Additional Health Articles

  • 4 Tips to Help You Get Out of a Rut with Food
    Posted on March 26, 2015

    4 Tips to Help You Get Out of a Rut With Food Are you feeling dispassionate about or uninspired by the foods you eat? This blog is for you if you are feeling bored around diet, not liking food, not sure what to eat, or somehow wanting some new energy when it comes to what you eat. Here are four tips to help you get out of a rut with food:

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why You Keep Getting Sick
    Posted on March 25, 2015

    Beautiful summer landscape with vineyard You don’t go around licking Petri dishes with illnesses in them, you sleep decently, and you eat some nutritious foods, so why are you still getting sick? In spite of good nutrition, plenty of sleep, and limited exposure to illness, some other factors may be at play. Here are three surprising reasons why you keep getting sick:

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Digestion Isn’t Great
    Posted on March 24, 2015

    3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Digestion isn't Great You might watch what you eat, or subscribe to a particular diet, yet when it comes to your digestion, it’s still not where you want it to be. If your digestion could use a little help, you may want to explore some areas you haven’t thought of before! Here are three surprising reasons why your digestion isn’t great:

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight
    Posted on March 17, 2015

    3 Surprising Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight You’ve squeezed yourself into jeans that are too small, hoping for that day they’ll fit just right. You’ve starved yourself only to gain it back, plus some. You’ve punished yourself and cut yourself off from love until you’ve attained a body you believe makes you worthy. But none of that is working. Here are 3 surprising reasons why you’re not losing weight:

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Tired
    Posted on March 16, 2015

    3 Surprising Reasons Why You're Tired If you’re constantly feeling tired and run down, it may not be for the reasons you tell yourself. You’re probably not lazy, or boring. The reason may be you’re not getting the fuel you need to energize your life! Read on for 3 surprising reasons why you’re tired:

  • 4 Surprising Ways That Food Can Impact Your Mood
    Posted on March 12, 2015

    4 Surprising Ways That Food Can Impact Your Mood Mood isn’t just for the realm of psychiatrists. In fact, any mind-altering substance, whether from the street, a bar, or a doctor, only works in our body because we have what are called endogenous—naturally occurring within our body—receptor sites. In other words, the key (substance) wouldn’t work if we didn’t already have the lock (receptor site) in our body. Food is another substance we can consume that will impact our mood. However, the type of food, and how our bioindividually unique body processes it, determine whether the result is mood stability or instability. Let’s take a look at four surprising ways that food, or pseudo food, can impact your mood:

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Diet Isn’t Working
    Posted on March 11, 2015

    3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Diet Isn't Working Although the word diet can mean what foods and drinks we consume regularly, it more commonly refers to a regimented, restrictive way of eating for the goal of weight loss or medical improvement. The latter type of diet can really shift our mind and our body into deprivation mode, which is not a fun way to live. The former version may not come with a mindset or feeling of deprivation, but we may still miss important nutritional needs that can have us working against, rather than with, our body. When our body-minds perceive we don’t have enough, we start to live life in survival mode, rather than thrive mode. If you’re wondering why your diet, in either sense of the word, isn’t working, here are three surprising reasons why:

  • 5 Ways to Have More Freedom with Food
    Posted on March 10, 2015

    5 Ways to Have More Freedom with Food Tired of adhering to limited, boring food options? Do you feel like food is the enemy? If you find yourself being rigid with food and longing for freedom, here are five ways to have more freedom with food:

  • 4 Secrets Everyone Trying to Lose Weight Should Know
    Posted on March 9, 2015

    4 Secrets Everyone Trying To Lose Weight Should Know If you’ve tried to force your body into a smaller size through quick fix methods, starvation, dieting, or shaming, you’ve probably discovered that these methods are not long-term, sustainable solutions. Instead of allowing our body to be its natural size and shape based on our values and lifestyle, we convince ourselves that life will somehow be better with a different size and shape. And so we shame ourselves into some ideal that , ultimately, feels unsustainable. This method doesn’t work long-term -- eventually we give up because it’s too difficult, or too destructive. Here are four secrets everyone trying to lose weight should know:

  • 4 Tips to Heal Your Relationship with Food
    Posted on March 4, 2015

    4 Tips to Heal Your Relationship with Food Sometimes we can battle ourselves when it comes to food. We can become so removed from health in this part of our lives that it feels like an abusive relationship. But our relationship with food doesn’t have to be bad, and it can even be harmonious and reciprocal! Read on for four tips to help you heal your relationship with food:

  • 4 Great Tips From Spiritual Psychology for Food and Body
    Posted on March 3, 2015

    4 Great Tips from Spiritual Psychology for Food and Body Spiritual psychology, also referred to as transpersonal psychology, involves integrating spiritual or transcendent elements of human experience into the therapeutic process as essential to psychological functioning. It recognizes the potential for growth inherent in "peak" experiences and other shifts in consciousness that can change, in an instant, how much of our true nature we can recognize. It seeks to see symptoms as a part of the higher self, trying to self-actualize. It goes beyond what’s right with people, and asks, “What makes people extremely well, or optimal beings?”

  • 5 Great Tips From Positive Psychology for Food and Body
    Posted on February 27, 2015

    5 Great Tips From Positive Psychology for Food and Body Positive psychology is a field of psychology that steers away from analyzing what’s wrong with someone and toward what makes a particular person’s life worth living. This will be unique for each individual, but there are some universal themes. One way to discover what makes a life worth living is to look at what someone values, such as passions, strengths of character, teamwork, humor, kindness, community, or spirituality. When people know their values, they can use them to guide their behaviors. From this place, people can build upon what’s already working and honor the innate wisdom of a behavior, even if it seems dysfunctional at the surface. Here are 5 great tips from positive psychology for food and body:

  • Do You Really Need to Weigh Yourself? 4 Great Tips for Saying Goodbye to the Scale
    Posted on February 26, 2015

    Do You Really Need to Weigh Yourself? On any given day, people’s weight can fluctuate up or down a few pounds due to fluid shifts, activity levels, sleep efficiency, stress, and hormonal variations. But our bodies are designed to maintain a fairly dynamic homeostatic equilibrium and they’ll even out around a set point. Yet if we weigh ourselves fairly regularly, we may use the number on the scale to dictate how we treat ourselves and how much worth we feel we have. Does the scale really have that much weight? Do we really need to weigh ourselves to feel okay about who we are? Here are 4 great tips to help you say “good-bye” to the scale:

  • Post Traumatic Stress and Digestion: What’s the Connection?
    Posted on February 25, 2015

    PTSD and Digestion Is there a connection between post traumatic stress and digestion? In order to answer this question, let’s look at the nervous system and how it operates, the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how digestion works. Read on to learn more, and to find out how the healing process takes place.

  • Intuitive Eating
    Posted on February 24, 2015

    Intuitive Eating There can be a lot of confusion out there about food plans, with as many diets as there are days in the year. It’s great to have knowledge of nutrition, digestion, and healthy lifestyles, but all that knowledge can sometimes say opposing things. How do you know what’s right for you?

  • 4 Body Image Tips for Teenagers
    Posted on February 23, 2015

    4 Body Image Tips for Teenagers Young people today are faced with social pressures that the generation before didn’t have to deal with. There’s certainly good to come from online classes, a social climate that is becoming more accepting of marginalized people, and more entrepreneurial opportunities than any prior generation h [...]

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