Eating Disorders Information
To say eating disorders is a challenging illness is an understatement. Clinically speaking, eating disorders are an extreme expression of a range of weight and food issues experienced by both men and women. Causes of eating disorders are multidemensional and include genetics, family background, trauma and our culture's idealization of thinness.   All eating disorders are serious medical and psychological problems with potenitally life-threatening consequences.  Plainly speaking, eating disorders are complicated, complex, difficult to understand and just damn frustrating. BUT THERE IS HOPE..............

I have partnered with Dietician, Kate Yonke, from TRU-U to create the Fox Valley's very first Eating Disorder Treatment Center.   EVOLVE:CENTER FOR HEALING EATING DISORDERS 
Evolve offer comprehensive treatment for individuals and their families.  Groups, workshops and seminars are offered in addition to individual and family counseling.  See our website for more information. 

Recommended Books

For Parents/Family/Friends:

1) Father Hunger : Father's, Daughters and Food

2) Mom, I Feel Fat:  Becoming Your Daughters Ally in Developing a healthy Body Image

3) Your Child Has an Eating Disorder: A Step by Step Guide for Parents adn Caregivers

4) Off the Cuff: Workbook for Parents  (used in the parenting support group we offer)  By Nancy Zucker

5) FED: Workbook for Parents  (used in the parenting support group we offer)    By Laura Hill, David Dagg, Michael Levine and Linda Smolak

6) Ed Says U Said: Eating Disorder Translator  By June Alexander and Cate Sangster

7) The Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating and Positive Body Image at Home    By Marica Herrin and Nancy Matsumoto

8) Help Your Teenager Beat and Eating Disorder  By James Lock and Daniel Le Grange

9) When Food is Family:  A loving Approach to Heal Eating Disorders   By Judy Scheel

10) Brave Girl Eating:  The Inspirationsl True Story of One Family's Battle with Anorexia   By Harriet Brown

For Clients:

1) Feeding the Hungry Heart

2) Beyond the Looking Glass: Daily Devotions for Overcoming Anorexia and Bulimia

3) Making Weight: Men's conlficts with food, Weight, Shape and Appearance

4) Don't Diet Live It: Healing Food, Weight, and Body Issues

5) What are you Hungry For: Women, Food and Spirituality

6) Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women can Transform their relationships with food through myths, metaphors and storytelling   By Anita Johnston

7) Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery  By Lindsey Hall and Monika Ostroff

8) Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery  By Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn

9)  The Rules of "Normal" Eating: A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters and Everyone in Between  By Karen Koenig

10)  Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop  By Cynthia M. Bulik

11)  Life without Ed: How One Women Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder adn How you Can Too    By: Jenni Schaefer

12)  Goodby Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life   By Jenni Schaefer

13) Telling Ed No!: and other practical tools to conquer your eating disorder and find freedom.  By Cheryl Kerrigan

14) Beating Ana: How to Outsmart Your Eating Disorder adn Take Your Life Back  By Shannon Cutts

Body Image/Self-Esteem

1) Self Esteem Tools for Recovery  By Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn

2) Body War: Making Peace with Women's Bodies

3) The Woman in the Mirror: How to Stop Confusing What you Look Like with Who You Are  By Cynthia M. Bulik

4) I'm Beautiful? Why Can't I see It?: Daily Encouragement to Promote Healthy Eating and Postive Self-Esteem  By Kimberly Davidson

5) How I look Journal  (for middle and Highschool Girls)  By Molly and Nan Dellheim

6)  No "Body" is Perfect (for ages 3-6)  By Denies Folcik

Healthy Relationships:

:  Where You End and I Begin

On-line Resources:

AED            Academy for Eating Disorders

BEDA         Binge Eating Disorder Association

EDA            Eating Disorder Anonymous

F.E.A.S.T.   Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders

NEDA         National Eating Disorders Association

IAEDP         International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals

Maudsely Parents

OA              Overeaters Anonymous

EDIN            Eating Disorders Information Network

Mentor Connect  online support group for people who have an eating disorder  offers webinars, online support groups and mentors

Gurze Books

Haes  Healthy at Every Size

Community Resources/Support Groups

Evolve Center for Healing Eating Disorders: