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Spirulina for Infant and Aged Brains

By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Your Brain on Food
Spirulina (pond scum) is an excellent source of highly potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory chemicals that can benefit your brain health across the entire lifespan

Wanting, Liking, and Overeating

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on December 01, 2017 in Cravings
Do you like everything you eat or are you indulging just because it's in front of you? A new study answers the question.
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Why the Guilt?

Are your eating habits giving you something to feel guilty about this holiday season?

Happy New Year!

By David Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on November 26, 2017 in Boundless
Want those New Year's resolutions to stick? Get started early.

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How to Keep Santa from Making Our Kids Gain Weight

By Peter A. Ubel M.D. on December 04, 2017 in Scientocracy
The key to combating America’s obesity problem is to prevent children from developing obesity in the first place.
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Thanksgiving: Why Happy is More Important than Healthy

You've been inundated with advice on how to make Thanksgiving healthy. Do what you want but don't try to make your kids eat differently than they desire. Here's why.

Since When Do Doctors Ask for Permission?

"Shouldn’t doctors have free rein not only to raise whatever topic they wish, but also to suggest it needs “fixing”?" a doctor asks. The answer is not what he expects.
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The Other Side of Impossible

Where do you turn when the medical field doesn't have the answers?

Why You Should Consider Serving Fish This Thanksgiving

By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on November 19, 2017 in Managing Your Memory
Wondering what foods can reduce the risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s and actually improve cognitive function? Hint: It isn’t blueberries, coconut oil, or turmeric.

3 Mindful Eating Tips to Savor Thanksgiving

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on November 18, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
Simple tips to help you savor Thanksgiving without restrictions

What Is Mindful Eating?

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on November 17, 2017 in Comfort Cravings
What is mindful eating? How do I get started? This article lists some of the benefits and easy strategies for learning how to eat more mindfully today.

Is Exercise the Secret to Keeping Weight Off?

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on November 15, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
Is exercise the secret to keeping weight off long-term? The news headlines tell us yes but the research tells a different story.

What Hungry Dogs May Teach Us About Ourselves

Are hungry dogs teaching us about human appetite?

Do Our Circadian Rhythms Make Midnight Snacks a Health Risk?

By Christopher Bergland on November 08, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Although midnight snacks taste delicious, a new study suggests that nocturnal eating may be pernicious.

Why Addicts Make Poor Decisions

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in Science of Choice
Decision failures could explain why addicts pursue and consume drugs even in the face of negative consequences.

Don't Yuck My Yum: Good Parenting or Subtle Shaming?

"Don't yuck my yum" is a gentle way of telling children that they don't have to like something you've prepared. But what does a "yucker" feel when told, essentially, stifle it?

Paying With Pounds for Relief of Depression

As the holiday season approaches, some may begin antidepressant therapy. Weight gain may be an unpleasant surprise side effect.

Decreasing Pesticide Intake Can Improve Fertility in Women

A new study just published in JAMA shows the benefits of eating low-pesticide residue fruits and vegetables for women who are undergoing infertility treatment.

Three Ways to Combat the Daily Grind

By Leena S. Guptha DO on October 31, 2017 in Embodied Wellness
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed because of your daily grind? Overcomes these stresses by looking at your sleeping patterns, exercise regime, and nutrition.

What Does It Mean to Recover from Food Addiction?

By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H. on October 30, 2017 in Real Healing
Are you obsessed about food? Do you find it hard to stop binging on certain foods? Do you wonder if you can ever be free of your food addiction?
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Use This Problem-Solving Strategy to Achieve Any Goal

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on October 27, 2017 in Science of Choice
The mental contrasting strategy has four steps: wish, outcome, obstacle, and plan.
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Good Health: Don't Lose Any Sleep Over It

Sleep your way to a better life.

Food Addiction: Stop Dieting! Start Rewiring!

By Laurel Mellin Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Rewired
Stop dieting! Rewire the circuits that drive food addiction

Can We "Policy" Our Way Out of Childhood Obesity?

Should we keep funding dietary programs that attempt to address childhood obesity? Hint: They are not working.

If My Dog’s Weight Has a Set Point, Why the Weight Gain?

It seems at times that our body weight, no matter what effort we make, is to remain at a set point.

Time Present and Time Past: Obesity and Chronobiology

Does it matter when and how often we eat as much as what we eat when it comes to controlling our weight?
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Solve the Halloween Problem Now With One Miracle Lesson

This miracle lesson will change your life, change your children's lives and will make Halloween and the rest of the eating season seem less daunting.

How to Get the Most Out of Emotional Eating

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in Think, Act, Be
We've been trained to believe that eating for comfort is "bad"—which doesn't necessarily make it easier to avoid. Dr. Pavel Somov provides an alternative: better emotional eating.

Are Hormetins the New Fountain of Youth in Aging?

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in iAge
The fountain of youth might be a fountain for living well in older ages.

Four Non-Prescription Remedies for ADHD

By Temma Ehrenfeld on October 12, 2017 in Open Gently
A healthy diet and supplements my help ADHD.

Study Links Gut Microbiome With "Ridiculously Healthy" Aging

By Christopher Bergland on October 12, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
One of the largest human studies on microbiota recently identified a correlation between healthy aging and a healthy gut.

15 Things To Know About Food: The Truth Nobody Tells You

Kale is overrated. Don't kid yourself. It's a fad. Next we'll be eating plankton, and they'll be telling us to sieve it through our teeth like whales. Have coffee and a bagel.

The Latest News on the Obesity Epidemic

New Data from the CDC about obesity and its consequences.