What is an Eating Disorder?

The National Eating Disorders Association is a non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. According to their webpage, they reach millions every year, campaign for prevention, improve access to quality treatment and increase research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. They,…

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Reduce Stress in the New Year

After the holidays wind down, New Year Resolutions set in, and life and work responsibilities come back in full force, it is easy to become overwhelmed by stress. Unfortunately, this stress can at times be unavoidable. While you cannot necessarily change all the events and factors that cause stress, there are some simple strategies you…

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A Dietitian’s Thanksgiving Tips

Food without guilt. What food items make Thanksgiving special to you? For me, it’s Grandma’s pumpkin pie.  For another it’s Aunt Nina’s sweet potato casserole.  Whatever the foods are, the key is to allow yourself a reasonable portion of these items, but leave the less desirable sides to others.  Setting healthy boundaries including what you…

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The Art of Positive Thinking

So often in the psychology and mental health world you hear people focusing on negative thinking patterns, cognitive distortions, and how to confront them. This leaves little thought to the other end of the spectrum, positive thinking and the power of positive thinking patterns. Here are a few ways to adapt a positive thinking frame…

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s.  If that isn’t enough, 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia.  It also kills more than breast and prostate cancer combined. Experts believe the number of Americans aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s may nearly triple by 2050.  It is…

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Epilepsy Awareness Month

In honor of November as Epilepsy Awareness Month, this blog post is dedicated to one of the most researched diet interventions for Epilepsy in children—the ketogenic diet.   What is it? The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that helps to control seizures in some people with epilepsy.  It is often prescribed by a…

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Nutrition for New Moms

Moms-to-be need a variety of foods from all the food groups.  Some women need the reminder that there is no such thing as “bad food” and that a healthy diet is one that encourages variety. Even after the baby is born, that same balanced diet of sugars, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals is exactly what…

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Attention on ADHD

October is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Awareness Month.  Their 2016 slogan is “Knowing is Better.”  To quote the awareness website “It’s better for parents to know that ADHD might be part of the picture so they can seek out the help their children need; it’s better for young adults to know about their ADHD so they might arrange for…

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Making Your Mental Health a Priority

Mental Health is the state of your psychological well being. While the goal is for this to be a positive state without the presence of any mental disorders, it is unfortunately not always possible. One of the leading contributors to that fact is that we often ignore is our mental well being. Mental health or…

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Making the Most of Mondays

Monday, or in other words, the most dreaded day of the week. It signifies the end of the weekend and the start of the work week and usually starts off with too little sleep, not enough preparation, and a general lack of excitement. Its hard because even when you like your job, its hard to jump…

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