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Melissa .. Patient Expert

Ontario, Canada
I am most interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle which includes a raw vegan diet, organic veggie and perennial gardening on my small urban homestead, lots of hiking, photography and fun. http://empressofdirt.blogspot.com
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Why doesn't Al Gore acknowledge the benefits of reduced meat consumption? by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food Here's an excerpt from an interview with John Robbins on the topic of How to Live Sustainably. He brings up the same point I was stuck on when I saw the movie An Inconvenien ... Read on »
6 Ways to Save the World by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food "If it's good for your body, it's good for your health, and if it's good for your health, it's good for the earth." I just made that quote up and I like it. This list from ... Read on »
It's Not About Food: Part One by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food It's Not About Food Carol Emery Normandi and Laurelee Roark is an excellent title for a book about overcoming overeating. Think about it: overeating is truly not abou ... Read on »
The Ten Habits of Naturally Slim People by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food The Ten Habits of Naturally Slim People by Jill Podjasek. The ideas in this book definitely support an eat-when-hungry, stop-when-satisfied approach to life. There is ... Read on »
Introduction to the Non-Diet Approach by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food The most useful means for achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight have been available to us our entire lives: using the body's own built-in hunger, craving, and sa ... Read on »
Oprah: The Secret by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food Oprah and I have an on-off relationship. Sometimes I find her message so bang on, I want to shout if from the roof tops (or more accurately, blog about it or tell my husb ... Read on »
Overeating As an Addiction by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food There's several things in this month's O magazine that pertain to overeating and overcoming overeating. In the letters to the editor, one reader responded to Aimee L ... Read on »
Rosie O'Donnell by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food This morning on The View, Rosie O'donnell (for the record, I adore her) mentioned that when she was first getting to know her partner/wife, Kelly, she baked her some Tollh ... Read on »
Oprah magazine mentions intuitive eating by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food In the December 2006 edition of O magazine, there's an article about intuitive eating: Losing Weight: The Mind Game by Aimee Lee Ball. It discusses several different ... Read on »
Diets Still Don't Work by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food From Diet's still Don't Work by Bob Schwartz. Eating exactly what you want means exactly what will satisfy you. For a naturally thin person, if it's not EXACTLY w ... Read on »
It's Not About Food: Part Three by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food It's Not About Food by Carol Emery Normandi and Laurelee Roark Here's some notes about boredom and eating: Many women eat because they are bored.What is bor ... Read on »
The Seven Secrets of Slim People by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food These are my notes from reading The Seven Secrets of Slim People by Vikki Hanson,(MSW) and Shawn Goodman along with some of my own thoughts on learning to eat and live ... Read on »
Negative Self-talk: How it starts and what it does-Part Two by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food Back to Negative Self-talk: How it starts and what it does-Part One STEP FOUR: Now we know how the negative self-talk started (see Part One ), so how do we stop it? ... Read on »
Knowing What to Eat When by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food Intuitive eating is not about following a diet. It's about finding what's right for you and you alone. For those of us who have followed various diets are enti ... Read on »
Negative Self-talk: How it starts and what it does-Part One by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food Are you tired of the way you see yourself? Are you sick of that nagging little voice in your head that won't let up and continually criticizes you? You can turns thin ... Read on »
It's Not About Food: Part Two by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food It's Not About Food by Carol Emery Normandi and Laurelee Roark This book discusses three eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating. If you're lik ... Read on »
Is it possible to love overeating? by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food I don't have time to edit this right now, but just wanted to catch my thoughts while they're fresh on my mind: I was watching a documentary the other day on gastric by ... Read on »
Opportunities To Stop Overeating by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food I wish I had a lot more time to write here. I think of things all through the day that pertain to intuitive eating, overcoming overeating, and so on. But time is short so ... Read on »
To Weigh or Not to Weigh by Melissa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Raw Food Ah, the scale. A seemingly harmless device that can trigger minutes, hours, weeks, or years of despair. It is the one gadget in the doctor's office that keeps many fr ... Read on »