From Plate to Mind: National Mental Health Awareness Month and the Growing Connection Between Mental Health and Nutrition  

From Plate to Mind: National Mental Health Awareness Month and the Growing Connection Between Mental Health and Nutrition  

Did you know that May is National Mental Health Awareness Month? Since 1949, National Mental Health Awareness Month is an opportunity for family, friends, and individuals to raise awareness and address the challenges of people in the U.S. living with a mental health condition.1 Learning about mental health research is an excellent opportunity for an…

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…