Intuitive Eating and IBS-D

Taking a deep dive into IBS-D and how intuitive eating and non-diet approaches can play a role in the management of this disorder.This post is sponsored by Salix Pharmaceuticals. Thanks for supporting the brands that make TFD possible and as always, opinions are my own!

About 1 in 10 Americans live with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). And this number is probably even higher because at least 75% of people affected by IBS are undiagnosed. This is a disease that affects millions of Americans, and yet there is so much frustration and embarrassment wrapped up in living with IBS that people don’t always seek the treatment and attention they deserve. Today’s post will uncover what IBS-D is, its potential causes, and what intuitive eating/non-diet interventions can be practiced to help improve symptoms.


IBS is a common gastrointestinal disease that is characterized by chronic, recurrent abdominal pain and a…

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2018 Reflections and 2019 Intentions

Reflecting on 2018, the highs and the lows, and setting a theme for 2019!Every year I set an intention or theme for the year to help guide my goals and where I spend my time and energy. In 2017, it was explore. For 2018, my theme was brave the wilderness (yes, shout-out to my girl Brene). The last couple years that I’ve set a theme I look back at the year and am pretty amazed by how my theme played out in many different ways. That’s the beauty of themes. They are driven by the heart, not the ego, and so we tend to keep coming back to them (as opposed to resolutions, which tend to be ego-driven and guided by some external standards).

Braving the wilderness with my career.

After exploring intuitive eating and HAES in 2017, I decided 2018 was the year I would start speaking out on…

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What’s the difference between healthy movement and overexercise?

Ever wonder if your pursuit of exercise is supporting or hurting your health? Ever question whether or not you are overexercising? Today, we’re talking about the difference and line between healthy movement and overexercise.Hi guys! I’m excited to have my intern Michelle back on the blog today talking about the difference between a healthy relationship with movement and overexercise. This is something I see my clients struggle with a lot and I hope this blog post helps you sort through your own relationship to movement. Take it away, Michelle!

If someone asked you what makes up a healthy lifestyle, you might list off habits such as eating well, prioritizing sleep, drinking enough water, and exercising.  Exercise is certainly important for heart, lung, bone, and muscle health. It can even help our mental health, too! We hear all about how good movement is for us, but what about when it’s not?…

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Two Days in Siena

Recapping our two days in Siena, Italy. Where we ate, stayed and what we saw!

If you like Harry Potter and you wish you could walk the streets of Hogwarts at night, you should probably spend some time in Siena. And if you don’t like Harry Potter, you should still plan some time in Siena. Because it’s one of the most magical places I’ve ever seen. The largest walled-in city in Tuscany, Siena feels like a medieval dream, taking you back to the 14th century.

We spent two nights in Siena and I’d recommend doing just that. You can easily see Siena in one day but nighttime in Siena is the best because all the day-trippers from Florence and tour buses have left, the streets are quieter, and everyone just lays down in the main brick-lined square having a night cap or just chatting post dinner.DAY ONE: 

We took the…

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Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup

Perfect for the holidays or wintertime, this Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup is creamy, savory and full of umami!Food traditions are my favorite kind of tradition. I love the ability of a certain dish to bring you back in time and space and with those you love. There are so many recipes that remind me of my grandparents and I’ve talked about a couple of them on the blog before like my grandma’s raisin bread. The cool thing about being married is that you get double the amount of food traditions and I have to say that there are a couple things in particular that I look forward to every year that Steve’s Baci (grandma in Polish) makes. Her homemade cheesecake (which my family has also come to love and now asks Steve to smuggle every holiday season). And her mushroom soup that we have every Christmas.When I was thinking about holiday…

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Alternative Therapies for Post-Concussive Syndrome – An Update on Recovery

A review of alternative treatments I used for post concussive syndrome recovery as well as an overdue update on how I’m doing.Hi, friends.

A few of you have reached out recently to ask how my concussion recovery is going so I wanted to hop on the blog and fill you in. For those of you have no idea what I’m talking about you can catch up on my accident and concussion recovery here. 

It’s been a really looooong 7+ months. The last time we connected on the blog about my concussion was back in July, about 5 or 6 weeks post accident. I was starting to feel better back when I wrote the post but then I had an awful setback when I was in Buffalo, NY visiting family the following weekend. I was out on the water in the direct sunlight on a cloudless day and all my symptoms…

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50 Best Pomegranate Recipes

Pomegranate is that vibrant ingredient that can liven up any dish! These 50 best pomegranate recipes are colorful and flavorful as well as cozy and comforting. Winter Citrus and Pomegranate Mascarpone Cups via The Gourmet RDPomegranate Ginger Sports Drink via Kelly Jones Nutrition

Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles via Your Choice Nutrition

Holiday Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pomegranate via The Foodie DietitianPomegranate Guacamole via Your Choice Nutrition

Pomegranate French 75 via Jessica Levinson, RDN

Sticky Pomegranate Ginger Chicken via Lively TableWarm Kale Salad with Delicata Squash and Pomegranate via Julie Harrington, RD

Pomegranate Crunch Dark Chocolate Ricotta Cups via Amy Gorin Nutrition

3 Ingredient Pomegranate Balsamic Chicken Thighs via Lively TablePomegranate Pecan French Toast via Amy Gorin Nutrition

Winter Citrus Fruit Salad with Pomegranate Rosemary Vinaigrette via Emily Kyle Nutrition

Pomegranate Ginger Smash via Lively TableRoasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Pomegranate Seeds via Jessica Ivey RDN

Fresh Cranberry Smoothie with Pomegranate…

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