MD Monitored, Out-Patient
Eating Disorder Clinic Toronto
About Our Eating Disorder Treatment Centre
Our eating disorder treatment team works with you to achieve full recovery from eating disorders such as anorexia, binge eating, bulimia, orthorexia and OSFED. Recognizing the connection between body and mind, our multi-disciplinary team addresses your psychological and physical wellness simultaneously. Our program is customized to your individual needs and provides daily access to your clinicians so you feel supported every step of the way.
A referral from a medical doctor is not required
Team is comprised of Medical doctors, Psychiatrists, Naturopathic doctors, Therapists and many others.
We address the physical, nutritional and emotional aspects of your eating disorder
Collaborative care under one roof
Individualized based on presenting needs and patient-centred
Weekly appointments with clinicians
MD monitored with a Doctor to ensure physical stability
Daily contact with clinicians
Optional add on of IV + specialized testing
Access to additional services such as Massage, Acupuncture etc.
1. What are the types of eating disorders?
Eating disorders are complicated mental health issues exhibited through abnormal eating habits, characterized by obsessions with food, body shape or body weight. Common types of eating disorders include bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, orthorexia, OSFED, and purging disorder.
2. What is anorexia?
Anorexia is a restrictive eating disorder, marked with severe caloric restriction often resulting in a dangerously low body weight. People with anorexia have a tremendous fear of weight gain and a distorted perception of their body. Some exercise compulsively or purge. It’s important to note that not all patients with anorexia will be visually underweight and also that the intrusive thoughts can remain even after refeeding/weight gain takes place.
3. What is bulimia?
Bulimia is a condition characterized by bingeing and purging. A person will eat a large amount of food in a short period of time and will feel out of control while doing so. As a means to compensate for this, they will purge - either through self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, laxative or diuretic use.
4. What is orthorexia?
Orthorexia is an obsession that turns healthy eating into a fixation on pure “clean” foods. People with orthorexia take healthy eating to risky extremes. They are driven by a desire to only consume “pure”, healthy food and develop an irrational fear of any food considered unclean. They will over-identify food as the cause of undesired physical or mental health symptoms they experience, which intensifies the obsession. They are preoccupied with a perfect diet over an ideal weight however many do become underweight due to the extreme restriction.
5. What is binge eating?
This is an eating disorder exhibited through recurring episodes of eating uncontrolled, large quantities of food in a short period of time to the level of discomfort often in the absence of hunger. People with the binge eating disorder are often overweight because they do not restrict their calorie intake and don’t engage in compensatory behaviours like purging.
Frequently Asked Questions
6. What is OSFED?
OSFED stands for Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders and describes individuals who have significant eating disturbances or eating disorder symptoms that cause distress and functional impairment, but do not meet the strict criteria for bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa.
7. What does purging mean?
Purging refers to an eating disorder where an individual uses purging behavior to control or manipulate their body weight and shape. Purging behavior includes self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, use of laxatives, and fasting.
8. What treatment programs does EatWell offer?
Eating Disorders require an interdisciplinary team to support clients on their road to recovery. The treatment programs at EatWell are MD monitored, outpatient programs. We specialize in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders through medical monitoring, holistic healing, psychological assessments, and more. Our interdisciplinary treatment team consists of psychiatrists, physicians, naturopathic doctors, social workers and psychotherapists. We work with you to help you recover from eating disorders such as anorexia, binge eating, bulimia, orthorexia and OSFED.
9. What can I expect from the treatment program?
Each person’s experience of living with an eating disorder or disordered eating patterns is entirely unique, therefore, we customize your treatment for you. Whether you fit the criteria of anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS, binge eating disorder or otherwise, your eating disorder is unique and you may require a different approach from someone else suffering from a similar disorder. Each patient can expect clinically sound, professional treatment from a warm and caring team.