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Eating Disorders Recovery

The Role of Values in Eating Disorders Treatment

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Eating disorders are phobic disorders; therefore, we have to challenge the phobia and support patients in confronting their fears. To do so, we must find something they value more than their eating disorder, something that's so important to them that it overrides this anxiety.

Protecting Eating Disorders Recovery During the Holiday Season, Part 2: Advice for Friends and Family

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

This advice seeks to help friends and family understand the unique needs of someone recovering from an eating disorder and be champions for sustainable recovery during the holiday season.

Protecting Eating Disorders Recovery During the Holiday Season, Part I

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

From Halloween through New Year's Day, gatherings can tend to feel like a constant focus is placed on food, and the food served isn't often the healthiest of options. For some, being surrounded by comfort foods and sweets can make eating in moderation a difficult task.

Families Don't Cause Eating Disorders, But Can Be Critical to Lasting Eating Disorders Recovery

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Regardless of an individual's stage in the recovery process, there are some meaningful strategies that families can employ to help support a loved one as he or she confronts and combats his or her eating disorder.

Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Older Women Increases as Awareness Grows

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

When it comes to eating disorders, the conventional wisdom -- or the belief that anorexia, bulimia and other related disorders are a "teenage girl's disease" -- isn't so wise. In fact, it's just plain wrong.

The Joy of Eating: How Overcoming Anorexia Taught Me to Love Food Again

Jenna-Marie Warnecke | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna-Marie Warnecke

Once I trained myself to accept the permission to eat whatever I wanted (eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full), I found once again how physically wonderful the experience of food can be.

It's Brutal Honesty Time

Rita Schiano | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Schiano

For years I've written, spoke, taught and trained about the importance of understanding one's self-worth. I even coined the phrase that self-worth is one element of the equation that makes for self-esteem: Self-confidence plus self-worth equals self-esteem.

The Truth Behind Common Eating Disorder Myths

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Despite rising awareness among the general population and health care professionals alike, misconceptions about eating disorders, which have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, remain pervasive.

My New 'All Good'

Monah Li | Posted 08.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Monah Li

Sometimes, I still want to binge and purge, but the prospect of a belly dancing class at the end of the day makes me abstain because I want to be able to participate and be present. Dance is now my deterrent to self-destructive tendencies.

Eating Disorders: The Recovery Process Is Key

Melinda Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melinda Hutchings

The more widespread eating disorders become, the more we need to advocate that recovery is possible and raise awareness of the process it entails.

A Message to Eating-Disorder Sufferers: It Gets Better

Troy Roness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Troy Roness

Contrary to the grim messages that are perpetuated by eating disorder statistics, messages and unfortunate stories, you can absolutely turn your life around.