Resources & Stories

May, 2024

The Gender Divide: How Intermittent Fasting Affects Men and Women Differently

Intermittent fasting, a method of eating that alternates between periods of fasting and eating, is gaining popularity as a tool for health management. Yet, it impacts both sexes differently, improving metabolic health in men but often disrupting metabolic and hormonal responses in women. Other dietary approaches can also negatively impact women, including those focused on restricting calories, animal or plant-based sources, entire food groups, or specific foods.

Apr, 2024

Designing the Ultimate Home Gym: Blending Fitness with Wellness

Designing your home gym is about creating a space that fits your workout needs and personal style. It starts with choosing an optimal location in your home and continues as you customize the area and select equipment for strength, endurance, and flexibility exercises. Adding features like а nutrition and hydration station, sauna, and jacuzzi elevates […]

Mar, 2024

Nutritional Deficiencies and Emotional Cravings Addressing Hidden Hungers in Women Over 40

Cravings in women over 40 are often dismissed as emotional eating. Mood fluctuations during peri- and menopause are commonly blamed for seeking comfort in food; yet, a lack of essential nutrients could be another significant cause. When the body lacks specific nutrients, it triggers cravings to correct these imbalances. Acknowledging that these cravings may actually […]

Feb, 2024

Yoga and Emotional Balance: the Science Behind Stress Reduction and Decreased Emotional Eating

Stress and eating habits share a complex relationship. Stress depletes energy because the body uses up resources to handle the stressor. Consequently, the body seeks high-fat, high-sugar foods to replenish these depleted resources. With this energy boost, the body becomes more equipped to manage stress, and this results in a drop in cortisol levels. Yet, […]

Jan, 2024

Alcohol’s Hidden Role in Weight Gain

A staple in social gatherings and quiet evenings alike, alcohol is more than just a beverage that alters mood and behavior temporarily. It is a substance that carries a range of effects on the body, from increasing the body’s caloric intake to affecting hormones that support metabolism. These effects of alcohol are subtle in their […]

Oct, 2023

Social Support & Group Therapy Evidence on Why Peer Support Reduces Emotional Eating Triggers

When faced with emotional challenges or social pressures, some people turn to negative coping mechanisms like excessive drinking, smoking, or procrastination. Among these responses, some turn to food for comfort, a behavior commonly known as emotional eating. Group therapy, where people discuss their issues in a collective setting, offers a valuable method to address such behaviors. A subset of group therapy is support groups which provide emotional eaters a safe space to share, learn from each other, and heal. Understanding how these groups function and the many benefits they provide offers valuable insights into the world of healing and personal growth.

Oct, 2023

Mindful Eating: Understanding Complex Influences and Reacting to Hunger Cues

While our bodies communicate hunger through both physical and emotional signals, there are ways to hone your ability to recognize these cues. Mindful exercises, in particular, can help in this process.  Some of these exercises are hunger sensation meditation, body scanning, and journalling, all designed to increase your awareness of how your body feels. Read more to learn.

Aug, 2023

THOR Retreats Center: Exploring Natural Wonders: Scenic Overlooks, Campgrounds, and More near THOR Mountain.

Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Tellico Plains area, Tennessee, offers nature enthusiasts a gateway to breathtaking scenic beauty and a multitude of outdoor recreational activities. From sweeping vistas to lush forests, cascading waterfalls to well-maintained campgrounds, this charming town and its surroundings are a haven for those seeking an escape into nature’s embrace. In this blog post, we’ll dive into some of the most stunning scenic overlooks, campgrounds, forests, national parks, waterfalls, and recreational activities that await visitors near Tellico Plains.

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