• Let’s Get Real

    Monday marked the start of the annual Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) and I thought long and hard about what I could say that might feel meaningful to each of you. Many of you know an awful lot about eating disorders because you treat them or have suffered from one. An eating disorder has touched you in some […]

  • Digestive Disorders and Eating Disorders: A Complicated Mix

    Several years into my work as a nutrition therapist I found myself really grappling with a clinical dilemma. Many of my clients were not only suffering from an eating disorder but they were also suffering from pretty severe digestive issues. And these digestive issues were not only complicating their recovery but they were seriously impacting […]

  • How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder

    Chances are you know someone with an eating disorder. And chances are you don’t know how to help them. This article on helping someone with an eating disorder is a great resource. Here are the take-home points: Communicate your concerns. Share your memories of specific times when you felt concerned about the person’s eating or […]

  • The Role of the RD: Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

    Eating disorders are psychological issues, so you may be wondering why having a dietitian as part of a treatment team is even necessary. In fact, if food is an issue for you, the idea may seem downright frightening! Here are a few ways a dietitian can be immensely helpful in treating eating disorders: • Reduce […]

  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016 & Sarah Patten

    Sarah Patten is a passionate eating disorder specialist who works with me in my practice. She is going to close out National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016 by sharing with each of you “The One Thing She Wishes People Knew About Eating Disorders.” Take it away Sarah! Picture Source   Typically, when a person finds […]

  • #2- Eating Disorders Come In All Shapes and Sizes

    A client in recovery wishes you knew: Bodies really do come in all shapes and sizes, and we don’t teach kids that it’s OK to follow your own genetic blueprint. For me, eating disorder recovery means accepting that plus-sized is my body’s healthy setting. Another client in recovery wishes you knew: Eating disorders come in […]

  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016

    A couple of months ago I began contemplating what I wanted to share for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) 2016. Each year for the past several years I have honored this important week with a variety of posts on insurance coverage, personal recovery stories, Twitter Chats, fact and statistics, and much more. And this […]

  • Nigella Lawson, Clean Eating, & Eating Disorders

      Recently, famed Chef Nigella Lawson appeared in an article where she stated that “Clean eating is a way to hide an eating disorder.” I posted this article on my Facebook feed and it generated A LOT of discussion. And it was amazing to me see the varied comments and strong emotion behind each of […]

  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015

    This week we honor and acknowledge eating disorders awareness week. In this vlog I introduce the theme for 2015 as well as the group of guest bloggers who make an appearance on the blog this week. It is an inspiring mix of clients and clinicians so I hope you’ll come back each day to read […]

  • Eating Disorders Nutrition Therapy Training

    Thank you all for your interest in my upcoming training for dietitians and dietitians to be. Registration is now live! Please note, the registration button states that you are registering for a webinar on October 14th, 2014. The cost of $250 will cover ALL 5 hour long trainings on October 14th, 28th and November 4th, […]