The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast show

The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast

Summary: This podcast covers all aspects of eating disorder recovery from the science behind understanding what an eating disorder really is, to implementing effective, and above all, evidence-based treatment. Podcast host Tabitha Farrar suffered Anorexia from age 17 to 26, then spent four years in recovery. She has now made a full recovery and lives a happy and full life. She has published a book called Love Fat outlining her recovery and explaining the often misunderstood concepts that underly this brain-based disease. This podcast will range from interviews with ED experts, to parents, to adult sufferers, to how to manage child sufferers, to the latest research, to everyday musings. Host and producer: Tabitha Farrar Disclaimer: This podcast is not endorsed by any medical professionals. Tabitha's opinions are her own. Cover art: Bethany Alderson Intro: Accelerated Ideas

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 Intention, Motivation, Commitment: The difference between wanting to recover, and actually recovering | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 23:03

New Year 2019.  In this podcast, Tabitha talks about her own recovery, and why wanting to recover isn't enough. 

 "Surviving" the holiday season 2018 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 23:08

Happy Holidays everyone! 

 Treatment Stories: Being shamed for wanting more food | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 18:16

In this podcast you will hear an audio recording of an account of a treatment facility from a person in recovery. 

 Bodybuilding, gyms, and eating disorders: A guy's perspective | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 37:50

In this week's podcast, Tabitha talks to Ari Snaevarsson about bodybuilding, gyms, and his perspective on how the fitness culture influences people with eating disorders.    Bio Ari Snaevarsson is a certified nutritionist* who has worked a great deal with disordered eating clients.  He also works as a counselor and dietetic technician at a residential treatment center for eating disorders.  Coming from a background of competitive bodybuilding, Ari has himself recovered from an eating disorder marked by severe restrict-binge cycles.  Ari is devoted to helping those struggling to escape the prison of food anxiety and body hatred.         Links:   My site (100 Days of Food Freedom):   My book (same name): 

 Eating disorder treatment should never punish eating | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 13:18

In this podcast episode, Tabitha talks to a person in recovery about past treatment experiences, and how these led to this person being taught that unrestricted eating was a thing to avoid at all costs. 

 Why eating disorder treatment fails people by making eating more complicated | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 19:31

In this podcast, Tabitha talks to a person in recovery who shares some information about how treatment has made her even more confused about how to eat.  It is important that people in recovery are encouraged to listen to their bodies and eat what they want to eat. 

 How full recovery feels | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 22:50

In this podcast, Tabitha speak a little on the topic of full recovery, and what mental state and other markers may look and feel like. 

 The scale: To weigh or not to weigh in recovery | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 33:09

In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar talks to Bridget Whitlow about weighing in recovery   Bridget Whitlow, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist that provides psychotherapy for adolescent and adult individuals, couples, families, and groups. Bridget has clinical expertise in the treatment of anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, LGBTQ, and self-criticism. To learn more about her please visit:

 Dr Jennifer Gaudiani: Sick Enough | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 23:49

In this podcast, Tabitha talks to Dr Jennifer Gaudiani about her new book "Sick Enough."   Introduction Part One: Not Enough Calories 30,000 Foot View: What happens when you starve yourself? Going into Hibernation Hormones and Bones The Empty Tank Extreme Presentations Starting to Eat Again Part Two: Purging 30,000 foot view: What is Purging, and Why Does it Cause Medical Issues? What Happens to the Body Physically? Electrolytes and Stopping Purging Part Three: Binge Eating Disorder and Weight Stigma Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Part Four: The Unmeasurables Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Associated Conditions Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Associated Conditions Part Five: Specific Populations (A Series of Short, Case-Based Chapters) Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DMT1) and Concurrent Eating Disorders Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) Orthorexia Elite Athletes Male Patients Gender and Sexual Minorities Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Older Patients Comorbid Substance Abuse Caring for the Patient Who Declines Treatment: The Spectrum from Mandated Treatment to Hospice Care Conclusion

 Dr Adele LaFrance: Emotion Focused Family Therapy | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 30:59

In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Dr Adele LaFrance about Emotion Focused Family Therapy in eating disorder treatment.  Links to resources:

 Emotional eating | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 15:02

In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar talks about emotional eating, and why it isn't really a thing

 Neural Rewiring For Full Recovery From An Entrenched Eating Disorder | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 24:46

In this podcast Tabitha Farrar explains why she believes that neural rewiring is a crucial and often not understood aspect of achieving full recovery from a long-term restrictive eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder. 

 Recovery Stories: Blue Milk | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 23:00

In this podcast, Tabitha talks to a guy in recovery from a restrictive eating disorder

 Recovery stories: Cannabis and eating disorder recovery | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 33:30

In this week's podcast, Tabitha talks Sophia — a person currrently in recovery — about medical use of cannabis in recovery from anorexia. 

 Recovery Stories: Connection and Advocacy | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 34:01

This weeks podcast is a conversation with Aimee Becker on recovery, connection, and advocacy   Aimee Becker is the Chief Operating Officer of the Gaudiani Clinic. She spent 10 years dedicating herself to developing the infrastructure for Monte Nido & Affiliates. Inspired to join the field through her own recovery, Aimee joined Carolyn Costin when Monte Nido was only a six bed residential facility, as the Program Coordinator. Progressing to Director of Operations and then Chief Compliance Officer, Aimee oversaw Monte Nido & Affiliates’ expansion into six states. In addition to her strong commitment to superb programmatic and operational functioning, Aimee developed a deep engagement with the therapeutic values and processes inherent to the world of eating disorder treatment. Through years of leading groups on gender and sexuality at Monte Nido, Aimee further developed her fundamental belief in client-centered goals, a narrative approach to therapy, and the idea that the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem. She is developing training on queer competency for eating disorder professionals, highlighting non-binary constructs of gender and sexuality and non-assumptive models of therapeutic engagement.    Links and resources:  TFFED -   Elizabeth Cooper - Queer Body Love Series   Gender Wisdom Self-Test for Therapists : (S. Baker & W. Basil, 2017) 


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