#9: Anna Sweeney - Navigating Diet Culture as a Dietitian Living with Multiple Sclerosis

In this episode, Anna Sweeney (@dietitiananna) talks about the impact of the 'food is medicine' rhetoric and diet culture whilst being a full-time disabled person living with MS.
Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and owner of Whole Life Nutrition Counseling, a weight inclusive nutrition therapy practice dedicated to the thoughtful treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns. She practices nutrition care from a Health at Every Size, social justice forward lens and is dedicated to empowering her clients to notice and refute the influence of diet culture in their lives. Anna is a full-time disabled person living with MS and one of my absolute favourite people to follow and learn from on social media.

In this episode, Anna talks about some of the impact diet culture has had on her whilst living with MS, including some of the nonsense that goes around such as the Wahls protocols that are often sold as a supposed cure. She also talks about her work with eating disorders and why we urgently need to stop attributing them to a certain body size.

Anna can be found on social media @dietitiananna and online at wholeliferd.com.

My Sunday Times Bestselling debut book, Food Isn't Medicine: Challenge Nutribollocks & Escape The Diet Trap, is now available to order online (Amazon, Book Depository, and elsewhere). Do come and join me on social media @drjoshuawolrich.

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