Articles by Montecatini Eating Disorder

Fostering Inclusivity and Affirmative Care: Montecatini’s Commitment to LGBTQIA2S+

To support increasing understanding, reducing stigma, and instilling hope in those affected by eating disorders, one of Montecatini’s commitments moving forward is to focus on affirmative care for our LGBTQIA2S+ patients. Ensuring high-quality care requires us to understand the unique needs of this population as well as the commonalities shared with ALL our patients’ care. … Read More

Understanding Overtraining: Recognizing Signs, Risks, and Recovery Strategies

One of the potential risks with exercising, whether intentional or not, is overtraining. Anyone can fall victim to overtraining. Overtraining is when an individual works their muscles outside of their muscles’ capacity without proper muscle recovery. In the beginning stage, defined as “overreaching,” muscles are sore and inflamed and can feel heavy. Recovering from overtraining … Read More

Empowering Recovery: Montecatini’s Commitment to National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024

Montecatini, a leading eating disorder treatment program situated in the picturesque surroundings of Carlsbad, California, is delighted to share insights on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which occurred February 26-March 1, 2024. This pivotal week served as an opportunity for us to amplify awareness, provide education, and instill hope for individuals battling eating disorders. At … Read More

The Complex Relationship Between Exercise and Eating Disorders

For eating disorders awareness week, let’s dive into awareness of exercise in eating disorders. While initial intention for exercise can often be derived from achieving optimal health, exercise can become disordered or enmeshed in an eating disorder. Here are six ways exercise can be disordered, followed by introspective questions for each one:  Compensatory Exercise: Compensatory … Read More

Empathy During Girl Scouts Cookie Season: An Eating Disorder Awareness Perspective

In case you missed it, there was a post that went viral that is worth talking about and sharing for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  This post was created by the Instagram handle @mondaydieter. The profile shares that her name is Nicole Romanella O’Neal. She is a mother, a disordered eating recovery advocate, and a … Read More

Ready for Connect?

February 10, 2023 – February 10, 2023 Map and Directions | Register Description: Hello Alumni, I am so excited to be able to kick off some in-person meet-ups with you all! I know some of you don’t live in the area, but not to worry, we are looking into bringing back Alumni Weekend, so stay … Read More

The Dietitian’s Role in Treating Trauma in Eating Disorders

Trauma has been linked to numerous negative health behaviors, including disordered eating and eating disorders. Trauma can include interpersonal violence such as bullying, domestic violence, social violence (wars and terrorism), natural disasters (earthquakes, fires), and chronic social stressors (poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia) [1]. In this way, marginalized identities, such as racial and ethnic minorities, women, … Read More