How We Help
Eating disorders are associated with the highest morbidity and mortality of any mental health disorder. They can lead to cardiac events and strokes because of stress – a low BMI really takes a toll on the body.
In disorders such as binge eating or emotional eating, the brain-gut connection is going to worsen. Complex carbs and sugars are inflammatory and can worsen anxiety states. The holistic techniques Alleviant utilizes with diet sound simple but it’s the discipline to pull it off. Working with our healthcare professionals is like having a coach. We treat the entire person – mind, body, and spirit. With eating disorders, it’s not just a pill, it’s a lifestyle change.
Eating disorders are impacted by a combination of physical, behavioral, and nutritional factors. At Alleviant, the team addresses every need, especially because of the physical dangers that eating disorders cause.
Therapy is usually a combination of cognitive behavioral and interpersonal psychotherapy because eating disorders are closely related to anxiety, OCD, and addiction and tend to be even more hidden than other disorders. They usually interfere with a person’s life to some extent, but restrictive or binge-purge behavior has been masked.
People living with eating disorders and their loved ones should not be afraid to discuss symptoms and concerns. It’s OK to talk or ask questions and approach it without shame as we continue to work to decrease stigma.
In our therapy, we combine holistic and integrative medicine, which allows us to provide you with a unique treatment plan based upon your genetics, nutritional status, and biochemical assay. This approach addresses the fundamental source of eating disorders and restores your natural state of balance and peace.