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In the Media | Wellness Experts Share how to Ditch Diet Culture and Embrace your Body in 2023

In the Media | Wellness Experts Share how to Ditch Diet Culture and Embrace your Body in 2023

Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LCMHCS, LPC, CEDS-S, joins Essence to reflect on ways sociocultural factors influence our body image and how we can learn to accept our bodies without trying to change them.

In the Media | Many Seeking Treatment for Eating Disorder may have OSFED

In the Media | Many Seeking Treatment for Eating Disorder may have OSFED

OSFED is the most common of all eating disorders and affects individuals of all ages, races and genders. Join Laurie Wollman, LCPC, as she shares what OSFED is and how to find help.

In the Media | A Closer Look at What’s Behind Eating Disorders

In the Media | A Closer Look at What’s Behind Eating Disorders

An adversarial relationship with food is often driven by psychological factors and trauma. Henry Cheng, MD joins the conversations with other field experts to discuss the risks, causes and triggers of eating disorders.

In the Media | My New Year’s Resolution? Ignoring Every Weight Loss Ad

In the Media | My New Year’s Resolution? Ignoring Every Weight Loss Ad

January is meant to be a fresh start, but the month always looks the same: a 31-day-long barrage of New Year’s weight loss ads falsely promising a “new you.” Dr. Sam DeCaro, PsyD explains how these messages cause more harm than good and ways to break the cycle.

Renfrew’s 2023 Eating Disorders Awareness Week Campaign: We’ve Got The Power
The Renfrew Center Presents: We've Got The Power

Renfrew’s 2023 Eating Disorders Awareness Week Campaign: We’ve Got The Power

The Renfrew Center is proud to join other eating disorder organizations throughout the country to celebrate Eating Disorders Awareness Week, held February 27 – March 5, 2023.

In the Media | Holiday Triggers and How to Cope

In the Media | Holiday Triggers and How to Cope

Holidays can be especially difficult for those who struggle with eating disorders-which is millions of Americans. Laurie Wollman, LCPC, discusses how those with eating disorders and their loved ones, can navigate the holiday season.

In the Media | Eating Disorders and Hanukkah: Finding Light in the Darkness

In the Media | Eating Disorders and Hanukkah: Finding Light in the Darkness

Like all Jewish holidays, there is a strong focus on food, such as sufganiyot and latkes during Hanukkah. This festive part of the holiday can be highly triggering to those with eating disorders. Sarah Bateman, LCSW shares tips on ways to find hope in the symbolism of Jewish rituals.

In the Media | The Best Holiday Gift? Keeping Your Mouth Shut About My Body

In the Media | The Best Holiday Gift? Keeping Your Mouth Shut About My Body

The holiday season often means family and friends get free rein to critique our bodies, weight, and lifestyle choices. Dr. Sam DeCaro, PsyD discusses the impact of these comments and ways to redirect or shut them down altogether.

In the Media | Promoting ‘Heroin Chic’ Bodies as a Trend Endangers Mental and Physical Health

In the Media | Promoting ‘Heroin Chic’ Bodies as a Trend Endangers Mental and Physical Health

The declaration that ‘heroin chic’ bodies are back in style has reignited discussion of bodies being deemed trends. Dr. Sam DeCaro discusses how these messages can be especially harmful to those struggling with eating disorders.

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