Navigating Diabetes, Diet Culture, and Indigenous Foods: A Conversation with Shannon Swampy

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In this episode of Diet Culture Dropout, Atheana interviews Sharon Swampy, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator from Calgary, Alberta. Sharon discusses her Cree and Mexican heritage, her journey into dietetics amidst the pandemic, and her experience with diet culture and its impact on her personal life.

The conversation delves into navigating diabetes, management, debunking myths surrounding the disease and diet culture, and the importance of balanced nutrition rather than restrictive diets. Sharon emphasizes the significance of traditional Indigenous foods in managing diabetes and sustaining cultural practices. Additionally, she offers tips for managing diabetes without food guilt, highlighting the importance of a holistic approach to health that includes physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

68. Diabetes + Diet culture and Indigenous foods with Sharon Swampy

You can connect with Sharon online on her Instagram or TikTok accounts.

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