Happy Thanksgiving

As we gather for the tradition of giving thanks, take a moment to consider your emotional health. I bring this up not just because this is a time of emotional stress for many of us, but also because there is a strong connection between what we eat and how we feel. We all know the…

National Diabetes Month

Along with signaling the start of the holiday season, November is national diabetes awareness month. The statistics around diabetes are alarming and a clear call to action. 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes (and 1 in 4 don’t know it) 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes (and 90% don’t know it) The Center…

Fall Bounty

A common result of holiday meals is feeling stuffed. Why is it so difficult to not overeat? Our bodies have many signals to help us control how much food we eat. For most of us, the signals to eat are much stronger than the signals to stop eating. This makes sense from an evolutionary perspective…

Nourishing Holidays

This month I will be exploring healthy ways to navigate the holidays. You can read the clinic newsletter on the topic here: http://www.sffc.org/Nutrition.htm One of the best ways to maintain balance, to cultivate a healthy body as well as mind during times of stress and excessive food is to prioritize nourishment. This is a general…