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Are You Killing Your Dog With Sweetness?

The FDA warns that a sweetener used in sugarless gum, candy, baked goods, toothpaste, and some nut butters can be life-threatening to dogs.

How to Love Your Body

Are images of perfect bodies weighing you down? Some thoughts on embracing your body the way it is.

How Your Culture Affects Your Weight

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 12, 2016 in Cravings
Who you are determines in great part how you eat and how you perceive your body weight.

Think More, Eat Less? Memory Can Make Us Eat Less

Hungry? Surprisingly, the trick to eating less might be our memory, and not our stomach. Remembering a past meal, or thinking about a future meal, can lead to less snacking!

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How Healthcare is Harming Our Health

We trust our doctors to care for our health. But doctors are giving this dangerous prescription leading to one of the greatest health crises of our time.

What Does It Mean to Nourish Yourself?

What does nourishment mean to you? How can you nourish yourself each day?

Relieving Pain Without Gaining Weight

It's called comfort food for a reason. It makes us feel better, but it doesn't have to make us obese.

How to Eat More Mindfully

How can you start incorporating mindful eating into your life. Engage each of your senses in unique ways!

Count The Hits; Not The Misses

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on May 25, 2016 in Pop Psych
When results don't show up or tests don't work out, psychological researchers often fail to report their failures. What might be done about this problem?

The Puzzle of Obesity and Stigma

A perplexing and aggravating issue.

Will FDA’s Nutritional Label Changes Affect Buyer Behavior?

Studies about consumers’ use of nutrition labels suggest a need for skepticism.

You’re Not Alone!

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 23, 2016 in Cravings
You're never alone with your problems or your goals, unless you want to be.

Healthy is Sexy

By David Ludden Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in Talking Apes
Your face reveals how healthy you are—and people use this information to judge how attractive you are.

A Salty Red Herring

Too Little, too much; does it even matter? The truth about dietary sodium and the importance of quality food.

Can Your Scale Help You Lose Weight?

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 22, 2016 in Cravings
Weighing-in on weight loss tools.

The Best Weight Loss Tool

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 22, 2016 in Cravings
Go back to basics when you're serious about weight control.

10 Ways to Step-Up Your Ability to Stick-to-It

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 22, 2016 in Cravings
Do you give up before you reach your goals? Take it a step at a time.

16 Ways to Overeat

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 21, 2016 in Cravings
How you eat affects your health as much as what you eat.

Amazing New Concepts About Our Brain From 13 Brain Experts

What to learn more about what makes us, us?

The Granola Queen is Back

By Lucy O'Donnell on May 18, 2016 in Cancer Is a Teacher
The Granola Queen has a new take on Granola - keep it healthy - keep it low sugar but still get that hit.

For Good Health; Say “Cheese,” Please!

Delicious, loaded with fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Spoiled with mold and bacteria and the best of them smell like old gym socks. Cheese regains its ancient culinary crown.

Is Weight Loss Impossible? The Value of Data

Most people regain the weight they've lost. But not everyone. If 65% regain, 35% keep that weight down. Logging your food can help.

Can Resveratrol Protect Your Body from Junk Food?

Resveratrol, a compound found in red grapes, blueberries, and some nuts, may counteract the negative health effects of occasional snack attacks.

Will You Live Longer if You're Overweight?

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 14, 2016 in Cravings
Carrying few extra pounds? Don't stress!

Loving Your Body Through a Chronic Illness

Gratitude will change the way you see your body for the better

Do Vitamins Cause Autism?

By Mark Borigini M.D. on May 13, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
Most striking were the 21 mothers who had “excess” levels of both vitamins. In this group, 10 had children who were diagnosed with autism. In other words, almost one-half.

Does Your Food Have Too Much Visual Flavor?

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 13, 2016 in Cravings
Trying to cut back on the amount of food you eat? Come to the dark side.
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3 Challenges Obesity and Drug Addiction Share

Accepting people who want help for who they are without conditions is the first step toward building a community we can all enjoy together.

How Not to Die

How Not to Die by Michael Greger discusses ways that a whole food plant-based diet can prevent, ameliorate, or reverse the fifteen leading causes of death in the United States.

More Evidence for the Mediterranean Diet

Can a cuisine be good for you AND taste good?

Emotional Makeover

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 08, 2016 in Cravings
What do you do when your head says "take care of yourself" but your heart's not in it?

I Am a Thin Person in an Obese Body. Not.

By Mark Borigini M.D. on May 07, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
Climbing out of the quicksand of slow metabolism.

The Most Embarrassing Moments When You're Big

By Temma Ehrenfeld on May 06, 2016 in Open Gently
Laughing at the embarrassing moments of obesity can help.

Why Your Diet Is Making You Fat, and 3 Solutions

New research suggests that our biology fights back after weight loss. Learn what you can do to start working with your body instead of fighting against it.