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Family Meals, TV and Obesity

It may not be about how often we have family meals, but rather, about eating home cooked family meals and turning the TV off during the meal time to help beat the odds of obesity:  Family Meals, TV and Obesity  

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Life Expectancy in the 21st Century

Our life expectancy in the US during the 21st Century may depend on what we eat, how much we exercise, and how we spend our money:  Life Expectancy in the 21st Century

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Have your Cake and Eat it Too!

Sugar has become a cultural taboo and often labeled as “bad” for us. Labeling a food as “good” or “bad” can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food, disordered eating, or eating disorder and may lead to adverse medical outcomes.  Sugar, in moderation, can fit into a healthy diet.  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics…

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Weight Stigma and Disordered Eating

Negative thoughts and stereotypes about weight and body shape and size can reduce self-esteem and reinforce poor eating and lifestyle habits.  Learn more about Weight Stigma   

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Refeeding Syndrome

Weight restoration and nutritional rehabilitation are the primary and essential steps to the treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa.  However, refeeding, in itself can present some danger in patients at high risk.  Learn more about Refeeding Syndrome and how it can be prevented. 

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Approaching Someone with an Eating Disorder

Mirror Mirror Eating Disorder resource shares how to approach a loved one with an eating disorder and what not to say:  Approaching Someone with an Eating Disorder

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Parents and Eating Disorders

Dr. Judith Brisman, on Gurze ED podcast, offers advise on how parents can respond and help their child with an eating disorder:  Parents and Eating Disorders.

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Can a Healthy Diet Alleviate Depression?

Research shows that making healthy food changes with the support of a Registered Dietitian can be a positive step to alleviating depression: Modified Mediterranean Diet and Depression

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Mindful Eating in a Diet Obsessed World

Dr. Michelle May suggests ways to stay focused on mindful eating with deep breathing, self-compassion, and staying in the present moment: Mindful Eating in a Diet Obsessed Culture

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Truths about Health Trends in 2017

Many health trends are not supported by scientific evidence and long-term, large population studies.  Here, health experts report about some nutrition and health trends not worth keeping in 2017: Truths about Health Trends in 2017

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