My ears are pretty attuned to food-related comments (which is expected, given the nature of my job) and I find myself zeroing in on conversations about nutrition and eating more than other people probably do. While I’m mostly unphased by diet-centric viewpoints, it always makes me a little sad when people say things like, “I’m … More Isn’t sugar bad for you?
On this blog, I write a lot about my non-diet approach to nutrition and healthcare, especially with regards to weight loss. I believe 100% that a person can be healthy irrespective of his or her weight, and that weight loss is in no way equatable with improved health. While many health-promoting behaviors have the side … More Diet Modification for a Medical Reason: My Story
I used to be obsessed with my body, in a constant pursuit of making it smaller. A huge motivating factor for my eating disorder behaviors was trying to look thinner. Yet, even as I lost weight and followed the extremely strict food and eating rules, I felt increasingly worse. The eating disorder paradox is that the … More Weight Loss Didn’t Actually Give Me What I Wanted
Tummy troubles are generally pretty common today, and many practitioners attribute these symptoms to diet. Food intolerances and allergies are on the rise, and we are learning more and more that different environmental exposures, especially as related to nutrition, can have a huge influence on the development of autoimmune responses. Food and its effect on … More Dietary Causes of IBS Might Not Be What You Think
Before I became a Christian, I tried really hard to be “perfect.” I think even now, I still have some perfectionistic inclination: I am tempted to believe, at times, that my worth and value comes from how well I do things instead of who I am. One of the ways that my perfectionism used to manifest was … More We were designed to eat intuitively