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Top 5 Podcast Episodes for Eating Disorder Awareness

Here at Veritas Collaborative, we are recognizing Eating Disorders Awareness Week, an annual campaign to educate the public about the realities of eating disorders, as well as provide hope, support, and visibility to individuals and families affected by these illnesses. 

In honor of this week, we are spotlighting five episodes of Peace Meal that raise awareness and provide education on eating disorders. Peace Meal, a podcast we co-produce with The Emily Program, covers topics related to eating disorders, body image, and how society may influence our thinking. In each episode, our host Dr. Jillian Lampert speaks with experts in the field and those experiencing recovery for themselves. Check out these five episodes to learn the basics of eating disorders and who they affect, why it’s possible to recover, and more. 

Our Top 5 Peace Meal Episodes for Eating Disorder Awareness

Episode 2: Eating Disorders 101

This episode of Peace Meal is the perfect way to start this list because it covers the basics of these complex mental illnesses. You’ll hear what eating disorders are, what to do if we are worried about ourselves or a loved one, and how to support those currently struggling or working toward recovery. 

Listen to the episode here.

Episode 10: Binge Eating Disorder and Weight Bias

Weight bias, the negative attitudes, beliefs, assumptions, and judgments toward individuals because of their weight, is so entrenched in our society that it often carries over into how eating disorders are viewed. In this episode of Peace Meal, Abbie Scott and Maggie Meyers of The Emily Program discuss the reality of weight stigma in relation to individuals with binge eating disorder (BED), as well as what we can do to break the stigma and better help individuals struggling with this eating disorder.

Listen to the episode here.

Episode 14: Eating Disorders Aren’t Just a Thin White Woman’s Disease

The misconception that eating disorders predominately affect young, thin, heterosexual women runs rampant in our culture, leaving so many others affected by the illness out of the conversation. Emily Program therapist Jamila Helstrom unpacks this harmful stereotype and what we can do to work against the incorrect assumptions surrounding eating disorders and those affected.

Listen to the episode here.

Episode 60: Temperament-Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S) with Dr. Laura Hill

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Laura Hill, an international eating disorder consultant focusing on brain-based eating disorder treatment approaches. Dr. Hill introduces an emerging treatment called Temperament-Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S). TBT-S helps people with eating disorders understand their unique temperament so that they can use it as a tool for recovery.

Listen to the episode here.

Episode 66: A Compilation of Advice for Those Doubting Recovery

Eating disorders oftentimes cause people to believe that recovery won’t work for them, but the people featured in this advice compilation prove otherwise. These inspiring guests share their insight with those doubting recovery, emphasizing that they once also believed recovery was impossible for them, but ultimately found healing they didn’t expect. We hope that this episode provides hope and wisdom for everyone, whether they are in recovery or have yet to begin treatment. 

Listen to the episode here.

We genuinely hope that the Peace Meal episodes in this list teach you something you didn’t know about eating disorders. For those who are suffering with an eating disorder, we hope they offer you some hope and inspiration. 

All Peace Meal episodes are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. If you enjoy our show, please rate, review, subscribe, and tell your colleagues and friends! Interested in being a guest on Peace Meal? Email podcast@accanto.com if you would like to share your story. 

If you want to learn even more about eating disorders, check out the Resources section of our website, which includes recommended books, videos, web resources, and more!

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