Category: MEDA

How to be an LGBTQ+ Ally

How to be an LGBTQ+ Ally written by undergradaute intern Emily deBettencourt You may have noticed the word “ally” is being used more and more these days, but you might not know exactly what being an ally means. Webster’s dictionary defines ally as a verb: “to unite or form a connection or relation between: to… Read more »

Is it Binge Eating Disorder (BED) or are you stuck in a vicious cycle?

Is it Binge Eating Disorder (BED) or are you stuck in a vicious cycle? Written by Graduate Clinical Intern and Clinical Support Specialist, Meagan Gunnip Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of uncontrollable eating, typically not followed by compensatory behaviors. People often get confused and believe that if they are engaging… Read more »

Mindful & Intuitive Eating for BED Recovery

Mindful & Intuitive Eating for BED Recovery Written by MEDA undergraduate intern, Stephanie Wall  Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United States (NEDA, 2018). About 3.5% of American women, 2% of American men, and 1.6% of American adolescents currently suffer from BED (ED Referral, 2018). It is characterized by… Read more »

Combining the Parasympathetic Nervous System and the Outdoors: A Match Made for Maximum Relaxation

Combining the Parasympathetic Nervous System and the Outdoors: A Match Made for Maximum Relaxation written by MEDA undergraduate intern, Kellie Marie Martin  Most people can imagine a time when they felt stressed or overwhelmed. Everyday people are exposed to numerous forms of intense stimuli: careers, social media, family matters, and more. When these stressors build… Read more »