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The connection between carbohydrates, serotonin, and antidepressant weight gain
Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D.
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.
Pivoting away instead of launching the new regime may be just the key to success....
We can’t prevent the stress entirely, but allowing yourself to escape from it, if only for an hour, makes it so much easier to bear.
There was your life before you were told by your physician that you have cancer, and there is a new definition of life after you hear that diagnosis. Support is necessary.
There are seemingly endless reasons why we overindulge during the holidays. There are better ways to cope, once you are informed.
Research now points to physical exercise as a huge component of recovery from depression.
Fibromyalgia transforms your life into that of a captive. Social isolation seems to exacerbate the already painful symptoms.
Is every diet you attempt just a cycle of futility? Artificial intelligence may play a role in the future.
Judith Wurtman, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Serotonin Power Diet and the founder of a Harvard University hospital weight-loss facility.