Did you know that trauma plays a huge role in our relationship with food? Today on the podcast, we sat down with anti-racism educator, dietitian, and nurse, Whitney Trotter @whitneytrotter.rd to talk about alllll the ways trauma intersects with our health and nutrition.
We’ll specifically be diving into trauma-informed nutrition, which acknowledges the role Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and other forms of adversity play in a person’s life. Trauma-informed nutrition also includes historical and systemic trauma (ie. the effects of growing up Black and Brown in America). As an Eating Disorder expert, Whitney is the go-to dietitian when it comes to helping folks who have experienced trauma health their relationship with food.
In This Episode We’ll Cover:
- What is trauma & what role does it plays in our health
- Specific examples of how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) may impact a person’s relationship with food
- The complex relationship between trauma and likelihood of developing an eating disorder + tips for treatment
- How to hold compassion for yourself and others & MORE
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