Gender. A hot topic these days. Society overall is working towards more understanding and flexibility when it comes to gender roles and identities. How does this play out in the eating disorder (ED) community?
Gut bacteria refers to the millions of tiny organisms that live in our intestines. These little guys play a big role in our immunity and metabolism by producing nutrients, vitamins and other essential products. Research has shown that gut bacteria play a role in brain function - otherwise known as the “gut-brain axis” (Pedersen, 2019).
For some, there is nothing quite like a glass of wine or a cold beer after a long week . However, with drinking comes a responsibility. In most cases, drinking first starts in college despite the legal drinking age set at 21. College is associated with quite a high alcohol intake, close to 60% of college students aged 18-22 years drink alcohol (The Washington Post, 2019). A recent article in the Washington Post elaborated on the term “drunkorexia”, the combination of alcoholism and an eating disorder.