50: "When Being Wonder Woman Isn't So Super" with Dana James, Nutrition Therapist & Author of 'The Archetype Diet'
Show of hands for my over-achieving, Type-A, “Wonder Women” out there who, despite doing everything “right”, still carry extra weight (especially in the middle.) Yeah, me too. Turns out, being a non-stop hustler can actually be damaging to more than just the scale. Dana James has spent the past 18 years studying the complex relationship between food, metabolic issues, and emotions and believes the missing link lies in addressing both the tangible and intangible – food and feelings; science and spirituality; conscious thought and subconscious thought. She’s the author of the book, “The Archetype Diet: Reclaim Your Self-Worth and Change the Shape of Your Body” which bottles these patterns into four archetypes of women. She explains why you store body fat in the places you do, what to eat, and how to crack the self-worth matrix that says my value as a woman is based on an external factor – looks, success, giving to others and being intuitive.
Dana James MS, CNS, CDN, is a triple certified nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner and cogitative behavioral therapist. She takes a rare approach to women’s weight loss putting self-worth at the center of the conversation. James believes that we need to address both the tangible and intangible; food and feelings; science and spirituality; conscious thought and subconscious thought.
Dana got her Masters of Science in Medical Nutrition from Columbia University and received her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Beck Institute. Her initial internship was at the Brain Bio Centre in London, an outpatient facility for people with mental health disorders and this is where she first witnessed the power of food in changing the brain and mind. Dana has been featured in The New York Times, ELLE, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, MindBodyGreen, Good Morning America and The Today Show, and she speaks regularly alongside wellness luminaries including Deepak Chopra and Mark Hyman. Dana also splits her time between New York City and Los Angeles.