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In the past, eating disorders have stereotypically been seen as a disorder that primarily affects “cisgendered, heterosexual, middle-upper class white females” [1]. Not only is this narrative incorrect, but it has systematically created errors in the way eating disorders are diagnosed, prevented, and treated for people in the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

Eating Disorders in the LGBTQIA2S+ Community

November 13, 2023

Introduction: Exercise has many well-documented health benefits – mentally, physically, and socially. Physical activity can improve your muscular, cardiovascular, and bone health. It can also improve your mood, body image, self-esteem and helps to lower your stress levels [1].  And, for many, physical activity can become a harmful component of the eating disorder and be […]

Navigating Physical Activity in Eating Disorder Recovery

October 9, 2023

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that severely impact the person’s health (mentally, physically, socially, … really all aspects of health!). And despite being a mental health issues, we cannot recover from an eating disorder without food

The Role of the Dietitian in Eating Disorder Care

September 25, 2023

By: Olivia Kuhlmann, RD, MPH, CDE Reviewed By: Marie-Pier Pitre D’Iorio, RD, B.Sc. Psychology  If COVID-19 taught us anything, it’s that social isolation heavily impacts the development, maintenance and relapse of eating disorders. In the wake of the pandemic, advancements in technology and more people working from home have resulted in some long-lasting and detrimental […]

The Role of Communities in Eating Disorder Treatment

September 11, 2023

Introduction: In recent years, the concept of medical fatphobia adn weight-stigma has gained attention and raised concerns about the way healthcare professionals approach patients in larger bodies. This blog post aims to shed light on the impact of medical fatphobia and provide insights into advocating for compassionate care. Inspired by a podcast conversation between Jenna […]

The Impact of Medical Fatphobia & Weight Stigma: Advocating for Weight-Inclusive Care

July 18, 2023

Introduction In a world where fitness often emphasizes extreme workouts and pushing through pain, there exists a movement practice that takes a different approach—one that focuses on mindful movement and body connection. In this blog post, we will delve into what mindful movement is and explore the profound advantages it brings to our physical and […]

Mindful Movement: Discovering a New Approach to Exercise

July 4, 2023

Introduction Summertime is a season many of us look forward to, with its warm weather and enjoyable outdoor activities. However, it can also bring complexities when it comes to our relationship with food and body image. Especially if you are in the process of recovering from an eating disorder or healing your relationship with food […]

Navigating Summertime: Tips for Healing Your Relationship with Food and Body

June 27, 2023

How to have a summer body? 1- Have a Body 2-In Summertime

Eating is a simple yet very complex and nuanced behaviour. Eating is not simply a matter of being either an intuitive eater or having an eating disorder; it is a complex spectrum that we move along, influenced by our culture, our belief system, our upbringing and our experiences.

In this blog post, we will discuss the eating spectrum and ways we can support ourselves in developing a healthier relationship with food.

Intuitive Eating to Eating Disorders: Understanding the Eating Spectrum

June 22, 2023

In the past few years, the prevalence of eating disorders in Canada has been increasing every year. And a global pandemic surely did not help! Since the start of the COVID-19, multiple studies have pointed out that eating disorders (ED) are on the rise. Increases in certain emotions like stress, anxiety, and depression are known […]

What Are Eating Disorders?

January 29, 2021