‘Healthy Living’

Can We Force People to Be Healthy?

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

This is a cross-post from one of my recent posts on WeAretheRealDeal,  a body image blog that was introduced at last summer’s BlogHer conference at a panel discussion on body image and blogging.  I’m pleased to join the blog as a contributor. Self-efficacy is a big word.  Okay, two words.  It’s about our belief in ourselves, essentially that we are […] Read more »


Emotional Eating: Asking The Scary Questions

By Mary

Emotional eating is a hard habit to examine and change.  Many of us who struggle with it have developed the behavior for just that reason: we don’t want to examine anything.  We do it to cope with things we don’t want to think or feel.  Coping with the ‘real problems’ in our lives sometimes seems too overwhelming; so  distracting ourselves with […] Read more »

It Happened This Week: Vitamin D, the Hormone, the Freshman 15 and Juggling for Fitness

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Turns out Vitamin D — the sunshine vitamin —  isn’t actually a vitamin at all.   It’s a hormone, and a pretty powerful one, too (are any of them not?).  Check out the Vitamin D Council for info and a do-it-yourself test for vitamin D levels that you can do in your own home.  If you live above the 35th parallel, […] Read more »