Hey there, lovely people!
So glad to have you all here!

At doristrendfood, I share not only delicious and nutritious recipes for your physical body but also food for thought. I am Doreen, a certified nutritionist, a life coach in training, and a psychology student. I wish I had a great community goal that I could put here, but the truth is that this blog is created out of an quite egotistic purpose to have a space to share interesting topics revolving around psychology, mental well-being, your spiritual journey, and the intuitive eating movement.

Before we dive into the topic of mental well-being and mental illnesses, I feel responsible to mention that this blog is meant to provide information and support, not to diagnose or treat anyone. If you’re feeling like you need some extra help or support, don’t hesitate to seek professional help by reaching out to a crisis chat, crisis helpline, or psychological counseling center. Remember, there’s no shame in seeking help and taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health.

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would you have thought that ...

...people globally live with a mental health disorder?
0 %
of adults with a mental illness do not receive proper treatment?
0 %
of young girls between 14-17 show signs of eating disorder behaviours?
0 %

With other words: It´s time to speak about mental health and psychiatric disorders in an uplifting and conscious manner. It is time to remove the stigmas that have surrounded these topics for far too long. Remember that just as we care for our physical health, it is essential to prioritize our mental well-being. Our mental health forms the basis for our overall health and happiness, which is why it is crucial to talk about it openly and without judgment. We can all make positive changes to promote mental wellness, and by doing so, we will create a brighter and healthier future for ourselves and those around us.

the role of nutrition

Are you ready to embark on a journey towards a healthier and happier you? Let me share with you the holistic approach to nutrition that helped me overcome my struggles with an eating disorder. No more restrictions or guilt-trips about what you can or cannot eat! Embrace the concept of intuitive eating and discover the joy of nourishing your body and mind. Listen to your body’s signals and choose foods that make you feel good and energized. Whether it’s a slice of pizza or a fresh salad, every food can have its place in your diet. It’s time to prioritize your health and well-being, and truly appreciate all that your body does for you. Remember, nutrition is not just about physical nourishment, but also an act of self-love and self-care. 

Important definitions

mental health

I invite you to see health not as a dichotomy of healthy or sick, but as a continuum on which we move daily, even hourly. Health is thus more than just the absence of disease. We all have mental health. This refers to a “state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her abilities, can cope with life’s stresses, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to contribute to his or her community” (WHO, 2014).

mental disorders

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a mental disorder is defined as a syndrome characterized by clinically relevant disturbances. Within the manual, there are several criteria that professionals can use to make a diagnosis. Therefore, the concept requires an interpretive process based on a desired state of mental health. The term mental illness implies a mandate to do everything possible to restore the desired state.

spiritual journey

What does it mean to be spiritual? How does this topic fit into a blog where scientific topics are the basis? Let’s put it this way: from an integral perspective, one does not exclude the other. For me, psychology is foremost as a science. However, there can still be a transcendent level, meaning that our sensory experience of the visible world is not all that exists. Beyond it, there is a dimension that goes beyond. Spirituality means to me to connect with what unites us all.

who is behind "doristrendfood"

Most girls and women want to be thinner, leaner, and free of cellulite, and definitely not have a visible belly pouch. It is quite normal not to be satisfied with one’s appearance; – well, at least, that’s what I thought throughout my youth.

However, what began with seemingly harmless dissatisfaction with my body led to an eating disorder involving not eating, compensating, overeating, fear, guilt, and a bad conscience. This was my daily life during the years when adults told me I should enjoy them the most.

 Today, I have a certificate as a nutritionist, eat intuitively, and am an enthusiastic psychology student. I am also undergoing integral training to become a life coach, and for several years, I have spoken about eating disorder topics on social media. Although I have decided not to share my life publicly on social media anymore and have moved on from eating disorders, I am not yet ready to delete this blog that I worked so hard on during its programming.

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