Many eating disorders coexist with other mental disorders such as
depression. Studies have discovered that mindfulness can bring out
positive emotions and suppress negative emotions and stress…
Mindfulness is defined as maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness
of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.
It also means being aware of these thoughts and feelings without
passing judgment on oneself. Its origins come from a Buddhist
meditation practice and philosophy. Mindfulness is considered an
effective practice with or without the religious context of Buddhism6.
The objective of mindfulness is to live a life that is more internally
centered, meaningful, and with deeper inner peace by using its
Continue reading Beverly Price’s article here, as written for Academy of Nutrition, Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders subgroup (DEED).
She introduced herself, and only years later did I realize how sisterly we were. It was Beverly Price – a dietitian-yoga teacher blending the two to help people with eating disorders.
Recently, I had the honor of speaking to the Michigan Association of Nutrition and Dietetics on Yoga and Nutrition. My colleague, Annie B Kay is also a pioneer in this field and wanted to share her blog on Yoga Therapy in Dietetics.
Annie states in her blog, “Those of you who have known me for a while know that I have been combining nutrition with yoga since before there was so much great science explaining the mechanisms of why it’s helpful. Yoga, it turns out, makes us better choice-makers. Yoga also creates an internal biochemistry that calms inflammation and when practiced regularly can be protective against chronic disease.”
Read the entire blog post here: