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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.


February 01, 2017
I have occasionally heard eating disorders likened to a relationship and recovery to a break up. I find this comparison apt. My eating disorder caused me tremendous grief, and breaking up with my eating disorder also caused me grief. Here are three things that I found helpful during this grieving process.
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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, families, "laura patterson", patients, "recovery ambassador", "treatment results"
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January 31, 2017
Our media presence is a direct reflection of our passion and our commitment. Take a moment to check out a few stories with ERC experts and alumni:
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DocumentTags: alumni, patients, professionals
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January 25, 2017
Rampant heart health messages about diet and weight loss may also inadvertently prompt disordered thinking about “good” and “bad” foods and restrictive eating, which ultimately tend to fuel food cravings and out-of-control eating. Here's what to do instead.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", causes, "erc chicago il", "jean alves", patients, treatment
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January 25, 2017
As we enter a new year full of new hope and new possibilities, we’d like to share this sweet letter written by a former ERC patient. Her words show us all how important recovery is.
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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, families, patients, testimonials, "treatment results"
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January 16, 2017
Binge Eating Disorder doesn’t just affect individuals, it affects relationships. When Binge Eating Disorder is left untreated, it can even destroy a marriage. The longer this behavior continues, the harder it is to stop. Take action today to take care of yourself. Take action today to support your partner.
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DocumentTags: #foodforthoughtfriday, "binge eating disorder", "dr julie friedman", "erc chicago il", families, patients, professionals
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January 09, 2017
Hear from Eating Recovery Center alumni about their experience at our programs.
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DocumentTags: alumni, patients, professionals
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January 04, 2017

In treatment, I sat across from my children and Hubby. I was able to be clear and present, something I hadn't been in a long time. "I am in Mommy camp," I told my daughters. "I'm learning how to be a better Mommy."

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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, #recoverywednesday, families, patients, professionals, "robyn cruze", treatment
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January 03, 2017
The loss of my friend Jenn is the harshest reminder of why we do what we do. The healing journey is long and arduous, no doubt, but we must have hope and keep moving along because people can and do fully recover. As we begin a new year, consider how you might strengthen and revitalize your fight. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, "health risks", "jenni schaefer", patients, prognosis
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December 30, 2016
Eating Recovery Center, California (ERCCA), providing best-in-class treatment for eating disorders and related conditions in Sacramento, announced today the addition of Dr. Harjot Sekhon to its clinical treatment team.
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DocumentTags: patients, press, professionals, treatment
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December 28, 2016

I have come to realize that my life in recovery is best lived in the present moment. This is where the things that I want most of all are found. In the present moment I have:

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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, #recoverywednesday, alumni, families, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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