I Feel Fat

I Feel Fat

We call it the “anorexic wish:” the desire to recover from the cognitive symptoms of anorexia (like the obsessive thoughts about food and the body and weight preoccupation) without having to gain weight. Anorexia is tricky to treat since so much about the...
Anorexia and Evolution

Anorexia and Evolution

Findings suggest that anorexia nervosa may be related to a biological adaptation that thousands of years ago helped migrating populations find food. Researchers believe that nomadic people possessed a natural instinct that prompted them to move on when food supply was...
Why Outcomes Informed Care Matters

Why Outcomes Informed Care Matters

When I founded Columbus Park, my main priority was to assemble a team of clinicians that could deliver the best evidence-based treatments available to those struggling with eating disorders and their co-occurring conditions, such as depression and anxiety. It quickly...
Come As You Are

Come As You Are

Come As You Are… in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 1, 2019 It may mean coming to treatment even when you don’t feel ready or even willing…. It may mean coming to treatment when you’ve tried treatment...
Challenging Obesity Myths

Challenging Obesity Myths

Unfortunately, for those living in larger bodies, size-related discrimination and bullying can be an everyday occurrence.  The pervasive negative judgement so many experience is in part fueled by our society’s obsession with thinness, typically seen as synonymous with...
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