EP95 Nourishing Hope: An Expert’s Compassionate Approach to Eating Disorders with Guest Alice Baker

Living While Loving Your Child Through Addiction
Living While Loving Your Child Through Addiction
EP95 Nourishing Hope: An Expert's Compassionate Approach to Eating Disorders with Guest Alice Baker

Your Questions Answered. A few months back, Heather reached out to her Facebook group to inquire about their burning questions on eating disorders. Why? Because navigating a child's struggle with both substance use and an eating disorder can feel like playing an endless game of whack-a-mole. Just as you address one issue, another one seems to surface. Eating disorders are often as misunderstood as substance use, which is why Heather has been on the lookout for the perfect expert to address your concerns.

Our guest, Alice Baker, is a seasoned professional in the field of eating disorders and is a registered dietitian, licensed therapist, and certified eating disorder specialist with more than 27 years of experience. Alice's personal journey of recovery has fueled her unwavering commitment to supporting individuals on their path to healing. She embraces a weight-inclusive approach and trauma-informed practice, advocating for a peaceful relationship with food and body. Additionally, Alice has adapted the Invitation to Change approach to provide education and support to the families she works with.

From this episode you will:

  • Understand different approaches to eating disorder treatment and find what works best for
    your loved one.
  • Discover the impact of parental influence on eating disorders and how to support
    positive change.
  • Learn how to model healthy behaviors for children to promote a positive relationship
    with food and body image.
  • Prioritize self-care as a parent to better support your child's healing process.


Alice Baker contact information:

Provides therapy for residents of
Arizona and Florida.

As a dietician, she can work with
anybody in Arizona, Florida, Colorado, Virginia, and Michigan.


Website: https://alicelbaker.com/

Instagram: @alicebakerrd


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The key moments in this episode are:
00:00:00 – Introduction to Alice Baker's background

00:02:59 – Adapting "Invitation to Change" for eating disorders

00:04:12 – Personal experience with daughter's eating disorder and substance

00:09:48 – Importance of supporting those with co-occurring eating and
substance use disorders

00:18:11 – Eating disorders in boys and men

00:19:17 – Underlying Causes of Eating Disorders

00:21:35 – Effective Treatment Approaches

00:22:43 – Empowering Parents

00:29:48 – Overcoming Malnourished Brain

00:35:31 – Supporting Families

00:37:41 – Changing Relationship with Food

00:38:29 – Setting Boundaries

00:39:42 – Tailoring Approach for Older Children