Embrace Your Belly

I spent the majority of my life sucking it in. Not my breath, but my belly. I used to be extremely self conscious about the appearance of my stomach through my shirt, especially when sitting down. If I was wearing jeans and folds of skin would spill over my waistband, I would be mortified, thinking that … More Embrace Your Belly

Diet Modification for a Medical Reason: My Story

On this blog, I write a lot about my non-diet approach to nutrition and healthcare, especially with regards to weight loss. I believe 100% that a person can be healthy irrespective of his or her weight, and that weight loss is in no way equatable with improved health. While many health-promoting behaviors have the side … More Diet Modification for a Medical Reason: My Story

Work-Life Balance

The title of this post is “work life balance,” but it isn’t going to be an authoritative “How-To” reference guide because, well, I don’t consider myself an authority on the subject! Of course, balance is something I strive towards, but I don’t think there’s any such thing as the “perfect” semblance of balance. Where I … More Work-Life Balance

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