Over the course of this series, I have discussed a wide range of subtopics surrounding one’s relationship with food. First, I started with an overview of diet culture. This is because it is important to understand the underlying psychology of our society’s beliefs around food that affect eating behaviors.
Concerningly, diet culture’s harmful messages have now been accepted into healthcare and wellness protocols. This means that restrictive, carefully monitored diets are becoming normalized and even labeled as “healthy.”
As a result of these attitudes, eating disorders and disordered eating are on the rise.
If one doesn’t recognize these dangerous memes, forming a healthy relationship to food, health, or one’s body will be very difficult, if not impossible.
With these insights on diet culture, I then covered the following subjects:
- “Food addiction”
- A general overview of all eating disorders.
- Specific categories of disordered eating
- Various eating disorders (ED)
Yet to me, eating disorders are imperative to understand.
They are a literal matter of life and death.
So, I stuck with it, and thank you for sticking with me.
Now, in my latest post and 15-minute video, I conclude my discussion on eating disorders.
- Rumination Disorder
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
- Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder (UFED)
(2) An overview of eating disorder treatment and the need for a more balanced, holistic solution to disordered eating. This would include consideration of all the complex interactions of brain health, genetic, biological, and social factors of ED. (These are highlighted here.)
This integrative approach would take a team of practitioners, including naturopathic and functional doctors, who are knowledgeable on this subject and who do not contribute to disordered eating or healthism. It could also include support groups that focus on finding one’s purpose and aligning with their own values.
Click here to learn more about a holistic recovery to ED and the other types of eating disorders.
We all deserve a more peaceful, free, and joyful balance with food and our bodies.
Don’t you agree?
Please share this information with all who need it.
If you struggle with mental health or an eating disorder, please reach out for support.
You may also wish to consider implementing holistic resources and partnering with a naturopathic doctor.
For example, I offer mind-body support for general mood issues using a functional medicine and wellness-oriented approach. I also practice a non-diet, HAES approach to nutrition.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
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