Episode 12: Eating Disorder Basics w/ Dr. Carolyn Ross
Like many contemporary societal constructs and mental health illnesses, Eating disorders stem from oppressive ideals manufactured during Slavery–in this case, the thin ideal. Today, Black folx experience a lack of quality health care when it comes to eating disorders as a result.
In this episode, Jayde and Dr. Carolyn Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS-S who focuses on integrative medicine and Anti-racism, Diversity and Healthcare Equity, give us a 101 class on eating disorders. They discuss the roots of Eating Disorders, stigmas and stereotypes, how other doctors fail their patients with eating disorders, and how diet culture is a dangerous trigger.