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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 09, 2017
While Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has been open out her struggles with food addiction, she recently confessed that she was bulimic so she could be as “beautiful and thin” as Princess Diana. During an interview on the Unlock Your Health podcast she said, “To wish you could have a mental illness to that level is a very serious place to get to.”
 
DocumentID: 2041
DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", bulimia, patients, "sarah ferguson"
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June 06, 2017
There are many great conferences in the eating disorder field, and I’m frequently asked, “Why should I spend time away from my private practice, and make the financial investment to attend your conference?” I know you may think I’m a little biased, but when you read what conference attendees have to say, you’ll see there are many reasons why you should attend.
DocumentID: 2040
DocumentTags: professionals
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/June-2017/Top-Reasons-You-Can’t-Miss-this-Year’s-Conference
Tags: professionals  
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:
DocumentID: 2031
DocumentTags: alumni, "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients, professionals, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/June-2017/The-Worst-Advice-I-Ever-Gave-as-an-Eating-Disorder-Therapist-–-Dr-Ashley-Solomon
June 02, 2017
For me, being “me” didn’t just mean breaking out of eating disorder habits, it also meant breaking out of the closet. It sounds bizarre and completely ridiculous but, after I came out, it almost felt as though my eating disorder vanished. I wondered if I could have avoided all those years of struggle if I was just able to say I was gay.
 
DocumentID: 2030
DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, families, lgbtq, patients, professionals, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/June-2017/A-Queer-Woman’s-Journey-from-Anorexia-to-Recovery-Amy-B
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 18, 2017
We are saddened that the world has lost musician Chris Cornell to depression and suicide. He will be forever remembered for his haunting lyrics and voice that so many of us connected with.
DocumentID: 2019
DocumentTags: alumni, "chris cornell", "health risks", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, suicide
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/May-2017/How-Do-We-Make-Sense-of-Chris-Cornell’s-Death
May 17, 2017
While raising a teenager can be incredibly rewarding, it can also be very challenging. A complicating factor is that normal teen behavior and eating disordered-behavior can sometimes look very similar! In this blog, we share insight for parents of teenagers in eating disorder recovery.
DocumentID: 2018
DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", "courtney morton", "erc austin tx", families, "jenni schaefer", patients, professionals
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/May-2017/Teens-and-Eating-Disorders-5-Tips-for-Parents-Courtney-Morton-Jenni-Schaefer
May 15, 2017
Those us who are familiar with mental health illnesses know that oftentimes sufferers mask their symptoms. Nowhere is that more true than in social media. As the nation kicks off Mental Health Awareness Week, we would like to showcase Instagram's  partnership with Troian Bellisario as part of #HereForYou campaign.
DocumentID: 2017
DocumentTags: alumni, depression, families, instagram, "mental health", patients, "troian bellisario"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/May-2017/Instagram-and-Pretty-Little-Liars-Star-Troian-Bellisario-Team-Up-to-Talk-About-Mental-Illness
May 12, 2017
I could easily let my son’s eating disorder consume me (pardon the pun). I could easily let it define me. However, I refuse to give it that much power. Yes, my son’s eating disorder is forever a part of the fabric of my motherhood. But, I can control how I manage my thoughts and feelings. For me, I do this through making the conscious decision to live a life of gratitude.
 
DocumentID: 2016
DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, professionals, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/May-2017/A-Message-to-Mothers-of-Children-with-Eating-Disorders
May 09, 2017
Last week we celebrated Eating Recovery Day with the theme “#DontMissIt.” Our goal was to come together as a community to talk about eating disorders in as many ways and places as we could. We are overwhelmed by your support and commitment to increasing awareness and removing the stigma about eating disorders. Today, we would like to showcase just some of your truly inspiring contributions to Eating Recovery Day 2017.
DocumentID: 2015
DocumentTags: "eating recovery day 2017", events, families, patients, professionals, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/May-2017/Eating-Recovery-Day-2017-Don’t-Miss-Our-Letter-of-Thanks-to-You
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