Over the holidays I had gum surgery. I was given specific instructions from my periodontist regarding my diet and movement for the first couple of weeks. I didn’t think consuming pureed and soft foods would be a big deal, since this was not for long. I am always a compliant patient and wanted to have […]
Article written by Vaughn Darst, Nutrition Therapist (www.allgendernutrition.com) For most people, recovering from disordered eating and healing your relationship with food demands that you grapple with a string of questions about your body. How will my body change? How will I feel about my recovered body? Will I be able to accept the body I […]
We all reminisce on the dreaded physical fitness tests of middle and high school gym class.
Do you remember the pressures of trying to compete with your classmates in running, push-ups, or sit-ups?
Many of us look back on those grateful that they aren’t required in the working world.
But, for the brave members of the US military, being able to run and do push-ups is a job requirement.
We have seen these foods for a long time at the market, various restaurants and they are prevalent in many cultures. Carrying a bottle of kombucha has become as common as carrying a bottle of water or a cup of coffee. What is it about these foods that have people intrigued? Does sauerkraut, kimchi, dill […]
In the many years I have been in private practice, I have observed clients work through uncomfortable feelings in various ways during our sessions. Clients doodle, use fidget spinners, knit, needle point, and play with Silly Putty, to name a few. I encourage these behaviors, working with clients to discuss strategies that may enable them […]
Big news shocker: Dieting makes you gain weight. The diet industry doesn’t want you to know it (because it would mess with their bottom line), but scientific research has proven it. I will get to the details in a minute, but first, a story… Recently, a reporter put out a request for a Registered Dietitian […]
We live in a culture that looks down on people if they do not look a certain way. Some parts of the world are more accepting of various shapes, sizes, genders and religions and others are critical of these various topics. Growing up in Los Angeles, CA (to be more exact Beverly Hills, CA), I […]