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The connection between carbohydrates, serotonin, and antidepressant weight gain
Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D.
Everyone it seems, at one point or another, gains weight. Shopping for a new size of clothing follows. Then the heartache begins.
We lose balance as we age. What was once a stubbed toe can transform into a fall that could cause injury.
A good joke, or that cheesecake that I’m not really hungry for? The healthiest choice is obvious. So why aren’t we touting this therapy?
It becomes practically Pavlovian, that automatic reach for the salt shaker. Is it really necessary, though?
From doctors to machinists, a range of workers experience the third-shift sleep problem. What can they do about it?
What really happens when you refuse carbohydrates in a effort to drop pounds?
New research points to a correlation between prolonged stress and a future diagnosis of an autoimmune disease.
A negative aggression that is combative at the gym does not spur a launch to weight loss.
What can individuals do at their desk-bound jobs to keep slim?
When catastrophe first strikes, it’s cause for support. Stigma prevents this crucial support to these most in need, however. It's time to change this.
Long attacked as harmful, empty calories, there may actually be room for moderation and a healthy impact.
The important thing is to keep physical momentum, no matter what...
You've been depressed enough to seek pharmaceutical assistance for treatment. This imperfect process can be even more invalidating and depressing. What to do?
It’s seemingly a constant cycle of trying to maintain a recovery from weight gain.
“I feel funny, I think, so it must be a food allergy...” doesn’t make the grade.
New research implies that in middle aged females, exercise and long term cognitive function seem to go hand in hand.
A recent JAMA survey has surprising results.
Waking up in the middle of the night to snack is an occurrence first defined in 1955. What have we learned about the impacts?
There’s evidence cancer patients have a silent early indicator of depression.
In the time of the #MeToo movement, we need to start looking at symptoms from the damages victims experience.
It's a colony within your digestive tract.
Excluding carbohydrate is disastrous for your serotonin levels.
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.
It's another labor of love.
As the holiday season approaches, some may begin antidepressant therapy. Weight gain may be an unpleasant surprise side effect.
It seems at times that our body weight, no matter what effort we make, is to remain at a set point.
Why don't Scandinavians don't wrestle with the wintertime blues?
Restoring to your best each day requires sleep that leaves you recharged and refreshed.
Recent results are flying in the face of established wisdom. Is this a good thing?
Having a series of options that distract you in an effort to recharge? Always a great thing!
Judith Wurtman, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Serotonin Power Diet and the founder of a Harvard University hospital weight-loss facility.