Essential Reads

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What Causes Someone to Develop an Eating Disorder?

Individuals with eating disorders are suffering because of an inadequate attachment with their caregivers.

Can Coffee Help Your Live Longer?

Coffee can definitely be part of a healthy diet. Moreover, new research shows that coffee intake is tied to longevity among people of various races and ethnicities.

Should You Eat Chocolate Every Day?

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on June 30, 2017 in Cravings
There's enough scientific evidence to suggest it might not be a bad idea.

What Obesity and Interpersonal Conflict Have in Common

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on June 13, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
Our most basic physical activity impacts our mind in surprising ways.

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Hemp for Better Brain Nutrition Two best recipes for daily enjoyment and benefit
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Food Educates Every Part of You

Food trains every part of you—especially the ones you don't think about.

Does a Happy Meal Really Make Us Happy?

We know that what we eat impacts our physical health. But what about our psychological health? How does what we eat impact our happiness?

Responding Wisely to Food Addiction Relapses

When you have an eating addiction, it's not about the food. It's about how you use the food.

"Cholesterolphobia" and Eggs: What Do We Know?

There are green eggs (and ham), golden eggs from that golden goose, and Faberge eggs from Czarist Russia, but what about cholesterol-laden whole eggs and cardiovascular disease?

Feeding Critically Ill Pediatric Patients

New guidelines released for nutritional support in critically ill pediatric patients
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Tales of the One Pot Doc

How to survive as a healthy road warrior, chef style!

How to Overcome Body Shame

By Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST on July 05, 2017 in Modern Sex
Do you suffer with painful thoughts and feelings about your body? Start practicing new ways of relating to yourself to lessen shame and strengthen compassion for your body.

The Evolving Evidence on Obesity in Children

You have, no doubt, heard the statistics about youth and obesity. New research shows what we can do about it.

Botanical Treatment Options for Traumatic Stress

Hanai ‘awa a ikaika ka makani. Feed with kava so that the spirit may gain strength. —Hawaiian Proverb

This Independence Day, Free Yourself from Body Criticism

We are so much more than the sum of our physical parts. This Independence Day, let’s give ourselves a break from the cycle of comparison, and relax in our skin, cellulite and all.
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Enough Talk of Bikini Bodies

By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on July 01, 2017 in Beauty Sick
Women who want to improve their fitness need realistic, healthy goals — not shame.
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Ketogenic Diets for Psychiatric Disorders: A New 2017 Review

By Georgia Ede MD on June 30, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
What can a low-carbohydrate diet do for your mental health?

Five Keys to a Happy Body and a Healthy Weight

Forget diets. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need a strategy that will stand the test of time.

Do You Reward Yourself in Ways that You Later Regret?

How do you prefer to reward yourself, or celebrate? Indulgent foods, spending and alcohol may feel good in the moment, yet can leave a trail of regrets in their wake.

Don't Try to Lose Weight

To set a goal to “lose that weight” may be misguided. Weight gain is a biological process. The goal to change your behavior is within your personal control, and more realistic.

Stabilize Your Mood with Food

By Georgia Ede MD on June 28, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
Reclaim your emotional health and happiness without medications

The Wound is Where the Light Enters You

By Colleen Long Psy.D. on June 26, 2017 in The Happiness Rx
Dr. Colleen Long has worked with thousands of weight loss surgery patients. Instead of "getting over" the feelings, start by going through them, and stop the yo-yo for good.
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Dieting and Eating for Weight Control?

By Monica N. Starkman M.D. on June 20, 2017 in On Call
Need help controlling your weight? Here are effective psychologically-based tips.

The Plant Paradox: Are All Vegetables Good for Us?

By Lori Russell-Chapin Ph.D. on June 17, 2017 in Brain Waves
Is it possible that hidden lectins in our foods are harming us?

How Accurate Is the Medical Advice on TV?

We see medical doctors doling out advice on TV every day. But how accurate is their guidance?

Designing for Diet Season

Tweak the design of your home to live a healthier life.
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Healthy Children’s Meals Should Be a National Priority

By The Research Lab on June 12, 2017 in The Fundamentals
Providing healthy meals to children is a critical issue, not a partisan issue. By Steven Abrams, M.D.

Watching Yourself Eat Changes How Much You Consume

Watching ourselves eat can sometimes help us eat less. Other times it can make us eat more. Why?

Four Fun Ways to Enrich Your Life and Improve Your Health

By Meg Selig on June 08, 2017 in Changepower
Does it seem like everything good is bad for you? Not so! Savor these four pleasures and become healthier and happier as you do so.

Drunkorexia and the Rise of “Rexias” in Disordered Eating

Excessive drinking, clean eating and food restriction are all known to contribute to poor body image, low self-esteem and worst of all; eating disorders.

Does Being Obese Make You Socially Invisible?

You're overweight. You lose weight. Suddenly you recognize that you were judged on appearances. See the real you took care of yourself and lost weight for health rewards?

What Babies and Kids Should and Should Not Drink

By The Research Lab on June 05, 2017 in The Fundamentals
The lack of nutritional value of fruit juice or beverages during a baby's first year. Steven Abrams, M.D.