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The connection between carbohydrates, serotonin, and antidepressant weight gain
Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D.
Is this instant gratification the best choice, or a last resort?
One has to examine the triggers that cause them to reach for food to feel better.
Coping strategies for worry and rumination.
The perception must change, so that the employer sees the hardest working employees care for their health first and make it work, the job is done and stress is handled healthfully.
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Questions like "Is this food organic?" are typical of fussy eaters. But could it actually be a sign of a more serious problem?
There is something about confections that people can't stop loving... the after-effects, though, are often unwanted weight gain.
Getting enough of this essential nutrient isn't as simple as most assume.
A fundamental aspect of good mental health—eating healthfully—doesn't get the attention it deserves.
To help someone return to a permanent (or at least long-term) normal weight, it is necessary to know what makes them overeat.
Beyond the calories, you should know about food's impact on your physiology.
Many take anti-depressant medication and most gain weight after beginning these drugs. Does dietary intervention prevent weight gain by promoting serotonin synthesis?
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They have been wrongly vilified. There's actually a organic reason why your brain chemistry loves carbohydrates.
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You are told to try this supplement for that concern, but are you certain you're even buying what the package says are its ingredients?
Samples at the store, the candy dish ubiquitous, that leftover cake from the office party...These mindless calories add up.
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An appetite that is larger than life is often a symptom of the neurotransmitter serotonin in need of boosting and of stress that needs releasing.
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Judith Wurtman, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Serotonin Power Diet and the founder of a Harvard University hospital weight-loss facility.