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
Are you using food as a coping tool? You're not alone. Stress brings this on and it’s been a really long, stressful first two weeks of the year. Between the angry mob of white supremacists storming the capital, the second impeachment of this President, then add in the COVID 19 pandemic … it’s hard to focus and it is stressful! It’s also normal to use food as a coping tool - whether that means … [Read more...] about 4 Signs You Are Restricting Your Food
Okay, so “change your life” might seem dramatic, but meal planning can help with more than you can imagine. Today, we are going to learn how this can be! But first... I want to say Happy Holidays!! Both for the upcoming Christmas celebration and also for Chanukah, a holiday near and dear to my heart. Chanukah starts tonight, and for those of you who don’t know its symbolism, in a nutshell -- … [Read more...] about Did you know meal planning can change your life?
It is natural to want a quick immune system boost, particularly in the middle of a pandemic, and at the start of a long cold winter with cold and flu concerns. Unfortunately, internet marketers are out there looking to take your money and hawk their “immune system” boosters. If you’ve been told that you can boost your immune system overnight, sorry to burst your bubble. Our immune system is very … [Read more...] about Five Steps to Boosting Your Immune System Quickly
Celebrating Mother’s Day during a Pandemic is very strange. There really is no other way to say it. In most areas of the country, social distancing guidelines are still in place and keeping us from celebrating directly with our loved ones, including our moms. In this article, I want to explore ways in which our relationships with our caregivers - whether our biological mother, or other … [Read more...] about Moms and their Influence in today’s world of diet culture
When I meet a client recovering from chronic dieting who wants to learn about and practice intuitive eating, they are usually weary of strict rules and guidelines but fearful of NO structure whatsoever. Most people tell me that they have followed various food rules for so long, their brain feels inundated with contradictory, confusing nutrition information – and that even trying to practice … [Read more...] about Meal Plan Ideas to Help You Start Intuitive Eating