The Use of Supplemental Shakes in Eating Disorder Recovery

Nutritional supplements in eating disorder recovery - shakes

By Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD and Katie Grubiak, RDN Restoring nutritional health is an essential part of recovery from any eating disorder, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. The process of nutritional rehabilitation involves eating sufficient food at regular intervals, which reestablishes regular eating patterns and allows the body to recover. In this …

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Winter 2017 LACPA Eating Disorders SIG Events

1.  Date: Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 pm Speaker: Glenys Oyston, RDN Title: The Dangers of Dieting Description: Dieting for weight loss is a cultural norm – everyone does it, has tried it, or has been told to do it at one time or another. But is dieting for weight loss truly beneficial, or is …

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Condiments, the Final Frontier of Eating Disorder Recovery

By Katie Grubiak, RDN, Director of Nutrition Services Katherine Grubiak is a Registered Dietitian with a focus on blending Western & Eastern philosophies regarding nutritional healing.                                     In our work with clients with eating disorders, we help them to …

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I’m not the villain! My side of the story… by Starch

By Katie Grubiak, RDN Hey, I have something to say! Don’t forget my importance! Although maligned by Atkins and many others, I’m not really the bad guy. This is why: I contain the falsely feared primary energy source in the diet: carbohydrate.  My carbohydrates along with those found in the fruit & milk groups should …

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Presentation at NEDA 2015 conference

Lauren and Katie presenting NEDA 2015

Katie and I had the honor of presenting in the Individual, Family, and Friends track at the National Eating Disorder Association Conference in San Diego yesterday.  The title of our talk was:  Family Based Nutrition Therapy:  Creating A Supportive Environment.  It was a chance to share the way we work to support families who are …

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The Hidden Benefits of Full Fat Dairy by Katie Grubiak, RD

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History of the Low-Fat Movement Since the 1980s, physicians, the federal government, the food industry, and popular media have championed the low-fat approach to dieting and weight control. The idea stemmed from a few studies published in the 1940s, which showed a correlation between high-fat diets and high-cholesterol levels. Because high-cholesterol levels were known to …

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Deliciousness! by Katie Grubiak, RD

Deliciousness! Yes, that is what this pup Moose is expressing in this photo.  It is deliciousness that we seek in food and in life, isn’t it? Well maybe we forgot one or both of these pursuits along the way. Consuming delicious food, selected by our taste buds in our weight-shaming thin-obsessed society is sometimes associated …

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I’m moving my office

On August 1, my office is moving to

4929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000!

(Only one mile east of my old office)

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Since eating disorders are best addressed by a multidisciplinary approach, I am excited to be able to offer expanded services at this new and larger space.  I am pleased to announce my affiliation with Katherine Grubiak, RD, who will be working in my suite part-time.  Ms. Grubiak brings a wealth of experience with eating disorders in both adolescents and adults, and her approach is consistent with the latest evidence-based treatments.

Katherine Grubiak, RD/Biography

Katherine Grubiak is a Registered Dietitian with a focus on blending Western & Eastern philosophies regarding nutritional healing.  She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and first pursued a career in public health surrounding herself with different cultures and a mission to honor all those seeking healthcare nutritional support.

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