Yesterday I had the pleasure of serving as a panelist in a round table discussion of binge eating disorder (BED) treatment for IAEDP's Boston Metro chapter. In addition to serving alongside excellent colleagues like Lisa Du Briel and Bob Bordonaro, there was a great conversation around how eating disorder clinicians can best serve patients struggling with binge eating disorder.
It's a snowy weekend here in Boston, and I wanted to share a few of my recommended reading resources if you're in the midst of or recovering from an eating disorder. I've been heavily involved in the adolescent program at Walden, and there are two stand-out books for helping teens recover from eating disoders.
I have five words that I use over and over when describing what goes in to a healthy meal plan, and how to bridge the transition from using a structured meal plan to more intuitive or mindful eating methods. They are:
Check out this guest blog from my sister, Claire:
Probiotic Smoothie Recipe:
I recently shared a blueberry and strawberry smoothie recipe on my cooking blog, mostlybalanced.com, and I’m sharing the recipe here now because the impact that the combination of high-fiber fruit with a kefir and yogurt base are on my mind after attending the annual Massachusetts Dietetic Association conference in 2014; one of the most interesting (and popular) presentations was on the role that gut bacteria play in our health (and the connection between gut bacteria, obesity, and diseases like diabetes). It’s fascinating to hear the emerging research on this topic.
Basically, the kinds of bacteria growing in our gut have an influence on our health and how we feel in terms of gatrointestinal (GI) function and symptoms, and the foods we eat can influence the types of bacteria we grow in our own insides.