Members' Stories

We call members' stories "logical miracles." A logical miracle is a natural outcome that you can expect when your needs are met for nourishing food, social support, and a safe place to experiment and self-observe while you change old habits. Logical miracles happen every day when people trust that how you feel is data! 

Mariana and Juan’s Story: A Simple Change

Carolyn’s Story: This Doesn’t Happen!

Joni’s Second Story: Closing the Gap

Howard’s Story – Kraut is the New Granola

Margaret’s Story: Numbers Don’t Lie

Susan’s Story: Raw Inspiration

Marcia’s Story: My Affair with Vegetables, Changing Behaviors, Keeping it Romantic

Doreen's Story: I Didn't Know What I Didn't Know

Shri's Story: How I Turned Around Diabetes

Lorna's Story: Give Credit Where Credit is Due

Karen's Story: I Turned My Back on Hunger

Ruth’s Story: If You Give Up, You Lost

Anita's Second Story: Soul Food

Shelley and Dor's Story: One Piece of Fruit

Jane's Story: Miss Information

Lindsey's Story: Better Living Through Chemistry

Melinda and Terry's Story: My Job, His Job

Karen's Founder Story: Suppers for Stable Blood Sugar

Véronique and Camille: Why It Is Important to Cook with Your Kids

Dor: Suppers Founder's Story

Wolfram's Story: It's About Love

Leslie's Story: Diabetes -- We're Doing It Wrong

Ramine's Story: Recovering the Child, One Bite at a Time

Rob and Mom's Story: Rob's Journey Out of the Special Needs School 

Kimberly's Story: Practicing Nonjudgment

Libby’s Story: Libby the Guinea Pig

Taylor’s Story: My Primary Relationship

Leah’s Story: Anonymity

Nina’s Story: A Different Kind of Happy

Eva’s Story: My Hungarian Grandma

Steve’s Story: If You Can Make a Pot of Coffee, You Can Make a Pot of Soup

Marcia’s Story: That Beet Slaw

Francesca’s Story: Empowered to Experiment

Patty’s Story: Boundaries

Chloe’s Story: An Easy Mark

Andrea’s Story: Relationship Service

Wanda’s Story: Somebody Please Help Me

Gina B’s Story: The Role of Members

Kathy’s Story: A Recovering Fragile Flower

Mary Ellen’s Story: Sacred Cows

Simone’s Story: Therapeutic Friendship

Petra’s Story: Group Autonomy

Carley’s Story: Service 

 

stories related to Concept 1: Biological Individuality: Every body is different from every other body.

Dr. P's Story: Talk to Your Family

Ellen’s Story: Breakfast Is Key

Lydia’s Story: No Help at the Hospital

Sheron’s Story: I Never Knew I Needed a Ground Floor

 

stories related to CONCEPT 2: THE FORGOTTEN BODY: Poor health and addiction are the logical conclusion of leaving the body out of the body, mind, and spirit equation.

Gail’s Story: You Are Not What You Eat

Grett’s Story: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Maggie’s Story: No More Lupus

Tina’s Story: I Forgot My Body

 

stories related to Concept 3: Food Is the First Addiction: Suppers recognizes that food is our most expensive national addiction.

Bernadette’s Quandary

Ingrid's Story: This is Not About Willpower

Norma Jeanne’s Story: Emotional Consumption

Raquel’s Story: The Anger Eater

 

stories related to Concept 4: Appetite Foolishness: Desiring and repeatedly consuming things you know are hurting you

Bill’s Story: Self-Medicating

Bebe’s Story: My Life Revolved Around a Piece of Cheese

Ed’s Story: Play It to the End

Holly’s Story: Experiments

 

stories related to Concept 5: Automatic Choices: The choices you make when you aren’t consciously participating

Casey’s Story: Salmon for Breakfast

Joni’s Story: Dor Is in My Fridge

Delia’s Story: Broken Eggs

 

stories related to Concept 6: Health Relatives: People whose problems have similar biochemical and environmental causes, regardless of their diagnoses

Barb and Carl’s Story: Finding a Path Together

Oscar's Story: The Boy on the Bike

Robert's Story: Flavor Hounds

Sarah and Son: Shared Roots

 

stories related to Concept 7: The Diagnosis May Be Inconsequential: If eating processed foods caused your problem to begin with, the right solution – whole food – may be more important than the diagnostic labels.

Alley's Story: The Diagnosis May Be Inconsequential

Kay's Story: When the Student is Ready

Merrie’s Story: Different Diagnoses

Sandy C's Story: Discovery

 

stories related to Concept 8: Your Internal Observer: The part of you that notices but doesn’t judge

Anne’s Story: No More Tissues for Jennifer

Birdie’s Story: Liar

Charlie’s Story: A Recovering Black and White Thinker

Jim’s Story: Shutter Speed

 

stories related to Concept 9: How You Feel Is Data: Your body is constantly communicating important information to you, if you would just learn to interpret its language.

Lora's Story: Chili for Breakfast?

 

stories related to Concept 10: Addition and Subtraction: Good health is achieved by adding what the body needs to have and subtracting what the body needs to not have.

Lena and Todd’s Story: Varsity Player

Polly’s Story: I Really Am a Coconut

Rose's Story: Lentils Saved Me

Sonja’s Story: Addition, Subtraction (and Substitution)

 

stories related to Concept 11: Nutritional Harm Reduction: A gentle transition process that makes healthy change possible

Gillian's Story: Rebuilding the Foundation

Lucia’s Story: Dark Chocolate

Phyllis's Story: ANTS

Stuart and Mom's Story

Tory's Story: Relapse is the Logical Conclusion

Violet's Story: Blueberries that Taste Like Candy

 

stories related to Concept 12: Logical Miracle: What takes place in the natural course of things when your needs are met

Dana's Newcomers Story: Ick

Diana's Story: The Journey Out

Dylan and Grandpa Danny’s Story: Our Run-In With a Sweet Potato

Oliver's Story: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

​Pam's Story: Prisoner of My Own Assumptions

Rose's Second Story: Experiment!

Ruby's Story: Why Am I Crying?

 

stories related to Concept 13: Healthier Sources of Pleasure: Alternatives to food, drink, or drugs that trigger your sense of pleasure

Carmille's Story: She Let Me Get Away Too Soon

Isabelle's Story: Blueberries for Dakota

Jay's Story: Mindful About My Brain

Leslie's Story: Healthier Sources of Pleasure

 

stories related to Concept 14: Planning Is Everything: If diet and lifestyle are central to your health challenges, the solution will require lots of planning.

Phoebe's Story: Cold Turkey

Sharon's Story: My Brain for a Sliver of Cheesecake, Part II

 

stories related to Concept 15: Therapeutic Friendship: The relationships that form around doing the work of Suppers

Amanda's Story: New Patterns

Celia and May's Story: My Pleasure

Maryilyn's Story: Fixing My Numbers

Norma Jeanne’s (Second) Story: Sweet Memories

 

stories related to CONCEPT 16: THE BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE SOUL - The spiritual foundation of the Suppers programs is care of the physical body, the primary spiritual act.

Beatrice’s Story: Unwitting Self-Saboteur

Beth’s Story: My Body Is the Temple of My Soul

Petey and Dor’s Story: The Primary Spiritual Act

 

stories related to Concept 17: Gratitude Begets More to Be Grateful For: Living in a state of readiness to feel and express appreciation is a rich and rewarding practice.

Cindy's Story:  Przac Doesn't Come in Cherry

Helen's Story: I'm Good Enough Today

Mary's Beginner Story: They Raised Me to Have Faith

Vicky's Story: Have You Heard This Line?

stories related to CONCEPT 18: TREATS AND TRIGGERS - Can you do portion control or is abstinence needed? To find out, distinguish treats from triggers.

A Christmas Carol

Alice’s Story: The C Word

Lucille’s Best Relapse

Lucy’s Conference Report on Binge Eating

Sally M’s Story: I Am The Steward

 

stories related to Concept 19: Palate Development: The process of acquiring the desire for healthy, whole food

Anu's Story: Feedinig My Children in America

Zita Serves a Stone

 

stories related to Concept 20: Matching Problems and Solutions: Create personal experiments to find food and behavior solutions to health problems.

Audelle's Story:  If Only They Would Change Before It's Too Late

Brad's 2nd Story: Strength in Numbers

Diane's Story: My Little Poo Bear

Gina's Story: In the Face of Food

Jenny's Story: Popcorn

Marlena's Story: Bliss

Sonia's Story: Water

​Ted's Story: Food Sensitivity

 

stories related to CONCEPT 21: Healing is a Social Experience - Problems that feel impossible to solve in isolation become solvable with support.

Brad's Story: Sugar

Julie’s Trilogy

Karen and Dor's Story: Checking Our Numbers

Noreen’s Story: Like a Dog with a Bone

 

stories related to Concept 22: The People Who Benefit Most Are Those Who Serve. Volunteering provides both social and health benefits.

Barbara’s Story: Cooks Will Save the World 

Bebe's Story: Global Solutions

Kiki’s Story: A Disease of Isolation

Lina’s Second Story: Soul Food

 

stories related to Concept 23: It’s Not Just About Food: Logical miracles happen only when enough of your needs are met.

The Anger Eater’s Second Story: Backsliding

Toni’s Story: Emotional Individuality

Nana’s Story: Experiments!

Vera and Dor’s Story: Vanity