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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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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.

Living, Dying and the Taste of a Good Falafel

By Bernard L. De Koven on August 02, 2017 in On Having Fun
Do you think what thinking about dying (and dying in general) does for you is emphasize how much better living turns out to be?

Green Tea May Ameliorate Brain Drain Linked to Western Diets

A pioneering new study reports that a compound in green tea (EGCG) may prove to be a therapeutic intervention for diet-related memory impairment and neuroinflammation.

Have Dogs Specifically Evolved to Eat Bread and Pasta?

Do dogs benefit from a raw meat diet? While wolves are genetically programmed to eat meat, dogs have genes that allow them to digest carbohydrates.

Hemp: A Recipe for Brain Health

Two best recipes for daily enjoyment and benefit.
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Food Educates Every Part of You

Food trains every part of you—especially the ones you don't think about.

Does a Happy Meal Really Make Us Happy?

We know that what we eat impacts our physical health. But what about our psychological health? How does what we eat impact our happiness?

Responding Wisely to Food Addiction Relapses

When you have an eating addiction, it's not about the food. It's about how you use the food.

"Cholesterolphobia" and Eggs: What Do We Know?

There are green eggs (and ham), golden eggs from that golden goose, and Faberge eggs from Czarist Russia, but what about cholesterol-laden whole eggs and cardiovascular disease?

Feeding Critically Ill Pediatric Patients

New guidelines released for nutritional support in critically ill pediatric patients
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Tales of the One Pot Doc

How to survive as a healthy road warrior, chef style!

How to Overcome Body Shame

By Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST on July 05, 2017 in Modern Sex
Do you suffer with painful thoughts and feelings about your body? Start practicing new ways of relating to yourself to lessen shame and strengthen compassion for your body.

The Evolving Evidence on Obesity in Children

You have, no doubt, heard the statistics about youth and obesity. New research shows what we can do about it.

Botanical Treatment Options for Traumatic Stress

Hanai ‘awa a ikaika ka makani. Feed with kava so that the spirit may gain strength. —Hawaiian Proverb

This Independence Day, Free Yourself from Body Criticism

We are so much more than the sum of our physical parts. This Independence Day, let’s give ourselves a break from the cycle of comparison, and relax in our skin, cellulite and all.
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Enough Talk of Bikini Bodies

By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on July 01, 2017 in Beauty Sick
Women who want to improve their fitness need realistic, healthy goals — not shame.
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Ketogenic Diets for Psychiatric Disorders: A New 2017 Review

By Georgia Ede MD on June 30, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
What can a low-carbohydrate diet do for your mental health?

Five Keys to a Happy Body and a Healthy Weight

Forget diets. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need a strategy that will stand the test of time.

Do You Reward Yourself in Ways that You Later Regret?

How do you prefer to reward yourself, or celebrate? Indulgent foods, spending and alcohol may feel good in the moment, yet can leave a trail of regrets in their wake.

Don't Try to Lose Weight

To set a goal to “lose that weight” may be misguided. Weight gain is a biological process. The goal to change your behavior is within your personal control, and more realistic.

Stabilize Your Mood with Food

By Georgia Ede MD on June 28, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
Reclaim your emotional health and happiness without medications

The Wound is Where the Light Enters You

By Colleen Long Psy.D. on June 26, 2017 in The Happiness Rx
Dr. Colleen Long has worked with thousands of weight loss surgery patients. Instead of "getting over" the feelings, start by going through them, and stop the yo-yo for good.
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Dieting and Eating for Weight Control?

By Monica N. Starkman M.D. on June 20, 2017 in On Call
Need help controlling your weight? Here are effective psychologically-based tips.

The Plant Paradox: Are All Vegetables Good for Us?

By Lori Russell-Chapin Ph.D. on June 17, 2017 in Brain Waves
Is it possible that hidden lectins in our foods are harming us?

How Accurate Is the Medical Advice on TV?

We see medical doctors doling out advice on TV every day. But how accurate is their guidance?

Designing for Diet Season

Tweak the design of your home to live a healthier life.
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Healthy Children’s Meals Should Be a National Priority

By The Research Lab on June 12, 2017 in The Fundamentals
Providing healthy meals to children is a critical issue, not a partisan issue. By Steven Abrams, M.D.

Watching Yourself Eat Changes How Much You Consume

Watching ourselves eat can sometimes help us eat less. Other times it can make us eat more. Why?