23 Esther Blum – The Importance of Saying No to Guilt, Shame & Fear around Food
The “Diet Industrial Complex” culture leads us to name how we eat, join eating plans and wear shirts declaring our positions.
Is all of this really helping us?
Is it helping our bodies or our health?
Today I bring to you Esther Blum. Esther is a registered dietician, holistic nutritionist and author of the best selling books like Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous, Secrets of Gorgeous and The Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous Project.
I talk with Esther about how we can avoid getting sucked into definitions about food and how we can change our relationship with the rules, labels and the confusion around food.
Let’s indulge in the physical pleasure of human experience, human health and vanquish food guilt once and for all.
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- The story behind how Alex and Esther met
- Esther’s struggles after having a child
- On the importance of honoring what our bodies are telling us
- Why today’s food culture creates challenges to hearing our own bodies
- The power of support groups
- Unveiling fear of the unknown and of death
- Esther’s journey into nutrition
- How working in every kind of hospital condition instilled daily gratitude
- Why despite 6 years of education, Esther learned nothing about healing people
- Lessons from Robert Crayhon, Esther’s most cherished mentor
- How 9/11 caused Esther to move her private practice into Perricones Spa
- Pleasure, the greatest nutrient of all
- On celebrating our choices and how this is our individual responsibility
- YES… It’s a mindset shift!
- The foundational principles around pleasure… Hint: Sitting quietly whilst eating
- How to remind yourself before every meal that you are enough
- The difficulties around pleasure if we do not feel worthy
- What is the mental pretzel?
- The importance of an indulgence meal and being human
- How Esther deals with her clients cravings and food addictions
- Why chocolate and booze are a great craving solution
- Great ideas to help diminish your cravings
- How to boost your brain biochemistry and get more intimate… What? Steak and Nuts?
- You got it! A healthy gut means a healthy immune system!
- The power of socializing and spending quality time with friends
- Emotions, oxytocin and pets… It’s true what they say about a man’s best friend!
- Creating awareness around our touch starved culture
- On the benefits of going to conferences
- Why safety regulations dehumanize
- Esther’s belief that there is an inverse correlation between computer time and pleasure
- Healing properties of bone broth, and why it is Esther’s 1 change this year
- Bone broth recipe… Cook low and slow (36:41)
- How getting the right nutrients from bone broth is the base of the 4 root causes of cravings
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- Find out how to apply for a Bachelors in Clinical Nutrition at Simmons College
- Learn more about Designs for Health & the original founders Dr Robert Crayhon and Dr Linda Lazar
- Check out Perricone MD Spas
- Find out more about Geneen Roth
- Get Alex’s 1 chicken 3 ways Recipe
- Connect with Esther:
- Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous: A Nutritionist’s Guide to Living Well While Living It Up
- The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project: Three Months to a New You
- Secrets of Gorgeous: Hundreds of Ways to Live Well While Living It Up
- Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat: The Paleo Chic Diet for Rapid Results
- Women, Food, and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body
- Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World