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    Nutritional Counseling for eating disorders

    “Today there’s simply too much noise around the issues of food, hunger, and eating for us to listen to our own bodies. We live in a world that’s decided to define food as “good” or “bad,” a world that encourages us to ignore our hunger and fullness signals in favor of continually seeking out the Holy Grail of thinness, or to use food to fill needs that have nothing to do with sustenance.” – Linda Bacon, PhD, Health At Every Size


    Food is a powerful healer and an essential piece of maintaining health. While the nutrients we get from food are very important, our relationship with food is equally meaningful. At Mind Body Co-op, we focus on a holistic approach to food that places a balanced emphasis on functional nutrition and how you interact emotionally with food, including how you’ve come to interpret (and even embody) the messages you’ve gotten from a culture obsessed with diet-fads and beauty “ideals.”

    Eating Disorder Specialists

    Eating Disorders are not a choice, a behavior problem, or a lack of willpower. They are biological illness that is influenced by genetics and the environments we are exposed to, including the culture we live in. Eating disorders affect more than 28.8 million people in the United States alone, including every gender, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. People in all types of bodies can have an eating disorder, with varying symptom behaviors that impact quality of life.

    When it comes to treating your eating disorder, it is important that you approach your relationship to food and your body with compassion and curiosity. Medical Nutrition Counseling at Mind Body Co-op is approached with a Health At Every Size philosophy, which celebrates body diversity while nourishing the whole person. Our Registered Dietitian, Amber Rosalez takes care to use evidence-centered best practices that are trauma-informed and focused on helping you feel more at peace with food. Recovery is possible. Let us support you on your journey.

    Healing for Chronic Conditions 

    Navigating chronic illness can feel confusing, overwhelming, and at times hopeless. Many people living with chronic conditions (e.g. spoonies) report feeling invalidated and misunderstood by medical professionals. These experiences can lead to treatment burnout and declining mental health, which only adds to suffering.

    Integrative medical nutrition therapy at Mind Body Co-op offers an approach to healing that starts with two key components: validation and time. You are the expert on your lived experience, and it takes time to understand your complex and unique story. Together we explore your root cause(s) of illness, in contrast to the symptom management model often found in our Western medical system. Nutrition, supplements, and somatic interventions are then implemented to support better whole-body functioning. These therapies can work in conjunction with any other treatments to provide you with more comprehensive care.

    Weaving it All Together 

    Food is something we have to make choices about every day, multiple times per day. These choices don’t have to feel overwhelming or confusing. Whether you are seeking support for an eating disorder, chronic illness, or any combination thereof, we have a nutrition expert on your side. It’s time to weed out the noise and focus on what is truly best for your body, and your life.

    Conditions that may benefit from Medical Nutrition Therapy:

    Depression, anxiety, panic disorder, eating disorders and disordered eating (including binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, ARFID, and OSFED), chronic pain, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, PCOS, diabetes, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, Chron’s disease, fibromyalgia, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Lupus, and other autoimmune diseases, food sensitivities and intolerances, adrenal fatigue, cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders (IBS), hormonal imbalances, infertility, eczema & psoriasis.


    Medical Nutritional Counseling

    Intuitive Eating Counseling

    Meal Planning and Support

    Symptom Management and Behavior Logs

    Functional Lab Testing

    Targeted Nutrition Supplementation

    Grocery Shopping and Cooking Skills


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    Meet MBC’s Integrative Dietitian/Nutritionist: Amber Rosalez MS, RDN, LDN, CEDS-S


    “There is no denying that we live in a world steeped in struggles with food and body image. Whether these issues are severely impacting your life or simply hard for you to manage right now, I’m here to help. I have been a registered dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating for almost 10 years. I’d love to work with you on your journey to heal your relationship with food, no matter your diagnosis or lack thereof. I have experience treating a wide variety of eating disorders, including EDNOS, AN, BN, BED, ARFID, etc. I work with all ages, all sizes, all ability levels, all genders, all races, all religious backgrounds, and all cultures because eating disorders do not discriminate and neither does treatment for them. We can do this together.”

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