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Episode 147: Iris Ruth Pastor: Let's Talk About Recovery

Today, Kathy welcomes Iris Ruth Pastor, and their conversation is called “let’s talk about recovery.” Iris suffered from bulimia for 46 years and she shares her story. The steps Iris took led to her recovery and we applaud her belief in herself and recovery. We need to stress that everyone’s recovery story is different and there are some aspects of Iris’s journey that were right for her that we would not recommend for others. We strongly believe the best way to recovery is through work with...


Episode 146: Dr. Michael Levine: Eating Disorder Prevention Part 2

Today, Kathy continues her conversation with Dr. Michael Levine on the things he’s learned about eating disorder prevention from unexpected places. We encourage you to really think about the things Michael discusses in this episode, and how we all can do more individually and as members of society to work on eating disorders prevention.


Episode 145: Dr. Michael Levine: Eating Disorders Prevention Part 1

Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Michael Levine for part 1 of a 2-part episode entitled “things I’ve learned about eating disorder prevention from unexpected places.” These episodes are longer than our normal episodes and I will say 2 things about that – 1, it’s Michael Levine and I know him well enough that I can joke with him and say that Michael is verbose, and then some, hence the longer episodes. And 2, it’s Michael Levine, so we listen to everything he says, and learn from him and appreciate...


Episode 144: Dr. Dena Cabrera: What Residential Therapists Need to Know

Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Dena Cabrera and their topic is 3 essentials every eating disorder residential therapist needs to know. While this topic is geared towards professionals Dr. Cabrera provides insights that are important for our entire audience to hear, so we ask everyone to listen to the entire episode.


Episode 143: Dr. Jessica Baker: Genetics, Eating Disorders, and Substance Use Disorders

Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Jessica Baker and their topic is current research on the potential genetic overlap between eating disorders and substance use. Dr. Baker explains some of her findings which including how certain subsets of eating disorders and certain subsets of substance use disorders are more likely to overlap, as well as how certain eating disorder behaviors or symptom levels are more likely to be present.


Episode 142: Dr. Brenda Sigall: Gender Literacy and Eating Disorders Part 2

Welcome to ED Matters episode 142. Kathy welcomes back Brenda Sigall, Ph.D., CEDS, and they continue their conversation on gender literacy and eating disorder prevention. Today, Dr. Sigall joins the points from part 1 so we can understand them in the context of antecedents to eating disorders and their relationship to the development of eating disorders.


Episode 141: Dr. Brenda Sigall: Gender Literacy and Eating Disorders

Welcome to ED Matters episode 141. Today, Kathy welcomes Brenda Sigall, Ph.D., CEDS, and their topic is gender literacy and eating disorder prevention. Part 1 of a 2-part episode takes a deep look at gender literacy in the US, while part 2 ties everything together in relation to eating disorders.


Episode 140: Dr. Ann Kearney-Cook

Today, Kathy welcomes Ann Kearney-Cooke, Ph.D. and they talk about binge eating disorder treatment through the wellness lens. They discuss how shifting the focus to wellness became easier for their clients when their clients became aware of how much they were gaining in life satisfaction rather than what they had to give up or deprive themselves of.


Episode 139: Casey Crosbie & Wendy Sterling: Plate by Plate Approach Part 2

Today Kathy welcomes back Casey Crosbie, RD, CSSD, and Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CEDRD-S, for part two of their deep look into the plate by plate approach. In case you missed part 1, please check out episode 138.


Episode 138: Casey Crosbie & Wendy Sterling: The Plate by Plate Approach Part 1

Today, Kathy is joined by Casey Crosbier, RD, CSSD, and Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CEDRD-S, and this is part 1 of a two-part episode as they take a deeper look on the plate by plate approach.


Episode 137: Beth Harrell: Health At Every Size

Today, Kathy welcomes Beth Harrell, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD-S, and their topic is helping clients to shift to a HAES (Health At Every Size) perspective. They touch on many points including how clients receive information about health at every size and weight bias in research and by medical professionals.


Episode 136: Dr. June Alexander and Bharati Lall: When 1 plus 1 is more than 2

Today, Kathy is joined by Dr. June Alexander and Bharati Lall, and their topic is when 1 plus 1 makes more than 2. They discuss how eating disorders drew them together to collaborate on a project even though they lived half way across the world from each other.


Episode 135: Dr. Evelyn Attia: Commitment to the Eating Disorders Community

Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Evelyn Attia, and their topic is meet Evelyn Attia in the context of her commitment to the eating disorders community. Evelyn’s passion for the community comes through in this interview and we thank her for all of the important work she is doing for the field.


Episode 134: Lauren Hill: Pregnancy and Postpartum Eating Disorder Triggers

Today, Kathy welcomes Lauren Hill, MA, and their topic is pregnancy and postpartum eating disorder triggers. They talk about Lauren’s personal story of recovery, as well as how she handled triggers throughout her pregnancy and postpartum. We thank Lauren for sharing her story with all of us.


Episode 133: Jenni Schaefer and Mike Gurr: Biofeedback and Nuerofeedback

Today, Kathy welcomes Jenni Schaeffer and Mike Gurr, MS, MA, LPC, CDWF and their topic is biofeedback and neurofeedback in relation to eating disorder recovery complicated by trauma and PTSD. They cover a lot of ground in this interview, including information on a machine they use that you can purchase for your own use.


Episode 132: Dr. Joel Yager: Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa

Today, Kathy welcomes Joel Yager, MD, and their topic is setting treatment goals for those with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa (SEAN). Dr. Yager describes SEAN as a chronic illness and believes hope and recovery are possible while giving someone the best quality of life in a realistic way.


Episode 131: Dr. Scott Moseman and Claire Gish: Setting Weight Goals

Today, Kathy welcomes Scott Moseman , MD, CEDS, and Claire Gish, RDN, LD, CEDRD, and their topic is considerations in setting weight goals in eating disorder treatment. They discuss why weight goals should be set, why it is such a complex topic, how to address resistance from patients, and much more.


Episode 130: Dr. Tim Brewerton: Trauma and Eating Disorders

Today, Kathy welcomes back Dr. Tim Brewerton and they have a conversation about developments in the treatment of trauma and eating disorders. Dr. Brewerton discusses the 3 E’s of trauma – event, experiences, effects, and so much more.


Episode 129: Signe Darpinian: Friendship with Food and Your Body

Today, Kathy is joined by Signe Darpinian, LMFT, CEDS, CEDSS, and they have a conversation on the importance of developing a friendship with food and your body. There are many factors they discuss including how trust comes into play.


Wendy Wright: When a Loved One Returns Home from Residential Treatment

Today, Kathy is joined by Wendy Wright, LMFT, CEDS discuss what comes up when a loved one returns home from residential eating disorders treatment. They talk about the mixed emotions, expectations, and different ways for loved ones to connect during this important time in the recovery process.