Blog Topic: Nutrition

Beyond Mindful Eating

One of my mentors Marc David with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating wrote a book called The Slow Down Diet.  In it he talks about the fact even if we eat the healthiest foods in the perfect amount but consume it in a state of anxious rushing, the...

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Compassion Inspired Mornings

Some people wake up famished and need to eat right away and others need a few hours to fully wake up before they can even think about food. While it is important to listen to your body, it is also important to eat something within a few hours of waking. Studies show...

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Eating and Breathing Tips for the Holiday Season

Everything in life has a rhythm. And the rhythm of the season is about moving towards each other in celebration, connection and in sharing food and gifts. If we are fortunate enough to have an abundance of food all around us, how do we take care to enjoy, but not...

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Eating low FODMAP

So many people are finding relief from digestive problems by eating LOW FODMAP, but it really is a different way of cooking and eating. It is a restrictive diet, but with a bit of planning, it can become routine.  Here is a good way to get started with basics. Many...

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When it comes to healing…

...let’s remember that when it comes to healing, our symptoms and negative behaviors don’t want to be fixed, they want to be heard. They want to have space. They want to be honored and explored in their complexity, and in their divinity. From this space of radical...

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Trauma and Digestion

Stress and trauma shut down the digestive system so we can deal with what we need to deal with to keep us safe in the moment.  This is a good thing. But ongoing stress and post traumatic stress causing ongoing inhibition of our digestive system causes gas, bloating,...

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The Slow Down Diet

We can eat the healthiest foods in the perfect amount, but if consumed in a state of anxious rushing, the physiological stress response will interfere with absorption of nutrients.   So we end up wasting the potential of the quality food and, the possibility of...

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Closing the Gap between Should and Want

Unfortunately, many, many people feel anxious about their eating.  There seems to be a huge gap between what people think they should eat, what they want to eat – and what they are able to manage around eating given their lifestyle. There are two main aspects to...

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Green Power Bowl Spring Soup

This soup has become a basic for me. I prefer to roast the onions, leeks,garlic, asparagus and broccoli in the oven for 45 minutes with some olive oil and then add the roasted vegetables to the leafy greens and broth in a soup pot. All those greens are rich in...

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