Food and Body Freedom #35 The Problem With Wellness Culture


Wellness culture would have us believe we can "cure" and "heal" with their products, remedies, plans and food. Our wanting of that is so understandable and yet the dangers are significant. In this episode, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Specialist, Anna Sweeney and I, explore this including:

This episode explores:

  • Her own journey navigating wellness ideas recommended to her after her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis
  • The immense power and problem in the idea that food can “cure”
  • Some books and concepts of wellness we were both caught up in
  • How individual responsibility and the moralism of health factors in
  • The intersection of diet-culture/wellness-culture
  • The influence of food as medicine from actual doctors! and celebrities in the wellness space

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