From having a “gut” instinct to “feeling” something in your gut, our GI tract plays a critical role in the health and well-being of our entire body. Our gut – more specifically, the gut microbiome –is literally a second brain that plays a role in our moods, our immune system, our weight, and metabolism, and even influences the metabolism of hormones, such as estrogen. This lesson will focus on … [Read more...] about The Role of our Gut Microbiome in Menopause: From Weight to Wellness
Here are three facts about heart disease that are essential to understand. Did you know that heart disease is the leading killer among women? And that more than one in three adult females has some sort of cardiovascular disease? Did you know that there is an overall increase in heart attacks in women about ten years post menopause? I personally had no idea, and now I want to make sure that YOU … [Read more...] about Menopause, Women and Heart Disease: 5 Non-Diet Strategies to Consider
So many of my clients tell me they want to add in foods and/or supplements as a way of helping to manage peri- or post- menopausal symptoms. How can we do this in a way that doesn’t jeopardize all the hard work of letting go of diets and embracing intuitive eating? Or trigger a relapse of eating disorder behaviors? This article will be the first in a series of conversations about gentle … [Read more...] about Gentle Nutrition can Help Manage Menopausal Symptoms
Here are some different gift ideas for the non-dieter in your life! If you have grown tired of hearing about fad diets and finally recognize (or are starting to recognize) that diets don’t work for the long term, consider giving thoughtful, body positive gifts. These gifts will support your loved one’s authentic health in the new year. I have curated a list of gift ideas that will be sure to … [Read more...] about Body Positive Gift Ideas for the Holidays for the Non-Dieter in Your Life
Thanksgiving is synonymous with family, festivities and FOOD. While the notion of gathering with loved ones around the table is pleasant for many with an eating disorder, it can be filled with landmines if you’re struggling with food, weight, and/or body image. If you’re a chronic dieter, large holiday meals can reinforce binge behavior. Dieting, in fact, predicts binge eating, which in turn, … [Read more...] about Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays and Holiday Meals
I had the privilege of attending the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia. This is a national conference for nutrition professionals that can only be described as the Superbowl of Dietitian and Nutritionist Conferences! A highlight for me was meeting Evelyn Tribole, RD and Elyse Resch, RD, the two dietitian authors of the book, Intuitive Eating. The message and … [Read more...] about Can Mindfulness Help me Make Peace with Food and my Body Image?