Author: MEDA

Eating Disorders and Individual Disability Insurance

Written by Samantha Bauer RDN, CD, Director of Dietetics and Nutrition at Aloria Health Recovering from an eating disorder is likely one of the most difficult things that you will do in your lifetime. Throughout recovery, you will have many conversations. You will speak with your family and friends, your care team, and your insurance company…. Read more »

Sugar Addiction – Is it Real or Not?

Written by Monique Bellefleur, Ed.M, Director of Community Education at MEDA MEDA recently held an exhibit at a local high school’s annual wellness fair. A woman approached our table and expressed concern that we were giving out lollipops. She thought it was wrong for us to be giving out an addictive substance (sugar) to high… Read more »

Building a Healthier Relationship with Food by Having Unconditional Permission to Eat

Written by Monte Nido Newport Beach Registered Dietitian Courtney Toya, MS, RD.  Courtney discusses building a healthier relationship with food in this week’s blog post. Courtney dives into the idea of giving ourselves permission to eat. She shares the importance of listening to our bodies instead of applying external rules that dictate our behavior. We live in… Read more »

Calling All Creators

Written by, Teri McCann, PhD, LP, CEDS, Founder and Executive Clinical Director of  Fairhaven Treatment Center “Calling All Creators” is the mantra of a recent Adidas advertising campaign featured on sports networks this holiday season. These words deeply resonate with me, and remind me how important creativity is in pursuing life to the fullest. Four… Read more »

Supporting Eating Disorder Recovery Through the Holidays

written by Megan Fahey, MS, RD, CDN from Monte Nido & Affiliate’s Clementine Program The upcoming holidays can be challenging for those in eating disorder recovery. Clementine Registered Dietitian Megan Fahey, MS, RD, CDN addresses some of these challenges by offering tips for supporting a loved one in eating disorder recovery during this holiday season…. Read more »