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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.


May 02, 2017
Please consider “taking five” today – make a call and make a difference. Click here to call your members of Congress.
DocumentID: 2014
DocumentTags: advocacy
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/May-2017/Take-Five-Save-a-Life-Call-Congress-Today
Tags: advocacy  
May 01, 2017
Krista Erickson shares a centering, calming and grounding meditation today for #SelfCareSaturday. Take ten minutes out of your day today to tune inward and tune out anything is causing you stress. Relax and enjoy.
DocumentID: 2011
DocumentTags: #selfcaresaturday, alumni, "krista erickson", meditation, patients
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/May-2017/This-Awareness-Meditation-Can-Help-You-Relax-in-Recovery
April 27, 2017
I was the only male in my treatment center and yet I felt like we were all speaking the same language. In treatment, I learned that I was not alone and that recovery was possible — though it would be a few more years before I fully started to embrace recovery.
DocumentID: 2008
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, "eric dorsa", families, males, patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/April-2017/eating-recovery-day-eric-dorsa
April 26, 2017
“What you have is chronic, and you will be sick the rest of your life.” I often heard this statement from medical professionals.

When I came to Eating Recovery Center, I was in the darkest time of my life. I didn’t want to live, and I had no hope for my future. The only thing I could do was rely on the professionals to hold hope for me. I wished one day I would find the strength and desire to get better, in essence, to live.
DocumentID: 2007
DocumentTags:
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/April-2017/A-Life-Recovered
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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
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/April-2017/Why-Sleep-is-So-Important-in-Binge-Eating-Recovery-Dr-Julie-Friedman
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
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/April-2017/eating-recovery-center-eating-recovery-day-2017-dont-miss-it
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
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