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Archives for December, 2012


Holiday Eating And Your Food Clock

You've heard about your biological clock, but did you know you also have a food clock?

Scientists at University of California, San Francisco, are studying how our food clocks work on a molecular level, according to this article at

They've found that a protein called PKCy helps us reset our food clock if we change our eating habits, especially if we overeat during the holidays.
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Newtown: Not Sure What To Ban, Not Sure Talking Will Help


It has taken everyone I know a while to talk through the unbearable tragedy at Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut.

In the past, we've blogged (and also read) about several recent terrible attacks, such as the murders at the Sikh Temple, the Batman Killings, and the Fort Hood Massacre, where army officer and psychiatrist, Nidal Hassan gunned down 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded 29 others.

Today, I'm...
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Be Yourself. Change?


Last Friday, I had a chat with a woman I'd never met before while shopping in my nearby natural foods co-op. We talked about vitamins and diet and skin care and moodiness and winter whole bunch of stuff.

It turns out, this woman and I lived two blocks away from each other so we decided to share a car service (Brooklyn's answer to the taxi cab) back home.

There used to be a bus,...
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Verbal Abuse: Mind, Body, And Soul

We return to our discussion with Alice Carleton, a woman whose search for answers about her own pain, especially the abuse she suffered, led her to a career in the field.

Tell us what sparked your interest in making verbal abuse the focus of your graduate research?

It began when I found the book which explained what was happening to me (verbal abuse), and it saved my mind and life: The Verbally Abusive Relationship...
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And The Winners Are…

And the winners of a copy of Trudy Scott's Antianxiety Food Solution are:

Laura D. from Monument, CO. Laura saysMany, including children, are gluten-free in our family of 11. Seaweed is a favorite of even our 4 year old! Be blessed. Laura. Andrea B. from Long Island City, NY was also a winner.
Thanks to everyone who participated* in the Therapy Soup Gluten-Free Challenge and who entered the drawing to win one of two copies...
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Rising Above Verbal Abuse

Just recently the Michigan Counseling Association invited Alice Carleton to present her paper, Society’s Hidden Pandemic: Verbal Abuse, Precursor to Physical Violence and a Form of Biochemical Assault at their fall conference.

What makes Alice's paper so special isn't just the academic research she did, it's her personal life-story which inspired her to study and write about verbal abuse—because she experienced it both as a child and as an adult.

Alice is joining us...
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More Gluten-Free Challenge

Adding Gluten Back In
Adding the gluten back into your diet to test your response is as easy as following the directions nutritionist and author Trudy Scott shared here on Therapy Soup, right before Thanksgiving.

Here's the redux:

Now that you've been gluten-free for a couple of weeks, you may have seen improvements in your anxiety and mood.

You may have noticed that your skin, your digestion or other physical symptoms have improved or been eliminated.

Keep an...
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