Childhood Emotional Abuse: Changing the Script

On November 17, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

How I survived an emotionally abusive childhood, and changed the script with my own children. We were never told we were loved. The words “I love you” were not part of our family culture. My siblings and I never heard our parents say it to each other, and they never…

Self Weighing Leads to Depression and Disordered Eating

On May 26, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Especially in teen girls and young adult women. 10 years ago, researchers at the University of Minnesota set out to determine how self-weighing would impact the weight, psychology and behavior of teens and young adults. They’ve followed 1900 young people for the last 10 years, and late last year they…

5 Things They’re Not Telling You About Sugar

On April 30, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

It seems like you can’t turn around anymore without being confronted with another shocking news story or blog post about the evils of sugar. It’s almost exactly like the 80’s and 90’s, when you couldn’t turn around without bumping into another shocking news story or diet book about the dangers of dietary…

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? This Scientist Thinks So.

How (completely inaccurate, uninformed) celebrities dominate the national conversation on health. Source: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? This Scientist Thinks So.   This article came across my desktop this morning, and it explores a concept I’ve long been fascinated by – our eagerness to engage in behavior that is…

Why I Stopped Dieting

I grew up looking at underweight (‘waif’ and ‘heroin chic’ were the words they used) and yet impossibly perfect models on the pages of magazines. It did a number on me. Made me feel ashamed of my fleshy thighs, my broad shoulders, my small breasts. Sparked an unhealthy, decades long…