It Happened This Week – Baby Spanx, Healthy Vermont, Food Allergy Awareness

A friend of our blog, FitBottomedGirl, wrote this week about babies on diets, baby Spanx, and disordered eating in children, which is sadly on the rise.  But she offers better ideas to develop a healthy relationship with food for your children, too. Speaking of kids, the "Pink Stinks" campaign for greater gender equality in children's toys […]

It Happened This Week: Diet Show Fatigue, Raw Food Diets & Food Needs

Adia Colar told NBC, "Enough with the Diet Shows," giving a brief look at some of the big problems with shows like the Biggest Loser.  Don't get me started!  Oh, wait, we've already been there.  And there.  And there. That'sfit reviewed the pros and cons of a raw food diet. Bottom line:  It's only for […]

Changing for Me, Not for Others

A component of our new Food As Medicine Program at Green Mountain is food sensitivity testing.  We use LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) MRT (Mediator Release Testing) to assess for food and food-chemical sensitivities.  People experience a wide range of symptoms from food sensitivities, the most common of which are headaches, migraines, IBS, diarrhea, and fibromyalgia.  […]