Expert Advice

Dear Lesley: What is Symptom Substitution?

Dr. Lesley Williams is a certified eating disorder specialist, family medicine physician and positive body image advocate.

Dear Melody: How Can I Find Support This Summer?

“Monthly Matters with Melody” is a monthly advice column by Dr. Melody Moore, a clinical psychologist, yoga instructor and the founder of the Embody Love Movement Foundation.

Dear KJ: How Can I Introduce Body Positivity to My Sports Team?

"Dear KJ" is a weekly advice column by Dr. Kjerstin "KJ" Gruys, sociologist, author and body image activist.

Dear Chase: Is it Possible to Fully Recover from an Eating Disorder?

Chase Bannister is the Founder, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy & Clinical Integrity Officer for Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

Dear Lesley: What’s the Connection Between Eating Disorders and Sexual Trauma?

Dr. Lesley Williams is a certified eating disorder specialist, family medicine physician and positive body image advocate.

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