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15 02, 2019

I’m not Healthy Enough for Canada’s Food Guide: An ED RD’s View

By | 2019-02-19T16:45:03+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Calcium, Canada Food Guide, Canadian Food, Clean Eating, Eating Disorders, Food Guide|0 Comments

Lucky me! I got randomly selected for extra security checking by the airline last week while en route to an eating disorders conference. After being thoroughly body checked, my carry-on bags were combed through. I watched my makeup brushes being dusted off, my computer wiped down and, finally, my food for the long flight [...]

2 02, 2017

Eating Disorders are NOT a Choice # EDAW 2017

By | 2019-02-15T09:29:48+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Michale Cerswell flowed into my office weekly: startling perfume, jangling bracelets, long blond hair, bohemian scarves...  Her food logs were detailed and neat: so long and yet so devoid of calories and nutrients to feed her body.  I felt her pain and guilt of writing every word of every food on each page.  It was [...]

10 10, 2016

Is that run healthy?

By | 2017-05-29T14:34:59+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Body Image, Compulsive Exercise, Eating Disorders, Eating Disorders Prevention, Sports Nutrition|0 Comments

When I agreed to join my community to run a charity half-marathon in Miami last winter, I was wary of several things. The actual training: how was I going to find the time, motivation and energy to train during the winter? I am very aware that running is very hard on the body. I care [...]

27 09, 2016

Eating Disorders in Jewish Women

By | 2017-05-29T14:34:59+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Eating Disorders, Eating Disorders Prevention, Family Nutrition, Jewish, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I had the privilege of going to an eating disorders conference at the Renfrew Centre in Philadelphia earlier this year. It was called ‘Feasting, Fasting and eating disorders in Jewish Women”. The presenters highlighted how much of Jewish culture, tradition and religion expresses itself through food – either eating or abstinence. For instance, there are [...]

3 03, 2016

Is Anorexia a Habit?

By | 2017-05-29T14:34:59+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Body Image, Brain, Eating Disorders, Neuroscience, Recovery, Teenagers|0 Comments

"Why did you eat that? You better go for a jog and eat less for the rest of the day! There’s still time to compensate.  Let’s total everything you’ve eaten today….”   I know cognitively that I would be calmer without the constant chatter in my head. I would be more productive: connected without the distraction. [...]

18 09, 2015

Does Sleep have Anything to do with Weight and Well-Being?

By | 2017-05-29T14:34:59+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Caffeine, Family Nutrition, Teenagers, Weight Management|0 Comments

We live in a society that doesn't value rest.  Too much sleep and downtime is considered lazy.  Or the other extreme… people sacrifice sleep to exercise or work.  When making the choice of opting for less sleep, it's important to consider the impacts of sleep on weight and well-being.  Whether it's your children's schedules or your own, [...]

25 08, 2015

Who Says Coffee is a Bad Habit? Why you Needn’t Shun your Morning Latte

By | 2017-05-29T14:34:59+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Caffeine|0 Comments

Every morning, as part of my morning routine, I am drawn like a magnet to my DeLonghi, latte maker. I warm my favourite mug, measure out my dark roasted espresso beans and carefully pour milk into the appropriate dispenser. How did this ritual become my daily habit?   My latte started in my late teens [...]

22 04, 2015

“Your Shoes Stink…” Protecting our Children’s Self-Esteem

By | 2017-05-29T14:34:59+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Body Image, Eating Disorders, Eating Disorders Prevention, Family Nutrition|0 Comments

“Mommy, a girl told me that my shoes stink.” I heard this statement from my six-year-old daughter this morning. The shoes she was referring to were her new Timberland boots that she begged for, even offered to pay for them with her savings. We had spent part of our ‘staycation’ buying shoes. She strutted out [...]

3 02, 2015

New Year’s Resolutions… Ahimsa

By | 2017-05-29T14:35:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s a month after New Year’s.  Did you make any resolutions?  Who were the ‘characters’ in the backdrop of your resolutions?  A whip? A whistle? A wagging finger?  Sadly, most resolutions are broken by Valentine’s Day.  It’s not surprising. The symbolic significance of New Year is incredibly positive and life-affirming – a time to reflect [...]