Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Eating Disorders Identified in College Freshmen as They Return Home for Winter Break

Eating Recovery Center Urges Parents to be Vigilant for Eating Disorders Signs

Denver, CO, December 14, 2011 - As college freshmen across the U.S. return home for the holidays, thousands of parents will – for the first time – discover eating disorders that developed during their child’s first semester. Because the transition to college is one of the two most common life stages in which eating disorders develop, Eating Recovery Center (, an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder, encourages parents to be vigilant for symptoms of eating disorders as their teens return home for the mid-year break.

“For many young adults, the pressures of the first semester of college can create the perfect storm for eating disorders development, and it’s easy for teens to hide behaviors from their families – particularly if they go to school far away from home,” explains Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, NCC, clinical director of Eating Recovery Center’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program. “Many parents won’t see the outcome of this devastating development until their children return home for winter break.”

Dieting to avoid the “freshman 15,” stress from academic and social pressures and anxiety tied to being away from home for the first time are common triggers of first semester eating disorders development. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the mean age of eating disorders onset in the U.S. is 19. A 2006 poll of U.S. college campuses conducted by the National Eating Disorders Association found that one in five college students believe that at some point they have suffered from an eating disorder.

To help parents recognize eating disorders in college students and appropriately intervene, Eating Recovery Center highlights five winter break warning signs that may indicate their teen has an eating disorder or could be at risk for developing one:

1. Noticeable weight loss or weight gain since he or she entered college.
2. Helping with the preparation of holiday meals but not eating them.
3. Excessive exercise, even outdoors in poor winter weather conditions.
4. Withdrawal from family and friends and avoidance of gatherings, even if he or she has not seen loved ones for months.
5. Discussing college in a “stressed out” or obviously anxious manner or altogether avoiding conversations about school.

“Although parents may be tempted to send their young adult back to school, I strongly urge parents noticing any signs of an eating disorder to actively seek treatment,” explains Brennan. “With eating disorders, early intervention saves lives.”

Parents are encouraged to seek an eating disorders assessment if they notice these or other troubling behaviors in their teens while they are home for winter break. Recovery is entirely possible with early intervention and proper treatment from qualified professionals.

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center is an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, and the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services. In addition, Eating Recovery Center, in partnership with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services in Sacramento, California. Under the personal guidance and care of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, our collaborative programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults. Our integrated programs offer patients a continuum of care that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. For more information please contact us at 877-218-1344 or or confidentially chat live on our website at

Shannon Fern
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Forestry Research investment welcomed by Forestry communities, claims FRA

Forestry Research Associates has announced its support for the forestry research program revealed by The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research at the Durban UN Climate Change Conference this week.

Bainbridge Island, WA, December 15, 2011 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has announced its support for the forestry research program revealed by The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) at the Durban UN Climate Change Conference this week.

The 10-year, $233 million project is intended to help protect forests, and the communities that rely upon them, for years to come. The project will from part of the UN’s attempts to protect forests as a source of valuable carbon absorption.

FRA, a research and consultancy organization with a focus on forestry investment and sustainability, said it was pleased to hear that more investment will go into the protecting this important industry. The CGIAR said that the initial three years of the research program will focus on agroforestry, with collaboration with the Colombia-based International Centre for Tropical Agriculture, the Kenya-based World Agroforestry Centre and Indonesia-based CIFOR.

Forests have come to be known as natural and valuable carbon sinks, with some analysts claiming the are responsible to sequestering up to a third of carbon emissions worldwide. As a result, nations are increasingly considering safeguarding forests as one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing climate change.

FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins said, “We are hoping that this research projects will give the governments of the developing world even more of a reason to value standing forests as much as the timber they produce.”

Frances Seyfour of the Centre for International Forest Research said that the issues surrounding sustainable forestry go even deeper than this, due to their impact on communities in developing nations. He explained, "We urgently need a strong and sustained effort focused on forest management and governance, given the crucial role of forests in confronting some of the most important challenges of our time: climate change, poverty and food security.”

"Otherwise, we risk the further impoverishment of the billion people who depend on forests and trees for their livelihoods, continued carbon emissions from forest destruction and degradation that already are a significant source of greenhouse gases, and loss of ecosystem services crucial to sustained agricultural productivity,” he concluded.

Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394

Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles with Caroline Klebl

Announcing the 200 hour & 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Beverly Hills, California from June 2nd to June 29th, 2012. Immerse deeply in the Ashtanga Yoga practice in this Yoga Certification Intensive with Caroline Klebl.

Beverly Hills, CA, December 14, 2011 - Caroline Klebl offers a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training program to teachers, aspiring teachers and all levels of yoga practitioners. Her teacher training combines the high standards of practice, required by the Ashtanga Vinyasa System with the development of teaching skills necessary to introduce students to Yoga practice safely and effectively. This certification course is registered with the Yoga Alliance and surpasses their 200 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training standards.

Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic method of Yoga practice, which includes hundreds of yoga postures. The postures are linked by specific breath initiated movements. Ashtanga Yoga quickly increases strength and flexibility.

Yoga Teacher Training Topics Include:
Intensive practice of the postures of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga
The principles of Vinyasa, Bandhas, Drishti and Oujaii Pranayama
Adjustments and Teaching Techniques
Assisting and supervised teaching
Introduction to Anatomy
Introduction to Ayurveda
Meditation instruction

The Chanting and Philosophy of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

An Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Manual is supplied to each participant. To those who attend all scheduled classes, a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate is issued at the end of the course.

For detailed information about the curriculum and to register for this course visit

Caroline Klebl is a dedicated Yoga instructor, who learned the Ashtanga Vinyasa method over the course of 9 years from Sri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. She teaches Yoga Teacher Training Programs within the US and Internationally. Over 250 students have graduated from her Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Press Contact:
Caroline Klebl
Source of Yoga
262 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
+91 821 428 2686