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There is a strong intersection between diabetes, diet culture and disordered eating behaviours. People are taught to think that there is only one way to eat for diabetes, and that everyone should “eat as though we have diabetes”, in an effort to reduce our risks of developing diabetes. We realize more and more how stigmatizing […]

Diabetes and Diet Culture

November 24, 2021

As we enter the month of November, we enter a phase in our seasonal cycle. Days are shorter, we spend more time in the dark, and it can take a toll on us emotionally. Things feel like they are getting hard, and we require more energy to make it through the day or to push […]

Sticking to your healing journey through hard times

November 12, 2021

We have been sold this idea that food a struggle. That there are some people who struggle with it and there are some people who don’t, and you have to be strong and you have to have willpower for food not to be a struggle. We tell ourselves that the only way to overcome this […]

Hidden Hungers

November 2, 2021

If you are in the midst of your healing journey, or maybe you’re in the contemplation phase, it’s normal that the desire to lose weight is still there. Honestly, it will be for a while and that’s totally normal and okay. I want to dive in a little deeper as to why the desire to […]

The Desire for Weight Loss and Your Healing Journey

October 27, 2021

Today, we are going to explore the intersection between dance and diet culture. As most artistic sports, the pressure imposed on these athletes can be detrimental to their body image and self-worth. The intersection between the two is very common and prominent within dance culture, however, it’s not often explored as it is normalized within […]

Diet Culture within the Dance Industry

October 18, 2021

This is a relatively short blog post, to introduce ways that we can better understand the guilt and shame we feel after a holiday! Here in Canada, we just had our thanksgiving weekend, so I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about post-holiday guilt. Holidays can be extremely stressful and induce more […]

Coping with the Holiday Guilt

October 13, 2021

For a long time now, diabetes has been an illness used as a scare tactic to support “healthy” behaviours. With our weight centric health care system, we inadvertently turn to demonising weight and eating behaviours as the be all end all of our health status. But is diabetes really a direct result of eating too […]

Diabetes, Intuitive Eating and Eating Disorders

October 8, 2021

Before I start: It’s important that I clarify that I am not someone who lives in a larger body. I have not faced the degree of discrimination people in larger bodies face on a daily basis. These types of posts are for educational purposes and I am still learning/unlearning how I can be supportive in […]

Let’s talk about Fatphobia

October 1, 2021

Yoga is a spiritual practice that was created to train the body and the mind to self-observe (2012). This practice allows you to increase your awareness over your body and mind, which has been proven to be helpful in the treatment of disease and mental health. This sounds nice but in the last few years, […]

Diet Culture Within Mainstream Yoga Spaces

September 22, 2021

Have you heard, at one point in your lifetime, that gluten is bad for you? Or that you should avoid it at all costs because it causes leaky gut and you’re probably going to die if you gluten? Have you tried cutting out gluten because you believe it is “healthier” for you? I sense the […]

FOOD MYTHS DEBUNKED: IS GLUTEN BAD?

September 14, 2021