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Gut Understanding

In developing the layers of my eating disorder recovery book I rediscovered the term "gut understanding."


My own gut feeling that led to my gut understanding in response to the term was, "oh, my gosh.  What a telling expression!"


What came to my mind immediately was this:

Kre-alk and Creatine: Safe to Use?

This loaded question just came in.  I'm glad she asked. Many people may be asking the same thing. 

I'll ask a question back.  Do you have or have you ever had an eating disorder?  Kre-Alk or Creatine may not be safe for you as the individual you are.

Symptoms and Effective Treatment Don’t Have a Straight Line Connection

A Human Journey Years ago, when my daughter was a girl, she and I sat atop a heavy black rock encrusted knoll in Dartmoor, in Cornwall England on a lovely spring afternoon.

The Territory
The vista before us was Cornwall in its glory. Before us unfolded the moors, forest and hills, meadows, streams and a river, a few tiny villages, pools of glittering water that might have been small lakes.

The Goal
We picked a point in the distance, she what appealed to her and I what appealed to me. Taking turns we discussed how we might reach our goals.

Nourishing Your Right Hemisphere

Understanding Nourishment

Quality food is nourishment. But eating disorders aren’t about nourishment for your body. If you have an eating disorder you eat too much or too little or ou eat food that provide little or no physical sustenance. You know, and so much on the Internet repeats, that you eat or starve for emotional reasons, for soothing, for going numb. You eat or don’t eat in order to treat your body as if it were a thing whose shape and size you can control (or can't control). But what does using food this way actually mean? Why use food, which is supposed to sustain life, in a life destructive manner?

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