When I was in high school, I was a self-proclaimed health expert. I was also anorexic. It doesn’t make sense that someone would take health advice from an unqualified person who was objectively very unhealthy. But a lot of people did. My soccer coach even asked me to make a nutrition guide for our team … More Why Health Magazines Are Harmful
Therapeutic diets (gluten-free, autoimmune protocol, anti-inflammatory diet, etc) are super trendy in the media right now. But they’re also under fire from the intuitive eating community because of what they are — diets. This creates a lot of confusion for individuals looking to manage their health in the most non-invasive way possible while at the … More Nutrition, Integrative Medicine, and Therapeutic Diets
Last year around this time, I made a post on Instagram about 30 things you could do instead of starting a new diet, such as Whole 30. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with eating more vegetables or choosing to avoid foods that make us feel sick. But plans like Whole 30 often end … More Do This Instead of Whole 30
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 weeks ago, we drove to the East coast for a late summer vacation. We visited some family, did some camping and hung out around my husband’s old stomping grounds so he could show me where he grew up. I’d never been to Virginia before, and I enjoyed learning about some of the history … More Intuitive Eating vs Boredom Eating