Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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The connection between carbohydrates, serotonin, and antidepressant weight gain
Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D.
When food is viewed as a consolation and a poison.
It is worth considering whether this hiatus in large gatherings, big meals, and excessive food intake might have some beneficial after-effects.
There is a new scientific methodology that seeks to establish a relationship between time of day, food cravings, and ingestion patterns.
The pandemic is stressing everyone, and it seems more are turning to natural supplements. What if you were given a placebo, were told it was a placebo, and asked about distress?
These nights are growing longer and the pandemic restrictions are not fully lifted. It is a constant reliable to look to your plate for comfort and health.
Because of Covid-19, exercising at the gym causes concern for many. How do we manage caring for our health in light of this?
Prioritize your health and see that candy rationalized as a steady normal in October? It is a weight gain cause, most of all.
We are all working to contain and defeat the pandemic, but it is mundane and tries our patience.
Returning to normalcy still feels impossible for many, and anger is on the rise as a result.
Comfort eating is understandable during this COVID-19 pandemic, but it does seem to put you at greater risk.
Addressing the needs of those suffering from caregiver stress syndrome.
Sleep is a precious commodity critical for health and well being, and essential for navigating the pandemic, with all its adjustments.
There's a non-pharmaceutical way to help neurotransmitters manage the exacerbated hormonal stress the pandemic causes.
Many people have gained weight during the pandemic. Here's a data-driven framework for getting back to the business of your health.
Everyone's pre-Covid-19 routines have been altered. Here's why they should be corrected.
Depression has several treatment avenues, but Vitamin D may no longer be a component of that therapeutic set.
There is data pointing to increased mental illness during times of high temps.
For these last few months, it's all about screenshots and Zoom meetings. Do you actually want to socialize with these people when social distancing eases?
Boozy novelties are not a great way to have fun, and they may potentially provide a road to addiction.
Nicotine addiction is insidious yet can seem a comfort.
It may not be a myth that horrible events can turn one's hair gray.
The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic has many people seeking self-soothing for anxiety and depression.
It's a very stressful time, so you've been prescribed antidepressant therapy. Problem is, now you are gaining weight.
Life changed, and change is life's only constant. The way to cope with the unpleasantness is to vent one's frustration on lesser charges.
It is a time of change, and the side effects include the undiscussed embarrassment of memory loss. Can your diet ameliorate it?
Eating too much as a reinforcement of quarantine compliance, and the inability to go to the gym or yoga class during the COVID-19 crisis... it's the perfect storm for weight gain.
Sheltering-in-place is for safety, but now the world looks so different. Will some simply always stay indoors?
This time of quarantine and grocery inventory depletions creates a new opportunity for having fresh family meals.
The urge to have a snack in mid-afternoon even happens when you're working from home during quarantine. Here's the science behind it.
Adjusting to face coverings may prevent mindless calorie intake.
Judith Wurtman, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Serotonin Power Diet and the founder of a Harvard University hospital weight-loss facility.