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Self-Love in the Time of Coronavirus

In the past several weeks the foundation on which many of us experience our lives has been pretty severely shaken. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I would spend my days running art therapy groups and working alongside patients and their families battling eating disorders. Now, like many of you, I spend my days at home … Read More

A Letter to Athletes

Dear Athletes Endeavoring to Navigate this Current Global Crisis, To the competitors that were at the height of their careers, retired and recreational athletes, and the aspiring athletes seeking mentorship, guidance and inspiration. What a bizarre time! Honestly, this feels like some sort of twisted episode of the Twilight Zone. This surely is one opponent … Read More

Love the One You’re With (Yourself)

It’s Valentine’s season! That means everywhere you go your eyes are likely overstimulated by everything red, pink, and hearts. Maybe you love everything Valentine’s day, or maybe you find the concept nauseating, but nonetheless everyone is familiar with the concept – celebrating someone you love. Some people celebrate by having date night with their significant … Read More

Eating Disorders and Sleep: Implications for Athlete Health and Performance

Eating disorders (ED) have a devastating impact on the health of athletes. EDs are often accompanied by medical complications including, but not limited to, disruption of cardiorespiratory, endocrine, neuropsychiatric, and gastrointestinal functioning. Collectively, the medical complications associated with low energy availability encompass a syndrome known as “Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)”. In addition to … Read More

A Non-Diet New Year

As we embark on a new year and a new decade, it’s natural to brainstorm ways to improve ourselves. We look forward to invigorating changes and vow to be “better” in some way. It’s also a time when we’re bombarded with the message that appearance-based resolutions will provide that #NewYearNewMe. However, if we don’t accomplish … Read More

Do Low Carb Diets Work?

Courtney Rayhill, RD, LD Registered Dietitian, McCallum Place With the recent popularity of low-carb diets it would be easy to conclude that these are a recent invention. However, the idea of restricting carbohydrates to lose weight goes back to at least 1863 and William Banting. He suggested a low-carbohydrate diet to increase optimal health and … Read More