Evidence-Based Comprehensive Psychological, Nutritional and Medical Care

Do Low Carb Diets Work?

Courtney Rayhill, RD, LD Registered Dietitian, McCallum Place With the recent popularity of low-carb diets it would be easy to conclude that these are a recent invention. However, the idea of restricting carbohydrates to lose weight goes back to at least 1863 and William Banting. He suggested a low-carbohydrate diet to increase optimal health and … Read More

Understanding Eating Disorder Treatment Levels of Care

Travis Stewart, LPC, NCC | McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers Finding effective care for an eating disorder can be a considerable challenge, especially if you’re not familiar with the terms and acronyms that eating disorder professionals commonly use to describe treatment options. Treatment for eating disorders happens along a continuum, and care can be provided in … Read More

How Parents Can Spot an Eating Disorder in Their Child

Caroline Rudnick, MD | Family Medicine Physician, McCallum Place Early Signs and Symptoms of an Eating Disorder in Your Child or Adolescent​ Our culture and media spend a lot of time thinking, talking, blogging and watching videos about dieting, food choice, weight loss, and exercise. Amid this wave of information, our children can get caught up … Read More

Is Sugar Addictive?

Taylor Larson, RD, CSSD, LD McCallum Place St. Louis Despite efforts to “eat better,” “get healthier,” and “stop eating junk,” many people find themselves drawn back to the sweet treats they are trying to eliminate. Some scientists have hypothesized that sugar has addictive qualities, similar to drugs like cocaine; that sugar ingestion lights up the … Read More

Eating Disorders in the School Setting

By Julie Raime and Nancy Anderson Many times an educator is the first person who notices some of the warning signs of an eating order. Think of all the time that a student spends in a classroom setting and how many different people consistently see them everyday. This may be the core classroom teachers, the PE … Read More

Moving Toward Recovery II

Caroline H Leibman, MA Ed, BC-DMT, NCC, SEP Individual Therapist; Dance & Movement, Expressive & Psychodrama Group Therapist   In my previous blog I shared the important role of the Creative Arts therapies in Eating Disorders treatment. I cited Dance/Movement Therapy, Authentic Movement, Somatic Experiencing, Yoga Therapy and Mindful Walking as specific therapies and/or body-based … Read More

Eating Disorders in the School Setting

Julie Rami, M.A. Ed., B.S. Spec. Ed. McCallum Place Teacher Nancy Anderson, B.S. Ed. McCallum Place Teacher Many times an educator is the first person who notices some of the warning signs of an eating order. Think of all the time that a student spends in a classroom setting and how many different people consistently … Read More