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Spooky Season is Upon Us – A Blog About Fear Foods

Happy Halloween from the McCallum Place Team!  We know that this time of year is designed to be spooky for everyone, but it can be especially haunting for those navigating through their personal eating disorder recovery journey.  Eating disorder treatment is scary and we are hopeful that this Halloween season is full of more treats … Read More

Self-Love in the Time of Coronavirus

In the past several weeks the foundation on which many of us experience our lives has been pretty severely shaken. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I would spend my days running art therapy groups and working alongside patients and their families battling eating disorders. Now, like many of you, I spend my days at home … Read More

A Non-Diet New Year

As we embark on a new year and a new decade, it’s natural to brainstorm ways to improve ourselves. We look forward to invigorating changes and vow to be “better” in some way. It’s also a time when we’re bombarded with the message that appearance-based resolutions will provide that #NewYearNewMe. However, if we don’t accomplish … Read More

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