Essential Reads

A Nation Advances on Its Stomach

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on July 27, 2016 in The Human Beast
Napoleon said that an army marches on its stomach. Now, economists conclude that how well fed a nation is drives the economy.

The Incredible Healing Modality You've Never Heard Of

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Feeling It
Foot zoning looks a lot like acupressure but is not at all the same. Foot zoning, practitioners claim, brings a person back into balance.

Eating Anger

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on July 25, 2016 in Cravings
You're angry because you're hurt. Don't make it worse by overeating or otherwise self-destructing; find new ways to cope.

Unexpected Ways to Address the Obesity Epidemic

Free, simple and fun solutions may beat many years and billions of dollars of medical research

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Two (Often Overlooked) Ways to Improve Your Quality of Life

Do you want to improve your quality of life, but don't know where to begin? If so, I have good news. A study published today offers two practical ways to improve quality of life.

Weight-Loss Floss and the Art of Health Behavior Change

By Joel Minden, PhD on July 26, 2016 in CBT and Me
Finding it difficult to eat right or exercise? Instead of searching for willpower, address the barriers to success.

"A Person of Substance"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 24, 2016 in How To Do Life
An obese person's interior and exterior life.

One Eating Habit You Can Easily Change Right Now

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on July 22, 2016 in Comfort Cravings
Find out one easy thing you can do today to change your eating habits. This new study in the journal Appetite, makes you think twice about how you serve food.

My Friend Is a Picky Eater

Notice a recent change in a loved one's eating habits? Here's when you should become concerned.

Peanut Butter's Revenge

By Gregg McBride on July 20, 2016 in The Weight-ing Game
Hell hath no fury like a "trigger food" does for someone with a dieter's mentality. Especially when that someone is trying to eat, live and think healthy.

Summer Renewal for the Mind, Body and Spirit

Increased exposure to sun damage and pollution can threaten well-being.

The Logic of How to Quit Smoking

Having trouble quitting smoking or sticking to a healthy diet? I explain why common strategies so often fail, and offer practical, effective tips for living a healthy life.

See Food

Can we supplement our way to good health?
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Did Neandertals Like the Taste of other Neandertals?

Did Neandertals have a tradition of eating other Neandertals?

The Social Network of Food

By Nicole Avena Ph.D. on July 17, 2016 in Food Junkie
Negotiating for support can be especially important when you are trying to make some dietary/lifestyle changes.

Why Jared Watson Is a ‘Feel Good’ Addict

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on July 14, 2016 in Brick by Brick
Jared Watson, lead vocalist for the band Dirty Heads, told me, “I was the guy. If you wanted to party, it wasn’t just going to be one night..."

The Loneliness of the Solitary Dieter

We have all heard it; the teasing, the envy masquerading as condescension, the resentment that you are losing weight and making positive changes. How do you respond?

The Life-Changing Magic of Exercise: Inspired by Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo, Japanese organization guru, has magical methods for sparking joy and getting rid of clutter. What if we applied them to exercise? This will really be life-changing.

The Best Health Advice

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on July 08, 2016 in Cravings
When it comes to good advice, sometimes you need a friend and sometimes you need a professional.

These 5 Foods and Substances Can Cause Anxiety and Insomnia

By Georgia Ede MD on July 07, 2016 in Diagnosis: Diet
Get to the root of your anxiety and sleep problems once and for all. Learn the fascinating ways in which certain everyday foods shift your nervous system into overdrive.

A Lesson in Consumer Affairs Every Company Needs to Read

By Donna Flagg on July 07, 2016 in Office Diaries
What not to do when responding to customer inquiries.
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7 Effects of Alcohol Myopia

Alcohol consumption impacts us in many ways—and most of them are not good for us.

Why Do We Get "Hangry"?

Here are 3 reasons why some of us get angry when we're hungry ("hangry").

Moderation - Strategy or Fantasy?

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on July 06, 2016 in Obesely Speaking
When moderation is the answer but not an option...

10 Factors Predicting Relapse

An understanding of the circumstances under which people fail at self-control can provide valuable insights into how to overcome self-control problems.

When Calories Count

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on June 28, 2016 in Cravings
Calories are neither friends nor enemies; they are not to be feared or revered. They simply allow us to compare the energy value of one food to another.

Are Vegans Eating Disordered?

Intrigued by the trend in juicing, kale smoothies, and vegan treats? Worried that it might go too far? Read on for more on the relationship between eating disorders and veganism.
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Does What You Eat Affect How You Sleep?

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on June 27, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
It’s time to pay more attention to the possible role that nutrition may plan in helping to improve sleep.
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Better Aging Through Chemistry

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on June 25, 2016 in Memory Medic
The price we pay for living is dying. An anti-oxidant cocktail every day might slow that rate of dying.

Diet Soft Drinks Linked to Depression

Consumption of sweetened drinks—especially those sweetened with sugar substitutes, like aspartame and sucralose—may be linked to depression.

The Best Years of Your Life

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on June 24, 2016 in Memory Medic
Older people have typically learned more about how to cope with disappointment and adversity and how to squeeze the sweet and good juice out of life.

3 Ways to Balance Your Food and Your Mood

A depressed mood can be the result of many things, but it is often a sign that your basic needs are not being met.

Why You Should Never Call Your Picky Eater a "Picky Eater"

Parents know not to call their child, "The Dumb One." But Picky Eater? When identity shapes eating behavior, thoughts become reality.