Nutrition Articles Every Woman Should Read

Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming

by Ellyn Satter

This is a must read for any parent who want to raise competent eaters.  Too often our best intentions do more harm than good when it comes to encouraging our kids to have a healthy weight.  Learn what roles parents can play to encourage health in their kids and what traps to avoid.

Broccoli is Bad For You, like, Really Toxic Bad

by Tim Crowe

Tim Crowe does a masterful job of poking fun at the every changing and confusing nutrition advice on the internet.  This article will help you know what to look for when reading about nutrition and gives some great guidelines to keep in mind next time you start surfing the web.

Stop Bashing G.M.O Foods, More Than 100 Nobel Laureates Say

by Niraj Chokshi

The G.M.O. debate is a pretty big hot button of our time.  Feeding your family can be stressful enough, it’s important to not get caught up in the hype and fear surrounding these debates and to instead educate yourself on what’s really going on.  Before you freak out about G.M.Os, read this article on the other side of the crops that you’re probably not hearing much about.

10 Principles of Intuitive Eating

by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch

I have seen the principles of intuitive eating work time and time again in my practice.  If you are ready to be done with dieting and make peace with your body and with food, then this is a great place to start.  If this list looks good to you, I can’t recommend their book, Intuitive Eating, enough.

What “Going Paleo” Did To My Body

by Summer Innanen

Eating healthy can look very different for lots of different people.  But many “healthy” diets cause a lot of emotional and relational un-health.  Summer’s story offers insight into how her Paleo diet turned into an obsession and how she found healing for herself.

What is Orthorexia?

by Steven Bratman, MD

What starts out as a desire to eat healthy can become a full-blown obsession and even an eating disorder for some.  In this easy-to-read article, Dr. Bratman explains the basics of what Orthorexia is (an obsession with eating a “pure” diet) and what the warning signs are.  Browse through his website for more helpful information if you or someone you know might be struggling with this.

 

The Starvation Study That Changed The World

by Kelsey Miller

This article summarizes a class study that I first encountered during my undergraduate years.  When I first read it, I became convinced that restrictive dieting does more harm than good and will never be the correct answer for lasting weight loss.

Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bag Chocolate Science

by Maria Godoy

This article is a must read if you find yourself click on those nutrition-related headlines on your Facebook feed.  All of those studies don’t always prove what you think they’re proving.  And they often don’t mean what the media would like you to think they mean.  So, read this before you make another change to your diet based on the latest headline.

Why Diets Don’t Actually Work, According To A Researcher Who Has Studied Them For Decades

by Roberto A. Ferdman

Tracie Mann, a psychology professor at the University of Minnesota, has studied dieters for the past twenty years.  And guess what?  They don’t work!  In this candid interview, Tracie gives a glimpse into what her research has uncovered about diets and their pitfalls.  For more, check her book:  Secrets From The Eating Lab.

 Organic Or Conventional, Choose More Produce

by Barbara Quinn

Ever feel totally stressed when you’re grocery shopping?  Feel guilty about not buying EVERYTHING organic.  Barbara Quinn helps you relax and offers great advice on choosing organic (when you can) and not stressing about it (when you can’t).  The goal at the end of the day is to eat more produce, and Barbara gives you the facts about why.