60 minutes | Feb 3, 2020

Nikki Sharp: Overcoming an Eating disorder and Supporting a Healthy Mind and Body

“A friend once told me, only 3% of people have an eating disorder, but 97% of people have disordered eating.” – Nikki Sharp   In today’s episode, Dr. Shah and Kevin Peake crack open some real talk with Nikki Sharp, a tour-de-force and former model who reveals some hard truths about our relationships to food based on her own journey through two severe, clinically-described eating disorders. Nikki’s not just any health and wellness blogger, her authenticity comes through in every word, as well as a vulnerability and heart that are rare in many people who are today talking about health today.   Nikki’s books, including The Five-Day Real Food Detox are not a get-healthy quick recipe, but a way to start fresh and to install new eating habits that nourish you from the inside out. She’s not afraid to talk about her own issues with food, and how she’s overcome them: starting with how she loves herself, so that choosing good food is just one of many choices she makes to support a healthy mind and body.   It may come as a surprise that an international model would ever binge eat and suffer from anorexia, but Nikki’s journey through these challenges helps us to reveal our own disordered relationships with food so that we can address eating disorders, body dysmorphia in the age of “perfection” on Instagram, and all other manner of image distortion and its myriad manifestations.   Listening to this podcast, you won’t just want to follow Nikki because she’s beautiful on the outside, but because she tears down the walls concealing an important topic that has remained taboo for far too long.   Highlights: How LA supports the “pretty” people, but what this often means as far as diet, and health. Why starving yourself is indicative of a deeper hunger. Why Nikki’s mission is to rename “healthy food.” How eating patterns develop and how to change them. How we’ve come to eat fake, processed, human-generated substance that we call “food,” but which is so toxic to the body. The lies the diet industry tells. How to make healthy eating non-disruptive to your current lifestyle. How food and emotions are often tied. Why toxin removal is just as important as what you consume. How stress and anxiety affect digestion and assimilation of your food. How to understand the seasons of the body. Learn to approach eating from a place of balance instead of restriction. How judgment leads tor trouble. Learn about Nikki’s new book, and it’s interesting evolution.     Next|Heath: Website: https://www.next-health.com/ Instagram: @next_health Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nexthealth Google +: https://plus.google.com/+NexthealthWellness   Dr. Darshan Shah: Website: https://www.drshah.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarshanShahMD Making the Cut: https://www.drshah.com/making-the-cut.html   Nikki Sharp Website: http://nikkisharp.com Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Nikki-Sharp/e/B013RJ6ME8%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikkisharp/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/nikkirsharp?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nikkisharplimited/
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