Examining Dated Eating Disorder Views with Dr. Marcella Raimondo

Do you see patients in your practice that struggle with disordered eating and eating disorders?

In this episode, Dr. Marcella Raimondo discusses outdated perceptions of eating disorders and how we, as nutritional professionals, can best aid our mental health counterparts in treating clients with disordered eating.

I find, in my practice, that I encounter clients with eating disorders or disordered eating regularly. As nutrition professionals, it is important for us to be able to work cohesively with the mental health professionals that are treating these clients and stay updated on current treatment plans. 

Are you a nutritionist that sees these types of patients? Do you want to know more about what metal health professionals want from us, to best aid their patients’ recoveries?

Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH is a passionate and spirited clinical trainer speaking from her heart on social justice and eating disorders since 1995. Marcella received her B.A. from UC Berkeley, and Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan. Marcella’s desire to address eating disorders drove her to pursue her doctorate in clinical psychology, receiving her PhD in 2012. She completed her post- doc internships at an eating disorder outpatient program and an eating disorder residential program for adolescents. Marcella currently serves as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY # 27037) in Kaiser Permanente’s eating disorder clinic in Oakland and runs a private practice. Marcella herself recovered from anorexia nervosa over 20 years ago.

In this episode we talk about: 

  • Marcella’s journey to become a specialist in eating disorders
  • How to strike a balance between eating disorders and therapeutic medical diets
  • Whether and how modern foods and diet culture perpetuate eating disorders
  • How nutrition professionals can support mental health professionals  with meal plans, liberating from restrictive food mentality, support with health needs such as IBS and diabetes, education on metabolic processes, explanation of physiology of dieting and its effects on metabolism and how it leads to malnutrition
  • Marcella’s process with eating disorder patients dealing with their behaviors, exercise,  body image, diet recall, goals, mental health and family history, risk, and their personal stories and how the disorders may serve to fill a need, and addressing those needs in a healthy manner
  • How she helps practitioners improve their expertise with eating disorders


Connect with Dr. Raimondo at marcella@marcellaedtraining.com or 510 214-2865.

Visit Dr. Raimondo’s Training Website: https://marcellaedtraining.com/speaking/

 Facebook and Instagram: Dr.Marcella Raimondo

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