Series: 2017


Julie O’Toole: Parents do not cause eating disorders

In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to pediatrician Julie O’Toole. We discuss: Progression of the Kartini Clinic – Kartini Clinic is an internationally recognized pediatric eating disorder treatment program for boys and girls. Strength of outpatient setting for treating eating disorders in both children and adults. Importance of empowering parents to help […]

Julie O'Toole: Parents do not cause eating disorders

Calorie Counts On Labels: Request In Canada To Repeal The Act

Calorie Counts On Labels: Request In Canada To Repeal The Act

This week Tabitha talks to Andrea LeMarre about the harmful effect of calorie counts on food packets and in restaurant chains. Calorie counts on labels and what this mean for people with eating disorders. How you can get involved and have your voice heard. Talking more about eating disorders in […]


DBT for Eating Disorder Recovery

In this podcast, Tabitha talks to Dr Lucene Wisniewski on how DBT can be implemented in treatment for eating disorders such as Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED is a clinician, trainer and researcher whose interests center around using empirically founded treatments to inform clinical practice.  Lucene, […]


Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast: Kristina Saffran on Project Heal

In this podcast Tabitha talks to Kristina Saffran on the start and progression of Project Heal. In this podcast we talk about: The message that recovery is possible for everyone The upcoming projects that Project Heal has The need for substantial increases in lower-level care options. Funding and fundraising for […]


Thom Rutledge: Learning To Talk Back At The Eating Disorder Voice

In this podcast I talk to psychotherapist and author Thom Rutledge about addition, eating disorders, and ignoring the negative inner voice. Thom Rutledge, LCSW is a psychotherapist in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of several books, including Embracing Fear, The Self-Forgiveness Handbook, The Greater Possibilities, Simple Truth and is […]


What do Registered Dietitians Actually Do in Eating Disorder Recovery?

In this podcast I talk to Therese Waterhous on what registered dietician can actually do for a person with an eating disorder. Dietitians as case managers for eating disorders Eating, shopping and other food and eating related behaviors. Working with families when youngsters are involved Family dynamics and the devision […]


Chelsea Roff on Yoga and Mindfulness in Eating Disorder Recovery

In this podcast we talk about yoga, mindfulness and mediation techniques and some in-depth explanations of exactly why they are a game changer in the later stages of eating disorder recovery. We also demo a 20 second breathing exercise that listeners can try for themselves! Chelsea Roff is the Founder […]

Yoga and Mindfulness in Eating Disorder Recovery

Adults with eating disorders

EDAW 2017 Adults with Eating Disorders: Loneliness

In this special podcast for Eating Disorder Awareness week, I share some stories and experiences from adults in recovery from eating disorders. Today the focus is entrenched behaviours and overcoming the identity crisis that so many people in recovery from long term eating disorders have to deal with. Adults in recovery […]


EDAW 2017 Adults with Eating Disorders: Entrenched Behaviors and Identity Crisis

In this special podcast for Eating Disorder Awareness week, I share some stories and experiences from adults in recovery from eating disorders. Today the focus is entrenched behaviours and overcoming the identity crisis that so many people in recovery from long term eating disorders have to deal with. Adults in recovery […]

Adults with Eating Disorders: Entrenched Behaviors and Identity Crisis

Adults with Eating Disorders: Sex, Relationships, Family, Friends, Kids

EDAW2017 Adults with Eating Disorders: Sex, Relationships, Family, Friends, Kids

In this special podcast for Eating Disorder Awareness week, I share some stories and experiences from adults in recovery from eating disorders. Today the focus is relationships, sex, family and kids! Adults in recovery from eating disorders face different challenges than children and teenagers do. The idea behind AEDRA — Active […]


EDAW2017 Adults with Eating Disorders: Money and Work

In this special podcast for Eating Disorder Awareness week, I share some stories and experiences from adults in recovery from eating disorders. Today the focus is money and work. Adults in recovery from eating disorders face different challenges than children and teenagers do. The idea behind AEDRA — Active Eating […]

EDAW2017 Adults with Eating Disorders: Money and Work

Eva Musby on The Surprising Truth about Care for Parents and Partners

In this podcast Tabitha has the pleasure of chatting with parent advocate and coach Eva Musby. We talk about: Nonviolent communication skills Exhaustion, shame, regrets, and how to deal with these normal emotions How kindness can heal for all parties involved Origins of stress for parents of people with eating […]


Why Finding And Eliminating Hidden Restriction Aids Anorexia Recovery

In this podcast Tabitha talks about her experience with recovery binges when she was recovering from Anorexia. She describes how she went from restriction, into a binge-restrict cycle. More importantly, she talks about how the way out of that binge-restrict cycle is to find the restriction that is still present […]

Why Finding And Eliminating Hidden Restriction Aids Anorexia Recovery

Christina Fisanick on Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Author Christina Fisanick on Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Tabitha talks to Christina Fisanick about her experience with Binge Eating Disorder. In this podcast we talk about: Being honest in recovery Understanding that anybody can relapse The Anorexia recovery binges are not Binge Eating Disorder. More on this here: http://tabithafarrar.com/2017/02/recovery-binges-not-end-world/ Important of using support in Binge Eating Disorder Recovery […]


Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh: The Power of Community Support

In this podcast Tabitha gets to talk to one of her favorite eating disorder experts: Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh. We discuss FEAST, eating disorder peer support forums, and how to take the sting out of an eating disorder diagnosis for the family members involved. Laura founded FEAST, and this website is […]

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh: The Power of Community Support

Experience With Bulimia

Former NFL Player Patrick Devenny Talks About His Experience With Bulimia

In this podcast, Tabitha talks with former NFL player Patrick Devenny about being a man with Bulimia. We talk about the mental and physical complications that his illness brought and how these affected his life. We also talk about the role of exercise and how Patrick’s compulsion to exercise was […]


Ryan Sheldon on Being A Guy with Binge Eating Disorder

In this podcast, Tabitha has a chat to Ryan Sheldon. Ryan talks about how he first discovered that he had binge eating disorder (BED), how it impacted his life and his mental health, and how he progressed through treatment. In this podcast, we discuss: Binge Eating Disorder from a sufferer’s […]

Binge eating disorder

OCD and Anorexia

Carrie Arnold — Adult Eating Disorder Recovery with OCD and Anorexia in the Mix

Tabitha talks to Carrie Arnold on her experience on adult eating disorder recovery when Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anorexia are present together. Anorexia brings its own type of OCD behaviors, however for adults in recovery who also have premorbid OCD on top of that, recovery can be even more […]


Negative Energy Balance or Energy Deficit in Restrictive Eating Disorders

In this podcast I explain negative energy balance (energy deficit) in restrictive eating disorders. I talk about what it actually is, how it is different in a person with an eating disorder compared to a person without an eating disorder, and how if feels. Energy deficit is important to understand […]

Energy Deficit in Restrictive Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Recovery Treatment

Eating Disorder Recovery Treatment Requires Food — Tara Deliberto

In this podcast I interview Tara Deliberto. Tara is the director of the new Eating Disorders Partial Hospitalization Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In this podcast we discuss Recovery resource services such as Eating Disorder’s Partial Hospitalization Program. How having to eat puts us in a constant state of fearfulness. The difference […]