Exploring the Role of Familismo and Ethnic Identity on Eating Disorder Symptomology among the Latinx Community

Exploring the Role of Familismo and Ethnic Identity on Eating Disorder Symptomology among the Latinx Community

According to research, the Hispanic and Latinx community and culture may contribute to disordered eating behaviors. A study using a nationally representative sample has reported that within the Latinx population, the rates of anorexia nervosa and binge eating disorder are comparable to non-Latinx White people.1 However, the prevalence of bulimia nervosa is higher among Latino…

Digestive Discoveries: A New Perspective on Eating Disorders and Gut Health

Digestive Discoveries: A New Perspective on Eating Disorders and Gut Health

Eating disorders (EDs), including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, are complex and often misunderstood conditions, intertwined with both mental and physical health1. Despite their prevalence, treating and fully understanding these disorders is challenging. Recent research exploring the interactions between the brain and the gut presents new possibilities for understanding and addressing EDs. …

Movement and Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery 

Movement and Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery 

Physical activity offers many benefits such as improving physical health, reducing the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and boosting mood1, 2. However, disordered eating often impacts one’s relationship with movement by making it excessive or punitive, and many individuals struggle to exercise in a way that supports their recovery. While incorporating mindful movement into…

Navigating Disordered Eating in Latinx/e Culture 

Navigating Disordered Eating in Latinx/e Culture 

“Latinx/e” is an inclusive term that rejects the gender binary whereas “Hispanic” refers to “people of Spanish-speaking origins.” Both terms generally refer to all ethnic groups in Latin America within the U.S and is often used to describe a population with a common cultural heritage and language.1    When considering the Latinx/e community, it is…