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Eating for Optimal Mental Health

The role nutrition plays

Moms: What Will Your Body Image Legacy Be?

Top five strategies for promoting positive body image in your daughter

Revolutionary: the Pressure-Less Diet

Lose the weight that weighs you down!

How Being Knocked Out Of Our Comfort Zones Can Be Beneficial

Sometimes the answers we're looking for come with a cold, hard slap of reality

Recent Posts on Diet

9 Cancer-Fighting Foods and Beverages

Find out how nutrition disarms cancer cells at the level of DNA.

Changing Clocks Causes Cancer?

Time rules life. Does disrupting inner body clocks cause cancer?

Improving Self-Control by Enhancing Working Memory

Successful self-control involves the active maintenance of goals and goal-relevant information in working memory.

Eating at Night Disrupts Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on July 24, 2015 in Sleep Newzzz
When you’re considering the food choices you make in order to support your health, keep in mind that you’re also influencing how well you sleep—and that it’s not just what you eat, but when, that may matter.

Are You an Adventurous Eater?

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on July 23, 2015 in Comfort Cravings
Do you like to try new, exotic foods or do you stick to the same foods you know you like? You may be surprised by some of the benefits of being an adventurous eater outlined in this article.

Heal Your Relationship with Food and Your Body

Is food your best friend or your worst enemy? What if it didn't have to be either?

5 Reasons We Act Impulsively

We need to treat willpower as a limited and important resource.

Can You Be Too Fat to Lose Weight?

When an unfortunate hopelessness grips the morbidly obese

The Best Strategy For Getting Motivated

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on July 15, 2015 in Comfort Cravings
This month I've been focusing on motivation tips and getting to the bottom of what helps people to move out of their old ruts and start eating healthier and more mindfully today. Find out here!

Rich Roll’s Extreme Flow

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on July 15, 2015 in Brick by Brick
Rich Roll, an ultra-endurance athlete, shares how we do not need to do "everything in moderation" in order to have balanced life. In fact, for many of us, the balance is in the “extreme.

Dog Days of Summer

An 11-year old with severe injury to the liver was reported in June, linked to the use of a commercially-available blue-green algae dietary supplement. The victim’s liver dysfunction was severe enough to adversely affect her blood clotting ability and it required hospitalization. To the relief of her owners, the 11 year-old, twenty pound Pug dog made a full recovery.

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from a Leading Cause of Death

These five lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of dying from a leading cause of death by 50 percent.

What's the Best Way to Deal With a Negative Body Image?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on July 07, 2015 in Off the Couch
Lianne* came to see me for help with her eating. "I can't stand myself," she said. "I've tried every diet I can think of. I lose weight...and then I gain it all back...and more." Lianne was smart and very funny. She had a successful job and many women friends. But she didn't like her body. And she didn't like herself.

Food Can Affect Your Brain: Breaking News?

Scientists and nutritionists have known for years that there is a strong relationship between healthy diet and healthy brain. Do you know all of the facts?

The 20 Best Motivational Quotes

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on July 07, 2015 in Comfort Cravings
Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight is a motivational quote I tell many of my clients, particularly when they are making efforts to change their eating and they slide back into old habits. Get 20 motivational quotes to get you inspired to get started and moving forward today!

How to Teach Yourself to Actually Like Vegetables

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on July 07, 2015 in Minding the Body
Choking down vegetables you loathe because they’re healthy is no fun. Here’s how four experts recommend training yourself to enjoy eating veggies.

Is Your Microbiome on a Paleo Diet?

By Erica Sonnenburg Ph.D. on July 05, 2015 in The Good Gut
90% of our associated cells and 99% of our associated genes are bacterial, and this microbial community plays a vital role in our health, our diet needs to reflect that reality.

Eating for Optimal Mental Health

In order to improve overall wellness, a whole body approach should be considered. Here we explore the role that nutrition plays in the pursuit of wellness.

Moms: What Will Your Body Image Legacy Be?

Here is the reality: It can be damaging to our daughters if we are critical of our own appearance. I know this is a sobering thought for all moms. One of the best predictors of whether a girl will have negative body image is if her mother has negative body image...

Revolutionary: the Pressure-Less Diet

If you feel like you are burdened daily, have trouble sleeping, and going nowhere fast, it's time to start the pressure-less diet.

Should You Be Eating High Fat Before a Endurance Events?

This is you, on high fat, trying to run the NYC marathon....Very far behind.

How Being Knocked Out Of Our Comfort Zones Can Be Beneficial

By Gregg McBride on June 27, 2015 in The Weight-ing Game
We often want the answers to life's biggest dilemmas to be complicated, enabling or even pricey. But sometimes the best advice we can receive comes without any fancy packaging, outrageous promises or gratuitous politeness.

Top 10 'Memory' Diet Tips

A healthy diet optimizes brain health, memory function, and reduces risk of dementia.

Trans Fats: Bad For Your Brain

Trans fats adversely affect brain health.

How to Kick Fatigue? Try Science’s New “3-Day” Rule

By Mark Travers Ph.D. on June 23, 2015 in The Sports Mind
Three days of post-workout recovery may be the optimal time needed to return to top form.

Stories of Seclusion: Obese, She Decides to Lose It Alone

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 23, 2015 in How To Do Life
It's tempting to hide to avoid embarrassment and hearing what we need to.

A Point of Reference: Weight and the Concept of Set Point

Considering all the food our bodies process throughout our lifetime, our weight remains, for the most part, within a fairly constant range. In other words, our bodies tend to “defend” that weight, especially after weight loss, and that is why it is so difficult for us to maintain our weight at a lower level. Is there a set point for weight?

You May Be on a Paleo Diet, but Is Your Microbiome?

By Erica Sonnenburg Ph.D. on June 21, 2015 in The Good Gut
A paleo diet might not only be wrong, it might be harmful to our gut bacteria.

9 Scientific Strategies for Healthy Weight Without Dieting

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on June 20, 2015 in Living Single
The best way to achieve your "leanest livable weight" is to forsake dieting, give up on summoning that elusive willpower, and use the findings from social science to change your environments and your ways of thinking about food. The strategies are based on research, not some bogus fad.

How to Beat Emotional Eating

By Temma Ehrenfeld on June 19, 2015 in Open Gently
New programs for emotional eaters teach acceptance.