Binge Eating & Food Addiction

BED: From Judgment to Compassion

by Camille Williams, MA, LCPC, Eating Disorder Specialist

Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most misunderstood, neglected, and judged of the food-related disorders. Most often rather than acknowledging BED as a compulsion, addiction to food and a struggle with being powerless over food, it is denied or blamed on the individual. Eating disorders feed off of judgments because food and body image is […]

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Advice for Parents with an Overweight Child

by Julie Raymond, MA, LCPC, Eating Disorder Specialist

Many parents grapple with the same question:  If my child is overweight, should I talk to her about it? A new study offers a degree of guidance regarding this issue; the conclusion is “no.” Published in the Journal Eating and Weight Disorders, the study concluded that parents’ comments regarding weight, even though well-intended, often lead […]

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Bariatric Surgery: Anything but a Quick Fix

by Marge Crotty RN, MS - Director of Nursing

Bariatric surgery is becoming more and more common, with approximately 200,000 people electing to undergo this procedure each year. Bariatric surgery has one goal:  weight loss. This is accomplished primarily through restriction of gastric capacity, which means people simply cannot eat as much as before.  Another strategy is restriction combined with bypassing a portion of […]

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week at Timberline Knolls, Feb. 21-27

by TK Staff

We know the best way to combat eating disorders is prevention through awareness and education. The National Eating Disorder Association set apart a special week in February designed to do just that: to place the spotlight on eating disorders in order to improve public understanding of their causes, dangers and treatments. This year’s theme is “3 […]

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Excitement around Binge Eating Disorder and a Reminder that Treatment Saves Lives

by Timberline Knolls Staff
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I was recently in Bethesda Maryland, home of many respected national institutes of health, attending the 3rd annual Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) conference. Of all of the eating disorder conferences, this one is a favorite of mine. In part because it’s close to its roots, as a relatively new organization: in part because its […]

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How are “Fear” and “Trigger” Foods Different?

by Timberline Knolls Staff
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Our Medical Director recently held a webinar on the topic of Food Addiction that TK co-sponsored with IAEDP. We received a number of follow-up questions, and one person asked about the difference between fear and trigger foods. Her reply: It’s not unusual for an individual with an eating disorder to struggle with either or both […]

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