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
I wanted to share something that came up during my Holiday Survive and Thrive Challenge last week. During the lessons and conversations that happened during the Challenge, one question came up that I believe confuses many people. That question is..."What is Disordered Eating?" This is a term that can confuse many, so let's clear that up now. Disordered eating is different than an eating … [Read more...] about One question that confuses many…What is Disordered Eating?
We come in all different shapes and sizes. I am a registered dietitian, eating disorder specialist and Body Positive™ facilitator, whose mission it is to help all people learn to make peace with food, overcome body dissatisfaction and come home to our bodies. I want to take this opportunity to express my unwavering support for the Black Lives Matter protests, and to stand in solidarity with … [Read more...] about The only thing that is constant in life is CHANGE…
How sad that, in our culture, a woman’s relationship with her body often causes insecurity, fear, self-doubt, shame, guilt, low self-esteem, and all too often, self-hatred. The statistics are downright shocking; more than 5-10 million girls and women and 1 million boys and men in the US are struggling with eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder (compulsive … [Read more...] about Disordered Eating, Body Image and Menopause
Aging can be very stressful on women in our society, due to physical as well as emotional factors. From a physical perspective, decades of normal “wear and tear” on our bodies, particularly as we approach menopause, can contribute to health concerns requiring additional attention. One of these health concerns is bone health. The following article, written by Kimmie Singh, MS, & RD-to-be, … [Read more...] about How Much Vitamin D Should You be Getting?
In our culture today, women* fear weight gain, at all costs, as well as aging. Perimenopause and Menopause are two words that conjure up fear in the hearts and minds of most women* and also people who are assigned female at birth. Diet culture promotes middle-aged female bodies as problematic, and they become a target for both the dieting and anti-aging industries, with many falling prey to … [Read more...] about Transitioning from Perimenopause into Menopause