Nutritionism

By Dana Sturtevant and Hillary Kinavey In a culture that emphasizes “nutritionism”—a reductionist way of thinking about food that assumes the whole point of eating is to maintain and promote bodily health—it is easy to forget that food is so much more than the sum of its nutrients. The term “nutritionism” has been coined to describe the fixation on nutrients at the expense … Continued

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What is Health-ism?

We have been researching the concept of health-ism in preparation for a webinar we are recording for the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). (We’ll let you know when it’s available!) We came across this definition of health-ism written by Lucy Aphramor PhD, RD for her Well-Now program: Health-ism is a belief system that sees health as the property … Continued

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A Gentle Reminder: Healing Takes Time

The more we learn about healing Binge Eating Disorder (BED), the more efficient and proficient the process will become. The more bias and stigma we address regarding BED, the more access we will have to healing. No matter how many BED techniques and advances we make, healing takes time. In fact, in most cases, healing takes longer than most people … Continued

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We Can Do Better

Last week, some of you likely read about AspireAssist, the new weight loss surgery device that allows people to purge a third of their meals through an external pump that dumps some of the stomach’s content into the toilet. We were horrified by the news, but unfortunately, not at all surprised. We’ve long viewed the traditional weight paradigm as one … Continued

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The Sacred Art of Listening

We recently came across this beautiful talk by Tara Brach on The Sacred Art of Listening. When we think of listening, we think of the space we hold for people’s healing process, and how the quality of our listening, not the wisdom of our words, has the biggest impact on whether or not people change. When we cultivate the ability to … Continued

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