The Nutritional Side of Disordered Eating

The Nutritional Side of Disordered Eating

We live in a world with a lot of misconceptions and, unfortunately, also a lot of stigma around eating disorders. Our culture has emphasized mental health imbalance as the cause of disordered eating (Control needs? Body image concerns? Self-punishment? Self-medication?), and use of behavioral health Read more…

Blood Work Drama, or The “Reference Range” Dilemma

Blood Work Drama, or The “Reference Range” Dilemma

When you have certain lab tests drawn, your provider wants to see your result within the reference range, aka reference interval or pathological range. An interval shows the statistical norm, or expected values, within a population. “Normal” is often capturing between the fifth and ninety-fifth Read more…

Getting Salty

Getting Salty

My clients often hear me say, “Eat the rainbow,” and this is just as true for salt as it is for fruits and veggies.  When we hear “sodium,” we typically think NaCl, or sodium chloride, the stripped down, stark white, barebones version commonly used as Read more…