Helping without Harming

We are hearing a lot about gastrointestinal disorders these days. For years, it was leaky gut syndrome. Now SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) seems to be the diagnosis of the day. Researchers are just beginning to understand the complexity of the gut microbiome. While health care providers give lip service to how anxiety and stress impact the gut, treatment usually … Continued

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Tips for Practitioner Resiliency

Dear colleagues, The emotional and physical demands of caregiving, coupled with vicarious exposure to trauma, can strain even the most resilient person. This week, we thought we’d share some ideas for taking care of yourself while caring for others. Create community. Many providers crave space for open, honest, vulnerable conversations to know they are not alone. Seek the support of … Continued

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The Whole 30 is Over, Now What?

The Whole 30—that’s what we’ve heard about the most this year. It seems to be one of the big diet trends right now. That’s right, we called it a diet. Many don’t think the Whole 30 is a diet. The truth? Lots of programs out there are diets in disguise. We recently came across a meme titled “Diet Buzz Words: … Continued

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Common pitfalls: empathy failures and the righting reflex

When someone shares the news of a life changing diagnosis with the people in their lives, they are often overwhelmed by the amount of advice they receive about supplements that could help, miracle cures, magic diets, personal stories about what worked for me, my cousin, my aunt. During a challenging and vulnerable time, instead of being met with what they … Continued

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There is no such thing as a “summer body”

Every week, there seems to be a theme in what my clients bring up in session. This week it has been “Summer is coming!” Clients whose weight cycles a lot (via dieting) wonder if their clothes will fit when they try them on the first time this year. So the dieting mind gets LOUD again. Just when you are getting … Continued

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