I saw a post on social media the other day advertising the “famous last words said by Steve Jobs as he was on his death bed.” Or something like that. The info graphic featured picture of the tech industry billionaire, looking pensive, with a text overlay of savvy one-liners about happiness, the fleeting nature of … More Who Is Your Health Authority?
Many of you know that my background is in natural medicine, meaning that my healthcare training largely involved counseling patients on lifestyle modifications — especially those involving food. Like many of my colleagues, a large proportion of my patient base is constituted by individuals struggling with inflammatory and autoimmune conditions which require significant diet changes … More How Common Is Disordered Eating? (AKA Why I Keep Writing About It)
Today I’m sharing on the (in)courage blog! My passion for helping others heal from dieting and disordered eating comes from my own experience struggling with food, and the work that God did in my life to help me recover. Head over to the (in)courage blog to read my post, along with hundreds of other encouraging messages! … More The Victory in Surrender
Lately, my right ankle has been giving me a little trouble. It’s been somewhat “clicky” joint for pretty much my whole life, but in the past few weeks, one of my tendons has felt like it’s catching, and it’s pretty painful. I mostly only notice it when I bend my ankle as far as it … More If It Hurts, Don’t Do It
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