August 19, 2019
Warning: This episode may be difficult or triggering for some listeners. It involves talking about a person who recently died of anorexia.
In this podcast, Tabitha talks about a person who recently died as a result of the malnutrition associated with anorexia.
Sarah was a joyful, incredibly like-able, intelligent woman with a good sense of humour. She came to me as a client, and someone determined to recover. She was also a person who had been through 30 years of traditional treatment, but never lost hope in her ability to get well. Sarah wasn't non- compliant, she was the opposite of difficult, and she was on her way and actively in recovery when she died. Apparently, a lifetime of malnutrition had resulted in a weak heart, and it was too little too late. Sarah was truly let down by the traditional treatment model. The tragedy is that at the time of her death, she was at the best place she had been for years. Sarah didn't die in the way we stereotypically expect people with anorexia die in a IP bed rejecting food. Sarah was eating better, feeling better, and actively living her recovery when she died.
The effects of malnutrition are serious and can be long-lasting. Treatment has to prioritise unrestricted eating, and spreading the message that hunger and desire to eat can be trusted.
August 6, 2019
In this podcast, Tabitha takes to the wonderful Dr Jennifer Gaudiani about trans and non-binary individuals in eating disorder treatment.
The Gaudiani Clinic provides superb expert outpatient medical care to adolescents and adults of all sizes, shapes, and genders with eating disorders or disordered eating. The Gaudiani Clinic also offers comprehensive person-centered care to those who are recovered from an eating disorder. Through a collaborative, communicative, multi-disciplinary approach, the Clinic cares for the whole person, in the context of their values.
Under the care of Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED, patients receive expert medical care provided in a comfortable and highly discreet private practice setting. Dr. Gaudiani is one of the only outpatient internists in the United States who carries the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist designation and is internationally recognized as an expert in the eating disorder field. In her role as an expert outpatient medical doctor, Dr. Gaudiani can function as a patient’s primary care physician or as an expert adjunctive physician as part of a multidisciplinary team.
The Gaudiani Clinic is located in Denver, Colorado with both local and telemedicine treatment plans available.
Dr. Gaudiani also offers professional services including private and group consultation, professional webinars, and presentations.
Jen's book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sick-Enough-Jennifer-L-Gaudiani-dp-0815382456/dp/0815382456/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1553546290