As the fight to combat childhood obesity enters full swing, many parents are left wondering if school-related programs promote questionable eating behaviors and physical activities in their children. Science Daily explores this issue, and, citing a recent poll, finds that even the most well-intentioned efforts to decrease childhood obesity could create a most unintentioned outcome. *The article below, in its entirety, … Read More
As an eating disorder therapist at McCallum Place, Travis Stewart has been intrigued by the idea that we live in a country that simultaneously has more available food than any other country, yet is obsessed with being thin. Read about some powerful insights into how other cultures view food, diet and hunger.
(KTVI – FOX2now.com) St. Louis Model Karlie Kloss is the current “it” girl in the fashion world. The 19 year old beauty is in magazines and on runways all over the world. But she is also making headlines for a particular photo. The black and white image of Karlie in which her hip bones are … Read More
Kimberli McCallum, MD, CEDS (certified eating disorders specialist) has been recognized by her peers as being among one of “America’s Top Doctors®.” The list, researched and published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., features highly regarded doctors who are considered the best in their area of specialty. Dr. McCallum is the founder of McCallum Place Residential … Read More
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