Essential Reads

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.

More Posts on Diet

Should Weight Loss Drugs Be Used When a Diet Stalls?

Taking great care of yourself is the new normal. Why are the rewards so much harder to attain when the end-goal is just around the corner?

It’s Time to March!

There is no shortage of bad advice about how to lose weight. You’ll find bad advice on the internet, in books, and even from some “medical experts.” We need good science.

Furthering the Discussion on FAT: Fear Not

Ingesting fat is feared because of links to weight gain by people with eating disorders and those who don’t have an eating disorder. Addressing confusion and misrepresentation.
Lori Russell-Chapin

Does Neurocounseling Education Impact Age Differently?

By Lori Russell-Chapin Ph.D. on April 15, 2017 in Brain Waves
Is it possible that neurocounseling and bridging brain and behavior can help us live more effectively and be helpful for any age group?

"Pig!"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 11, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short short story on when to and not to accept yourself.

The Real Truth About Your Weight and Health

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on April 08, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
New research suggests that it could be weight-stigma--not our actual weight--that leads to poor health.

Glaucoma, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Disease, and Nicotinamide

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on April 06, 2017 in Fighting Fear
Every once in a while an unapproved treatment seems worth considering.

What's Your Omega-3 IQ? A Fun Quiz for a Healthier Brain!

By Georgia Ede MD on March 31, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
Find out which foods are secretly sabotaging your best efforts to balance your brain chemistry.

Put Your Omega-3 Supplement to the Test

By Georgia Ede MD on March 31, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
Test your knowledge about Omega-3 supplements to see if you are throwing your money away!

Want to Lose Weight? Go to Bed Earlier

No one likes being on a diet. How about sleeping instead? Get more sleep and leverage the easiest, most enjoyable weight loss strategy in existence.

Eat Right, Feel Right with Mental Health Nutrition

Help clients use food to improve their mood and their energy.

Is There Feminine Muscularity?

By Pirkko Markula Ph.D. on March 29, 2017 in Fit Femininity
Is sculpting a muscular body feminine? There are several options for women to display visible muscularity.

Crack of Dawn Workouts

By getting up at 4:30 a.m., I have already made a powerful statement to myself that I am willing to work for what I want in a single-minded, extremely determined way.
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Endless Jet Lag

Time rules life - including what you crave.

10 Strategies for Developing Self-Control

Self-control strategies are considered key drivers of behavior change to promote healthier behavior.

Why Simple Advice is Often the Best Advice

By Gregg McBride on March 25, 2017 in The Weight-ing Game
No matter how many times we replay past events or decisions in our heads, they are never going to be undone. So the sooner we swallow hard and move on, the better.

Is Global Warming Making You Fat?

By Edward Abramson Ph.D. on March 24, 2017 in It's Not Just Baby Fat!
Brown fat can help control your weight but only when you're cold.

Dietary Changes Reduce Alzheimer's Risk

Are you worried about developing Alzheimer's disease? Simple dietary changes can reduce your risk.

Dog Owners Are Wrong About the Health Benefits of Raw Diets

Despite dog owners' beliefs that raw animal product dog foods are healthier data suggests that they are unsafe.

Your Gut Health and Your Weight

If you've struggled with obesity, you may not know that the state of your gut health may be part of the problem.

Should We Focus on a Women’s Weight During Pregnancy?

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on March 11, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
The irony of weight-focused care is that the more preoccupied we become with trying to control our weight, the more out-of-control it often becomes.

Salt Intake: Taking Advice With That Proverbial Grain

"Next to air and water, salt is perhaps the greatest necessity of life," wrote Mahatma Gandhi. Do we really know how much salt is too much for maintaining our health?

4 Ways Tech Can Help Improve your Health this Spring

By Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D. on March 07, 2017 in Connected
Check out how to use the tech in your life to improve your health.

The Chaos of Neal Barnard

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on March 07, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Neal Barnard has never been one to accept the status quo.

Aging Well Can Be Simple

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on March 04, 2017 in Memory Medic
If I asked you to name the two most important lifestyle influences on aging, in two words, could you do it?

Nicole's Story: Anorexia and Access to Care

Your heart cannot beat unless you feed it. Nicole, a young woman who lived with Anorexia Nervosa, shares her story.

Well, You Might As Well Eat That Donut

By Mark Borigini M.D. on February 28, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
In the real world, the findings suggest, even a woman’s smart dietary choices may not be enough to neutralize the harm done by a day filled with stress.

Food and Sex

Food, sex and the pleasure principle
Dina Rose

Stop Being a Short-Order Chef: 10 Lessons Kids Need to Learn

By Dina Rose Ph.D. on February 22, 2017 in The Art & Science of Teaching Kids to Eat Right
Unless you enjoy making multiple meals, it's time to switch strategies. Stop looking for the right food and start teaching the right lessons.

Success, the Slow-Cooked Way

There is no shortage of crash diet options, but what if our bodies need time to acclimate? What if they actually need a slow-cooked method of change over a long period of time?