Emily the Period RD
I help people with periods navigate menstrual health education & wellness with a healthy serving of sass (and not an ounce of nutrition pseudoscience).
Habits That are Hijacking Your Intuitive Eating
Intuitive eating is an incredible tool in today’s diet-ridden culture – from the new Ozempic craze for non-diabetic folks, continued push for fasting and carb-cutting, and even a resurgence of the carnivore diet, we’re bombarded with messages that we would be healthier if we ate less and were skinnier. Intuitive eating gives us the freedom to use our own body cues, preferences and values to guide the way we nourish ourselves.
Habits You Need Before Your Wedding (That Aren't a Diet!)
If you’re like me, and you’re getting married (eek!), there’s a really good chance that you’ve felt the pressure to do and be a lot of big things in the planning process. An area that catches lots of engaged folks by surprise is the expectation to start “shredding for the wedding” or engage in weight loss practices in anticipation of the big day.
I Attempted a “That Girl” Lifestyle for 1 Week…
You’ve probably seen it on your Instagram Explore page or your TikTok For You Page – the trend of being “that girl”. Essentially, a visual and lifestyle aesthetic that is very focused on health, wellness, self-care and “feminine” luxury. And it’s typically perpetuated by women who fit the beauty ideal: thin, White, financially privileged (that doesn’t mean there aren’t folks out there who don’t fit this same criteria that don’t engage in “that girl” behaviours). There’s an element of self-development and professional advancement, prioritizing your well-being to be more productive and gorgeous while doing it. The transformation, if you will, is the part that often catches the eye of the public.
The Phases of Hunger & Fullness
While intuitive eating is much more than just eating when you’re hungry and stopping when you’re full, it can be a helpful place for folks to start when they are new to it! Over time, this can transform into dismantling messages about bodies and food, building movement patterns that are supportive and joyful, and living a life in tune with individual body needs and cues.
Nutrients to Prioritize for Egg Transfers
If you’re going through fertility treatments, you might have discussed or be planning an egg transfer – slightly different from an embryo transfer but similar in terms of nourishment! There can be lots of misinformation on how to eat when you’re planning an egg transfer, and this adds to the stress you’re probably already experiencing.
If The Major Arcana were Reproductive Wellness Things
As you all know, I’m a big fan of the witchy and spooky – and when it comes to bringing that vibe into my work, I love the use of tarot and oracle to tune into the body’s needs and set intentions. Whether it’s placebo or not, there is definitely some value in asking ourselves internal questions and connecting with our energy. The beauty of tarot reading is how we come to interpret our cards over time, and build personal dialogue that helps us make decisions and self-soothe.