35 minutes | Jul 19, 2017

Ep. 12: Fat and Health - DeAun Nelson

EB012 Fat and Health with DeAun Nelson  DeAun Nelson a Naturopathic Doctor who practices at Watershed Wellness in Portland, Oregon.  She specializes in taking a weight neutral approach to health. Even at a young age, DeAun intuitively knew that health and weight were two distinct things and she has carried these convictions to her medical practice. She understands that one can be healthy and fat and wants to share her scientific knowledge and Health At Every Size approach with others.  We discuss the mental stigmas associated with fat stigma,  from the size of airplane seats to how some medical professionals discriminate against people who are heavier. Dr. Nelson is an advocate for the Health at Every Size movement (HAES), and how it has a profound effect on the physical and mental health of many patients.   “Over the years, I have gotten better at acknowledging that I can take up as much space as I need.” – DeAun Nelson    This Week on the Every Body Podcast:  The shift of wanting to diet to acceptance, and focusing on health  Being fat in a world built for thin people  Benefits of having a variety of seating accommodations when flying  Southwest Airlines "Customer of Size" policy  Being healthy at any size  How habits affect health and not weight  The effects of stress on the body  Addressing knee problems without weight loss  Helping patients affected by medical bias against overweight people  American Medical Association classifying obesity as a disease    Resources Mentioned:  Health at Every Size Community    Connect with Deaun Nelson:  Watershed Wellness  Watershed Wellness on Facebook      Rate & Share  Thank you for joining me this week on the Every Body podcast. If you enjoyed this week’s episode,  head over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave a review to help us spread the word to Every Body!    Don’t forget to  visit our website, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 
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