Fat Activism and the Eating Disorder Community

“It is difficult to believe that your recovery is the most important thing when diet culture and a fatphobic world are telling you that the most important thing, by far, is being thin by any means necessary.”  – Ragen Chastain Living in a technology-and-media-saturated world, the message that our bodies are flawed attacks us from…

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Member Spotlight: Michelle Viña-Baltsas

We are excited to introduce you to EDRDpro member, Michelle Viña-Baltsas! Michelle is an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and a Certified Health Coach. You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or at www.michellevinabaltsas.com If you didn’t do what you do professionally, what other job or field would you have pursued and why?…

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Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Davenport, MPH, RDN, LD

We are excited to introduce you to EDRDpro member, Elizabeth Davenport, MPH, RDN, LD! You can connect with Elizabeth on Facebook @sunnysideupnutritionists or @pinneydavenportnutrition, on Twitter @SunnySideUpNutr, on Instagram @sunnysideupnutritionists or @pinneydavenportnutrition.  If you didn’t do what you do professionally, what other job or field would you have pursued, and why? I cooked and baked professionally for…

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Understanding Athletes and Eating Disorders

A destructive myth runs rampant and widely unchallenged among athletic communities. Its underlying assumptions, unspoken yet pervasive, endanger the mental, physical, social, and emotional health of our athletes. The misconception is this: more slender physique equals more competitive performance. Nothing could be further from the truth.  When athletes fixate on shrinking their bodies, the risk…

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Yoga & Mindfulness: Keys to Healthier Food & Body Relationships

This post was written and submitted by EDRDpro member Caroline L. Young, MS, RD, LD, RYT. Connect with Caroline at caroyoung1121@yahoo.com or on her website at http://www.thewholeyogird.com Ever since I knew I was going to become a registered dietitian (RD), I dreamt of merging my yoga background with my nutrition expertise – a fusion of Eastern…

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ARFID: A Personal and Professional Perspective

This post was written and submitted by Kailey Adkins. Connect with Kailey on Instagram and Facebook @thedisordereddietitan or online at https://thedisordereddietitian.weebly.com/ Hello All! This post will provide some background on, as well as my personal experience with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder. “Let’s start at the beginning, a very good place to start” The Sound…

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A Dietitian’s Role in Orthorexia Recovery

“Food, no matter how pure, cannot fill the space in your soul that longs for love and spiritual experience. If you are trying to use it for this purpose, you may have gone astray on your journey.” Steven Bratman, MD Can the pursuit of healthy eating be taken to an unhealthy extreme? Conversations around orthorexia…

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Beyond Intention: Impact Matters When Talking About Weight Science

This post was written and submitted by Hannah Frazee. Hannah is a junior at the University of Iowa who is rooted in the Health at Every Size paradigm and is especially interested in studying how systemic oppression impacts health outcomes. You can connect with her on Instagram at @haesrd2be Health at Every Size (HAES) practitioners…

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Member Spotlight: Ian Cohen, RDN

“Contrary to my original assumption that eating disorders were somewhat cordoned off from the dietary mainstream, working in this field allows me to draw on my broader experience and interests in 12-step recovery and social justice on an individual level.” – Ian Cohen, RDN We are excited to introduce you to EDRDpro member Ian Cohen,…

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