Intuitive Eating While on a Medical/Therapeutic Diet

On my blog, I talk a lot about how the ‘average Joe’ is better off following the least restrictive diet possible. The media likes to sensationalize claims about the health benefits of avoiding gluten or dairy (or other random ingredients), especially without much evidence/support. A lot of my motivation for debunking those claims comes from … More Intuitive Eating While on a Medical/Therapeutic Diet

How Common Is Disordered Eating? (AKA Why I Keep Writing About It)

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)

Dietary Causes of IBS Might Not Be What You Think

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