What we as human beings long for most is the sense of feeling included and meaningfully connected with others. Because of this, any form of exclusion, however harmless it may seem, at best does not feed the soul. At worst, as we see and hear about virtually daily in the world of our youth who experience bullying in the form of exclusion (the most common form of bullying), such exclusion can also create anxiety, social withdrawal, impaired self-esteem, and a whole range of other forms of emotional distress.
“The Silver Lining of Special Diets is the Opportunity to Show Kindness” ~ Dr. Theresa Nicassio
FOOD AS MEDICINE or ATTENTION-SEEKING?
As more and more individuals receive diagnoses such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, autism, ADHD, depression, celiac disease, and food allergies that are thought (or known) to potentially be impacted by various food choices. It now seems that any way we turn, we find that the old familiar comfort food staples and holiday treats may not be equally welcomed and relished by all. This also means that perhaps it is time for us to re-think our now outmoded notions of what politeness really means…. Read Article
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