January, 2013

How mindfulness can help improve your self-control

When I was an undergrad at Gettysburg College, my major was psychology, and I took an advanced seminar class on personality psychology taught by Dr. Arlen Moller (now at the Illinois Institute of Technology) where we dove into some really interesting, novel research on a variety of topics. I learned so much that semester about critically analyzing peer-reviewed research papers, and...
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What’s in my gut? Let’s find out!

One thing I love about being a part of the ancestral health community is the attention given to our bodies’ microbiota. For example, Chris Kresser, one of my all-time healthy living heros, has been a pioneer in disseminating knowledge about the role that gut bacteria plays in a variety of health issues. Some of my favorite articles from his arsenal...
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What’s causing obesity? I can’t believe it’s not butter.

This is a blog post I wrote in response to a three day trip to Washington D.C. with my Nutrition Policy class at UNC Chapel Hill. We got a chance to meet with a wide variety of policy makers, public health nutritionists, food industry executives, and lobbyists, all who have careers that have a significant influence on the food available...
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