Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders Helps Launch Christian Video on Demand Web Site for Eating Disorders
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PHOENIX, May 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- 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 faith-based health and wellness organization, to launch the world's first video-on-demand Web site for eating disorders and body image issues. Powered by the Church Communication Network (CCN), the site is now online at www.findingbalance.com.
"Millions of people, including Christians, 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 freedom they seek."
With more than 500 short videos featuring doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, counselors and others, the cutting-edge Web site gives consumers unparalleled access to top experts in the fields of eating disorders, nutrition, and wellness, providing instant answers, advice and hope, from a Christian perspective.
Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders, the nation's largest Christian 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 team of Christian health professionals are nationally recognized experts in eating disorders, and are delighted to provide advice and much needed information on this topic."
Partnering with Remuda was an intentional step for FINDINGbalance. "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," said Rhodes. "What we love about Remuda's staff is that in addition to being highly educated and respected among their mainstream peers, they are unique in that they also understand the importance of addressing the spiritual aspects of eating issues, which we feel is a critical part of any recovery process."
The FINDINGbalance Web site is the latest project for California-based Church Communication Network (CCN), which recently launched similar sites for Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Les and Leslie Parrott and Lee Strobel.
"As a company whose mission is to equip Christians for ministry, CCN sees video-on-demand as an amazing, immediate tool to bring information, encouragement and answers to the people who need them," said Bill Dallas, president of CCN.
And there is a deeper, Kingdom purpose at work as well: sharing Truth with those who don't know Christ. "A video clip on a CCN-powered website could be the magnet that the Lord uses to draw one of His lost children to Him," adds CCN's Dallas.
The goal of the site is to reach all types of individuals struggling with disordered eating, including those with anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, as well as chronic dieting, emotional eating, compulsive exercise, and general weight concerns. Regardless of age, gender, or personal faith, if someone's life revolves around his or her diet or weight, www.findingbalance.com will help.
"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," adds Rhodes. "Together, we can all be part of a growing movement toward learning to embrace who God created us to be."
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 Christian 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.
About the Church Communication Network (CCN)
Church Communication Network (CCN) is a satellite, internet and multimedia communications company providing cross-denominational training and educational programming for Christian church leaders, church members and the larger communities they serve. CCN has created interactive, video-on-demand websites for Christian authors, organizations and ministries such as Lee Strobel (www.leestrobel.com), Cloud-Townsend Resources (www.cloudtownsend) and Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott (www.realrelationships.com).