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Eating Disorders

Nutritional Counseling for those suffering from an eating disorder

When people hear the words “eating disorder” they often think ANOREXIA first. Then, they often think, I’ve never known anyone with an eating disorder (ED). They might be surprised. The fact of the matter is eating disorders come in several forms (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Night Eating Syndrome, and EDNOS) and I would venture to guess that almost every American’s life has been touched by an ED – be it a friend, a loved one, a colleague or an acquaintance. Up to 24 million people (men and women, boys and girls) suffer from some form of disordered eating in the US today. 10 – 15% of these people are male.

You are not alone and have no reason to feel shame, guilt or embarrassment about your body, food or your relationship with both body and food. You deserve to enjoy your body to its full potential, and nourishment is necessary in order to realize that potential.

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with advanced training in Intuitive Eating nutrition counseling, my hope is to be your partner in learning to listen to your body and what it’s telling you that you need, not what the world at large is telling you what you should eat, what you should look like.

Local Support

Columbia River Eating Disorder Network – CREDN-

http://www.credn.org/

Be Nourished (a Portland-based organization)

http://benourished.org/events/exploring-body-trust/

A Better Way Counseling Center in NW Portland – Free support groups

http://www.africawindows.com/cgi-bin/abpage.pl?pgid=5

Eating Disorder Center of Portland – A Monte Nido affiliate

http://www.montenido.com/facilities/eating_disorder_center_of_portland

Providence Portland Adolescent and Adult Eating Disorder Programs

Adolescent –  http://oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-adolescent-eating-disorders-program/

Adult – http://oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-adult-eating-disorders-treatment-program/

National, International & Online Resources

F.E.A.S.T. –  Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders –

http://members.feast-ed.org/ 

National Eating Disorders Association

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

Binge Eating Disorder Association

http://bedaonline.com/

Proud to be Me (great resource for teens & young adults)

http://www.proud2bme.org/

Books

Life Without Ed

http://www.jennischaefer.com/books/life-without-ed/ 

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me:

http://www.jennischaefer.com/books/goodbye-ed-hello-me/ 

Eating by the Light of the Moon

http://dranitajohnston.com/eating-light-moon 

Women, Food & God

http://geneenroth.com/books/ 

Your Dieting Daughter . . . Is She Dying for Attention?

http://www.carolyncostin.com/books.php 

Eight Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder

http://www.carolyncostin.com/books.php 

Almost Anorexic

http://www.jennischaefer.com/books/almost-anorexic/