by Joanna Poppink, MFT. What follows are possible early warning signs of an eating disorder or behaviors that, when repeated, can indicate an ongoing eating disorder. Be gentle with yourself as you examine the things you consider normal and routine, but which may indicate a serious problem.
by Julie Daniluk, R H.N. Emotional healing is the hardest thing to face because it isn't tangible or quantifiable. You may have to address the fact that you're eating extra food for comfort or out of boredom. Some foods may have seemingly addictive qualities. For example, when you eat...
adapted by Nora T. Gedgaudas, CNS, CNT. The following list of reasons to cut your carbs is adapted from The Carnitine Miracle: The Supernutrient Program That Promotes High Energy, Fat Burning, Heart Health, Brain Wellness and Longevity, by Robert Crayhon, M.A. (Crayhon 1998).
The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has been busy the past few years trying to salvage the reputation of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The industry's latest marketing stunt involves renaming HFCS to "corn sugar" in order to make the additive sound healthier and more appealing to the public...
Buying food that is grown and raised locally has many advantages. One is obviously the fact that you're supporting your local farmers, businesses, neighbors, the parents of your children's friends, etc. So you're definitely helping your local economy, as well as...
You would think that food safety would be a top priority since much of our food is grown somewhere else and most of us have to eat out of the grocery stores. But it seems that is not the case. For instance, ever wonder why the ongoing collapse of US honeybee populations hasn't caused a scarcity of honey or a spike in prices?
by Vijay Vad, M.D.
There are so many diets out there -- and everyone suggests that their way is the best! It may be that each diet has something that makes sense, but is one better than the other? And is that "one" the same for everyone? Dr. Vijay Vad presents some common sense information and recommendations that can be applied to all of us...
by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
One way to ensure that you'll enjoy a variety of delicious vegetarian meals is by eating out, but many new vegetarians feel unsure about what to order. With my busy workshop schedule, I travel nearly every weekend. I've learned how to maintain my vegetarian lifestyle, no matter what type of restaurant I'm in.
by Brigitte Mars.
Sugar is not only the most prevalent addiction in our society, but it's also the least recognized and one of the hardest to kick. Yet almost no one calls sugar an addictive substance. What's truly frightening about it is that sugar is found in practically every food product on the grocery store shelf. Are we a society of unknowing addicts? Perhaps.
by Patricia Quinn.
Nutritional therapy is a system of healing based on the belief that our food is our medicine and our medicine is our food. Disorders ranging from chronic fatigue, energy loss, insomnia, depression, backache, skin complaints, asthma, and headaches can be relieved with nutritional therapy.
by Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra Whole grains are unrefined, exceedingly nutritious, and contain more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than their lighter, whiter, and fluffier counterparts found in commercially packaged goods.
by Jon Gordon M.A. It's a popular notion that we will get more done if we skip lunch. Unfortunately that couldn't be farther from the truth. According to various studies, researchers agree that performance scores plunge when people skip lunch and those who skip lunch soon feel more anxious and tense. Skipping lunch can also slow your metabolism...
by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
Food cravings often stem from basic unmet needs for fun, excitement, or love -- issues most would consider "normal" and within our power to self-heal. Some people's food cravings remain constant; for example, they always crave ice cream. Other people go through "food kicks," craving peanut butter one week, blue cheese dressing the next week, and chocolate bars the following week.
Herbs And Cooking When cooking herbs there are certain things you need to remember. The food will taste as good as the mood you are in and whatever herbs you use to spice up the meal is according to one's own personal taste. Experimenting with herbs is fun and adds a bit of pizazz to one's daily meals.
by Ron Teeguarden. One of the great secrets of a long, satisfying, and happy life, according to Eastern wisdom, is to focus on health instead of disease. This is the psychological basis of the art of radiant health. Develop the attitude of radiant health, and radiant health can be attained surprisingly easily.
by Marie T. Russell.
We often crave something (whether it is a new TV, a new car, a certain food, a relationship) only to find once we "fulfill" the craving, that we still aren't satisfied... Why? Because the object of the craving was only a symbol of what we really needed. What we are really seeking is...