What makes recovery work Part III

What Makes Recovery “Work”? Part III (You Don’t Need to Work so Hard)

This is the 3rd and final post in my blog series, “What Makes Recovery Work?”.  In Part I, I talked about expectations surrounding what it means for a recovery method to work.  In Part II, I discussed the work you personally need to do in recovery, which is to dismiss each urge to binge (and […]... Read More

Pain

     I was thinking some today about emotional pain, and it’s connection with binge eating and other addictions. The common belief is that addicted people use their substance of choice to numb themselves to pain. In the past, this belief was reserved primarily for users of alcohol and drugs; but now binge eating, overeating, shopping, […]... Read More

A “Life-Long Disease” (at 18?)

Yet another example of how the mainstream media portrays eating disorders:     A news story broke today about 18-year-old Disney star, Demi Lovato, who admitted she suffers from an eating disorder.  She recently spent nearly 3 months in a rehab treatment facility; and in her interview, she said she believes her eating disorder is a […]... Read More

Not Another Excuse

     In traditional eating disorder therapy, patients are usually told their binge eating/purging is a symptom of deep underlying issues or a coping mechanism for life’s problems.  I do not believe it is, and I think this philosophy can give binge eaters/bulimics plenty of excuses to continue their destructive behavior.  I believe binge eating […]... Read More

Alternative Approaches are Needed

The ideas in my book are different from mainstream approaches; however, I do not believe therapy is useless. Traditional treatment does help many people with bulimia/binge eating disorder (BED), but it does not come close to curing everyone. This means that there is room for alternative approaches and alternatives are necessary. In Brain over Binge, […]... Read More