Thursday, November 19, 2015

Carolyn Hodges Chaffee to discuss new book at Ophelia's Place on Nov. 27

Carolyn Hodges Chaffee, the owner and director of Upstate New York Eating Disorder Service, will discuss her innovative new book
on treating eating disorders, “Measuring Health From The Inside: Nutrition, Metabolism and Body Composition,” during a talk and book signing from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, at Ophelia’s Place and CafĂ© 407 at 407 Tulip St. in Liverpool, N.Y.
Carolyn, a certified eating disorder specialist, and Annika Kahm, an eating disorder therapist and nutritionist in private practice in
Carolyn Hodges Chaffee
Stamford, Conn., wrote the book for clinicians, patients and their families. It explains why two simple measurement techniques are invaluable tools in helping to assess and treat eating disorder patients, Carolyn said.
“Body Composition Analysis and Metabolic Testing are being used in research, but very few clinicians are using them to help treat those struggling with an eating disorder,” she said. “It is our hope that by writing this book, clinicians will become more familiar with the testing and incorporate it as part of their standard of care.”  
Body Composition Analysis is a measurement of the body’s lean mass, fat mass, hydration status, and phase angle (which helps assess how healthy a person is at the cellular level). The results also help determine the long-term impact malnutrition has had on a body.
Metabolic Testing is an actual measurement of the body’s
resting energy expenditure. The results are used to accurately assess the current nutritional status of the patient. The test results show how the body adapts to being underfed. Metabolic Testing determines how many calories a body is burning at rest with no activity. It also shows if the body is breaking down its own protein stores.
“Measuring Health From The Inside: Nutrition, Metabolism and Body Composition” is $13.99 for the paperback book and $9.99 for the e-book at, and is available from other online retailers.
To read excerpts and learn more about the book, go to
Upstate New York Eating Disorder Service is home to the Nutrition Clinic and Sol Stone Center. The Nutrition Clinic is an outpatient clinic committed to helping eating disorder patients make permanent, healthy lifestyle changes. The Sol Stone Center is a nationally recognized partial hospitalization program that specializes in treating people who have been unresponsive to outpatient care and/or people discharged from inpatient or residential settings.
Ophelia’s Place provides support, education and treatment for people with eating disorders and includes a Nutrition Clinic office that provides medical and outpatient treatment services. Learn more at

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