Yearly Archives: 2022

Dangers of Using Diabetes Drug Ozempic for Quick Weight Loss

According to a recent article from Everyday Health, posts featuring Ozempic, a Type 2 diabetes drug, have become popular on social media platforms. According to the article, hashtags like #ozempic and #ozempicweightloss have more than 300 million views on TikTok, with many posts promoting Ozempic as a method for easy and rapid weight loss. Ozempic … Read More

The Link Between Trauma and Eating Disorders

Trauma and eating disorders share an undeniable link, and new research published earlier this year in the Journal of Eating Disorders supports the connection between these complex conditions. Researchers compared survey data from 1,061 adult eating disorder patients with a nationally representative sample of more than 200,000 U.S. adults. They found that, compared with the … Read More

A New Partnership May Help Orthodontists Recognize Eating Disorders in Their Patients

In July 2022, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) announced a new partnership to help members of the organization better understand and identify eating disorders. AAO’s partnership with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) will provide orthodontists with educational resources that can help them spot warning signs of eating disorders in patients. The resources can … Read More

Athletes, Celebrities Among Those Pushing for Mental Health Breaks

In 2020, more than 20 million American adults said that they had experienced at least one major depressive episode over the previous year. Anxiety affects an estimated 40 million people in the United States. Even as conversations around mental health have become more common in recent years, stigma still exists in far too many places … Read More

Slow Down

There is an inaccurate belief that “rehab” or treatment is a 30 day process. There is a misconception that in 30 days anyone can be “fixed” or “cured” when it comes to eating disorders, addiction, and mental health. This belief results in increased anxiety and frustration for the individual working towards recovery and their loved … Read More

Why So Many Black Women Remain Silent About Their Struggles with Eating Disorders

“Black girls don’t get eating disorders.” At least that’s what author and journalist Anissa Gray told herself, even though she had been struggling with purging behaviors for years. Gray is among the many Black women across the country who have suffered from an eating disorder in silence. There is a misconception that eating disorders are … Read More

The Healing Effects of Yoga & Meditation for the Body and Mind From a Trauma-informed Perspective

Trauma-informed yoga aka (TIY) is described as approaching the practice of yoga through a lens that addresses the specific supports that are needed for symptoms of trauma. Trauma doesn’t just affect our minds; it can also be held within the body and our brain.  The connectivity means the mind/body practice of yoga meditation can be … Read More