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Alsana Finds Nutrition is Key to Lasting Eating Disorder Recovery

Nutrition experts at Alsana, a national eating disorder recovery community, recommend All-Inclusive Nutrition as one key to eating disorder recovery. This method focuses on the usefulness of all foods rather than cutting out major groups, which many fad diets promote. When the body doesn't get the nutrients it needs, mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, can worsen.

This March, Alsana takes advantage of National Nutrition Month to educate people on the important role nutrition plays in helping people repair their relationship with food. Its All-Inclusive Nutrition approach focuses on the flexibility and enjoyment of foods without shame or judgement.

"There aren't any ?good' or ?bad' foods ? how you eat is just as important as what you eat because it nourishes your body and your mind," said Julia Cassidy, Alsana's vice president of clinical nutrition. "The body needs fats, carbohydrates and proteins to live ? the best way for those with eating disorders to heal their relationship with food is through intuitive and mindful eating."

Alsana's Adaptive Care Model focuses on meeting each individual where they are in their recovery journey. This approach, coupled with Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), which helps to reduce shame and self-criticism by teaching compassion, helps those with eating disorders achieve long lasting recovery.

About Alsana

Alsana is an eating recovery community and treatment provider with in-person Residential and PHP/IOP programs in Alabama (Birmingham and Huntsville), California (Monterey, Santa Barbara, Westlake Village, and Thousand Oaks), and Missouri (St. Louis), and Virtual PHP/IOP offerings across the United States. Their approach to eating disorder treatment is compassionate, evidence-based, and designed in alignment with the Adaptive Care Model®. This holistic method seeks to address healing in all areas of clients' lives by integrating medical, nutritional, and therapeutic care with movement and relational therapies. Alsana serves adult clients of all genders and sexual identities struggling with a broad spectrum of eating, feeding, and co-occurring disorders. Alsana's programs accommodate the unique needs of vegan clients and clients struggling with ED-DMT1, also known as "diabulimia." For additional information, visit www.alsana.com.

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