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Mom Genes The Podcast

Finding the right jeans is hard. Accepting your genes is even harder. Whether you wear boyfriend or bootcut, high rise or low rise, this podcast will teach you to accept and respect your Mom bod so you can love the genes you are in! Co-hosts Rachel Coleman, MFT and Tina LaBoy, RD use modern research to bust diet myths, explain the evidence based models of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, and get real about body after baby. This podcast will take you on a journey of unpacking your old beliefs about food and weight to increase your confidence, learn to nourish your body, and raise body confident kids. So put on your favorite jeans, pull up a chair, and let’s talk Mom Genes.


This episode of Mom Genes was produced and edited by Rachel Coleman and Tina LaBoy. Thank you to Jerry DePizzo for the music production. You can find Epsidoe information and show notes at, follow us on Instagram @Momgenesthepodcast, and join the Mom Genes The Podcast FB group to find a community of Mamas learning to love their bodies and discussing the episodes.

Jun 1, 2021

The “Myth Busters” Series

While we love chatting about the more generalized diet culture messaging, our clinical work and passion is in the treatment of Eating Disorders. We are passionate about helping bust stereotypes of Eating Disorders in order to help all people get the care they deserve and help providers become more proficient in their treatment approaches. The myth we are busting in this week’s episode is “eating disorders only happen to thin white women” and interviewing psychotherapist Nichomi Higgins, LMFT for further exploration of the harm perpetuated by this myth in society and treatment settings.

We are taking a look at how healthism is rooted in white supremacy and how this white centered definition of health and nutrition is harmful due to its lack of awareness of all cultural food beliefs and by the definition of what is a disordered relationship with food. Eating Disorders occurs in everyone b/c everyone has to have a relationship with food to survive. This, in addition to a diet culture centered in the definition of the white beauty ideal as well as a society rooted in racism and oppression of so many bodies, perpetuates a complex relationship with food. For more on the nuanced ways that this is expressed in our society as well as in treatment center care, check out this week’s episode.


Connect with Nichomi:

Social: @thesolpoweredcoach


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The information presented in this podcast does not replace individual therapy or nutrition recommendations.