100 episodes

This podcast offers weekly conversations to support your recovery and healing journey from your eating disorder/disordered eating.

Tune in every Monday to hear Marie-Pier (or Marie) an anti-diet Registered Dietitian, food relationship expert and the founder of The Balanced Practice talk about various topics relating to food, body and mind.

You will also hear from the team at The Balanced Practice and other healthcare providers who are dedicated to the anti-diet and weight-inclusive approach.

Our mission is to eradicate eating disorders and prove the power of healing. Let’s get to it!

HealED Podcast Marie-Pier Pitre-D‘Iorio, RD, B.Sc.Psychology

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 59 Ratings

This podcast offers weekly conversations to support your recovery and healing journey from your eating disorder/disordered eating.

Tune in every Monday to hear Marie-Pier (or Marie) an anti-diet Registered Dietitian, food relationship expert and the founder of The Balanced Practice talk about various topics relating to food, body and mind.

You will also hear from the team at The Balanced Practice and other healthcare providers who are dedicated to the anti-diet and weight-inclusive approach.

Our mission is to eradicate eating disorders and prove the power of healing. Let’s get to it!

    Holiday Message from The Balanced Practice

    Holiday Message from The Balanced Practice

    Happy Holidays!
    Connect with TBP on Instagram @the.balanced.practice or on our website www.thebalancedpractice.com
     
    Wishing you a great end of 2023!!

    • 2 min
    The Ozempic Conversation: Medical Uses and Misuses

    The Ozempic Conversation: Medical Uses and Misuses

    Welcome to the HealED Podcast! The place where nutrition science meets food psychology and body image to support you in having a great relationship with food and your body. I'm your host, Marie-Pier, and we're thrilled to have Katherine Metzelaar, a Seattle-based eating disorder registered dietitian and CEO/Founder of Bravespace Nutrition.
     
    Today, we are diving into one of the biggest topics of 2023....OZEMPIC. The goal of this conversation is to provide information. It is not our goal to tell you what you should or should not do. AND, we believe in informed consent.
     
    Our conversation today delves into the complexities surrounding Ozempic, weight loss promises, Distribution issues, and impact on folks with eating disorders. Tune in as we discuss:
    [00:03:40] The controversial role of Ozempic and semiglutide within the weight loss industry.
    [00:17:25] The emergence of compounding pharmacies and the quest for regulation.
    [00:28:50] Diet culture's harmful narratives and their connection to hustle mentality.
    [00:39:40] The medicalization of weight loss and problematic healthcare perspectives.
    [00:52:15] Addressing weight stigma and the responsible use of weight management drugs.
     
    We invite you to listen and share your thoughts on this episode. If you find it enlightening, please spare a moment to review and rate us – it helps immensely!
     
    We LOVED having Katherine on the podcast, to learn more about her and her work, check her out here:
    Free food and body year-long journaling calendar: https://www.bravespacenutrition.com/calendar-freebie 
    Website: https://www.bravespacenutrition.com
    Blog: https://www.bravespacenutrition.com/blog
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bravespacenutrition/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/katherinemetzelaar
    Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@katherinemetzelaar
     
    EATING DISORDER CARE
    Visit www.thebalancedpractice.com or follow us on Instagram @the.balanced.practice.
     
     

    • 54 min
    The Gift of Recovery: Navigating the Holidays with The Balanced Practice Team

    The Gift of Recovery: Navigating the Holidays with The Balanced Practice Team

    Welcome to the HealED Podcast, where we discuss the intersections of food, body, and mind from an anti-diet and weight-inclusive perspective. Today,  we are talking about the holidays and how we can navigate them when working on our relationship with food and your body.
     
    This is a special podcast because we have some of the team members at The Balanced Practice joining us to talk about the holidays! On this podcast you will hear:
    Jasna, our OG dietitian (also the first guest to be featured 4x on the podcast!!)
    Fanny, an amazing psychotherapist (qualifying)
    Hayley, the heartbeat of our clinic as the coordinator.
    and, Marie-Pier, your usual host and the CEO of The Balanced Practice.
     
    In this episode, we discuss challenges that may arise during the holidays and tips from a food, body & mind approach. 
    0:00 Introducing the team members
    03:55 Holiday challenges
    08:13 Boundaries around body talk
    10:21 Impact of COVID-19 on holidays
    12:58 Finding support during holiday meals is important.
    18:57 Tips to enjoy the holidays 
    30:16 Fun questions! Guess our favourite holiday food!
     
    We hope you LOVE this podcast! We would love for you to tune in to the HealED Podcast to hear the full conversation and gain valuable insights on how to navigate the holiday season, especially if you or a loved one is dealing with eating disorder issues. Your feedback is immensely appreciated, so please take a moment to review and rate us as it helps others find support and information.
     
    For more empowering content and to learn more about The Balanced Practice, visit our website at www.thebalancedpractice.com, and connect with us on Instagram @the.balanced.practice.
     
    PS: Jasna and Fanny are accepting new clients in Ontario! Send us an email at info@thebalancedpractice.com for more info!
     
    We wish everyone a mindful and nourishing holiday season. Thank you for listening, and stay tuned for more episodes of the HealED Podcast.

    • 38 min
    Internal Family System (IFS) for Eating Disorder Treatment

    Internal Family System (IFS) for Eating Disorder Treatment

    Welcome to another episode of the HealED Podcast, where we explore all facets related to eating disorder recovery, the intricate balance between food, body, and mind, and the transformative power of healing. I'm your host, Marie-Pier, and today, we are honored to have Celia Clark, a Disordered Eating Specialist, therapist and trainer. Her approach is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS) to support her clients in the recovery of  Disordered Eating/ Eating Disorders 
     
    In this episode,  we discuss:
    02:30 – Celia's Personal Journey: How her own challenges with disordered eating steered her toward becoming a therapist.
    10:00 – Understanding IFS: Celia breaks down the principles of Internal Family Systems therapy and its significance in self-recovery and healing.
    22:50 – The Role of an IFS Therapist: Insight into how therapists help clients access their inner self and heal wounded parts.
    34:15 – IFS in Eating Disorder Recovery: How addressing protector parts and building trust leads to profound change in protective behaviors.
    46:40 – Celia's Healing and Practice: Celia reflects on overcoming shame and how her practice assists others in eating disorder recovery.
     
    This episode was so calming and informative. Celia's work is SO important and I am so glad to share her work with you!
     
    Dive into this compelling conversation and gain valuable insights on self-healing through a unique and compassionate lens. You don't want to miss Celia's incredible story, knowledge, and the gentle guidance she provides.
     
    AND, if you love this podcast, please take a moment to listen, leave a review, and rate the HealED Podcast. Your feedback helps us grow and reach others on their healing journey.
     
    Connect with Celia
    Want to learn more about Celia and her work? Visit her website: www.celiaclark.online or on Instagram @celiaclarkonline
    Work with TBP
    To learn more about how our specialized team can help you in your recovery, visit our website at www.thebalancedpractice.com, and connect with us on Instagram @the.balanced.practice. We share resources, support, and a community rooted in recovery, health, and balance.
    Thank you for joining us on the HealED Podcast. Until next time, keep nurturing your mind, body, and spirit.

    • 46 min
    Stages of Recovery with Monique Robinson

    Stages of Recovery with Monique Robinson

    Welcome back to the HealED Podcast, with our host, Marie-Pier, a registered dietitian and founder of The Balanced Practice. In this episode, we delve into the stages of eating disorder recovery with Monique Robinson, a registered psychotherapist at The Balanced Practice. Monique brings her personal lived experience with eating disorders and compassionate, client-centered approach to our conversation.
     
    On this podcast we talk about:
    | 02:15 | Introducing Monique and discussing her role at The Balanced Practice
    | | 05:10 | Overview of recovery and stages of recovery – debunking the myths and discussing the personal journey
    | | 15:30 | Harm reduction as part of the recovery process
    | | 23:45 | The impacts of all-or-nothing thinking and perfectionism in recovery
    | | 30:15 | Applying the approach of breaking down steps into manageable ones to manage anxiety and mood
    | | 38:00 | Exploring the six stages of Change for eating disorder recovery
    | | 57:55 | Role of support and loved ones in recovery
     
    Remember to tune in to listen to our enlightening conversation about eating disorder recovery, the stages of recovery, and how empathy, understanding, and the right language can make a world of difference in recovery.
     
    Don’t forget to rate and review us!
    To find out more about The Balanced Practice, visit our website at www.thebalancedpractice.com or follow us on Instagram @the.balanced.practice where we share more insights, tips, and encouragement.
     
    Thank you for joining us on this journey toward healing and understanding. We appreciate each and every one of you. Until next time!

    • 46 min
    Eating Disorder Recovery in the LGBTQIA2S+ Community with Quinn Haisley

    Eating Disorder Recovery in the LGBTQIA2S+ Community with Quinn Haisley

    Welcome back to the HealED Podcast! Today we are talking about the intersection of eating disorders and the  LGBTQIA2S+ Community. 
     
    Joining me in this conversation is Quinn Haisley (they/she). Quinn Haisley  is a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent eating disorder dietitian. After originally majoring in philosophy for their undergrad degree, Quinn chose to shift gears and returned to school to study nutrition, receiving an associate’s degree from LaGuardia Community college, and a MS from New York University where they also completed their dietetic internship. Quinn started working in the eating disorder field 3 years ago as a registered dietitian at the PHP, IOP, and outpatient level, before transitioning to her role as Outpatient Services Supervisor. They now work full-time at their own private practice, Practice Eros Nutrition, primarily focusing on working with LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent folx after seeing a need for more affirming treatment spaces run by clinicians with lived experience.
     
    In this episode, Marie-Pier & Quinn talk about:
    ✨Prevalence and Risk Factors of Eating Disorders in LGBTQ+ Community
    ⛔️Barriers to Diagnosis and Access to Care
    🗺Eating Disorder Treatment Approaches and Challenges
    💞Importance of Safe Spaces and Supportive Community for Recovery
    💜Hormone Therapy and Its Impact on Eating Disorder Recovery
    👣Outreach, Resources, and Further Steps for Care Providers
    Thank you to Quinn for joining us and sharing their valuable insights. Connect with Quinn here👇
    Website: http://www.practiceerosnutrition.com
    Instagram: @practice_eros_nutrition
     
     
    We would also love to hear your thoughts and feedback. Don't forget to leave us a review and rate the show!
     
    To learn more about The Balanced Practice and explore additional resources, visit our website at www.thebalancedpractice.com or connect with us on Instagram at @the.balanced.practice.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

lolo,gdoll22 ,

Excellent Local (Ottawa) Podcast

This is a must listen if you have ever struggled with an eating disorder or work with any clients with eating disorders!!

Jennifer Hicks, Toronto Canada ,

Encouraging, authentic and real!

Marie-Pier has her finger on the pulse of what it is to be healing from an eating disorder. Her engaging conversations offer realistic and hopeful ideas about managing the recovery process. Excellent podcast!

nate 1838881838 ,

Amazing podcast

Marie-Pier and the Balanced Dietician Podcast provides a deep dive into all things anti- diet culture. The topics covered are incredibly helpful and supportive and provide a space to learn more about the relationship between food, body and mind. Marie-Pier is so knowledgeable and down to earth. The podcast is amazing. I highly, highly recommend this podcast.

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