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Eating Disorders 

What is a dietitian's role in the treatment of eating disorders

 

We assess the nutritional needs of an individual, offer services such as education, counseling, and meal-planning to support clients on their journey towards making peace with food.

Eating disorders we treat:

• Anorexia Nervosa

• Bulimia Nervosa

• Binge Eating Disorder

• Orthorexia 

• Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)

• Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

 
 

Food Sensitivites 

Food Sensitivities 

 Our role in the treatment of food sensitivities is to:  

  • Help you distinguish the difference between food allergies and food intolerances

  • Support you in understanding your diagnosis by an allergist 

  • Assess presenting symptoms related to your intake of suspected foods

  • Guide you in eliminating symptom-inducing foods without restricting your diet

  • Carefully monitor what foods exacerbate and alleviate symptoms 

  • Help you determine if nutritional supplements are necessary  

 

Mental Health

As dietitians that specialize in eating disorders, we understand that mental health tremendously impacts all aspects of wellness. We will: 

 

  • Help you understand the relationship between your mental and nutritional health 

  • Collaborate with other members of your therapeutic treatment team

  • Identify and treat symptoms such as lack of appetite, persistent nausea, gastrointestinal distress, picky eating, and anxiety around food

  • Address nutritional complications of mental health disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders 

 

 

Substance Use

Early sobriety is a difficult time. We support you in being able to navigate your relationship with food and body while you go through the physical healing process. We will:

  • Help you understand the origins of food cravings and their relationship to drug and alcohol urges 

  • Collaborate with your sponsor, Sober Living staff, and treatment program 

  • Guide you in developing healthy coping mechanisms without manipulating your body or food 

  • Support you in understanding your nutritional needs in early sobriety 

 

Gastrointestinal Distress

 

We want to help you identify, address, and eliminate the discomfort you may be feeling in your body. We can support you in understanding the pros and cons of seeing a gastroenterologist and work collaboratively to create a specialized treatment plan.

Common conditions we address include but are not limited to: 

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Gastritis 

  • Gastric or Esophageal ulcers 

  • Chronic or medication-induced constipation

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or general heartburn 

  • Painful bloating 

  • General stomach pain and discomfort 

 

 

Weight Management

If you've struggled with losing or gaining weight and have tried everything, these are the ways in which we can help you on your journey: 

 

  • Compare your nutritional needs with your current intake 

  • Unpack ideas such as emotional eating, yo-yo dieting, weight fluctuations, and the science behind fad diets

  • Support you in understanding biological set point theory 

  • Set realistic health goals that are in line with your values and lifestyle

  • Help you establish a more mindful and intuitive relationship with food 

 

Services for Adolescents & Families

Seeing your child struggling with their eating behaviors can be a frightening experience. As dietitians, we recognize the importance of including the entire family system in the healing process. Ways we work to include all family members are by:

  • Providing nutrition education to parents and siblings

  • Supporting parents in understanding the internal struggle their child is experiencing

  • Facilitating boundaries between parents and children around food talk and other triggering topics 

  • Working with parents to identify additional nutritional services that benefit their child's health