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Dr. Hortencia Jimenez is a pioneer in bringing intuitive eating and healing to the Latinx community by centering on important challenges like food insecurity and the labeling of foods native to the Latinx community as unhealthy.
On the podcast, Dr. Jimenez shares the grieving of her paternal grandmother, the one she immigrated with to the United States when she was a young child, her vision for bringing healing with intuitive eating to the Latinx community, and why she fell in love with sociology because it gave her the words to explain her experience as an undocumented citizen. Dr. Jimenez also shares how diet culture and discrimination is impacting the Latinx community because of food insecurity and the messages that food that is native to the Latinx community is unhealthy.
Dr. Hortencia Jimenez is of huichol ancestry, she was born in the Sierra Madre in the state of Nayarit, Mexico. She holds a BA, MA, and Ph.D. in Sociology and is also a certified Health Coach. She is a contributing expert for UnDiet Your Mind app, a community-based app where members can work on their UnDieting journey in a safe and supportive HAES, non-diet and Intuitive Eating aligned space.
You can follow her at @drhortenciajimenez