Orthorexia Treatment Program

woman with curly hair leans in her chair and hands together asking her specialist about the benefits of an orthorexia treatment programAt Sanford Behavioral Health, we recognize that eating disorders, including orthorexia, present complex challenges that require expert, compassionate care. Our orthorexia treatment program is meticulously designed to address the unique needs of people struggling with an unhealthy obsession with eating healthily. Led by a team of skilled and trained professionals, our program employs evidence-based therapies that prioritize understanding, healing, and sustainable recovery.

We are committed to providing a supportive environment where every person can address their relationship with food and regain a sense of balance and well-being. If you or someone you care about is struggling with orthorexia, we are here to help. Call us today at 616.202.3326 and schedule a visit to our treatment center in Michigan to discover a suitable treatment plan for you or a loved one.

What Is Orthorexia?

Orthorexia is a complex eating disorder distinguished by an obsessive focus on eating foods that one considers healthy, pure, or "correct." Unlike other eating disorders that primarily focus on the quantity of food intake and body image, orthorexia revolves around the quality of food. People with orthorexia may impose severe restrictions on their diet, leading to nutritional deficiencies and social isolation due to their dietary rules. Recognizing the early signs of orthorexia is crucial for timely intervention through an effective orthorexia treatment program.

Some of the signs include:

  • Obsessive concern over the relationship between food choices and health concerns such as asthma, digestive problems, low mood, anxiety, or allergies
  • An increase in the amount of time spent thinking about food
  • Following a progressively stricter diet
  • Displaying high levels of distress when "safe" foods are not available
  • Obsessive following of food blogs, recipes, and nutritional research
  • Avoiding social events that involve food or making specific requests for meals, making it difficult to eat out with others
  • Feeling guilty or ashamed when deviating from self-imposed dietary rules

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, seeking professional help through an orthorexia treatment program is essential.

What to Expect from Our Orthorexia Treatment Program

Sanford Behavioral Health offers a specialized treatment program for individuals with orthorexia, an eating disorder characterized by an obsession with clean or "healthy" eating. Our program takes a comprehensive and personalized approach to help patients overcome their struggles with orthorexia and develop a healthier relationship with food. Our orthorexia treatment program can include the following:

  • Trauma-informed care
  • A health at every size or a health in everybody approach
  • Psychiatrist-led medical team
  • On-staff dietitians
  • Meal support and clinical kitchen
  • Cooking and community excursions
  • Exposure therapy
  • Recreation therapy
  • Mindfulness, yoga, movement, and art therapy
  • Authentic staff, community, and connection
  • A full continuum of care for eating disorders—addressing co-occurring conditions such as addiction, OCD, self-harm, and depression

Through our program, patients can expect to receive evidence-based treatment strategies that promote healing and recovery from orthorexia. Our professionals work closely with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals. This may include a combination of therapies and interventions.

Our program also focuses on addressing underlying issues that may contribute to the development of orthorexia, such as past trauma, low self-esteem, and perfectionism. We believe in taking a holistic approach to treatment, considering all aspects of an individual's well-being to promote long-lasting recovery.

Benefits of Seeking Help from an Orthorexia Treatment Program

Seeking professional help from an orthorexia treatment program offers significant benefits that extend beyond the individual to their families and communities. By engaging with specialized care, patients gain access to a support network of professionals and peers who understand the complexities of their condition. This environment fosters a sense of belonging and understanding, which is vital for recovery.

Our orthorexia treatment program can empower patients to rebuild a healthy relationship with food, emphasizing balance and nutritional wellness without fear or guilt. Through a comprehensive, personalized approach, individuals learn to replace harmful behaviors with positive coping mechanisms, significantly improving their quality of life. Treatment addresses underlying issues such as self-esteem, trauma, and perfectionism, contributing to a holistic recovery. Engaging in an orthorexia treatment program is a courageous step toward reclaiming control over one's life, facilitating a path to lasting health and well-being.

Call Sanford Behavioral Health Today to Begin Your Recovery with Our Orthorexia Treatment Program

Taking the first step to recovery can be the most challenging yet most courageous decision one makes. At Sanford Behavioral Health, we are dedicated to guiding you through every stage of your recovery process with empathy, respect, and professionalism. We invite you to reach out to us today to explore how our specially designed orthorexia treatment program can help you or your loved one start the journey toward a balanced and healthier relationship with food and oneself.

Our caring team is ready to support you in discovering a life filled with well-being and freedom from disordered eating. Begin your path to recovery and renewed health by calling us today at 616.202.3326 or contacting us online. Your story matters, and your recovery is possible with Sanford Behavioral Health.

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