Traveling is one of the best parts of life, but eating disorders can make it a very difficult thing to manage. Traveling gives us the opportunity to explore other places and cultures and opens our lives to adventure. In my opinion, one of the best ways to truly immerse yourself in another culture is through the food.
Integrated Eating is delighted to present a blog from our nutrition intern, Makenzie Teramo. While interning for us this summer she attended a webinar given by The Renfrew Center that was presented by McKenzie Wilkins and Rachel Phillips Tenny called Body Neutrality: How to Exist Between Loving and Hating Your Body.
With an increased awareness of health and wellness, nutritional supplement use amongst Americans are at an all high. According to the 2017 Annual Survey on Dietary Supplements, three fourths of Americans took dietary supplements last year. At Integrated Eating, we believe nutritional supplements can provide certain nutrients to your body for optimum health.
One common query that often presents itself in our nutrition sessions is how bodies maintain their ideal body weight. A myth most often related and recounted is that weight maintenance is simply the sum of calories consumed versus the calories expended. If we consume more than we burn we will gain weight.
Today we introduce twists. These are grounded and fluid postures that are included in some yoga flow. The magic ingredient is awareness. What would it be like to bring your awareness to the mat? This fourth installment guides you to move your body with while noticing what’s happening in the present moment. What is it like to twist your body? What do you notice about your breath, physical body and emotions as you bring these poses into your body with awareness.
While interning for us this summer she attended a webinar given by The Renfrew Center and presented by Lewis Jones, PsyD called OCD and ED: The Alphabet Soup No One Will Eat. This blog will discuss the similarities and differences between OCD and eating disorders, their definitions, behaviors, and treatment.
Cooking is an essential part of self-care, however, many people are intimidated by this task. Preparing a meal can feel like a huge effort, but it doesn’t have to be! Presenting (drum roll please)...THE PLATED MEAL.This is the best place to start for the novice cook.
Today we introduce the Crescent Lunge Series. These are structured, grounded and strong postures that are included in some yoga flows. This pose allows exploration of opening and receiving. The magic ingredient is awareness. What would it be like to bring your awareness to the mat? To what extent are you opened to receive? This third installment guides you to move your body with while noticing what’s happening in the present moment.
Gut bacteria refers to the millions of tiny organisms that live in our intestines. These little guys play a big role in our immunity and metabolism by producing nutrients, vitamins and other essential products. Research has shown that gut bacteria play a role in brain function - otherwise known as the “gut-brain axis” (Pedersen, 2019).
The Ketogenic or “Keto” Diet has been getting a lot of buzz recently. Essentially, the method includes a low-carb, moderate protein, high fat diet. Many people are using this fad diet for quick fix weight loss. However, I and other eating disorder savvy nutritionists are against the approach. While the science behind “Keto” has been clinically indicated in some very special circumstances, this diet is not sustainable for the general public nor safe for those recovery from eating disorders.