By Mikalina Kirkpatrick with Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant Food addiction is a phrase you’ve probably heard. It’s been used in a wide variety of contexts, with increasing frequency over the past 40 years, to invoke many of the same ideas believed about drug addiction. New science finds, though, that many widely held beliefs about…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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