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Episode 69: Millie Plotkin: A Conversation

Today Kathy is joined by Millie Plotkin. Millie is an invaluable resource to the eating disorders community and today she discusses a few new initiatives she is working on to help the field move forward.

Duration: 00:21:12

Episode 68: Tabitha Farrar: Tabitha's 3 Steps to Recovery

Today, Kathy is joined by Tabitha Farrar and they discuss Tabitha’s 3 essential steps in recovering from anorexia nervosa. Tabitha shares these steps in hopes that others can benefit from her recovery story, but knowing that we are all individuals, and other individuals’ recoveries will most likely be different.

Duration: 00:22:47

Episode 67: Caroline Blair: Parents aren't to Blame for Eating Disorders

Today, Kathy welcomes Caroline Blair and they discuss how parents are not to blame for eating disorders as well as certain causes for anorexia nervosa. Caroline shares her unique experience having 2 daughters suffer and recovery from eating disorders.

Duration: 00:25:12

Episode 66: Alex Raymond: Changing Your Relationship with Food

Today, Kathy is joined by registered dietitian Alexandra Raymond and their topic is helping clients change their relationship with food. They explain how some people struggle with their relationship with food and provide examples of how to make changes in this relationship to ease the burden food puts on some people.

Duration: 00:22:41

Episode 65: Dr. Ovidio Bermudez: Child and Adolescent Treatment of Eating Disorders

Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Ovidio Bermudez and they discuss child and adolescent treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Bermudez shares the different stages of family based therapy (FBT) as well as other important considerations loved ones and clinicians need to take into account for these young people to recover.

Duration: 00:23:57

Episode 64: Robyn Goldberg: Eating Disorders, Males, and the LA/Hollywood Environment

Today, Kathy welcomes back Robyn Goldberg and their topic is eating disorders, males, and the LA/Hollywood environment. While Robyn and Kathy focus on this specific subset of the population, the information they provide can cross over to all genders and any geographic region of the world, not just males and LA.

Duration: 00:25:13

Episode 63: Ann Saffi Biasetti: Embodiment Skills in Eating Disorders Recovery

Today Kathy welcomes Ann Saffi Biasetti and their topic is embodiment skills in eating disorders recovery. They define embodiment, provide examples from Biasetti’s work, and explain how it ties into recovery from eating disorders.

Duration: 00:26:14

Episode 62: Elyse Resch: Intuitive Eating

Today Kathy is joined by Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, FAND, and their topic is the true meaning of intuitive eating in the treatment of eating disorders. Resch defines intuitive eating as the dynamic interplay of instinct, emotion, and thought, and discusses how intuitive eating is not just eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full.

Duration: 00:26:56

Episode 61.5: Carolyn Costin: Holiday Message

Today, Kathy shares a special message from Carolyn Costin and Jeanette Batur about Tending the Soul during the Holiday Season.

Duration: 00:13:39

Episode 61: Marissa Sappho: Shame Resilience

Today, Kathy welcomes Marissa Sappho and they discuss shame resilience in the treatment of binge eating disorder. This conversation will teach you about shame resilience and how it critical in the treatment and recovery process.

Duration: 00:26:26

Episode 60: Laura Cipullo: Positive Nutrition

Today, Kathy is joined by Laura Cipullo and their conversation focuses on positive nutrition. So much of what we hear from society can be termed “negative” nutrition. “We can’t eat this or that,” or you’re not “supposed” to eat a certain type of food, which we all know is not true or healthy. As you listen to this episode, try to take some of these messages and put them into practice in your life.

Duration: 00:27:52

Episode 59: Amanda Tierney: Integration of Physical Fitness

Today, Kathy welcomes Amanda Tierney, and their topic is the integration of physical fitness into eating disorder recovery. They discuss when and how to integrate fitness as a part of recovery, when not to, and some warning signs which may occur during integration.

Duration: 00:31:59

Episode 58: Zach Rawlings: Gay Men and Eating Disorders

Today, Kathy is joined by Zach Rawlings, and their topic is gay men and eating disorders. They discuss why there is a higher prevalence of eating disorders among gay men versus straight men, how parents and loved ones can address concerns, and what an individual struggling with an eating disorder can do.

Duration: 00:26:14

Episode 57: Dana Magee: When Food Sensitivities are Eating Disorders in Disguise

Today, Kathy is joined by Dana Magee, and their topic is when food sensitivities are eating disorders in disguise. They discuss the difference between food sensitivity and food intolerance, how they differ from food allergies, where eating disorders come into the picture, and tapping into our bodies needs with kindness.

Duration: 00:25:03

Episode 56: Brain Cuban: On Advocacy

Today, Kathy welcomes Brian Cuban and the episode is titled “Brian Cuban on advocacy.” Brian shares his life experiences of recovery from an eating disorder, drugs, and alcohol, and brings everything together as an advocate for recovery.

Duration: 00:30:35

Episode 55: Adrienne Ressler: A Healthy Body Image is Flexible

Today, Kathy is joined by Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, and their topic is a healthy body image is flexible. They discuss various definitions of body image, including the self-perspective of the internal self, and how body image starts being defined and developed as early as in infancy.

Duration: 00:30:53

Episode 54: Dr. Andy McGarrahan: Transitioning Back to School

Today, Kathy is joined by Dr. Andy McGarrahan and they discuss how to help children and adolescents transition back into school after eating disorder treatment. This is an extremely important topic for all professionals, as well as parents and loved ones of children who are receiving treatment for an eating disorder.

Duration: 00:24:16

Episode 53: Marian McGavran: Relapse Prevention

Today, Kathy is joined by Marian McGavran and their topic is relapse prevention. They talk about different signs and symptoms of a potential relapse as well as what Marian describes as a lapse and how that differs from a relapse.

Duration: 00:23:43

Episode 52: Dr. Laura Hill: A Brain-Based Approach for Eating Disorders Treatment

Today, Dr. Laura Hill joins Kathy and they talk about Dr. Hill’s brand new e-text, A Brain-Based Approach for Eating Disorders Treatment. To learn more about this book, including some special bonuses, please visit

Duration: 00:30:25

Episode 51: Chase Bannister: Eating Disorders Coalition Part 2

This week’s episode is part 2 of Kathy’s conversation with Chase Bannister on the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy, and Action. If you missed part 1, please listen to last week’s episode first and then jump back to this episode.

Duration: 00:20:13

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