Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder services offered in-home, in-facility, and through telemedicine throughout New Jersey.

An eating disorder isn’t a lifestyle choice, but a serious health condition that affects physical, emotional, and social wellness. Blair Beltzer, MD, and the health providers at Ignite One offer comprehensive care to patients in Montclair, New Jersey. The eating disorder experts include medical doctors, behavioral health specialists, recreational therapists, and health coaches who work together to help you improve your relationship with food and eating. Call the practice or schedule your telehealth consultation online today to learn more.

Eating Disorder Q & A

What is an eating disorder?

An eating disorder is a serious health condition characterized by disturbances in eating behaviors due to distressing thoughts and feelings. An eating disorder affects physical, emotional, and social well-being. 

Ignite One is a holistic medicine practice that takes a whole-body approach to care. They understand the mind and body connection, and provide comprehensive care for those struggling with an eating disorder.

What are some of the types of eating disorders?

Common types of eating disorders include:

Anorexia nervosa

People with anorexia nervosa significantly limit their food intake for fear of gaining weight, even though they’re significantly underweight. This eating disorder is serious because it can lead to permanent organ damage or premature death.

Bulimia nervosa

People with bulimia nervosa alternate between periods of food restriction and binge eating. During a binge, a person feels they have no control over the amount of food they consume. After a binge, they feel guilty and purge the food by self-induced vomiting, overusing laxatives or diuretics, or excessive exercising. 

Binge-eating disorder (BED)

BED is the most common eating disorder. Like bulimia nervosa, people with BED consume large amounts of food over a short time, feeling like they have no control over their eating. However, they don’t engage in behaviors to purge the food. 

BED is a chronic condition that can lead to health complications.

What happens during an eating disorder assessment?

Your provider conducts a full assessment during your eating disorder evaluation. They examine your physical and emotional well-being so they can create a plan that benefits your whole-body health.

They ask detailed questions about your eating behaviors and how they make you feel. They review your medical and mental health history, as well as your family medical history. Your provider may also order lab work to evaluate your overall health.

What are the treatments for an eating disorder?

Treatments for an eating disorder take a multidisciplinary approach. Ignite One is a full-service holistic medicine practice, providing all the care you need to manage an eating disorder, including:

  • Behavioral health
  • Nutrition
  • Recreational therapy
  • Fitness
  • Health coach

Ignite One treats people of all ages, including children, teens, and adults. They work closely with you through their telemedicine platform, providing the tools and support necessary to help you take control of your eating disorder and your life.

For compassionate eating disorder care, call Ignite One or schedule a consultation online today.