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Eating Disorders, Anorexia and Bulimia, Measure Metabolic Rate, Compulsive Exercise, Binge Eating, Weight Loss, Malnutrition
Measuring Health From The Inside
Nutrition, Metabolism & Body Composition
Carolyn Hodges Chaffee and Annika Kahm, MS
“Carolyn and Annika bring decades of expertise in the care of patients with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, and the many related atypical and subsyndromal variants. Their clinical wisdom, understanding of the experience of sufferers and those who love them, and understanding of these illnesses and
the recovery process infuse these pages.”
—Diane Mickley, MD, Director, Wilkins Center for Eating Disorders
The ever changing field of eating disorder treatment needs innovative new techniques and approaches. As the number of people with these challenging disorders increases at an alarming rate, treatment has not kept pace. The death rate for Anorexia Nervosa in the U.S. is twelve times higher than all other leading causes of death combined for the 15-to-24 age group. Measuring Health from the Inside is a major step forward in treating patients with eating disorders. This important book explains how two simple measurement techniques—Metabolic Testing and Body Composition Analysis—can help patients make rapid progress in understanding their condition and tracking their progress toward recovery.
Thousands of patients have been successfully diagnosed and treated by this technology at Carolyn’s clinic and Annika’s private practice. In Measuring Health from the Inside, they explain how the information from the tests can be used to help treat patients not only for their underlying eating disorder but also for the malnutrition that almost always accompanies—and worsens—the condition. Based on their extensive experience, they offer practical guidance for therapists, patients, and loved ones on the often overlooked importance of nutrition in treating eating disorders.
“The series of tests and concrete sets of numbers gave me the sense of confidence in the expertise that I felt was missing in other treatment facilities.”
“These were the first tests that ever indicated that there was something wrong, my blood work was always normal despite that I purged ten times per day.”
CAROLYN HODGES CHAFFEE, MS, RDN, CEDRD is the founder and director of the Upstate New York Eating Disorder Service, Nutrition Clinic and Sol Stone Center; serving over 8000 patients since 1990. She helped design and implement the eating disorder program at Cornell University, serving over 400 patients annually. She was the Nutrition Consultant to the 2004 women’s Olympic crew team. Learn more about her work at www.unyed.com.
ANNIKA KAHM, MS, has been treating eating disorders for over thirty years. She is the founder and director of Medical Nutrition Therapy in Stamford, Connecticut. Annika is the co-author of three books and numerous papers. Learn more about her work at www.annikakahm.com.
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