June is Men's Health Month

with a dedicated Week: June 12-18, 2017

Led by Men’s Health Network, representatives from six leading men’s health organizations around the world met at the 2nd World Congress on Men’s Health in Vienna, Austria in 2002 and resolved to work together to launch International Men’s Health Week (IMHW). The goal is to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level and to encourage inter- and intra-national institutions to develop health policies and services that meet the specific needs of men, boys, and their families.  http://www.menshealthmonth.org/imhw/imhw.html

Learn more about specific conditions and what you can do to help promote men's health:

http://www.menshealthresourcecenter.com/


“Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue.
Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.”

- Congressman Bill Richardson (Congressional Record, H3905-H3906, May 24, 1994)


"Men develop diabetes slightly more often than women do. In fact, 13.6 percent of adult men in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes, compared with 11.2 percent of women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What's more, since men tend to avoid talking about their health, they also tend to be less healthy than women over the course of their lifetimes, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA)."

From What Men Need to Know About Type 2 Diabetes

By Marie Suszynski on Every Day Health


I have diabetes and I’m afraid to eat carbs
By Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., R.D., C.D.E, on the AmIHungry Blog


Why Mindful Eating Is So Hard and Why You Should Do It Anyway

By Dan Fleshler on Huffington Post, 2/21/14


Diabetes, Inner Chatter and the Monkey Mind

By Dan Fleshler on Huffington Post, 3/19/14



From our Audio Archive



Eating with Loving Kindness

July 7, 11 am EST | Uffe Damborg

This program addresses all degrees of overeating, and even severe levels of binge eating. The program sees the effects of existential stress as primary causes of troubled eating patterns.  Accordingly, a person with a weight and overeating problem must 1) unlearn the problematic pattern through the cultivation of full presence with the natural inner hunger and satiety regulation when eating; and 2) by the same motivation learn a healthier and more effective way of managing stress instead of abusing food.  Both skills are the outcome of the very simple but not so easy practice of mindful eating awareness. 


From our Food for Thought Archive

We are happy to share three previous issues of Food for Thought to help support learning more about mindful eating as a concept, a practice, and a way of life, applicable to all people of any shape, size, ethnicity, gender, economic group, race, and so on. Join us in celebrating the rising of awareness and attention in our collective relationship with food.


"Each meal offers you the opportunity to practice compassion toward yourself."  Donald Altman

Compassion – Fall 2012 issue


"As professionals, it is important to try to help clients shatter these myths about hunger, emptiness 

and fullness through direct experience."  Brian M. Shelley

Fullness – Spring 2011


"Food is the solution, not the problem."  Donald Altman

Honoring Our Experiences – Spring 2006




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