Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders (www.remudaranch.com), the nation's leading treatment center for women and girls with eating disorders, has partnered with FINDINGbalance, a Tennessee-based health and wellness organization, to launch the world's first video-on-demand Web site for eating disorders and body image issues. The Web site is now online at www.findingbalance.com.
"Millions of people struggle with eating issues, but they're too embarrassed to talk to someone about it," said Constance Rhodes, founder and president of FINDINGbalance. "Now they have an easy 'first step' toward finding the answers and help they need."
With more than 500 short videos featuring doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, counselors and others, the cutting-edge Web site gives consumers unparalled access to top experts in the fields of eating disorders, nutrition, and wellness. The Web site provides instant answers, advice and hope.
Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders, the nation's largest and leading intensive, inpatient treatment center for women and girls is a sponsor of www.findingbalance.com and is providing experts on the site.
"We support the efforts of FINDINGbalance with the launch of this unique Web site that will help millions of people suffering from eating disorders," said Ward Keller, founder and president of Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders. "Our experts are glad to provide professional advice and much needed information on various topics related to eating disorders."
Building the Web site has been a year-long labor of love for FINDINGbalance, an organization with a passion for broadening the scope of discussion and awareness about what has become an increasingly prevalent and often misunderstood problem.
"When we set out to create this site, we wanted it to be bigger than ourselves, offering a variety of the best experts in the field of eating disorder treatment and recovery," adds Rhodes. "What we love about Remuda's staff is that in addition to being highly educated and respected, they come across as lay-person friendly on camera. This is important because our core audience is everyday people looking for east-to-understand solutions."
The goal of the site is to reach all types of disordered eaters, including anorexics, bulimics, binge eaters, as well as chronic dieters, emotional eaters, compulsive exercisers, and people with general weight concerns. If someone's life revolves around his or her diet or weight, www.findingbalance.com will help.
The site makes it simple for consumers to find the information they seek. Whether they're interested in the basics (What are eating disorders?), medical/physical aspects (Can purging hurt my vocal chords?), relational aspects (How do I handle family pressure to overeat?), or even spiritual topics (How important is spirituality in the recovery process?), there will be a number of topics for consumers to choose from.
"Now that the site is up and running, we're excited to partner with great companies, organizations and individuals wanting to promote a message of healthy eating, body image and self-esteem," said Rhodes. "Together, we can all be part of a growing movement to learning to embrace who we are, just as we are."
FINDINGbalance is a faith-based health and wellness organization with an emphasis on eating and body image issues. With a unique focus on EDNOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), which includes 'less-extreme' forms of disordered eating such as chronic dieting, compulsive exercising, and emotional eating, FINDINGbalance is dedicated to the creation and distribution of practical resources that help all disordered eaters pursue wellness and freedom. For more information, call (615) 599-6948 or visit www.findingbalance.com.
About Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders
Remuda Programs offer inpatient and residential treatment for women and girls of all faiths suffering from eating disorders. Each patient is treated by a multi-disciplinary team including a Psychiatric and a Primary Care Provider, Registered Dietitian, Masters Level therapist, Psychologist and Registered Nurse. The professional staff equips each patient with the right tools to live a healthy, productive life. For more information, call 1-800-445-1900 or visit www.remudaranch.com.