Why I Won’t Get Off the Topic of Eating Disorders, The Contentious Food Debates, & More on the Different Types of Eating Disorders

Understanding Eating Disorders Educational Series (Part 4)   Why I Believe Eating Disorders are Such an Unpopular Topic Why would a naturopathic doctor and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in women’s health, digestive health, and mood support dedicate so much time posting on a subject that is not nearly as trendy and popular [...]

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Could Your “Healthy Diet” Be Classified as an Eating Disorder? Recognizing the Different Types of Eating Disorders

Understanding Eating Disorders Educational Series (Part 3) Eating disorders can be fatal and are insidious. Unfortunately, they are often underrecognized, and can even be dangerously reinforced. Our current diet culture mindset preys upon our insecurities, worships thinness, portrays unattainable beauty standards, and views purification of the body as a sanctity. Alarmingly, “health” marketers [...]

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A Fatal Mental Health Condition Many Are Ignoring. The Risk Factors for Eating Disorders.

Understanding Eating Disorders Educational Series (Part 2) Are you one in a hundred? That’s the official statistic for the people impacted by an eating disorder, though it is likely a vast underestimate. For the past few weeks, I’ve been discussing diet and wellness culture, food addiction, and eating disorders. After the conclusion to [...]

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One of the Most Fatal Mental Health Condition No One is Talking About. Understanding Eating Disorders Series (Part I)

Diet and movement are very important for overall wellness, and food is powerful as a pleasurable medicine that supplies the body and brain with nourishment and sustenance in order to optimally function. However, in the health and wellness space, sometimes what is considered good for us can be taken to the extreme. If you’ve [...]

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Get Your Essential Oils Geek On: Two New Podcasts on Essential Oils Therapy!

It’s time to take a little break from the serious topics we’ve been discussing regarding diet and wellness culture, food addiction, and eating disorders. I’m inviting you to sit back, relax, and listen-in to some scent-sational learning. In this post, we are going to dive into two podcasts that highlight one of my all-time [...]

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Are You a Food Addict? The Caveats to Food and Eating Addiction: Part III

Food. Is it… -guilty or innocent? -good or bad? -addictive? What do you think? Here’s another one… Which of the following aspects make food something that we personify, argue about, and/or feel guilty or superior about? the food itself our eating behavior our (misguided) desires the latest diet trend or food tribe moralizing, demonizing, [...]

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Are You a Food Addict? The Arguments for and Against Food Addiction Part II

“Before you drop that potato chip or chocolate bar and start shaming yourself, let’s have a discussion and truly “weigh” the evidence for and against labeling food as an addiction.” – Dr. Sarah In this post, we will continue the discussion on food addiction. First, let’s have a recap on this topic so that [...]

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Can You Be Addicted to Food?

“Focusing on trying to control anything that we can seems quite compelling when we are living in a world where lack of control from the outside seems the norm. This includes managing what and how much we put into our mouths and placing the results neatly into a category of “good” or “bad.” Yet, [...]

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The Sick Cycle of Diet Culture Disguised as Wellness

The Deceit of Diets Dressed Up as Wellness Diet culture has etched its deceitful messages into society and into healthcare. The beliefs it upholds have led to the perpetuation of body size stigma, weight bias, and substandard medical care for those in larger bodies. In an effort to “combat obesity” in the name [...]

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