Tag: Eating Disorders


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Amy Gardner
February 21, 2011
It's National Eating Disorders Awareness week!  To learn more about this national campaign to increase awareness and early recognition of eating disorders at the NEDA website click here. Also, here are a couple ...

The Blessing of Food

Amy Gardner
February 11, 2011
I'm reading a book by psychologist Wendy Mogel, PhD called 'The Blessing of a Skinned Knee'.  Drawing from traditional Jewish teachings and years of work as a family therapist she provides readers with strategies for ...

Women and Emotional Eating

Amy Gardner
January 31, 2011
There are many reasons to eat.  We eat to fill a physical need; our stomach growls and we know it's time to refuel.  We eat when we're happy, sad or angry and sometimes because we're bored.  ...
Cleansing

Cleansing

Amy Gardner
January 21, 2011
One of the latest trends in dieting is cleansing.  The idea behind cleansing is that you can detoxify your body by eating exclusively fruits and vegetables in either in whole or liquid form for a ...

Weighty Dinner Conversations

Amy Gardner
January 1, 2011
I find it ironic yet not surprising that people end up talking about dieting around the dinner table. These conversations are particularly common during the holidays. As a culture we're obsessed with food ...

The Vitamin D Debacle

Amy Gardner
December 20, 2010
Do we need more vitamin D?  Some clinicians say yes and the more the better.  However, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report on November 30th cautioning the public about high doses of ...