Part 1: The Secret of How Diet Culture Oppresses and Exploits the LatinX Community with Carolina Guízar


Hola amigos! Welcome back to the One Small Bite Podcast, where David brings an anti-diet approach to help you and Latinx folk make peace with your body and food. OK, you gotta listen in to this episode because this time David is bringing you a 3 Part Series with two amazing and brilliant guests registered dietitian nutritionist Carolina Guízar and therapist Melissa Carmona. In these three episodes we are discussing the weight-centered bias in healthcare within the LatinX community, and how diet culture oppresses and exploits Latinx folks. Now why would this be important to you? Because of skyrocketing healthcare and insurance costs and the perpetuation of weight stigmatization that escalates the constant racism, sizeism, capitalism, patriarchy, and negative impact on communities of color!

On today’s show

  • The Latinxs community is diverse
  • Eating disorders in the Latinxs community
  • How diet culture oppresses and exploits Latinxs
  • Demonizing cultural food and vilifying convenience food
  • Exploiting fears around health and dying

A little bit about Carolina
Carolina Guízar, MS, RDN, CDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counselor with a private practice in New York City. She works with individuals who are recovering from diet culture and want to cultivate a more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. She also specializes in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and brings a non-diet approach to her work with this population.

The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Carolina understands the difficulties that many in Latinx communities face. Carolina set out to spread the message of Health at Every Size and intuitive eating to Latinx communities via her account Eathority (https://www.instagram.com/eathority/?hl=en) with the aim of alleviating the suffering brought on by food preoccupation and body dissatisfaction. She hopes to shed light on the oppressive qualities of diet culture, and its impact on Latinx communities in the United States.

Carolina gained valuable clinical and foodservice experience at Montefiore Medical Center and Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care in the Bronx, New York, where she established a comprehensive nutrition program for breast cancer patients and survivors. She expanded her counseling and foodservice skills at the non-profit organization, God’s Love We Deliver. Carolina holds a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish from Georgetown University. She is proficient in Spanish.

Stay tune for next week when we talk about

  • Narrow definitions of health in the Latinx community
  • Food as medicine in the Latinx community
  • Fear of medication and conventional medical treatment
  • Harming – mental health, social support, financial stability, access to care
  • Intuitive Eating and non-diet approach in Latinx community

We are looking forward to this 3 Part Series with Carolina and Melissa. Can’t wait to have you join us and listen to this great information and perspective.

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