Food. Is it… -guilty or innocent? -good or bad? -addictive? What do you think? Here’s another one… Which of the following aspects make food something that we personify, argue about, and/or feel guilty or superior about? the food itself our eating behavior our (misguided) desires the latest diet trend or food tribe moralizing, demonizing, [...]
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“Before you drop that potato chip or chocolate bar and start shaming yourself, let’s have a discussion and truly “weigh” the evidence for and against labeling food as an addiction.” – Dr. Sarah In this post, we will continue the discussion on food addiction. First, let’s have a recap on this topic so that [...]
“Focusing on trying to control anything that we can seems quite compelling when we are living in a world where lack of control from the outside seems the norm. This includes managing what and how much we put into our mouths and placing the results neatly into a category of “good” or “bad.” Yet, [...]
The Deceit of Diets Dressed Up as Wellness Diet culture has etched its deceitful messages into society and into healthcare. The beliefs it upholds have led to the perpetuation of body size stigma, weight bias, and substandard medical care for those in larger bodies. In an effort to “combat obesity” in the name [...]
Is Society Normalizing Disordered Eating & Is Diet Culture and Healthcare Contributing to the Rise in Eating Disorders?
When Does Being Healthy Cross the Fitness Line? How do you know when you cross that line between caring about your health and obsessing over it? When does nourishing your body with nurturing foods turn into a disordered relationship with nutrition and fitness? How do habits for health that focus on diet and [...]
More on What Health Anxiety Is As usual for me, I tend to take on a subject and dig into it so deeply it becomes many subtopics too vast to cover in one article. This occurred for me again on the topic of health anxiety. Anxiety is so prevalent, and so many are [...]
The Vicious Hamster Wheel in Your Head… Do you experience brain fog, fatigue, heart palpitations, sweating, muscle tension, and digestive issues? Are you having these and/or other continual symptoms only to run to the doctor and find everything is normal? If every ache and pain causes a whirlwind of thoughts to run through [...]
Trembling, Panic, Excessive Worrying about Bodily Symptoms…Is it Anxiety, Stress, or Something Else?
After all that we have gone through for the past two years, it's hard not to be hyper-focused on bodily symptoms. What if it's ruling your life, though? What if even after having a clean bill of health, it’s not enough to calm your mind? You may be constantly worrying… Every grumble, rumble, heartbeat, [...]
The Epigenetics of Mind-Body Medicine: Smile and Relax…You Can Change Your Gene Expression and Alter Your Health by Being Mindful! Discover More in Part III
Recently, I’ve been sharing how we can change our mindset and alter our biochemistry and brain functioning to shift our genetic destiny. Through integrative medicine (IM) and mindful-based practices, we have the ability to “turn on” genes that are health promoting and “turn down” molecular signals that are harmful. In fact, several mind-body practices [...]