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Vegetables to Support Reproductive Health

Regularly consuming foods in their whole form that are deeply nourishing is essential for overall health, and this is especially true for reproductive health. This post takes a deep dive into the subject with a focus on proper nutrition to help achieve this state. When using the term “deeply nourishing,” it brings to mind Ayurveda and the concept of the [...]

Lectins – To Avoid or Not to Avoid?

I regularly encourage eating as much color and variety as seasonally possible because diversity is key to vitality. But, what about lectins? Is it necessary to avoid beans, vegetables, and other foods with lectins? The quick answer . . . it depends. What are Lectins?  Lectins are proteins that bind to carbohydrates, and they are produced by almost all forms [...]

An Integrative Approach to Eating Disorders: Interview with Sarah Stinson, MS, LPCC, CMT, CHTP/I

This month I'm talking with my friend and colleague Sarah Stinson about how she uses an integrative approach to work with clients who have eating disorders. Sarah has worked in the field of mental health and eating disorders for 28 years. She received her Master’s in Community Counseling from St. Cloud State University in 1991. She became a Certified [...]

The Core Elements of Self-Compassion

"When the stress response is triggered by a threat to our self-concept, we are likely to turn on ourselves in an unholy trinity of reactions. We fight ourselves (self-criticism), we flee from others (isolation), or we freeze (rumination). These three reactions are precisely the opposite of the three components of self compassion, 1. self kindness, 2. common humanity, 3. [...]

Wellbeing vs. Wellness – What’s the Difference?

"Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you the false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at diet culture that promotes weight loss and the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the [...]

Bras and Breast Cancer, Hot Flashes, and Thyroid Health. An Anthropological Perspective on Cultural Diseases: Interview with Sydney Ross Singer | Nourish and Shine Podcast

Today's conversation was really interesting with Sydney Ross Singer. Following hearing him talk on another podcast I began considering what if this is true? Listen to the episode to find out more! Let me know what you think! Here is Sydney Ross Singer's bio: Sydney Ross Singer is a pioneer of the field of Applied Medical Anthropology, [...]

Dr. Amy Sapola provides a practical approach to Whole Person Wellness through Culinary Medicine, Mindful Eating, and Connecting with Nature. 

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