Now more than ever, there is an increased demand for research-based, integrative approaches to fighting food and our bodies. This thrills me to no end (this extrovert was quite lonely in my early days!).
As demand for Truce with Food increases beyond my own capacity, I’m certifying other health coaches, integrated medical providers, or therapists interested in a holistic and forward-thinking solution to clients’ struggles with food and consistently taking care of themselves.
If you’re interested in this certification, I’m hosting a free call on Tuesday, August 4 at 12 pm EST to share why adult development theory is a game-changer when it comes to how clients eat and navigate their health choices, how mastery of this process for client impact is the best marketing strategy for a sustainable business, and certification process details.
Please note: for certification eligibility, you must have at least 3-5 years of coaching experience and/or have advanced training/education in a therapy/counseling/medical background. If you have questions about this, reach out (i.e. some of you have years leading people at work and have asked about if that qualifies).
Can’t attend live? There will be a recording and you can send in questions ahead of time for me to answer. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you on the list.
The Psychology of Reopening. Are you angry at the photos of people at the beach while being home for the 1,001 day? Do you think wearing a mask is ridiculous or common sense?
For some root cause answers (and a path toward empathy instead of outrage), a researcher looks at our stories and biases to illustrate how humans are bad at assessing risk in complex situations, Americans’ disgust should be aimed at governments and institutions versus individuals, and how we get a dopamine hit from shaming people. It might help us understand why the beach feels risky yet the science shows it’s one of the safest places right now.
Little Gut Buggers, Weighty Impact. Our gut microbiome influences metabolic, hormonal and neurological processes, which are profoundly affected by the food and nutrition in our diets. Its impact on weight continues to mount as researchers find that gastric bypass surgery weight loss is in part due to gut microbial changes that lead to better metabolic outcomes. This increases health disparities for those living in poverty as they don’t have equal access to beneficial microbiomes due to food apartheid. This might make fecal transplants, which have preliminarily been shown to support weight loss and type 2 diabetes, an opportunity for a fresh (not clean!) start and a truly healthy reset.
Weight Lifting Stacks Up. Weight lifting is integral to our health as muscle doesn’t send out the inflammatory response that white fat does (compared to brown or beige fat). New research has found that the first few weeks of weight training also tone the nervous system and muscles help to build our immunity and keep the immune system functional even when it’s taxed from chronic diseases like cancer. For women in their reproductive years, learning to cycle sync work-outs can increase muscle and prevent fat storage. And as we age, animal protein (versus soy or wheat proteins) might be the most potent in building muscle.
It is HOT in these parts. Summer is already tough on my type-A personality (called “pitta” in Ayurveda, which to me means “already fiery, easy tendency to overheat”). Without cooler foods to holistically cool me down, dairy and ice-cream start looking really good…
Enter this delicious Cold Corn Soup. Using leftover corn on the cob from a BBQ, we omitted the shrimp, used chicken broth (because it was about to go bad) and regular tomatoes. If you don’t want to cook corn, frozen works (rumor has it Trader Joes has frozen cooked corn on the cob). Aim for organic to avoid GMO corn.
How to Stop the Sugar-Anxiety Feedback Loop with Dr. Ellen Vora
Not eating the right foods for our unique bodies creates anxiety. This anxiety shows up as a felt sense of anxiety AND also “needing something more” to eat but not knowing what that is or a general feeling of remaining unsatisfied after eating.
Holistic psychiatrist Dr. Ellen Vora joined us on Insatiable to discuss:
- Real and false anxiety
- How and why sugar creates anxiety
- Clean eating versus nutrient-dense foods
- Dr. Vora’s top foods to help reduce anxiety and sugar
- Caffeine’s role in anxiety and how to end your coffee habit
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