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Food Is Love

By Rachel Herz Ph.D. on February 12, 2018 in Our Senses and Emotions
How sweet food tastes to your lover could tell you how they feel about you.

What Is Atypical Anorexia Nervosa?

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on February 09, 2018 in Eating Mindfully
We must look beyond body weight when diagnosing eating disorders. Research shows the dangerous complications of restrictive eating disorders at any weight.

Brain Hacking 101: Simple Steps to Improving Your IQ

By Scott Weems Ph.D. on February 09, 2018 in Feed Your Head
Specific tips for staying smart, the smart way.

Additional Evidence on the Dangers of Raw Diets for Dogs

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on February 06, 2018 in Canine Corner
While raw meat based diets are becoming popular for dogs, new evidence shows that feeding dogs raw chicken leads to a massive increase in their risk of a serious paralytic disease

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Eating: A Manifesto for Recovery from Food Addiction

By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H. on December 27, 2017 in Real Healing
Tired of constantly obsessing about food or your body? Tired of making New Year's Resolutions you never keep? If so, maybe you are ready to declare freedom from food addiction!

Nutritional Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury

By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on December 22, 2017 in Your Brain on Food
Interventional studies with natural anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories via the diet are becoming attractive options for patients with traumatic brain injury.

The Long and the Short of It: Sleep Duration and Health

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on December 21, 2017 in The Gravity of Weight
Does it matter how much sleep we get each night? Too much or too little may have important consequences for our metabolic health, including our weight. Why?
Edward Abramson, PhD

Why Is It So Hard to Exercise?

You know you should be more active but something always gets in the way.

Good Mood, Bad Mood? Blame the Bacteria You Eat

By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on December 15, 2017 in The Fallible Mind
The bacteria in our gut—one’s so-called microbiome—play a huge role in shaping our emotions. The brain in our head is in constant contact with the one in our guts.

Losing Weight in a Weight-Loss Resort: Will It Stay Off?

Aren't you already looking to getting away for some healthful pampering? Preparation is about more than packing outfits; it's also about seeing the maintenance of re-entry.

How to Keep Santa from Making Our Kids Gain Weight

By Peter A. Ubel M.D. on December 04, 2017 in Scientocracy
The key to combating America’s obesity problem is to prevent children from developing obesity in the first place.
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Thanksgiving: Why Happy is More Important than Healthy

You've been inundated with advice on how to make Thanksgiving healthy. Do what you want but don't try to make your kids eat differently than they desire. Here's why.

Since When Do Doctors Ask for Permission?

By Allan Zuckoff Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Fueling the Fire of Change
"Shouldn’t doctors have free rein not only to raise whatever topic they wish, but also to suggest it needs “fixing”?" a doctor asks. The answer is not what he expects.
with permission from Susannah Meadow

The Other Side of Impossible

Where do you turn when the medical field doesn't have the answers?

Why You Should Consider Serving Fish This Thanksgiving

By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on November 19, 2017 in Managing Your Memory
Wondering what foods can reduce the risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s and actually improve cognitive function? Hint: It isn’t blueberries, coconut oil, or turmeric.

3 Mindful Eating Tips to Savor Thanksgiving

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on November 18, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
Simple tips to help you savor Thanksgiving without restrictions

What Is Mindful Eating?

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on November 17, 2017 in Comfort Cravings
What is mindful eating? How do I get started? This article lists some of the benefits and easy strategies for learning how to eat more mindfully today.

Is Exercise the Secret to Keeping Weight Off?

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on November 15, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
Is exercise the secret to keeping weight off long-term? The news headlines tell us yes but the research tells a different story.

What Hungry Dogs May Teach Us About Ourselves

Are hungry dogs teaching us about human appetite?

Do Our Circadian Rhythms Make Midnight Snacks a Health Risk?

By Christopher Bergland on November 08, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Although midnight snacks taste delicious, a new study suggests that nocturnal eating may be pernicious.

Why Addicts Make Poor Decisions

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in Science of Choice
Decision failures could explain why addicts pursue and consume drugs even in the face of negative consequences.

Don't Yuck My Yum: Good Parenting or Subtle Shaming?

"Don't yuck my yum" is a gentle way of telling children that they don't have to like something you've prepared. But what does a "yucker" feel when told, essentially, stifle it?

Paying With Pounds for Relief of Depression

As the holiday season approaches, some may begin antidepressant therapy. Weight gain may be an unpleasant surprise side effect.

Decreasing Pesticide Intake Can Improve Fertility in Women

A new study just published in JAMA shows the benefits of eating low-pesticide residue fruits and vegetables for women who are undergoing infertility treatment.

Three Ways to Combat the Daily Grind

By Leena S. Guptha DO on October 31, 2017 in Embodied Wellness
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed because of your daily grind? Overcomes these stresses by looking at your sleeping patterns, exercise regime, and nutrition.

What Does It Mean to Recover from Food Addiction?

By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H. on October 30, 2017 in Real Healing
Are you obsessed about food? Do you find it hard to stop binging on certain foods? Do you wonder if you can ever be free of your food addiction?
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Use This Problem-Solving Strategy to Achieve Any Goal

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on October 27, 2017 in Science of Choice
The mental contrasting strategy has four steps: wish, outcome, obstacle, and plan.
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Good Health: Don't Lose Any Sleep Over It

Sleep your way to a better life.

Food Addiction: Stop Dieting! Start Rewiring!

By Laurel Mellin Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Rewired
Stop dieting! Rewire the circuits that drive food addiction

Can We "Policy" Our Way Out of Childhood Obesity?

By Pam Schoenfeld MS, RD on October 23, 2017 in Eat Right, Grow Right
Should we keep funding dietary programs that attempt to address childhood obesity? Hint: They are not working.

If My Dog’s Weight Has a Set Point, Why the Weight Gain?

It seems at times that our body weight, no matter what effort we make, is to remain at a set point.

Time Present and Time Past: Obesity and Chronobiology

Does it matter when and how often we eat as much as what we eat when it comes to controlling our weight?
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Solve the Halloween Problem Now With One Miracle Lesson

This miracle lesson will change your life, change your children's lives and will make Halloween and the rest of the eating season seem less daunting.