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New Diet Ideas From the Artificial Sweeteners Controversy

Intriguing findings and new ideas reviewing 10 years of medical literature and research

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.

More Posts on Diet

The Secret to Changing Eating Behavior, for Good

By Kari Anderson DBH, CEDS on October 03, 2017 in #BeHerNow
Whether you can successfully change your eating habits depends on why you want to change them.

Exorcise the Devil-vs.-Angel Analogy From Health Behaviors

Deciding what to eat for lunch isn't a battle between good and evil. It's just a choice. We can learn a lot by treating it as one.

Weight Man-age-ment

By Christina Pierpaoli Parker on October 01, 2017 in Eng(aging)
Aging: a common attribution for weight gain, but a fair one?

The Vegan Brain

By Georgia Ede MD on September 30, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
What everyone needs to know to keep their brains in tip-top shape.

Your Mother's Fatty Diet

By Mark Borigini M.D. on September 30, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
The specter of XXL shopping sprees, clogged arteries, and a heart attack while running to catch a bus always seemed to pop into my visual field when staring at the dessert bar.

Curing Erectile Dysfunction, Killing Children?

By Mark Borigini M.D. on September 29, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
Over the last few years, its most popular use has been to treat erectile dysfunction in men and low libido in women, despite the lack of robust clinical data supporting such use.

Got Milk Alternatives? Get More Iodine!

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on September 29, 2017 in Cravings
If you stopped drinking dairy milk, you may be missing out on a nutrient that is essential for brain development.

Low-Carbohydrate Diet Superior to Antipsychotic Medications

By Georgia Ede MD on September 29, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
People suffering with psychosis should know that there are truly hopeful options that go beyond medication.
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8 Predictors of Early Onset of Binge Eating

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on September 28, 2017 in Science of Choice
Youth with loss of control go on to experience persistent and intensified problematic eating patterns during adulthood.

What Do We Understand About Mental Illness?

If you suffer from mental illness, you must be aware of all the complex causes and not just resort to a pill.

Magnesium Might Boost Mood

By Temma Ehrenfeld on September 26, 2017 in Open Gently
Magnesium can boost mood. If you have muscle aches, tics or irritable bowel syndrome, consider a magnesium supplement.

6 Healthy Reasons to Wake Up Earlier

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on September 26, 2017 in Minding the Body
Get your day off on the right foot. Making time for wellness first thing in the morning sets a positive tone for your whole day.

Belly Fat and Your Child's Brain

Can playing tag improve your child's grades?

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!