Our nutrition team will help you develop a healthy relationship with food – A crucial step in overcoming your eating disorder
If you or someone you care about is struggling with an eating disorder, the experienced team at SunCloud Health is here for you. Recovery takes time – but in our work with hundreds of people just like you, we have developed an integrated approach to recovery that treats the body, mind and spirit.
Nutrition therapy is an important part of treating all eating disorders. Whether you are suffering from anorexia, bulimia, chronic binge eating or another form of eating disorder, we are ready to help you change your relationship with food.
HOW CAN YOU TREAT FOOD ADDICTION WHILE ENSURING CONTINUED ALIGNMENT WITH SUCH PRINCIPLES AS BODY ACCEPTANCE AND WEIGHT DIVERSITY, AKA HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE?
Dr. Nicole Avena, PhD, SunCloud’s esteemed guest speaker and professor at Mount Sinai Medical School of Medicine and Princeton University, discusses with Kim Dennis, MD, CEDS, answers the question, how can you treat food addiction while ensuring continued alignment with such principles as body acceptance and weight diversity, Aka health at every size?
Our nutrition experts understand the struggles you’ve faced and the changes you will need to make in order to get your life back on track. They are here to help you:
- Learn to nourish your body with healthful foods that meet your body’s daily needs
- Create a positive relationship with food, free from negative or distorted thoughts about yourself and your body
- Listen to and trust your body’s internal cues for hunger and fullness
- Build the skills you need to achieve food freedom and peace of mind
Does SunCloud offer a HAES oriented approach to recovery?
Question: I’m interested in finding safe places to send my patients who have both EDs and SUDs but it’s hard to tell if SunCloud is a safe place to send larger-bodied patients. Does SunCloud offer a HAES oriented, weight inclusive approach to recovery? Is weight loss or management ever a goal of treatment?
Answer: We (Suncloud Health) are HAES informed and value diversity. This is reflected in our milieu and staff. We take a weight neutral approach for patients in larger bodies. Eating disorder treatment and addiction treatment focus is never on weight loss. We are explicit about that. If someone has comorbid illnesses (actual diseases) like high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol we address those issues as well from a weight neutral.
What we are not, when it comes to food addiction
SunCloud Health is not a food addiction treatment center that treats every client as if they have a food addiction. We provide individualized treatment plans based on the medical diagnosis of the client, be it anorexia, bulimia, or food addiction. Every patient we see has a unique biology, unique genes, and a unique set of co-occurring disorders, even when behavioral symptoms might look alike.
We know that many “eating disorder programs” at substance use facilities inappropriately treat patients with restrictive eating disorders (including anorexia & binge eating disorder) or classic ED, classic BN, BED without food addiction under a food addiction model, and this is harmful to those patients. SunCloud Health does not do that.
With the leadership of Dr. Kim, SunCloud has the expertise to identify Food Addiction when it exists and treat it accordingly. We also can identify when a diagnosed food addiction might be the eating disorder talking. Every patient is assessed as an individual and a treatment plan is designed according to their unique needs.
We are fully aligned with the health at every size (HAES) model. Food addiction treatment is not about weight loss or diet culture, but restoring sanity and health in physical, emotional, social, spiritual domains, and restoring manageability.
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