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

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 [...]

Is that run healthy?

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 [...]

Eating Disorders in Jewish Women

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 [...]

Is Anorexia a Habit?

"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. [...]

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

“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 [...]