Nutrition Complications of Gastrointestinal Disorders: An Integrative and Multimodal Approach to Treatment

Monday, October 10
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM (Eastern Time)
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 170690


Patients with gastrointestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), functional GI diseases (irritable bowel syndrome, gastroparesis), and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease frequently have maladaptive eating behaviors. In some cases, maladaptive eating behaviors can turn into eating disorders. The discussion between patient and practitioner can either fuel the disordered eating or heal it. This session is designed to provide practical tips to the practitioner on how to treat the gastrointestinal condition from a multidisciplinary approach without causing harm via food confusion, further restriction, and weight stigma.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the prevalence and manifestation of disordered eating in patients with GI diseases and disorders
  • Illustrate how stigmatizing language can affect body satisfaction, eating behaviors, and mental health in those with digestive diseases
  • Conduct nutrition counseling sessions that nurtures self-compassion and a positive relationship with food

Performance Indicators:

  • 8.3.4 Assesses clients’ emotions toward nutrition-related statements
    or phenomenon, body image/preoccupation with food and
    weight, and readiness to change nutrition-related behaviors.
  • 9.6.2 Applies a variety of counseling theories, psychological
    methods and strategies that empower clients/patients to
    make changes.
  • 8.2.3 Analyzes new information and how it impacts medical nutrition