An Open Letter to All Health Professionals

We all have our biases. That’s part of being human. But as a health care professional, we need to be held to a higher standard and we need to check our personal biases at the door. Far too many doctors, both in the traditional medical system and the integrative system, treat patients with obesity with…

Eating is Boring

If I asked you how many times this week you ate without any distractions, what would you say? How many of those meals weren’t interrupted by cell phones, TV shows, work emails or driving the kids to soccer practice? Our busy lives have made us change our eating habits, and not for the better. So,…

Trick-Or-Treat

Halloween can be a tricky dilemma for families who are trying to ‘clean-up’ their diets and create healthy eating patterns for their children. Do you let your kids go collecting and just limit how much they eat daily? Or maybe not restrict at all? Just let them have at it! Do you let them experience…

No Way Am I Buying Bigger Pants!

Fall is upon us and that means…wardrobe change! But what if you pull out last year’s skirts, pants and dresses only to find that they shrunk? Or maybe it’s that you expanded? Either way, they won’t fit comfortably. So, what’s a girl to do? I’ll tell you what many will do – they’ll decide to…

Eat Cake for Breakfast

As parents, we work incredibly hard to make the life of our kids better than our own. So when it comes to their health, we do everything we can to make sure they don’t struggle the same way we do. But the problem often lies in our efforts. We tell them, “don’t eat too much…

I am celebrating 8 years of being purge free!

That’s incredible to me. What blows my mind is that I didn’t even realize that I had an anniversary to celebrate because being purge free is my new normal. 9 years ago my son was born. 8 years ago we were leaving his cake smashing photo session to celebrate his first birthday and I was…

International No Diet Day

It’s finally here. A day that truly celebrates a life free of rules and restrictions; a day that celebrates our bodies just as they are. But how much has our body image deteriorated to fuel the need for a No Diet Day? How widespread is the desire to be ‘perfect’ and ‘skinny’ anyways? Although it’s…