Understanding Disordered Eating- Discerning Between Your Physical and Emotional Hunger
July 3, 2013
Hosted by Meg Richichi
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Early winter of 2005, I attended a “Red Tent” event in NYC, where women gather to rest, renew and share powerful stories about their lives. I also, happened upon one of the most prolific books written on being female in our society and the prevalent struggle of disordered eating via storytelling. Anita Johnston Ph.D. is the acclaimed author of Eating in the Light of the Moon and my next episode’s special guest. Over 30 years ago, I reached out to my doctor, “I’m bulimic and need your help in finding a good therapist!” I’ll never forget his words, “Meg, you just took the first step towards recovery.” Because of my journey, I get why many women are grappling with their relationship to food, a distorted body image or just “sitting” with uncomfortable feelings. Learning how to discern between the physical and emotional hunger is paramount. Anita Johnston will share how women can break free from struggles with food, fat and dieting while reframing the concept of who they really are.
Food For Thought
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Women of all ages continue to travel at a velocity completely out of rhythm with who they are. The way a woman lives her life is directly linked to her health, vitality and how sexy she feels! A woman doesn’t wake up one day with PMS, fibroids, being 20 pounds overweight or lupus. These symptoms reflect lifestyle choices made over time.
What I’ve observed in working with women are escalating effects of daily stress, such as burnout, working long hours, skipping meals, low libido, insomnia, too much caffeine and too little time for themselves. My mission is to help women understand they aren't at the mercy of their hormones. Food for Thought will provide tools from myself and my leading expert guests to help you create smart choices.
Ultimately, what we bring forth into our world gives birth to who we are each day. How we nurture ourselves nurtures our overall hormonal wellness. I’m committed to demystifying hormonal issues and various ailments plaguing women in today’s fast paced world.
I've been an Integrative Women’s Health Practitioner for the last 18 years blending both Eastern and Western modalities in my NYC practice. My extensive studies include training in holistic-functional medicine with esteemed physicians a in the U.S., a leading hospital in Vietnam, herbalogy and shamanic healing practices in the Brazilian Rain Forest.
I’m a health detective that thinks outside the box of conventional medicine. I treat the whole person and seeing beyond the label of symptoms and disease. Women are not deficient in synthetic hormones or immune suppressant drugs but in vital nutrients and healthier life style choices.
I focus on stress related hormonal imbalances including infertility, autoimmune disorders, gut issues and pain syndromes. My integrative approach includes personalized programs in nutrition, detoxification and supplementation setting women back on a path of feeling whole and vibrant.
I also facilitate workshops and speak to a wide range of audiences that include NYC top hospitals, Infertility organizations and Equinox. I’ve also done magazine and radio interviews for Vogue, Real Simple, NPR, Refinery29, Well+Good and VitalJuice.