Nutrition Counseling via "Telehealth"
Counseling clients around the world
with Iris Epstein. Via Telephone for families of loved ones
Disordered Eating is on the rise in every community across the country. Our mission at Body & Soul is to provide a safe, non judgmental and sensitive environment for teens and women throughout our community to explore their relationships with food.
Early Intervention in eating disorders is a neglected area in research but a highly important topic. In the research that exists already, results have convincingly shown the effectiveness and necessity of early intervention in the treatment for eating disorders.
How does the microbiome of your intestines get damaged in an Eating Disorder? What role does it play in recovery?
We are responsible for taking care of ourselves and making time to do it.
Practicing healthy breathing patterns will incorporate more feelings of calmness and other positive energies into your life, rather than being stuck in the cycle of stress and anxiety.
One of the challenges that can accompany refeeding anorexic patients is the complex issue of hypermetabolism. A recovering person who is considered hypermetabolic can experience a range of symptoms.
Dietitians are vital in treatment settings for disordered eating because of their extended knowledge and skills about diet and nutrition.
At the end of the day, the saying “Just do it” appears to be the only three words that can make change.
A simple menu plan that should cure your dysfunctional relationship with food. Is this possible? The answer is usually 'no'.
Fueling the brain with carbohydrates plays a major role in the recovery from eating disorders. With the hype about the detrimental effects of eating carbohydrates it is not uncommon for people to become overly concerned with avoiding this macronutrient.
It's so much easier to stay stuck and safe. Right? But when I think wisely I can see all the progress I have made. I feel like I'm like a caterpillar pushing very hard and painfully out of the chrysalis (or cocoon) to become A butterfly. Light and souring high.
Life is messy, complicated, stressful and life is....beautiful.
There are so many obstacles that arise as we each go on our individual journey through life. Everyone's obstacles are uniquely tailored to their needs.
My soul, my source of life, is more precious than all the diamonds in the world!!
My body is the miraculous gift without which my soul would not be able to achieve its perfection.
When I abuse my body, I am essentially, degrading my soul.
I am taking the diamond and grinding it into dust.
ED voices are loud, but your voice is louder. It seems almost impossible to start listening to your own voice, but once you start it gets easier as time goes on. It may not seem like it now but recovery is possible!
But it's not impossible, To overcome these things, I can get myself back, I can sprout new wings
I look in the mirror
And what do I see
A girl I don't recognize
Is reflecting me
Notice that in perfectionism there are a lot of needs. Of course they aren't real needs like air and water, but to the perfectionist, they are just as crucial as the basic necessities are. This need puts immense pressure onto the perfectionist and makes her feel inadequate. The perfectionist is one who feels no matter what she's doing, it's never enough to live up to the standards she sets for herself.
Recovery is not a straight line:
Sometimes it can be falling behind before even taking a single step forward.
Sometimes it can feel like all you're doing is accumulating more problems as time goes on.
Sometimes it means giving it everything you have and not seeing anything in return.
The first session I had with Iris, she drew a flower. In the center of the flower she wrote "my body," and in each petal I had to write something I liked about myself. We then discussed how no one notices the center of the flower, but they pay attention to the petals. The petals are what matter and what make you, you. ED blinds you from seeing this, and only allows you to focus on the center of the flower, but in recovery I'm learning to focus on my petals and helping them to flourish.
I realized I would only be able to recover if I was honest about my feelings. Now, a year into recovery, I am still trying to go back to that honest girl who believed in the saying “honesty is the best quality”.