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 […]

3 Tips for Embracing Your Body This Summer

Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LGSW

By Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LGSW As the weather gets warmer, we begin to be inundated with articles and advertisements that proclaim that we need to begin to work to achieve the perfect “beach body.” People have begun to fight back with a variety of videos and blogs, which proclaim that to get a bikini body […]

Sleep: The One Thing You’re Not Doing That Could Improve Your Eating Disorder Recovery

We often get so focused on EATING in recovery that many patients overlook the importance of sleep. Sleep is one of the most important, and one of the most neglected, components of comprehensive recovery. Most of us have experienced one or two nights of sleep deprivation and understand how difficult it can be to function […]