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Dieting– a word that begins with DIE! This can’t be good and in truth, it isn’t. Recently, I saw a headline about experts not recommending dieting. Well, for those of us who were on the front line working with patients […]

We all want to shed a few pounds, right? But it is not as easy as passing up that gooey brownie or saying “No” to the extra slice of pumpkin pie. Good intentions don’t always translate to results. Our brain […]

Be fit. Eat clean! Sugar free, gluten free, non GMO, no pesticides, grass fed…This is the mantra of healthy living in today’s culture. But Mary took this clean eating strategy too far and put herself in physical danger. She found […]

Does food influence anxiety? Does diet matter when it comes to anxiety? Can anxiety be treated with food? Remember the saying, “You are what you eat.” Maybe when it comes to anxiety, there is some truth in this statement. While we […]

Mom always said, “Eat your vegetables!” Was she on to something? Apparently so, as certain vegetables may be not only be good for your eyes, but also good for your brain! Have you ever said, “I wish I knew then, what […]

Do you like your body? If we are honest, most of us would say no. Body distortion and lack of acceptance began in a garden. Yet, we feel the results of it today. The 3rd chapter of Genesis provide an explanation of […]

If you’ve never visited Tuscany in Italy, there is much to love–beautiful hills flowing with vineyards, olive trees and sunflowers. The landscape looks like a painted picture. But what is so captivating about Tuscany is the way people live. It is simple, uncomplicated […]

I’ve been working with weight loss for years now and was excited to see what the TV show, The Biggest Loser, would do in terms of helping those with obesity. I stopped watching the show because I feared what would […]

Tony was mad at himself. He wasn’t hungry but downed a burger and fries anyway. Renee finds that after a hard day at work, she opens the refrigerator and dives into the snacks. And Holly eats whenever she prepares for […]

How many of us love our bodies? We look in the mirror and don’t like what we see. It starts early, especially if your physical body developed before others your age. Body image development takes on special significance during adolescence. We judge […]