The Hut – A Trauma-Informed Analogy for Eating Disorders and Eating Disorder Recovery

Did you know? Sööma has a YouTube channel and has prepared several videos to help you understand and explore various concepts related to food and eating disorders.    One of these videos discusses a trauma-informed analogy for eating disorders and eating disorder recovery, which offers a different perspective than the usual one. Keep on reading…

Understanding your Hunger – Navigating the Different Levels of Hunger

Did you know? Sööma has a YouTube channel and has prepared several videos to help you understand and explore various concepts related to food and eating disorders.    One of these videos explores the Hunger portion of the Hunger/Fullness card, to help you understand what the different thoughts, sensations and signs are at different levels…

How Embodiment Practices Support Eating Disorder Recovery

Seetha has been feeling anxious lately. She has been working tirelessly to get into medical school. With late nights, early rises, staying in to study, applying to different schools, volunteering at the hospital, and everything in between, Seetha is also exhausted. On this one Saturday morning, when she couldn’t study any longer, she decided to…

How to help your child be food and weight neutral

Introduction Growing up is not an easy time for children nor parents. Children are faced with changes in personality, emotions and behaviors, as well as constant physical changes as their bodies develop and mature; this makes them particularly vulnerable to preoccupations with body shape and weight. Those living in larger bodies might find it particularly…

What does orthorexia look like and how to overcome it

Have you ever heard of “orthorexia”? It’s a term to describe a type of disordered eating pattern. While not an official eating disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V (DSM V), it describes a tendency to move towards “healthful“ and “clean“ foods, often leading to an extreme fear of consuming “unhealthy“ foods. What is…

Do I Need To Diet Because I Have PCOS?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, also known as PCOS, comes from the presence of small cysts on the ovaries (although not everyone with the condition has cysts on their ovaries). PCOS is not well-understood and can be misdiagnosed in many instances. This is one of the most common hormonal disorders occurring in people assigned female at birth…

What does it mean to provide trauma-informed care?

In the public eye, trauma is often viewed as a major event that poses an immediate sense of danger. In reality, trauma is a very complex experience that can occur on multiple timeframes, in a variety of forms, and of varying degrees. Traumas can be both physical and/or psychological. These include chronic traumas, which are…

Are You Ready For Gentle Nutrition?

Introduction Intuitive eating isn’t just about eating whatever you want, whenever you want. Intuitive eating is also about using nutritional principles as a guide and not as rules. This is called Gentle Nutrition. Gentle nutrition is the 10th and last principle of intuitive eating: « Honor your health with gentle nutrition ». It means that…

How to Talk to Your Teenager About Healthy Eating

Oftentimes, you’ll hear the words ‘dieting’ and ‘healthy eating’ being used interchangeably. This can be confusing, especially when anti-diet dietitians are consulting people on how to ‘eat healthy’. We each build a relationship with food from the day we’re born, and many things can affect that relationship as we grow up. As parents or caregivers,…