Ardent health professionals promote eating disorder care in São Paulo

Ardent health professionals promote eating disorder care in São Paulo

A group of 120 health care professionals are uniting to promote the World Eating Disorders Action Day in São Paulo, Brazil. The health care professionals comprise physicians, psychiatrists, nutritionists, psychologists, physical educators, physiotherapists, nurses and social workers who volunteer, offering free treatment within the public health system.   They are members of the Brazilian Association […]

Lived experience stories to boost understanding of eating disorders

Lived experience stories to boost understanding of eating disorders

People with eating disorders can’t afford to wait – so what can be done to overcome misconceptions about this illness? The team at Body Brave and Canada’s National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) is arranging an event where people with limited knowledge of eating disorders can gain an understanding.  The value of lived experience When I was […]

The power of committed citizens in addressing eating disorder problems

The power of committed citizens in addressing eating disorder problems

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Thought One This statement by famed anthropologist Margaret Mead was always the tag line to my friend Dr. Lori Irving’s emails. A recovered person, Lori was deeply involved in preventing eating disorders. Along […]