Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques are a vital part of successful nutritional counseling. There are numerous techniques divided into three main categories: behavioral techniques, cognitive restructuring techniques, and psychoeducational techniques. Imagery and role-playing are forms of behavioral techniques. Both of these techniques are used to help clients imagine the possible outcomes of a difficult situation and their … Continue reading Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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Vitamin C and Bipolar Disorder

Oxidative stress to the cells of the human body has the potential for numerous, potentially deadly, consequences including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, renal disease, irritable bowel disease, and bipolar disorder (NIST, 2013). Antioxidants, such as copper, zinc, selenium, amino acids and vitamins A, C, and E, act to negate the harmful effects of free radical … Continue reading Vitamin C and Bipolar Disorder

It won’t zip!!

This one is kind of a trick question, and the answer actually depends on your age, life stage, and state of development. If you thought the answer was A, please seek common sense immediately; bonus points though if you know the reference. (I jest, but on the serious side, this kind of thinking and behavior … Continue reading It won’t zip!!

What’s eating you?

Eating disorders are overwhelmingly misunderstood by the general population, and even many medical professionals.  The American Psychiatric Association has established criteria for three separate eating disorders as of the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) (DSM-IV-TR, 2000).  Each disease … Continue reading What’s eating you?

Hack Away the Pounds

When it comes to losing weight there are many fads, gimmicks, and “miracle cures” available on the market to “help” you lose weight. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix to managing one’s weight; the only way to achieve and maintain a healthful weight is by taking personal responsibility and making permanent lifestyle changes. Expecting a … Continue reading Hack Away the Pounds