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The connection between carbohydrates, serotonin, and antidepressant weight gain
Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D.
A fundamental aspect of good mental health—eating healthfully—doesn't get the attention it deserves.
Is it encroaching into this of Peak Experience, that has us keep emotionally overeating? Is it a redirect to guaranteed happiness that one hasn't experienced at all, on this day?
Beyond the calories, you should know about food's impact on your physiology.
Many take anti-depressant medication and most gain weight after beginning these drugs. Does dietary intervention prevent weight gain by promoting serotonin synthesis?
A cycle of takeover is how some describe PMS. Dietary tweaks to increase the neurotransmitter serotonin have been shown to help.
There really are brain differences in males and females, right down to the use of stress eating to cope.
While most in Northern America find that the Winter Blues strike in mid-January, Alaska and Scandinavia have to wrestle with Seasonal Affective Disorder depression by October.
Robots may soon interact with gym-goers to keep them motivated.
A new approach to slowing down for healthy food ingestion and weight control.
Losing a treasured friend can feel like losing a part of yourself. But grieving friends receive little in the way of emotional or social support.
Research shows that indeed one does reach for a high-fat comfort food after experiencing travel stress.
Growing into adolescence is supposed to be the best time of your life. Being overweight often prevents this age of discovery and happiness.
Fibromyalgia has been misunderstood since it's diagnostic introduction. But there may be new hope on the horizon.
They have been wrongly vilified. There's actually a organic reason why your brain chemistry loves carbohydrates.
It's a food trend previously unimaginable, that of a beef replacement, plant-based and with the texture and color of meat.
You are told to try this supplement for that concern, but are you certain you're even buying what the package says are its ingredients?
Samples at the store, the candy dish ubiquitous, that leftover cake from the office party...These mindless calories add up.
Why are some pharmaceuticals causing this eating disorder?
"You look marvelous!" has a new implication.
An appetite that is larger than life is often a symptom of the neurotransmitter serotonin in need of boosting and of stress that needs releasing.
The rationale is that it's less toxic than smoking cigarettes. But is this correct?
You may not want that bag of salty fat as much as you want that "better for you" choice.
There is federally funded research about the weight gained or lost due to increased caloric consumption after use of marijuana.
Few are aware that cognitive decline is a post-operative symptom.
Eat well, and eat the most early in the day, is what the experts seem to recommend.
The negative impacts from too little restorative sleep are rarely discussed.
The pharma to help with depression very often causes weight gain. It's unfair, yet there is a way to manage this side effect...
Many diet plans push for the complete elimination of carbs. What gives?
Restaurant portions are so large that weight gain seems inevitable.
Perhaps it's just so personal that you'd rather hear support for your diet from a machine instead of your spouse.
Judith Wurtman, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Serotonin Power Diet and the founder of a Harvard University hospital weight-loss facility.