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Diet, Nutrition & Eating

The Biggest Winner (Spoiler Alert, It’s Not the Dieters)

Why diets and “fat camps” fail. Everyone wants to look good to others. In many cultures, this ideal means looking thin and fit. Thus, Americans go on an average of five diets in their life span. That’s because in recent decades obesity rates have soared. In response, the 66-billion dollar diet industry thrives. But at…

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Golden Opportunity for a Second Childhood

The power of lived experience and perceptions. What a golden opportunity I was given to write a blog for the upcoming Healthy Aging: Embracing Life’s Seasons week that I will be facilitating at the end of the month. Elated, I began. And stopped. Feeling stuck, I pondered how to start a blog about a topic no…

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Killer Bees Honey Expands Apiary to Skyterra

The Magic and Medicine of Bees There’s something about honey that stirs nostalgia. Maybe this feeling comes from the memories distilled in the liquid. You can almost taste the summer day when a pollen-laden bee visited a wand of lavender. There are at least two stories within each drop of honey: the story of the…

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11 Tips for Sustainable Wellness & Weight Loss

Why is it so easy to regain weight after dieting? Messages about how to lose weight in media and popular culture often promote the latest fad diet or product. For some reason, we flock to these diets like lemmings. If you only eat these particular foods and nothing else, the propaganda proclaims, you will magically…

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Uncomfortably Numb: Overfilling the Emotional Void with Food

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Compulsive and binge eating as a coping mechanism. Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States and affects an estimated 2.8 million people. If you are touched by binge eating tendencies, even if your behavior doesn’t fall on the clinical scale, you are not alone. And you know how frustrating,…

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Take the Weight Off (Your Shoulders)

Binge Eating & Emotional Eating Specialty Week

The answer is not another diet. Find out how to quell unhealthy food urges. It’s that time of year again. You promised yourself that 2019 would be different. You’ve probably tried at least one new diet and exercise program. Keto. Paleo. Vegan. Gluten Free. Pescatarian. Fasting. Cleanses. You’ve worked hard at it but you may…

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Finding Freedom from Overeating

Freedom from Overeating, Binge Eating, and Emotional Eating

Why can’t I stop overeating? If you are a binge eater, emotional eater, or compulsive overeater, you probably spend a lot of time asking yourself this question. You’re not alone – many overeaters are extremely accomplished in other areas of their lives but struggle to change their eating behaviors.

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