The National Eating Disorders Association defines body image as “how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. It encompasses what you believe about your own appearance (including your memories, assumptions and generalizations), how you feel about your body (including your height, shape and weight) and how you sense and control your body as you move.”
Some days we just don't feel confident enough to conquer the world without some hairspray and makeup. But the truth is, you don't need cosmetics to feel beautiful. Embracing your natural beauty will give you the confidence to embrace your unique personality and body.
Compulsive behavior comes in many forms where sufferers are tormented with recurrent images, thoughts and impulses. It’s an anxiety disorder that’s categorized as OCD or obsessive-compulsive disorder. In severe cases, it can even dramatically disrupt lives and cause extreme distress.
Being a woman is great and all, but periods are the worst. Turns out, there are certain foods (usually the ones you crave like crazy) that make those awful menstrual side effects even worse. If you don’t want to go through hell and back once every month, steer clear of these foods.
When putting your child to bed, you don't often think of how a pillow or toy could kill your baby, but that's exactly what the facts say.
The dark side of Halloween used to be its connection to evil. But there's a new demon in town that plays an even bigger role in Halloween today: refined sugar.
We all have that one friend who has absolutely beautiful locks on her head. But does anyone really know how she gets her hair looking so flawless all the time? Was she just blessed with goddess hair? Does she have some secret formula she doesn't reveal to anyone?
When doctors announced that a baby carrying the genetic material of three people was born in Mexico earlier this year, Christians were divided on the ethical questions the procedure raised. Did the America doctor who performed the procedure in Mexico embrace morally dubious means to produce a baby for a couple that could have adopted? Or was he fulfilling the mandate of believers and Hippocrates — to ameliorate suffering whenever possible?
Do you ever have those days when everything just looks wrong? Your hair falls flat, you found a new pimple on your nose and the bags under your eyes seem even droopier. Well, I know the feeling. You want to live your life with confidence while feeling attractive; it is not as complicated as it might sound. Subtle changes in your routine could possibly change your entire countenance.
I hear this question a lot this time of year, “as a mom and dietitian, how do you handle Halloween candy with your kids?” People are surprised when I answer, “I don’t handle it, I let my kids handle it.” They are often confused too, so allow me to explain what I mean. Please note that I am sharing my perspective as a nutrition professional who works with individuals with disordered eating patterns as well as a mom of two little Halloween lovers.
It was late one afternoon, and I had just finished a long day that consisted of taking care of seven children and house-training a puppy, among other momlike responsibilities. I was completely worn out, the day was far from over, and I had yet to get out for a run.
With the U.S. spending a whopping 18 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, there's no shortage of health issues the next president must confront, such as ensuring that Medicare remains solvent and grappling with opioid addiction.
Picky eating is a concern that plagues parents of growing kids across America and many adult eaters too.
Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide. According to the ADAA, depression is an illness that makes someone feel useless, discouraged, unmotivated and hopeless. These feelings can easily be passed off as a case of the blues, but if they inhibit daily activities like going to work or negatively affect relationships with family and friends, your spouse may have a more severe case of depression. Depression not only affects your spouse, but can harm your marriage and other relationships if left untreated.
Pets and humans make for great companions. But it can be a disaster when your four-legged friend makes your partner cry, sneeze and break out from an allergic reaction. An estimated 10 percent of Americans suffer from pet allergies, meaning your darling's allergies could come between you and your cat or dog. These seven tips can help ease tensions in the home and keep the love triangle between your pet and significant other happy and sneeze-free:
Dentists are around to take care of your teeth. Although you might take your teeth for granted, they’re pretty important. You use them when ...
Upon returning home from school recently, my 7-year-old daughter, Azure, came running in the house, proclaiming, “Mom, I want to go exercise!”
I was visiting with family one weekend when my niece offered me a chocolate chip cookie. In the past, I would have not only eaten ...