2014 News

Ask The Expert: How Can I Control My Appetite

TuftsNow - August 2014
Traditional treatment approaches for weight management and binge eating have failed, because our culture and beliefs about food have prevented us from recognizing the biochemistry at the foundation of disordered eating. Food addictions cannot be resolved by willpower alone. It is only by understanding the complex physiological phenomenon of appetite and the genetic, emotional and nutritional factors controlling it that a solution becomes possible. Read More

Male Athletes and Eating Disorders

The Foundation for Global Sports Development - December 2014
You may not think male athletes and eating disorders go hand in hand. Typically those who excel in sports take exceptional care of their bodies, eat the right foods to fuel their physical activity and train effectively to keep their bodies in top form. You may be surprised then to find that 33-35 percent of athletes report eating disorders. Another surprising statistic is that while 7 million women have an eating disorder in this country, so do one million men. Read More

Walden Center's Conference Focuses on Advances for Treating Eating Disorders

Waltham Patch - October 2014
Couples therapy and adding probiotics to your diet are among the advances in the treatment of eating disorders discussed today by national experts at the Walden Center for Education and Research’s second annual conference on the topic, which was held at Bentley University. Read More

Walden Center Plans Second Annual Conference on Advances in Treatment of Eating Disorders

Waltham Patch - September 2014
National Experts on Eating Disorders will be in Waltham to Discuss the Latest Advances for Treating Eating Disorders Walden Center for Education and Research announced today that it will hold its second annual day-long conference, “Advances in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Integrating Research with Clinical Practice,” from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at the LaCava Center, Bentley College, 175 Forest St. Read More

Why Athletes Develop Eating Disorders

Everyday Health - September 2014
Learn why eating disorders tend to occur in athletes, and what you can do to recognize and get help for sports-related anorexia and bulimia. Read More

Genetics and Overeating

ExpertBeacon - August 2014
Thanks to individual genetic makeup, each person is anatomically and biochemically unique, with his or her own way of responding to the environment. This uniqueness frames the way each of us perceives and interacts with the world. For instance, when a family sits down to enjoy dinner, each member tastes a different dinner, because of the unique distribution of taste receptors in the tongue. Read More

Walden Conference On Advances in Treatment of Eating Disorders

Boston.com - August 2014
Walden Center for Education and Research will hold its second annual day-long conference, “Advances in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Integrating Research with Clinical Practice.” Featured speakers will include Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., FAED; James Greenblatt, M.D.; Rebecka Peebles, M.D. and Christina Wood Baker, Ph.D. Read More

Stop Dieting and Enjoy Food Again by Learning Mindful Eating

ExpertBeacon - July 2014
Despite marketing and media hype, diets and diet products are ineffective and not sustainable in the long-term. Trying to control diet with a regimented food plan, counting calories, under-eating or skipping meals increases food cravings and obsessive thoughts about food. Addressing your body’s unique needs, optimizing nutritional status, and stabilizing blood sugar levels can help you establish appetite control. Read More

Extreme Weight Loss: Media’s Misplaced Message

New England Psychologist - April 2014
Thin is in. Or so various media sources would have the general public believe. Magazines, newspapers and now reality shows are promoting the message that excessive dieting and exercise regimens can help achieve unrealistic body images. While some individuals may experience weight loss, what is the ultimate price? Read More

Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Serving As Spokeswoman Against Eating Disorders

NECN.com - February 2014
Olympian Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass., joined NECN to discuss her new involvement in eating disorder awareness. Read More