Editor's Note

I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself in my new role as the "editor" of the new eatingdisordersblogs.com. I have a strong interest in supporting discussions about how clinicians and researchers can best communicate in the service of providing the highest quality of care to our clients and their families. That's the main focus of my work at Monte Nido, and I am excited to be a part of this project because it's an important way to keep that discussion going, just on a much broader basis. I'll be writing an "Editor's Note" each month to highlight some of the most interesting posts. I hope you'll visit weekly and become an active part of this community... Read More

Recent Posts

“It Was Love [Without] Sight”

Several weeks ago, I participated in a teleconference for those struggling with and/or recovering from eating disorders. During the call, a young woman asked one of the moderators how she was supposed to deal with “the tremendous weight of guilt and shame” she felt over the emotional and financial toll she was certain her eating […]

Nutrition: It Does a Body Good

Bone Health and Anorexia Nervosa in Women, Men, and Adolescents This month, the International Journal of Eating Disorders published a vital new study on the heightened risk of bone fractures in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa. (See the Academy of Eating Disorder’s press release here: http://www.aedweb.org/web/index.php/2-uncategorised/141-press-release-increased-fracture-risk-for-girls-with-anorexia-nervosa) The authors identify for the first time that girls […]

How Resilience Improves “Normal” Eating

A crucial trait that moves people from disregulated eating to “normal” eating is being resilient. High resilience is what makes them more resistant to the stresses and strains of life and better able to cope without turning to food. Read on to learn more about resilience and how to pump yours up. Research suggests that […]

Anxiety and Eating

Most of my clients with disregulated eating worry a good deal about doing things right, being “good,” pleasing others, and the future turning out okay. And these anxieties drive non-hunger eating. Moreover, feeling weak, inept and defective that they can’t better “control” their worries causes them additional anxiety. A helpful book, one I read recently, […]