Disordered Eating: What We Need to Understand and How to Heal

Disordered Eating: What We Need to Understand and How to Heal

“Food can distract you from your pain but food cannot take away your pain.” ~Karen Salmansohn Long before I was watching The Biggest Loser (a popular weight loss reality TV series) and trying to look like a swimsuit model, I was hiding in my closet eating candy, fiercely addicted to sugar. I remember feeling completely […]

The Areas of Our Lives We Need to Balance to Find Peace and Contentment

The Areas of Our Lives We Need to Balance to Find Peace and Contentment

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” ~Thomas Merton Balance is everything and is really what we are striving to find in life. Balancing work and play. Balancing food and exercise. Balancing a social life and solitude. Balancing being and doing. Finding balance is finding freedom. Once I […]

I Was a Bulimic Nutritionist, but I’m No Longer Ashamed or Hiding

I Was a Bulimic Nutritionist, but I’m No Longer Ashamed or Hiding

“Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.” ~ Brené Brown I felt like a hypocrite. I would tell my nutrition clients to eat a salad with vegetables, then I’d go home and scarf down an entire pizza. After guilt and shame set in, I would purge and throw it up. I think I became a […]

Learn How to Make Your Own Dehydrated Potatoes

Learn How to Make Your Own Dehydrated Potatoes

In this article, you’ll learn how to dehydrate potatoes and use your dehydrated potatoes to make everyone’s favorite: potatoes au gratin! Although I’m not a big fan of box mixes, I have to admit that they are convenient. One of my favorite ones is the box that has the dried potatoes with the sauce packets. […]

The Surprising Strategy I Used to Stop Bingeing (and Why It Worked)

The Surprising Strategy I Used to Stop Bingeing (and Why It Worked)

“Sometimes the thing you’re most afraid of doing, is the very thing that will set you free.” ~Robert Tew I recovered from binge eating and bulimia by giving myself permission to binge. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? My decades-long weight and food war started in my teens, immediately after reading my first diet book, about Atkins, […]

A Velvety and Delicious Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

A Velvety and Delicious Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

I wasn’t a fan of tomato soup until this creamy tomato basil soup recipe. Nothing beats this soup and a grilled cheese sandwich on cold days! Clark Lake Beach Bar There’s a small Bar & Grill on Clark Lake, about an hour south of me, and it has amazing views of the lake. A few […]

Dehydrate Your Greens Into A Powdered Superfood

Dehydrate Your Greens Into A Powdered Superfood

Make your own healthy greens powder without purchasing the expensive stuff from the store. You can grow it, dehydrate it, and then powder it. As the new year approaches and I’m getting my traditional meals ready, I’m looking at my huge bundle of collard greens, thinking, why don’t they sell smaller amounts? Right?! I’ll use […]

25 Fabulous Uses for Leftover Lemon Peels

25 Fabulous Uses for Leftover Lemon Peels

Uses for lemon peels range from cleaning to lesser-known functions like whitening teeth, removing rust stains, brightening skin, and more! Lemon juice has so many household uses, but don’t toss those peels after squeezing your lemons! Use the whole lemon – juice, pulp, rind, and all. After squeezing lemons, hold onto those lemon rinds and […]

Make a Tea For Prostate and Men’s General Health

Make a Tea For Prostate and Men’s General Health

Let’s talk about tea for prostate health. This tea benefits the prostate but is also great for the health of men in general. Make some today! So many of the herbal world focuses on women. From puberty to menstruation to childbirth to perimenopause and finally, menopause. There’s a lot to think about being a girl. […]