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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.

8 Cool Facts About Brain Freeze

Brain freeze is one of the most common types of headaches. Get the scoop on what was once referred to as “ice cream-induced headache.”

Too Much Soda May Be Shrinking Your Brain

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on April 30, 2017 in Cravings
Too much of the sweet stuff may prematurely age your brain and body, so why take a chance when you already know it's not good for you? Here's what you can do instead.

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Can Dogs Help Solve Our Childhood Obesity Problem?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on May 23, 2017 in Animals and Us
What should we make of claims about the impact of dogs on obesity in children and teenagers?

Rewarding Exercise with Food: A Novel Approach

Is it wrong to run that extra mile for a slice of guilt-free cake?

Is a Vegetarian Diet Always Healthy?

My advice would be to limit everything from a cow (and any other red meat source) and be very careful about obtaining a balance of the nutrients.

Trading in Celiac Disease for an Eating Disorder

The billion dollar "gluten-free" diet fad may be causing more harm to your mental health than you realize as we trade in gluten in exchange for disordered eating.

Even Vegans Die: Leaving a Legacy of Caring and Compassion

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 17, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A new book called "Even Vegans Die" is a valuable guide for animal advocates. It empowers people to make the best decisions regarding their own health and advocacy for animals.
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Body Shame Is Not a Diet Plan

By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on May 14, 2017 in Beauty Sick
Fostering body shame is not an effective way to get healthy. Shame makes you want to withdraw from important activities and meaningful connections with others. Shame can be a threa

Want to lose weight? Eat MORE!

Increasing the proportion of raw food in one’s diet is a fast track to weight loss. And it means that you spend more time actually eating. Here’s why.
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Turmeric and Curcumin: A Primer

Health benefits of turmeric and curcumin: fad or fact?

Why Your Doctor Might Prescribe Food Instead of Medicine

New research in JAMA links poor diet to serious diseases.

Coffee and Health: What's The Verdict?

Find out how caffeine affects your blood pressure, sleep and anxiety levels.

Diet Soda Tied to Memory Loss

By Temma Ehrenfeld on May 08, 2017 in Open Gently
Soda, diet or sugary, is linked to memory loss.

Even Vegans Die: Life Lessons for Everyone

By Lisa Kramer Ph.D. on May 08, 2017 in Markets in Mind
No one should feel guilty for getting sick. I wish someone told me that when I faced a cancer diagnosis in my twenties.

Should Spring Cleaning Include Spring Cleansing?

Weight loss efforts restart in spring... but is a cleanse really about detox?

How Cooking Dinner Helps You Bounce Back from a Tough Day

Hard day at work? Cooking could be your recipe for recuperation.

How A Psychologist Lost Weight Drinking Soda

A psychologist visited Paris and lost weight. He credits the soda.

Ethical Issues in Treating Childhood Obesity

How do doctors decide when to recommend surgery for a child with obesity?

Is Anorexia the Latest Treatment for Obesity?

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on April 27, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
Is it possible that a mental illness holds the secret to treating obesity? That’s what some leading eating disorder experts propose.

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.
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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.