Make Peace with Food – A Best Eating Disorder Health Blog 2013
(News4us.com) July 21, 2013
Make Peace With Food, a blog designed to help readers change their unhappy, unhealthy relationship to food has been named a Best Eating Disorder Health Blog by Healthline for the second year in a row.
Blog author Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst who provides a combination of clinical expertise and personal experience with eating disorders.
Dr. Nina knows what it feels like to struggle with these issues, and she also knows that recovery is possible.
She views disordered eating as a symptom of the problem rather than “the” problem. She helps readers identify and work through the conflicts and feelings that lead to the behavior with food, rather than focusing on the behavior itself.
In a recent blog post, titled “Baby, Baby” she explores how readers respond to their needs for soothing, connection, rest and comfort, and how those needs may be expressed with food.
Some people are hostile to those needs and do not want to “give in” to hunger. Others use food to comfort and distract from difficult, upsetting feelings.
Dr. Nina asks readers to consider how they were comforted as children and helps them connect their past experiences to their current difficulties with food.
She emphasizes that it is crucial to recognize and validate needs with words instead of food.
As Dr. Nina puts it, “When you value yourself and are interested in your thoughts, emotions, needs, and wants, you feel better and are less likely to turn to or against food as a way to deal with those internal conflicts.”
About Dr. Nina
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst who specializes in emotional eating and is a recognized expert on binge eating, interviewed for her expertise by the Los Angeles Times, Prevention, and other publications.
She has written many articles on disordered eating from a psychoanalytic perspective.
Her blog, Make Peace With Food (http://makepeacewithfood2day.blogspot.com) was named a “Best Eating Disorder Blog of 2013” by Healthline for the second year in a row.
Dr. Nina also hosts a podcast, Win The Diet War, available in the Self-Help/Health category on iTunes.
Win The Diet War (http://winthedietwarpodcast.com) was named “New & Noteworthy by iTunes shortly after its launch.
The podcast is released on a biweekly basis and is available on Stitcher Radio as well as on iTunes.
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