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This post was originally published in 2009. However, I think it is worth repeating. . . with a few minor changes. October, November, and December are what I call The Danger Zone time of the year. Within these three months we encounter all sorts of eating challenges. October is the time of CANDY! Candy seems…(Read More)

Perhaps you have seen the latest Coca-Cola ad campaign “Open Happiness.” The billboard that caught my eye had a kid drinking a Coca-Cola with a baseball bat over his shoulder. I thought, “That’s cute.” Then, “Really? A Coke is going to make me happy?” I can think of a lot of other…(Read More)

One of the only TV shows I keep up with is “The Biggest Loser.” I do not agree with everything, but am also inspired by how the contestants transform not only physically, but mentally. In an episode a couple of weeks ago, the contestants went home for two weeks. When they returned to the ranch…(Read More)

You hear all the time that the first step in recovery is to admit you have a problem.  Today, I’m going to admit to a problem.  I’m a food pusher.  There. . . I said it.  I love to cook, particularly to bake.  Give me an excuse, and I’ll be in the kitchen whipping…(Read More)

Good Job! Have a Cookie!

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When we do something “good” we typically like to have a reward.  And, many times that reward is food-related.  Often, this reinforcement begins when we are kids.  “You are such a good boy/girl.  Here, have a cookie!”  Many times, the foods that were and are used as rewards are ones that contain fat…(Read More)

Want a Cookie?

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Have you ever been around someone who is continually pushing food on you or others?  Parents and grandparents are excellent at being “food pushers.”  I was in a meeting this week where the host was continually offering chocolate cookies to everyone at every break.  “Want a cookie?”  “Want a cookie?”  Yes! I want a cookie…(Read More)

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My goal is help you take control of your triggers so you can lead a normal life. I’ve had Irritable Bowel Syndrome for over 14 years. I’ve been told, “It’s all in your head.” And, “You just need to figure out what’s causing your symptoms” without being provided any help to figure it out. I’ve finally gotten my symptoms under control. I want to help you do the same thing. I want to help you get your life back.


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