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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.


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
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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.
DocumentID: 1989
DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "body positivity", bulimia, families, patients, "treatment results"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/April-2017/23-Celebrities-Speak-Out-About-Eating-Disorders-and-Body-Positivity
April 21, 2017
One of our special alums has shared this uplifting blog with us today, describing her journey to recovery. Enjoy.
DocumentID: 1992
DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, prognosis
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/April-2017/BELIEVE
Tags: alumni  families  patients  prognosis  
April 21, 2017
A true celebration of experience, strength, and hope, our second annual Eating Recovery Day, is fast approaching on Tuesday, May 2. Leading up to May 2, my advocate friends and I will come together on various blogs to share our perspectives about this year’s Eating Recovery Day theme, #DontMissIt. Prepare to get inspired.
DocumentID: 1991
DocumentTags: alumni, "eating recovery day", events, families, "jenni schaefer", "kara richardson whitely", patients
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April 21, 2017
When it comes to eating disorder recovery, the Eating Recovery Foundation is an asset to those afflicted with — or at risk for — an eating disorder. The Foundation’s Charitable Care Fund is a fund that can fill the treatment gap for those whose financial hardship prevent the opportunity of recovery. Learn more about the fund and how you can help.
DocumentID: 1990
DocumentTags: alumni, "eating recovery day", events, families, foundation, patients, professionals
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/April-2017/Recovery-Realized-with-the-Eating-Recovery-Foundation
April 17, 2017
Eating disorders are debilitating. If you have an eating disorder and another co-occurring issue (substance use disorder, anxiety disorder or mood disorder), you not only tend to have more severe symptoms, you can also be more resistant to treatment. But no matter how many diagnoses you have, recovery is always possible.
DocumentID: 1987
DocumentTags: "erc chicago il", families, "linda lewaniak", patients, professionals, "substance use disorder", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/April-2017/Recovery-for-More-Than-One-Diagnosis-is-Possible-Linda-Lewaniak
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.
DocumentID: 1957
DocumentTags: anorexia, autism, "dr ralph carson", "erc chicago il", professionals, "symptoms & signs", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/April-2017/Are-Anorexia-and-Autism-Related-Dr-Ralph-Carson
April 06, 2017
Eating Recovery Center is excited to announce the Second National "Eating Recovery Day" on May 2, 2017, a day devoted to raising awareness about eating disorders.
 
DocumentID: 1956
DocumentTags: alumni, "dr ken weiner", "eating recovery day", "eating recovery day 2017", events, families, patients
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/April-2017/Eating-Recovery-Day-Don-t-Miss-It
March 31, 2017
We're thrilled to announce a new partnership between Eating Recovery Center and the Mighty — a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness and disability.
DocumentID: 1943
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NodeAliasPath: /Blog/March-2017/We-re-Partnering-With-The-Mighty!
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March 30, 2017
In looking back to why I fell in love with treating eating disorders, I am reminded that I actually wrote a paper in graduate school titled: “The Population I will Never Treat—Eating Disorders”.
DocumentID: 1942
DocumentTags: alumni, "bonnie brennan", families, patients, professionals, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/March-2017/Why-I-Work-in-an-Eating-Disorder-Treatment-Center-–-Bonnie-Brennan
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