for those in treatment to assess their views of exercise and to identify when exercise is getting to be unhealthy or compulsive — and to help prevent getting to the point where physical health consequences occur.
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