At this time of the year when so many people are making goals around food and eating, I think it’s a good time to remind you what “normal eating” is. The best quote comes from fellow dietitian and author Ellyn Satter, who is known for her Eating Competence Model. She (as I am) is more concerned about helping you develop eating confidence and competence versus developing uber-healthy eating habits. In essence, you would do well to learn how to self-moderate and trust yourself to make wise decisions around food than to stick to certain outside rules or guidelines for ...
The other day I sat in a room full of women talking about their vulnerabilities and struggles with body image. As one wise woman shared her story of learning to love herself, she said, "There's power in doing. Doing is how we learn."
Eating healthy can be expensive and is sometimes overwhelming. I’ve noticed that organic produce sometimes costs three times more than the non-organic kind — But healthy eating on a budget is possible; and doesn’t mean you have to make a huge lifestyle change. Here are five key steps to keeping a healthy diet without overspending:
You might be watching a loved one suffer in an abusive relationship. It might be especially hard for you if the loved one isn’t aware she is being abused. Trying to help an unaware victim of abuse is difficult, but the follow five guidelines can apply to help both male and female victims of abuse.
For many students, stress is simply part of college life — as unavoidable as tuition, fees and final exams. And the number of students flooding university counseling centers suggest stress levels on campuses may be rising.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a cure-all drink for all of your bodily ailments? Kefir is as close as you can get to finding that miracle drink. Kefir is a fermented drink made from milk and grains with live cultures that act as a probiotic to boost your health. It's also full of friendly bacteria and yeasts rich in nutrients. Here are some benefits of adding kefir to your diet:
It was Dec 30, 2016, and like many of you, I had a resolve to get up the next morning and do something spectacular to start the new year off right. With New Year's Day being on a Sunday, I figured that rather than waiting until Jan. 2 to begin my fitness goals, I would choose New Year's Eve as my starting date.
If you haven’t began writing in your gratitude journal for 2017, you still have time to start. After all, it’s not that far into the new year yet. Flip open the nearest notebook you have lying around and get started. Don’t feel like you have to conform to gratitude lists, either. Be a little more creative with your gratitude with these nine ideas:
Memory is a fickle thing. Each one of us has memories we remember the most. There are memories we treasure and some we abhor. Even the most awkward or embarrassing memories resurface at the most random of times. But while our minds are a database full of memories, there is one small server dedicated to our earliest childhood memories.
The key to healthy teeth has gone far beyond telling folks not to eat sugar. Although this approach was popular for decades, we now know much more about how to keep your teeth healthy.
It's a new year, which means it's the perfect time to work on learning the most important skill: the art of confidently loving yourself. When you picture a confident woman, you probably think of a lady with flawless skin, pearly white teeth and long hair without a strand out of place. Well, if you didn't already know, confidence starts from within, and not on the outside.
It’s the beginning of the year, which means it’s time to diet. But trying to break old habits for healthier, better diets is extremely hard to do. If you’re trying to find something healthy to eat, look no further than these five recipes. All seven of these recipes are healthy for you, and as a plus, they don’t include any sugar. The best part is they all taste absolutely amazing.
They're sometimes called "Snowflake" babies — children who were once frozen as embryos in a thin cane of liquid nitrogen.
We all know the one main reason any person would allow themselves to swallow vinegar every day, especially apple cider vinegar.
We all know waking up in the morning is hard no matter what time it is. But, you’ll be surprised to find that when you wake up earlier, you’re doing the best thing for both your mind and body. Of course, it will take time to get used to a schedule change, but once you get in the habit, you’ll start seeing shocking benefits.
Laurel Hurst had done everything right, at least that’s what she thought until she opened her mailbox to find a $20,000 bill for ...
After months of behind-the-scenes wrangling, Republicans have released a health-care plan they believe is better than what Americans got when President Barack Obama signed the ...
Have you ever been told you look like an Emily or a Michael? Or maybe you go by your middle name or a nickname because ...