Archive for March, 2009
I’m pregnant! And counting the days to baby’s arrival. I’ll be back online in a while. Until then, you can navigate to posts using the search bar and comment on them while I am gone. I will respond as soon as I return. Email me at email@example.com.
Maternity leave – Are U.S. laws favoring families?
In preparing for maternity leave, I look into the laws the govern women’s and family’s rights to take time off. Are U.S. standards meeting global trends? Find out here.
Top 10 healthy eating tips – a guideline to plan your health
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, first published in 1980, provides science based advice to promote health and to reduce risk for chronic diseases through diet and physical activity. We tell you what’s in the most recent guidelines in a short synopsis.
BOOK REVIEW: The 12 Step Buddhist
The writing of Darren Littlejohn is both informative and instructive in this handy-dandy intro to Buddhism via the 12 steps. If you’re looking for an alternative path, this book can take you through the 12 Steps Buddhist-style. Read on for more reasons why you should buy this book!
Is binge eating (disorder) a food addiction?
66% of American adults are overweight or obese, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Binging is an extreme behavior related to food…but is it an addiction? We explore this taboo subject, and take a look at diagnostic limitations of binging here.
How are eating disorders related to food addiction?
In this short post, we identify the two distinct eating disorder types (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa) and relate them to the physical, psychological and spiritual underpinnings of any addiction.
Can you get rid of food cravings?
Battling caffeine addiction, I talk to Kara Sorenson, a licensed acupuncturist. Her acupressure technique worked (temporarily) for me, a coffee junkie. Here I explain what happened and my thoughts on thought – replacement.