In the past, eating disorders have stereotypically been seen as a disorder that primarily affects “cisgendered, heterosexual, middle-upper class white females” . 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.
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 . And, for many, physical activity can become a harmful component of the eating disorder and be […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Going back to school can be both exciting and stressful. While school may present a few challenges relating to recovery for some folks, it also offers many helpful tools to maintain eating disorder recovery. Whether you are looking to begin or continue your eating disorder recovery journey at the beginning of the school year, it’s […]