New approach to dieting: 'healthy at any size'

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by ROBERTA ROMERO / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 26 at 2:43 PM

SEATTLE -- A newly established eating disorder treatment center is looking at how we view our bodies and the issues that surround them in an entirely new way. Opal Food and Body Wisdom wants women, especially those with eating disorders, to look at themselves in a new light. It's called "healthy at any size."

"At Opal, we practice a holistic approach that considers all factors, including biological, psychological, emotional, social, family and spiritual," said co-founder Julie Church, RD.CD.

Opal Food and Body recognizes the years of media and society influence that has caused many people, especially women to try to live up to an unatainable ideal.

"In the journey of recovery we will move clients towards a trust based relationship with their body, emotions and food, eventually allowing them to live in harmony with thier body's own wisdom," said co-founder Dr. Alexia "Lexi" Giblin, PhD, CEDS.

Co-Founder, Kara Bazzi, LMFT,CEDS, knows only too well the devestation of an eating disorder. She is in recovery herself.

"My experience lets my clients know that I understand on an intimate level what they are going through." Bazzi said. "We live in a culture where the pursuit of thinness can interfere with one’s quality of life, and we want to change that."

For more information, visit the clinic's website.

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