New PATSED 'Let Us Eat Cake' Podcast

The Provincial Adult Tertiary Specialized Eating Disorders (PATSED) Program dietitians Ali Eberhardt and Hannah Robinson are excited to announce the launch of their new podcast “Let Us Eat Cake”, coming this summer, 2019!

The Art of Self-Compassion

Many people aspire to be more compassionate. Treating others as we wish to be treated lies at the heart of many religious and spiritual traditions. How often do we extend compassion towards ourselves? We might even find that we are kinder to others than we are to ourselves. Some say that having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others.

Meditation Helps Eating Disorder Recovery

When people are recovering from an eating disorder, feelings of anxiousness or stress can cause them to react through harmful behaviors such as purging, binge-eating, or not eating at all. Reverting back to destructive eating patterns can cause one to feel self-conscious about their body image and overall self-worth.

Overview of Apps That Support Eating Disorder Recovery

It is no question that the Internet is saturated: from social media platforms to online resources and everything in between.  There are many aspects of having the world at your fingertips that are helpful and that can be used in a positive way, but the landscape of the Internet can be a challenging one to navigate through as well.  When in recovery from an eating disorder, it is important to be proactive about using the Internet in a manner that supports recovery efforts.

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to have eating disorders, study suggests

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome, a common fertility problem that affects up to one in five women, are far more likely to have eating disorders than their peers, according to a new study.

The research found women with PCOS were nearly six times more likely to have an eating disorder than those without the condition.

CMHA launches manifesto for better mental health care in B.C.

The B.C. chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association is unveiling a 'manifesto' to unite British Columbians in improving health care for those suffering from mental illness and addiction.

New approach to block binge eating

A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

The study, which is published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, reports the beneficial effects of the activation of a class of receptors, Trace Amine-Associated Receptor 1 (TAAR1), on compulsive, binge eating. TAAR1 discovered in 2001, is a receptor that binds molecules in the brain called trace amines.

The Neuroscience of Anorexia Reveals Why It’s So Hard to Treat

Most of the anorexia patients Dr. Joanna Steinglass sees in the inpatient eating-disorders unit at the New York State Psychiatric Institute have been to treatment before.

Review of the Eating Disorders Association of Canada 2016 Conference


This week I attended the Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) conference in Winnipeg

Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Body Image: Public Health Connections

This is a 55-minute recording on public health response to eating disorders, produced by the Harvard School of Public Health.

New Eating Disorder Documentary: "All Of Me"

The struggle with eating disorders is the focus of a new documentary called "All of Me" by Vermont producer Bess O'Brien.