Tag: Science

“ReDefine Health Promotion”

By Liz Budd and Nichole Kelly - Community organizations and individuals began reaching out to us for help in adjusting their approaches to be less harmful and more helpful to their patients, clients, students, and community members. We created ReDefine Health Promotion, LLC to better serve these community needs and…

The Dietitian’s Role in Body Liberation

By Stasha Hornbeck - If I’m not prescribing “what to eat” anymore, what is a dietitian to do? One clinical dietitian and diabetes educator shares the ways she is shifting from a weight-normative to a weight-inclusive, trauma-informed approach in a large healthcare environment.

Eating Disorders

There are a lot of incorrect assumptions about eating disorders, and participating in body liberation requires knowing some basic correct information. You cannot tell if a person has an eating disorder by looking at them.

Body Liberation Fits in Public Health, Reason #1

Correlation ≠ Causation: A body liberation approach enables us to be truer to the values that underlie our work. In this series of articles, we examine ways we can improve our public health work by becoming more weight-inclusive.

Reviewing “Weight Science”

Weight science refers to research about weight loss methods, and the connection between weight and various health conditions, including purported harms of higher weights, and claims of efficacy and benefits of weight loss.

Stress 101

A basic understanding of our human stress response is helpful for making sense of the role of weight stigma and other oppressions on our health. Reducing the chronic stress of weight stigma can improve health.

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