Yes, getting the proper amount of calcium can help you build stronger bones and prevent osteoporosis. In my last blog post, I shared with you Part 1 in my series focused on Risk and Screening for Osteoporosis at midlife. Today’s focus will be on dietary changes you can take to maintain strong bones for a lifetime to prevent osteoporosis. You might be wondering why I am diving into this … [Read more...] about How Calcium can help prevent Osteoporosis
For many people, the first sign of osteoporosis, a debilitating bone disease, is actually breaking their first bone! That’s because it happens far more often than many of us realize. After working hard to avoid going to a doctor’s offices during COVID over the past year, I’m finally catching up on some preventative health screenings. The other morning I went for a bone density scan and I started … [Read more...] about Strategies for Strong Bones at Midlife, Menopause and Beyond
Self-Care is important to your overall health. This morning I spoke with a new client whose doctor told her she must lose weight; that her weight gain since COVID has led to her developing some health concerns. This was quite distressing, as you can imagine; she really had no idea what to do and was looking for direction. Here’s the thing... Just because her doctor told her she “needs” … [Read more...] about Learn how to set health goals with 10 behaviors that favor health
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
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
How did eating get so complicated? Imagine the sound of a crying newborn baby. That baby knows when he’s hungry and makes sure to let his caregivers know very loudly! By the time we are adults, many of us have difficulty sensing when our bodies feel hungry for a wide variety of reasons. Today I will explore some of the challenges to being able to sense, and respond to our body’s biological … [Read more...] about What Does Hunger Feel Like?