Diet Essential Reads

We Are Programmed for Gluttony and Weight Gain

By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on October 03, 2017 in Beastly Behavior
The key to understanding our struggles with healthy weight management lies in our evolutionary past.

Inositol and Choline in Mental Health Care

Are you curious about inositol, choline and other B vitamins in mental health care? Emerging findings suggest these vitamins may reduce symptoms of depressed mood and anxiety.

How Your Diet Can Save You and the Planet

By Clair Brown, Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Buddhist Economics
Is eating a healthy diet and worrying about climate change too much to handle? Here's a doable way that makes a big difference.
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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.

Food for Thought as Students Head Back to School

By Mark Corkins M.D. on September 11, 2017 in Your Child’s Health
For medically complex children, back to school can be emotionally and physically dangerous. A new report provides guidance on making the transition easier and safer.
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Reinventing Breakfast

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on September 07, 2017 in Getting Healthy Now
When you eat may matter as much as what you eat.

TV Host's "Hot Take" on Body Acceptance Is Dangerous

By Sunny Sea Gold on August 31, 2017 in Weighty Truths
Could Bill Maher's and other media-makers' fat-jokes hurt people's health and boost hate? Research says yes.

What's the Key to Winning Hearts and Minds?

You can’t change someone else’s mind or their habits. The harder you try, the more resistance you face, and frustrated you become. But, there is a better way.

Loneliness Poses Greater Public Health Threat Than Obesity

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on August 23, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
The loneliness epidemic is growing and becoming more costly by the day. But there is something you can do about it.

I'll Start Tomorrow

By Frances Kuffel on August 20, 2017 in What Fat Women Want
People lose weight for a million bad reasons, ones that won’t resonate back to them across the years.

Breatharians...or Believe Anythings?

By Joe Pierre M.D. on August 17, 2017 in Psych Unseen
Four reasons why normal people can come to hold ridiculous beliefs.

The Molecules of a Pandemic

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on August 12, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
Hormones are the Twitter Feed of your mind, body, soul, and microbiome. You are, you will do, and you will eat what they tweet.

Why Are Some Children Picky Eaters?

New research suggests that children who are inhibited are less likely to try new foods.
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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.

8 Probiotic Strains Proven to Help Improve Your Health

Learn to take care of your body no matter what your size. Gut health is key to overall health and well-being.

Want to Be Healthy? Get Rich!

In almost every single way, socioeconomic status is a significant predictor of positive health outcomes. We better figure out how to change that.

The "Furry Test Tubes" of Obesity Research

Mice are the most common animals now used in obesity research.They have many advantages for scientists who work with them but are far from perfect as a model for human beings.

8 Cool Facts About Brain Freeze

Brain freeze is one of the most common types of headaches. Get the scoop on what was once referred to as “ice cream-induced headache.”

Too Much Soda May Be Shrinking Your Brain

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on April 30, 2017 in Cravings
Too much of the sweet stuff may prematurely age your brain and body, so why take a chance when you already know it's not good for you? Here's what you can do instead.

The Ambience of a Restaurant Controls What We Eat and Drink

Serving tasty food doesn’t do a restaurant much good if customers don’t stay long enough – or never even walk through the door in the first place. How do restaurants entice us?
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Seeing the Bigger Picture Can Promote Self-Control

From a distant perspective one sees the forest, but from a proximal perspective one sees trees.

Try to Make Sense of Healthy, Ethical Food Choices

By Anne Moyer Ph.D. on April 19, 2017 in Beyond Treatment
As a health psychologist, I strive to learn all that I can about a lifestyle that promotes well being, including healthy eating.

The Sexual Impact of Diabetes on Women

By Michael Castleman M.A. on April 14, 2017 in All About Sex
Recent research clarifies how diabetes often harms women sexually. While diabetic women are not fated to develop sex problems, many do.
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7 Tips for Setting Achievable Goals

A successful self-control requires that one’s goal be kept firmly in focus, and reserve the most careful decision resources for the goals that matter most.