In Scottsdale, AZ
In severe cases, bulimia can abruptly diminish your body’s nutritional stores, and leave you medically compromised.
Right now you might feel depressed, anxious, guilty, impulsive, or maybe even obsessional. When your nutritional imbalances are corrected and you begin to treat your bulimia, these feelings will quickly start to change. Medical nutrition therapy with a CEDRD is a specific form of treatment for bulimia nervosa that will assist you in breaking the cycles of this deadly disorder. There are many health consequences for someone who has been engaging in bulimic behaviors such as vomiting, using laxatives or excessive exercise. One of these consequences we look for is electrolyte imbalances because they often lead to irregular heartbeats, tooth decay from purging, and in some instances irreversible damage to the esophagus. I will work with you, and if needed personally monitor your intake, to be sure you are receiving the sufficient number of calories, vitamins, minerals, essential nutrients, and hydration you need to get better.
The symptoms you experience such as anxiety and depression are worsened by the malnutrition caused by your eating disorder. The good news is that this can be resolved as you stop your eating disorder behaviors and begin nutrition restoration. The goal of nutrition therapy when looking to recover from bulimia is to normalize your eating patterns and support you in reaching a healthy place body and mind. I understand that the overwhelming urges to overeat and the need to find compensatory behaviors is a ritualistic pattern that can completely take over your thoughts, your emotions, and eventually your life. I will always be compassionate and empathetic to your needs while paying close attention to restoring your nutritional health. The process of nutritional rehabilitation will involve eating sufficient food at regular intervals and learning how to listen and respond to the internal cues your body provides. I will help you to reestablish normal eating patterns that will allow you to finally recover from your eating disorder.