I follow a number of other functional medicine doctors on social media, and I have to admit that many of the messages they share have orthorexic undertones. They talk about “eating clean” and following borderline extreme diets, and avoiding this, that or the other food group. Don’t get me wrong, extreme dietary interventions have their … More A Healthier Sort of New Year’s Resolution
Most fitness blogs tend to have weight-focused undertones. The language that the media uses when talking about exercise emphasize terms like “tone” and “slim” and “body fat percentage” which drives me completely crazy. Of course, there are metabolic benefits to exercise (specifically in terms of blood sugar control) and exercise does have stress-relieving effects when … More 4 Types of Exercise That Are More Important Than Cardio
The first time I heard the phrase ‘food is fuel,’ it wasn’t in a diet-y context. It was actually quite the opposite — my soccer coach as a kid would remind us of the fact that we needed to eat enough nourishing food before and during our tournaments so that we would have energy and … More Why It's Important That We See Food as More Than Fuel
Or rather, I wrote a book, and am currently in the long process of editing said book. And that, my friends, is probably the craziest thing I’ve ever said. I still don’t believe it. Just about two years ago, the gears in my head started turning. I had just started this blog (which at the … More I’m Writing a Book!
Last year, the FDA started requiring certain restaurants to post calorie counts over menu counters to “educate” consumers about their eating. While I certainly believe that education is important in empowering consumers to make choices that honor their health, I’m not convinced that calorie counts should be considered “helpful information.” Here’s why: 1. Calorie Counts … More The Problem with Restaurant Calorie Counts