***Content Warning: Talk of childhood abuse, sexual trauma and mental health. This episode may be triggering for some ***
In this episode of the ‘The Fat Doctor Podcast’, Dr. Natasha Larmie is joined by "Kate" who shares her experiences of childhood sexual abuse and how this impacted her relationship with her body and food.
Together they cover:
How childhood trauma impacts both health and weightWhy emotional eating is common in trauma survivorsWhy health professionals need to be trauma informedPlease note that the first 8:19 mins do not contain any details of abuse and focus on the impact of childhood trauma on health and wellbeing.
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More about the show:
How would you react if someone told you that most of what we are taught to believe about healthy bodies is a lie?
How would you feel if that person was a medical doctor with over 20 years experience treating patients and seeing the harm caused by all this misinformation?
In her podcast, Dr Natasha Larmie, an experienced General Practitioner and self-styled Fat Doctor, examines and challenges 'health' as we know it through passionate, unfiltered conversations with guest experts, colleagues and friends.
She tackles the various ways in which weight stigma and anti-fat bias impact both individuals and society as a whole. From the classroom to the boardroom, the doctors office to the local pub, weight-based discrimination is everywhere. Is it any wonder that it has such an impact on our health?
Whether you're a person affected by weight stigma, a healthcare professional, a concerned parent or an ally who shares our view that people in larger bodies deserve better, Dr. Larmie and the team at 'The Fat Doctor Podcast' welcomes you into the inner circle.
Resources and links mentioned in this episode:
Help after Rape and Sexual Assault (NHS)
Victim Support (Childhood abuse)
The the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
Help for Adult Victims Of Child Abuse (HAVOCA)
NSPCC (advice for victims of non-recent abuse)
Guide to support options for abuse (MIND)
If you suspect a child is being abused please report this to your local social services department or the police.
If you are a child who is being abused, please contact Childline on 0800 1111
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study is free to view, and the CDC also provides some helpful information.
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