Thursday, February 19, 2009

F.E.A.S.T. - Serving Up Support




Monday Morning Blog


In a world where dieting and trying to lose weight is the norm, it may seem odd that some people don't want to eat.

Can't eat is probably a better term because people suffering from the eating disorders of anorexia or bulimia don't have a choice. Anorexia and bulimia are compulsive brain disorders - not chosen behaviors.

F.E.A.S.T. (Families empowered and supporting treatment of eating disorders) is a Warrenton, Virginia based, not for profit, international organization that helps in the recovery from eating disorders.

An out growth of the cutting edge book on the subject, Eating With Your Anorexic, F.E.A.S.T provides up to the minute information about eating disorders, promotes evidence - based treatment and research.

"Parents were (once) believed to cause eating disorders but they don't. Parents are the greatest ally in treatment. With a new generation of care we'll see a new generation of recovery."
……..Laura Collins, author of Eating With Your Anorexic.

F.E.A.S.T believes that eating disorders are biologically based mental illnesses and not the result of deep pathology in the patient or trauma within the family.

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Eating With Your Anorexic
By Laura Collins (McGraw - Hill)
http://www.eatingwithyouranorexic.com/

Laura Collins is regularly invited to speak at conferences and has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, The BBC and NPR radio. Look for an upcoming article about F.E.A.S.T in the Washington Post.


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F.E.A.S.T Informational Community Event
Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 3PM
Lord Fairfax Community College
College St.- Room 203
Warrenton, VA 20187
(540) 227-8518
http://www.feast-ed.org/


Open to the public - Free

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