Finding Peace with Food and Your Body by Learning How Past Trauma Makes an Impact, with Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross.
“Eating disorders impact so many, taking years from their lives and also while alive, occupying so much of their time and energy. I feel that eating disorders are used as a solution to the problem of unhealed trauma, abuse or neglect. When in fact, food can’t fix trauma, abuse, or neglect.“ – Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross
Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is new to MHNR Network with her podcast, “The Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross Show,” which focuses on binge eating, food addiction, emotional eating, and the relationship to unresolved trauma. Food addiction is unique in that it requires sufferers to learn how to maintain a healthy relationship with their ‘drug’ of choice, food. An alcoholic or drug addict is able to try to avoid their drug of choice. Food Addiction is more complicated than that. Those that suffer with unhealthy food relationships understand exactly how difficult this can be.
Dr. Coker Ross brings with her vast knowledge working with those suffering from addictions and eating disorders to the public with her podcast. Her goal is to help educate listeners about the in’s and out’s of binge eating disorder, food addiction, and emotional eating. She’s here trying to help those whose lives have been ‘hijacked’ by binge eating, emotional eating and food addiction. The drive to be thin, or using food to push down unwanted emotions can be helped. There is a correlation between past traumas and many unhealthy eating behaviors. Beginning the path to healing the trauma can help on the road to a healthy relationship with food.
About Mental Health News Radio Network
Mental Health News Radio Network hosts over 90 podcasts dedicated to all aspects of mental health. It is the world’s first and largest podcast network dedicated to all things mental health. Its Speakers’ Bureau and filmed series such as Mixed Nuts: Comedians and Mental Health allow it to further its mission to reach as many people in as many places as possible to encourage dialogue about mental health.
About Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross
As the mother of three boys with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and an avid mystery reader, Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is a nationally known author, speaker, and expert in the field of Eating Disorders and Integrative Medicine. Her most recent book is “The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook: How to manage cravings, reduce stress, and stop hating your body.” Other books include “The Emotional Eating Workbook: A Proven-Effective, Step-by-Step Guide to End Your Battle with Food and Satisfy Your Soul” and “The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook.”
Dr. Ross attended the University of Michigan medical school and was a fellow at Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Formerly the head of the Eating Disorders Program and the Integrative Medicine Department at the world-renowned Sierra Tucson treatment center, she is board certified in both Preventive Medicine and in Addiction Medicine. She is also a consultant for treatment centers across the country on eating disorders, addictions, and integrative medicine. Dr. Ross currently works full-time as the CEO and instructor in the Anchor Program™. Learn more at www.CarolynRossMD.com
About The Anchor Program
Pioneered by Dr. Ross, former head of the Eating Disorders Program and the Integrative Medicine Department at the world-renowned Sierra Tucson treatment center, The Anchor Program helps you heal your mind, body, and spirit to achieve real change. A proven medically-supervised program to treat compulsive overeating, emotional eating, food addiction, and binge eating disorder with an internationally renowned expert in working with people with food and body image issues. The Anchor Program is a 12 week online non-diet approach to changing your lifestyle, reducing emotional eating and binge eating. It is a unique whole-person approach to restoring your joy in eating. Learn more at www.AnchorProgram.com