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. …

From disparities to equity: striving for more in our treatments for feeding and eating disorders

From disparities to equity: striving for more in our treatments for feeding and eating disorders

Goode, R. W., Wilfred, S. A., & Reyes-Rodríguez, M. L. (2023). From disparities to equity: Striving for more in our treatments for feeding and eating disorders. Trends in Molecular Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molmed.2023.11.015 Link to full text here ABSTRACT Adopting a framework of equity is urgently needed to reduce disparities persistent in feeding and eating disorder (FED) treatment models….