Jennifer Botwick, ND

Renowned Nutrition Expert and Retired Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct FacultyUniversity of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine

It is important to “recognize behaviors and patterns with regard to food, eating, thinness, weight, self-acceptance, cutting, excessive exercise, regimented eating and precise daily notations” when screening for eating disorders. In treatment, she recommends regular therapy. “Therapy varies for the individual, as does what and how we eat. As nutritional lifestyles vary, so does the type of treatment. Talk therapy for some, dance, art, or music therapy for others. A professional and safe counseling relationship can aid the patient in their path of wellness with a healthy relationship to and with eating.”