We live in a world where “calories” and “dieting” are everyday words in the English language. While caloric information can sometimes be used as great information, much of the time those tiny little numbers are used as weapons in a battle against ourselves.


It’s not uncommon to feel almost paralyzed at times when obsessing over calories. They cannot only get in the way of you meeting your daily energy needs but counting them can also get in the way of simply having a good time. There is a plethora of...

In a nation full of people stricken with chronic diseases, many linked to lifestyle choices, why would we worry about those engrossed with healthy eating?  Because “healthy” can go too far.

You may have heard the term “orthorexia” in the media and even in conversation. Orthorexia nervosa was first termed by Steven Bratman, MD in 1997 in an essay in Yoga Journal. A dissection of the phrase translates to straight or correct (Ortho), desire or appetite (-orexia) and obsession (Nervosa).  Dr. Bratman sugg...

My daughter was just about 10 months old when we were invited to a friend’s birthday party. It was a swim party. It was a beautiful day. Not too hot, not too cold, and the water was perfect. My husband jumped right in the water with my little one, but I hesitated. After a quick self-evaluation, I realized I was a bit self-conscious about being in a bathing suit in front of the other guests.

Now you may be thinking (I know I was), this is a body-positive, nutrition and wellness expert. How could she fe...

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