In this day and age people are more concerned about health than ever before. People are exercising religiously. They’re concerned about food quality. They’re dieting; counting calories or macros or having long lists of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods. Unfortunately for all their hard work, people aren’t getting the results they’re hoping for. Chris Sandel is a nutritionist and sees these kinds of problems all the time; people who are trying to be healthy, but their attempts are causing more harm than good. In this podcast Chris looks at what health really means, not just the appearance of health but genuine health. He interviews guests as well as doing informative podcasts on his own. His areas of expertise are diet recovery, eating disorders, body image, hormonal health (fertility and thyroid issues), metabolism, habit formation, nutrition, eating habits, physiology, exercise and movement. There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to health, and this podcast will teach you how to listen to your body so you can be best supporting it nutritionally, mentally and emotionally.
233: Polyvagal Theory, Trauma and Regulating Your Nervous System with Deb Dana
This week's guest on the podcast is Deb Dana.
Deb Dana, LCSW is a clinician and consultant specializing in using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma and create ways of working that honour the role of the autonomic nervous system. She is a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute and developer of the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series.
Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton, 2018); Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices (Norton, 2020); and Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory (forthcoming from Sounds True).
As part of the show, we talk about all things polyvagal theory and how eating disorders can impact this.
Rebroadcast: Interview With Jennifer Rollin
In this interview, I chat with therapist and eating disorder specialist Jennifer Rolling. We chat about Jennifer's history with an eating disorder as well as navigating personal relationships and intimacy in recovery, getting stuck in partial recovery, and exercises to help with body image.
Rebroadcast: Weight Stigma
Welcome back to Real Health Radio. This week it’s a solo episode, and I’m covering a topic I’ve wanted to address for a long time: weight stigma. I talk about what it is, what impacts it has on our lives, and I review two papers that try and understand the implications and potential health effects it can have on people.
232: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Eating Disorders and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) with Dr. Lauren Muhlheim
This week's guest on the podcast is Dr. Lauren Muhlheim.
Dr. Muhlheim, is a psychologist, certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS), and IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) - approved supervisor who provides evidence-based treatment for eating disorders in the outpatient setting. She works with people of all ages and all eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (BED), Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Orthorexia, Muscle Dysmorphia and Male Eating Disorders.
She provides cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for adults and family-based treatment (FBT) for adolescents and adheres to Health at Every Size® principles. She is certified in FBT by the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders.
Dr. Muhlheim is the author of When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Overcome Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating. This book is an FBT-based book for parents who are helping adolescents with eating disorders.
Dr. Muhlheim is active in several professional organizations. She is the Eating Disorders Expert for Verywell (formerly About.com) and is Clinical Director of the Eating Disorder Information website, Mirror-Mirror Eating Disorders. She presents nationally to parents, professionals, and trainees. She is active on social media and in eating disorder advocacy efforts. Find her online at EatingDisorderTherapyLA.com
We discuss Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Eating Disorders, Family Based Therapy (FBT) for families with adolescents in recovery and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).
Rebroadcast: Interview with Charlotte Gibbs
Welcome back to another episode of Real Health Radio. Today's guest is Charlotte Gibbs. Charlotte is an ultra-distance runner whose relationship with the sport has not always been healthy. After suffering from a succession of stress fractures and amenorrhea, she was diagnosed with RED-S in January 2019. Since then she’s been trying to learn as much as possible about RED-S in order to discover a better way of being an athlete and to try to educate others who are at risk of making the same mistakes.
Rebroadcast: Interview with Rebecca Scritchfield
Today's guest interview is with Rebecca Scritchfield.
Rebecca Scritchfield is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified exercise physiologist, author of the book Body Kindness, and host of the Body Kindness podcast. Through her weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size counseling practice, she helps people make peace with food, find the joy in exercise, and create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests. Her Body Kindness philosophy has been studied to help reduce depressive symptoms and heal body image in pregnancy and postpartum. A mom of two kids under 7, Rebecca is passionate about examining the cultural narrative around health, wellness, and worthiness while rejecting the pervasive myth that to achieve better health one must control their weight. You can find her writing in Washington Post, Self, and US News as well as appearances in over 100 global media outlets.
We chat about her training as a dietician, discovering Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size, her book Body Kindness, the upward spiral, weight stigma and raising two daughters.