The financial crisis has really made me stop and think about my own patterns in life. I can see that I have always assumed that I lived in a “land of plenty” and that I would be able to feel safe sampling from the bounty that we as Americans take for granted. Now, it seems that this assumption is being called into question on a daily basis. I know that many people, like me, have experienced hardships because of the economy and the tightening of the credit markets. When I think of how that applies to health, I recognize that for me and many of my patients, the stress of all this can increase the likelihood of overeating or turning to food for comfort. Is that bad or wrong? Not really. I believe that if you are aware of what is happening you can look for other ways to deal with the stress. Sometimes food is one of those ways but it certainly shouldn’t be the only way. I’ve been trying to exercise more, for example and to just take time to read a book or take a walk in nature. Last night, I went to a movie that was funny and took my mind off my troubles. Small things but all focused on trying to stay in balance. What about you?
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I knew of Dr. Ross by her reputation at Sierra Tucson. Dr. Ross has brought that same level of creativity, wisdom and management ability to our Eating disorders program making The Ranch a leader in integrative eating disorders healing and recovery treatment. She is a brilliant clinician and a very cool human being.
LEE R. MCCORMICK
Dr. Carolyn Ross has been instrumental in the development of the Eating Disorder Program at Integrative Life Center. Her experience and expertise in integrative models of treatment is extensive and her ongoing consultation with our treatment team provides sound medical guidance as well as creative approaches to clients with eating disorders, addictions and other trauma related conditions. Over the past five years, Dr. Ross has made herself available whenever we need her and we can count on her to provide the most cutting edge approaches to treatment in the field. A wealth of knowledge, without a doubt!
HOLLY COOK, LPC-MHSP
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Dr. Carolyn Ross is a pioneer in the use of Integrative medicine for the treatment of mental health issues and eating disorders. Her compassion and understanding bring hope to patients and family members whose lives are affected by these difficult problems by showing us that transformation and healing at the deepest level are possible.
ANDREW WEIL, MD
Dr. Ross’ expertise goes well beyond eatings disorders – it’s really about addictions. Her insights into why people become addicted and why the “Just Say No” approach has been failing for decades is eye-opening. What was most interesting is her integrative approach that does work. Great presentation!
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