22 episodes

Discover how shifting the focus off of weight in health care can greatly improve health outcomes for patients. It is increasingly evident that diets do not work, and that patients of a wide range of sizes can benefit from increasing healthy habits without weight change. With this evidence, we as medical professionals can more effectively and ethically treat our patients by changing how we interact with them around weight. We will explore how to do no harm to our patients of all sizes without recommending weight loss.

This podcast is intended for medical professionals, but we welcome all listeners. DeAun Nelson, ND, and guest hosts will discuss relevant topics such as: obesity as defined by BMI, determinants of health, weight stigma, healthism, weight loss, Well Now, Health at Every Size®, Body Trust®, weight science, research, and more.

The information in this podcast is not intended to provide medical advice. For more information, visit our website at www.donoharmpodcast.org and you can follow us on Facebook @firstdonoharmpodcast and Instagram, @donoharmpodcast today.

Do No Harm Podcast DeAun Nelson, ND and Sarah Thompson: Health at Every Size and Patient-Cente

    • Science
    • 4.8, 38 Ratings

Discover how shifting the focus off of weight in health care can greatly improve health outcomes for patients. It is increasingly evident that diets do not work, and that patients of a wide range of sizes can benefit from increasing healthy habits without weight change. With this evidence, we as medical professionals can more effectively and ethically treat our patients by changing how we interact with them around weight. We will explore how to do no harm to our patients of all sizes without recommending weight loss.

This podcast is intended for medical professionals, but we welcome all listeners. DeAun Nelson, ND, and guest hosts will discuss relevant topics such as: obesity as defined by BMI, determinants of health, weight stigma, healthism, weight loss, Well Now, Health at Every Size®, Body Trust®, weight science, research, and more.

The information in this podcast is not intended to provide medical advice. For more information, visit our website at www.donoharmpodcast.org and you can follow us on Facebook @firstdonoharmpodcast and Instagram, @donoharmpodcast today.

    Update Spring 2020

    Update Spring 2020

    Hello all! I've missed you! This is a relatively quick update of the last six months or so of my life. My experience in the hospital gave me some additional insight to treating larger patients and I even talk a bit about the topic of the day, Covid-19. I personally love update podcasts, so I know some of you will be happy to listen. If you are not like me in this, I should be getting an interview or two out soon. Stay Safe!

    • 19 min
    Compassionate Care with Deb Burgard, PhD

    Compassionate Care with Deb Burgard, PhD

    This episode is fairly far ranging in topic and trying to pinpoint every topic was too daunting. We discuss philosophy, medicine, compassion, engaging with patients on a human level and more. Deb Burgard is such a thoughtful person who has taken a lot of time to really think about the topics surrounding not just fatness, but also social justice and how to make the world a more compassionate place. It starts with each of us individually, but I think it helps to listen to Deb and take in her joyous wisdom.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Weight and Health Equity with Lesley Williams, MD

    Weight and Health Equity with Lesley Williams, MD

    Thank you for your patience!! What a whirlwind August has been. Here is my interview with the marvelous Lesley Williams, MD. She does a lot of work talking to other physicians about why weight independent health care is so important to improving health outcomes!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Hypothalamic Amenorrhea with Nicola Rinaldi, PhD

    Hypothalamic Amenorrhea with Nicola Rinaldi, PhD

    Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA), or a lack of menstruation caused by the disfunction of the hypothalamus often happens when someone is under-fueling their bodies. It is a common condition with athletes, but can affect anyone who menstruates and does not take in enough energy. A lack of the hormones that cause menstruation affect many aspects of health and can lead to infertility if not addressed. Nicola Rinaldi, PhD is the author of No Period, Now What? about HA and joins me today to discuss it.

    • 55 min
    Fast Track Trial with Louise Adams

    Fast Track Trial with Louise Adams

    The Fast Track Trial is a trial in Australia that is being done to determine the efficacy of intermittent fasting for weight loss in teens, which is significantly linked to eating disorders. My amazing guest, Louise Adams, has spent the last year actively trying to get the trial stopped.

    Content Warning: This episode includes information about fasting, eating disorders, weight change, and a brief discussion of normal adolescent weight gain.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ethical Medicine for Larger Patients with Ragen Chastain

    Ethical Medicine for Larger Patients with Ragen Chastain

    An interview with Ragan Chastain, an activist and dynamic speaker about Fat Acceptance, weight stigma in health care, and Health at Every Size®. The conversation ranged across a broad array of topics and I really recommend listening to all of it. The bit that really stood out to me is the idea that practitioners and fat people should be on the same side an asking how to break down barriers to health, including bias.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Ebzoseychi ,

Jill CEDRD

Wow! So glad you have this podcast! I’ve sent to so many clients and clinicians. Such a wonderful way of validating individuals struggling with the medical community and to influence uneducated medical practitioners around HAES concepts. I’m a fellow podcaster. I know this is hard work and a lot of time. Thank you.

yth2717 ,

Amazing!

I am so so glad to see that this podcast exists. I am a medical student currently studying at Harvard and have been so let down by what we are being taught about weight and what we are NOT being taught. Thanks for this!

MJ no diets ever again ,

True Health

True health is not weight biased or focused on body weight. Thank you so much! As a dietitian this mentality is imperative to do no harm.

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