Katie Seal, a former McCallum Place patient, was recently featured in a St. Louis Post Dispatch article about her struggle with an eating disorder. We commend Katie for bravely discussing her road to recovery, and hope that her story inspires others to do the same. To read the article in its entirety, click here.
Yearly Archives: 2011
It’s that time of year again. Pitfalls to your eating disorder lurk around every corner, whether it’s a plethora of holiday parties, cookies at the office, eggnog at the neighbors or grandma’s homemade fudge. Below are some tips to have a happy and healthy holiday season: Eat regularly throughout the day. Avoid “saving” or “banking” your calories in … Read More
Dr. Ron Thompson, Phd, FAED, Co-Director of The Victory Program at McCallum Place will be speaking to faculty and staff at Florida State University on Monday, December 9th at 9:00 am. We are excited to have Dr. Thompson, an internationally recognized expert in treating athletes with eating disorders, represent The Victory Program and educate others … Read More
The Role of Trauma-Based Therapies for the Treatment of Eating Disorders: What Does Safe and Ethical Treatment Consist Of?
Recent allegations of a treatment center therapist implanting false memories during clinical hypnosis has many people asking, “When it comes to clinics and treatment centers dealing with trauma-based therapies, what is the standard of care?” The use of hypnosis in medical practice has long been controversial. Through hypnosis, the therapist helps patients learn to control their … Read More
Dr. McCallum will be on the Dr. Oz show today to talk about children and binge eating. We will be posting more about the show after it airs. Check your local listings!
Our world has changed faster than our bodies have been able to adapt. Our brains and body cues naturally encourage us to eat high fat, easy access, salty and sweet foods as if the supply will run out. But for most of us, it doesn’t. Artificial food additives trick our senses and may contribute to … Read More
Although high BMI is associated with significant health risks, not everyone with a high BMI is unhealthy. In fact, some may be healthier. It is possible to be at a healthy weight at a variety of sizes. Extremes in weight, both too high and too low, are associated with increased health risk but it is … Read More
Lots of people find comfort in food, but binge eaters feel a total loss all control over what they are eating. Binge eating is so associated with guilt and shame that most people binge in secret. Parents may discover that food is missing or find food and wrappers hidden in the house. Most of the … Read More
Dr. McCallum, MD, CEDS (certified eating disorders specialist) will speak at St. Luke’s Hospital’s Girl Talk event, which is a FREE event for mothers and daughters ages 11 and older. Mothers will experience a fun and inspiring afternoon connecting with their daughters while they learn to connect the pieces of good health – from their … Read More
Dr. McCallum presented the Westin Family Award for Activism and Advocacy to Annie Seal at this years NEDA conference.