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The Emotional Toll of Childhood Obesity

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on September 19, 2017 in Grand Rounds
Why is still okay to tease "the fat kid?"

Low Brain Cholesterol—Separating Fact from Fiction

By Georgia Ede MD on September 17, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
How vegan diets and cholesterol-lowering drugs affect mood and memory.

52 Ways: Cultural Variations in Offering Food to Show Love

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on September 17, 2017 in Life, Refracted
Cultures vary in attitudes and beliefs about the role of food in nourishing body, mind and soul. As we express love through feeding, we must remain mindful of those differences.

Why Changing Eating Habits (Permanently) Is So Hard

By Kari Anderson DBH, CEDS on September 13, 2017 in #BeHerNow
It’s complicated and primal, and it has everything to do with your brain trying to help you survive.

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Weight Loss, Dating, and Relationships

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Does the stigma against obesity even apply to people who have successfully lost weight? New research provides a look at how this kind of stigma can affect mating choices.

Folate for Depression, Schizophrenia and Dementia

Are you curious about the evidence for folate supplementation as a treatment for serious mental health problems? Emerging research findings support its use.

Will a Pound of Bacon Really Make You Live Longer?

Recent results are flying in the face of established wisdom. Is this a good thing?

Conservatism Predicts Lapses Back to Meat Consumption

By Gordon Hodson Ph.D. on September 15, 2017 in Without Prejudice
Although those on the right eat more meat in general, some nonetheless attempt to quit. New research provides insights into why they may struggle.

Pure-ly Delicious

The evidence against many current dietary recommendations is becoming impossible to ignore. It's time once again to enjoy an omelet and crack a few eggs.

The 'Soy-ling' of Our Food: The Versatile U.S. Soybean

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on September 11, 2017 in The Gravity of Weight
Over the past 25 years, many studies have suggested that soy intake is beneficial to health. What do we know about the versatile soybean?

Eating Your Way to Better Brain Health

We are what we eat, so eat your way to better brain health

Are You Giving Yourself the Level of Self-Care You Deserve?

By Gregg McBride on September 09, 2017 in The Weight-ing Game
When we care for something, it thrives. When we shun it, it withers. Therefore, isn't it time we stop mentally knocking ourselves down when we think of goals we haven't yet met?

Depression and Loneliness Linked to Higher Mortality Rates

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on September 07, 2017 in Emotional Fitness
Over 40 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with depression, and I am sure the real number is higher, the number of people coping with loneliness is unknown.

Are Your Food Cravings Genetic?

By Sunny Sea Gold on September 07, 2017 in Weighty Truths
Could our DNA drive us to naturally eat more bread, butter, or chocolate? It sure looks that way.

How a Psychotherapist Dealt with His Fat Bias

As we began working together I was able to tell my patient how stunned I felt when we first met. This opened the door to being able to talk about this together.

Vitamin B12, Thiamin, and Niacin in Mental Health Care

Curious about the roles of vitamin B12, thiamin, and niacin in healthy brain functioning?

How Often Should You Weigh Yourself?

Do you dread stepping on the scale, or perhaps, you check your weight compulsively? When you weigh yourself can help you lose.

The Mediterranean Diet and ADHD

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on August 23, 2017 in Suffer the Children
New research finds a correlation between an unhealthy diet—and a dysfunctional family environment—with an increased risk of a child getting an ADHD diagnosis.

Moods for Overeating: Good, Bad, and Bored

We all overeat for different reasons.

Why I Won't Let My Son Buy A Fitbit--Even With His Own Money

By Joy Jacobs J.D., Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in One More Bite
How physical activity tracking devices may be dangerous to your health!

Dietary Modification in Mental Health Care

Do you ever wonder about the role of nutrition in mental health? Simple changes in the diet can go a long way toward improving your mental health.

Crossing the Thin Line to Starvation: Caloric Restriction

Caloric restriction has occurred throughout history during war and famine, but restricting caloric intake while maintaining adequate nutrition may increase our "healthspan."

Unusual Ways to Lose Weight

Losing weight isn't always healthy. Beware: Here are ten things that will make the weight come off.

Three Things I Know for Sure

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on August 14, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
Oprah says Weight Watchers is mindful eating and weight loss is the only path to health. Here are three things I know for sure about health, weight, dieting, and mindful eating.

Loving a Broken Body

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on August 13, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
I lost 290 pounds in six months by giving up rage, anger, humiliation, and suffering.

Coffee is a Drug Not a Beverage, Drink Up! Just Not Too Much

Coffee is a Drug, Not a Beverage, So drink up! Just not too much.

Small Mistakes With Huge Consequences

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on August 11, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
The honest mistakes of a few are the reason 2.2 billion are overweight.

Study Suggests Most Effective Way to Cut Sugar from Coffee

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on August 11, 2017 in Urban Survival
A new study finds the most effective way to cut back sugar in your coffee.
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Yes, It IS Possible to Lose Weight

A recent study shows that weight loss is possible.

What to Eat to Prevent Brain Fade?

A simple dietary adjustment can help....

Finding Peace in The Anti-Diet Age

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on August 05, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
The New York Times story "Losing it in the Anti-Diet Age," documents the tension between diet-culture and the anti-diet movement. Perhaps the real question is how to find peace.

All the Stars of Food and Mood

The best and the brightest of nutritional psychiatry have come together for an amazing conference at the nation's capital.