The topic of eating disorders is one of great importance to me as they have always been apart of my life. Something I was born into as the child of a Mother with Anorexia, and then experiencing over 15 years of my own exhausting struggle with them. Now, I have the honor to work in a professional capacity and help others who are still in that dreadful maze that is an eating disorder. I will always strive to do what I can to offer comfort, support, guidance, and help to anyone who has found themselves in EDs tight grasp. This episode is an effort to do just that and I have a wonderful guest to contribute her professional knowledge and wisdom around addressing and recovering from an ED as well as the impact they can have on our body, mind, and emotions. Jen Powers Jen Powers, MS, RDN is an anti-diet Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Certified Yoga Teacher. She works in private practice and helps her clients heal their relationship with food and their body by taking a non-diet, Health at Every Size® (HAES®) aligned, and client centered approach.
On this episode, Jen and I discuss the impact that eating disorders can have on our lives, how they develop, the ways that dieting can contribute to ED, body image issues, and how to begin the steps toward recovery and eventually into a place of Intuitive Eating and embracing your body in any shape or size.
The Eating Disorder Resource Center, Campbell California
If you think you might be suffering from one of these disorders, talk with your doctor or seek help from a professional who specializes in treating eating disorders. Whitney and Jen are licensed professionals who specialize in eating disorders, you can contact them for Mental Health therapy or Nutritional guidance.
Jen Powers, MS, RDN background in nutrition therapy and yoga provides a unique opportunity to strengthen the mind-body connection during sessions with her. It is Jen’s passion and mission to help people find freedom with food and to feel empowered in their body. In addition to helping people heal their relationship with food and their body, Jen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and being outdoors in the sunshine.
You can learn more about Jen and work with her here: bodymindnourishment.com
Whitney Walker is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders and trauma. She also works as a recovery coach and spiritual guide. She has worked for several years in clinic/community settings with extensive recovery experience including acting as the Clinical Manager of Wellness Recovery’s IOP. Whitney owns a private practice where she works with individuals, couples, and families with a strong spiritual emphasis. Whitney’s personal story includes substance abuse and ED recovery and she is thrilled to be working in a professional capacity to aid in the flourishing of others pursuing the same path. You can contact Whitney through her website, www.womenwaken.com or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.