“The journey is not only to like food, but enjoy food, and to feel free of an unhealthy relationship with it.”
 Melissa Hunt

The difference between an eating disorder and many other addictions is that you can’t not live without it. Learning good nutrition works along side the emotional aspects.

One cannot be free emotionally without good nutrition. I approach each person and family from a bio-individual position. How each person has ended up with an eating disorder differs greatly. No story, situation, action or reaction to food is the same. No trigger is the same. Each person has a nutrition plan that fits the needs of their particular body. I believe in a collaborative work effort when working with people with an eating disorder.

In that I mean I like to be able to allow a person to begin to have a voice with what they like to eat and don’t like to eat and figure out how to incorporate some of that in, if possible. In a collaboration process power and voice can be instilled back into the equation so that the food begins to not have so much power.

I believe in the process of intuitive eating. That helps a person connect with the needs of his or her body and begin to figure out what it is they are actually wanting, because sometimes it is not food at all. Finding a balance between healthy eating and your minds relationship with that food and your body takes time. This holistic approach to eating disorder nutrition therapy allows individuals to build the map that best helps them on their journey to a healthier relationship with both themselves and food.