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
Phew! Long time no talk… As a little apology for those of you who are new around here, I’ve been sharing updates on my newsletter about how and why the blog schedule is different [sign up here if you’d like to read the newsletter] but I realized I never left an FYI here on the … More Why I Don’t Work Out Anymore
I thought losing weight was going to fix all my problems for me. But it didn’t. Really, it only created more problems. #notworthit As humans in general, I think we’re always on the lookout for the next easy fix. We want to find that one secret solution that will make our lives easier so that … More Body Image or Body Idolatry?
I no longer believe that the word “healthy” is appropriate to use in the context of individual foods. Here’s why: Health Can’t Be Watered Down to Vegetables Working in the healthcare field, health and wellness are constantly topics of discussion, as are nutrition and fitness. Every day, I hear talk about “good” and “bad,” “healthy” … More Are Vegetables Really Healthy?
A few years ago, I ran a half marathon, and during the race I remember seeing a shirt on a fellow runner that said “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” with a picture of a pair of running shoes and a reference to Philippians 4:13. At the time, I thought it … More The Problem with “Christian” Diet Books & Blogs