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PurpleRain
It's a bit long but worth watching it all
13 yo d started to eat "healthy" september 2018, she had a growth spur a bit later, followed by tummy bug. She started restricitng breakfast and school lunch in january 2019 (that we know). We are refeeding at home (succesfully I think) since the beginning of march.
I have found inner strenght, patience and compassion that i did not know I had. Never retreat, never surrender
Just keep feeding
 
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scaredmom
I watched this today.
She is a great teacher. The method that she chose to illustrate the pathophysiology of malnutrition and the effects/causes of the symptoms and signs of anorexia was brilliant.  
Thanks PurpleRain!
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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hopefulheart
This Dr is absolutely fascinating to listen to. How I wish that we had more like her here in the UK. She is so validating for those who are suffering. And she explains it all so clearly in terms that are simplistic enough for us non-medics to understand. It has helped me understand so much more about what my daughter is going through. I wish I had seen this sooner in our journey so that I could have directed some undereducated clinicians who have caused us all a great deal of heartache. 
This amazing dr should train all future GP’s. Can’t say enough how interesting and helpful this is. All new carers should be a made to watch this!! 
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hardwork
i have watched it , really good, has anyone used the red house in brisbane ? we have dual nationality , and seriously considering a sabbatical and going to brisbane with d.
but  i am a bit unsure about the micro nutrition focus.
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Mamaroo
Just watched it, very good. She explains it so well, especially where she states that those with eating disorders would need more food than others (1:30:50). From that I take that they would always need more calories, which is something to keep in mind when they are well into recovery.
D became obsessed with exercise at age 9 and started eating 'healthy' at age 9.5. Restricting couple of months later. IP for 2 weeks at age 10. Slowly refed for months on Ensures alone, followed by swap over with food at a snails pace. WR after a year at age 11 in March 2017. View my recipes on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKLW6A6sDO3ZDq8npNm8_ww
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debra18
I started to listen to the lectutes of Dr Walsh and they are fascinating. He described characteristics of people who are overly methylated and it exactly described my daughter and probably most ED kids. 
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Foodsupport_AUS
Having had a bit of a look at the Red House website @hardwork I agree with you. There does not appear to be evidenced based treatment just theory and concern from someone who found her own treatment traumatic. The whole website just seems a bit off. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13.5. Weight restored July 2012. Relapse and now clawing our way back. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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hardwork
I have emailed a very dear friend who is a GP in Brisbane were the red House is, and asked her if she had heard of the doctor. she has, and said they had not agreed over the treatment of a joint patient ( not ED) . The doctor is a GP and not an ED or endocrinologist specialist, my friend is going to find out a bit more about the red house itself, as we have dual nationality and i would and could literally upsticks and take d to australia if i thought she's get something we are not getting here in UK
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