Vermont Resources for Recovery


At Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, Montpelier:

  • Sylvia Gaboriault 371-4351
  • Ilene Siegel 371-4152

At Copley Hospital, Morristown:

  • Rebecca Ainsworth 888-8123
  • Nancy Wagner 888-8123

In private practice:

  • Molly Fleming, ND, Burlington 863-7099 Website
  • Laura Biron, RD, Stowe 253-9586

Naturopathic Physicians/Acupuncturists:

  • Lydia Faesey, RN, ND Montpelier 262-1012
  • Molly Fleming, ND, L.Ac. Burlington 863-7099 Website
  • Bernie Noe, ND Montpelier 229-2038
  • Taylore Grymonte, L.Ac. Montpelier 223-0303

Resources at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, Montpelier

Individual Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes Education & Tobacco Cessation Counseling
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Classes on nutrition and health related topics via the CVMC Healthy Communities Program
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CVMC also has a selection of books, videos and audio cassettes available for loan through their Health Education & Resource Center. To access information, contact:

Community Health Improvement Central Vermont Medical Center
P.O. Box 547 Barre, VT 05641
(802) 371-4292

Online Resources for Recovery — Back to Top

Inner Bonding
Inner Bonding (inner child work), Dr. Margaret Paul

Resources for recovery from eating disorders from Gurze Books (publishers of the Don’t Diet, Live It Workbook, and many other great books on eating issues)

Looks at ways we can feel good in the bodies we have (“health at any size” approach).
Remember, your body hears everything you think.

Inner Solutions
Inner Solutions (Don’t Diet, Live It! authors)

Interactive online stuff for compulsive overeating, depression, anxiety and other self help issues.

Mindful Eating
The CAMP system for mindful eating (Control, Attitudes, Mindful Eating, Portions)

Sacred Nourishment
Alison Shore Gaines’ website offering the CD Sacred Nourishment

Diet and fitness site voted favorite health destination, by a wide margin, in’s annual Best of the Web survey.

National Eating Disorders
NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Find an eating disorder therapist in your area.

National Association of Anorexia, Nervosa, and Associated Disorders
National listings of therapists, hospitals, support groups, and crisis hotlines. ANAD is active in the advocacy against insurance discrimination for people with eating disorders.

Diet Riot
Online healthy lifestyle program with non diet approach, plus humor!

Something Fishy
Web links and information on the whole range of eating disorders.

After the Diet
Helping humans overcome eating problems.

Overcoming Overeating
Website for the National Center for Overcoming Overeating, an educational and training org working to end body hatred and dieting. To subscribe to the OO list, send us an email. Have the body of the message simply say subscribe you should then be automatically added.

Body Image Betrayal And Related Issues
Chat, info, stories, quotes, a webring.

Geneen Roth
Leading writer and teacher about emotional eating and recovery, offers books, CDs, workshops.

Overeaters Anonymous
12-step program for recovery from compulsive overeating and eating disorders.
Vermont OA: OA Vermont
OA, online meetings and support : The Recovery Group

Spirituality and healing around food/weight/body image issues

Mastering Food
Guidance for eliminating, reducing or coping better with the bad feelings that cause you to overeat and offers an online program for support.

Dr. Weil’s Self-Healing
Dr. Andrew Weil’s e-newsletter about his program for optimum health and wellness.

Other Resources for Recovery — Back to Top

Al-Anon 12-step program using steps and tools to assist those whose lives have been affected by someone else’s addictions, including compulsive overeating: Al-Anon 12-Step

Eating Disorders Support Group for Parents
3rd Wed of every month, Nancy, 899-2554

AED (Academy for Eating Disorders)
c/o Division of Adolescent Medicine, Montefiori Medical School
111 East 210 Street Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 920-6782
An association of multidisciplinary professionals promoting effective treatment, developing prevention initiatives, advocating for the field, stimulating research, and sponsoring a semiannual national conference.

AA/BA (American Anorexia/Bulimia Association)
165 W. 46th Street # 1108

New York, NY 10036
(212) 575-6200
Offers public information, East Coast treatment referrals, support groups, and speakers, educational programs, and professional training.

EDAP (Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention)
603 Stewart Street, Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-3587

Geneen Roth and Associates
Breaking Free
P.O. Box 2852
Santa Cruz, Ca 95063 (831) 685-8601
Offers weekend workshops. Has list of nationwide self-help support groups and therapist referrals.

Healthy Weight Journal
402 South 14th Street
Hettinger, ND 58639
(701) 567-2646
Provides a national newsletter and information.

IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals)
123 NW 13th Street, Suite 206
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 338-6494
Offers nationwide education, training, certification, and a semiannual conference for practitioners who treat people with eating disorders.

MEDA (Multi-service Eating Disorders Association)
92 Pearl
Newton, MA 02158
(617) 558-1881
Provides support in MA, treatment referrals, a newsletter, educational information, and a support line.

NAAFA (National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance)
PO Box 188620
Sacramento, CA 95188
(916) 558-6880
Provides educational information, a newsletter, and a national conference.

ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders)
Box 7
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 831-3438
Offers national listings of therapists and hospitals, support groups, and a crisis hot line.

The National Center for Overcoming Overeating
PO Box 1257
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0920
(212) 875-0442
Offers educational information and workshops in New York City, Chicago, and Massachusetts.

The National Eating Disorders Information Center
CW-134, 200 Elizabeth Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4 CANADA
(416) 340-4156
Sponsors Eating Disorders Awareness Week across Canada, provides educational information.

NEDO (National Eating Disorders Organization)
6655 South Yale Avenue Tulsa, OK 74136
(918) 481-4044
Provides information, a curriculum, a video, a national newsletter, and offers treatment referrals in the midwest and west coast.

OA (Overeaters Anonymous)
P.O. Box 44020
Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4020
(505) 891-2664
A Nationwide 12-step, self-help fellowship offering free local meetings listed in telephone white pages under Overeaters Anonymous.


Eating Disorders Questionnaire — Back to Top

  • Do you eat when you are not physically hungry?
  • Do you often start and break diets?
  • Do you sneak eat or feel ashamed of what or how much you eat in front of others?
  • Do you feel in control of your eating at times and completely out of control at other times?
  • Do you binge, fast, induce vomiting, use laxatives or excessive exercise to try to control your weight?
  • Do you often feel fat or ashamed of your body?
  • Do you often compare your body to others and end up feeling inadequate?
  • Does your happiness revolve around how much or how little you eat and weigh?
  • Do you think that life would be perfect if you were only a certain weight?
  • Are your feelings about food and your body preventing you from living the life you want to live?
If you have answered YES to any of these questions, you may have a serious eating disorder. Always consult with a trusted healthcare provider for appropriate examinations, treatment, testing, and care recommendations. Do not rely on information on this site as a tool for self-diagnosis. Contact Anya for more information or referral sources.


Symptoms of food, weight and body image issues (as opposed to full-blown disorders) — Back to Top

  • Unable to control food intake at times.
  • Feeling embarrassed or self-conscious about eating.
  • Eating or picking at food without awareness.
  • Sneaking food.
  • Frequent thoughts about calories and fat grams.
  • Overeating when distressed.
  • Not eating when physically hungry and eating when not physically hungry.
  • Eating more or less than your body wants.
  • Dieting and/or rigid eating patterns. (“good” and “bad” foods)
  • Preoccupation with food and weight.
  • Frequent weighing.
  • Dissatisfied with weight, no matter what the number is.
  • Feeling “fat.”
  • Skipping meals in an attempt to control weight.
  • Sensitive about comments regarding food and body.
  • Comparing your body to other peoples’ bodies.
  • Having your weight determine self esteem.
  • May use diet pills, diuretics or laxatives for weight control.
  • May use alcohol or drugs.
  • May smoke cigarettes as a method of weight control.
If you have answered YES to any of these questions, you are probably struggling with food, weight and body image issues, and this is taking a toll on your life. Always consult with a trusted healthcare provider for appropriate examinations, treatment, testing, and care recommendations. Do not rely on information on this site as a tool for self-diagnosis. Contact Anya for more information or referral sources.