I was talking with a colleague a few weeks ago about functional medicine, and what that looks like in practice. “So, how would you treat someone with hypothyroidism, for example?” He asked me. My answer was far from simple, and that’s because no two cases of hypothyroidism are exactly the same. In the world of … More The Root Cause of Hypothyroidism
Does the idea of eating whatever you’re craving, whenever you’re hungry seem too good to be true? It used to for me, anyway. I felt like I was constantly at war with both my stomach and the scale, as I was never satisfied with either. I spent insane amounts of time and energy trying to … More Reasons You Might Not Be at Your Weight Set Point
Wanting to lose weight is a normal feeling for women in today’s world. We unfortunately live in an age when thinness is seen as overly valuable, and this creates insane pressures for us. We’ve all felt it! We’re constantly bombarded with messages about weight loss, from magazine covers to billboards, even all the way down … More 3 Ways Undereating Leads to Weight Gain
Today is the debut of Taylor Swift’s new documentary, Miss Americana on Netflix. In it, she reveals her struggle with an eating disorder for the first time. Admissions like hers aren’t rare in celebrity culture, with new details regarding the inner struggles of American idols emerging every day. But Swift’s is noteworthy for two key … More Taylor Swift Had an Eating Disorder. This Is Why It Matters.
The messages we hear in our culture very much attribute health problems to weight gain. Conversations about chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease are very weight-focused, with weight loss often being the only “lifestyle recommendation” given by healthcare providers to those looking to avoid medications. But weight loss recommendations don’t always translate to improved … More The Truth About Weight and Health