In: diet

Higher Carbohydrate Meals Increase Punishment
July 4, 2017

A study in 2017 finds that the composition of food in one meal can significantly affect behavior in the following hours,…

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Circadian Rhythms and Food
May 6, 2017

Scientists are uncovering a fascinating relationship between circadian rhythms and food consumption. It looks as though when you eat can have…

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Intermittent Fasting and Brain Health
March 14, 2016

Conventional wisdom, especially in the realm of diet and health, often turns out not to be right. Conventional wisdom (as it…

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Can Junk Food Shrink Your Brain?
November 2, 2015

Did you know that increasing or even maintaining your intake of burgers, fries and soda pop—and pretty much any other hallmark…

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MIND Diet Prevents Memory Loss
August 17, 2015

Researchers at Rush University have developed a diet (the MIND diet) that appears to be associated with significantly reduced cognitive decline…

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Mood Effects of Diet
March 7, 2014

One of our readers wrote to ask – Have you observed an impact of diet on mood? I feel that less…

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Mediterranean Diet and Depression
November 30, 2013

Boost your brain power naturally! Try this simple intervention to reduce depression, stroke, heart disease and improve cognition. Does that statement…

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Food, Mood and Cognition
November 16, 2013

We recently got a useful update on this topic from one of the clinicians who works with us at Gateway Psychiatric….

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Hormones and Food
September 13, 2013

In an earlier post we talked about some of the research on appetite. We reviewed some of the peptide hormones that…

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Hunger Regulation
August 29, 2013

Recently several folks have asked us questions about diet, hunger, weight gain, and nutrition. Certainly for many people with depression, gaining…

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Know Your Body
June 26, 2013

Geneen Roth talks about how infatuated she was with her imperfections while growing up. She was constantly thinking of how much…

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Fish Oil Update
March 11, 2013

Since so many people with bipolar and depression take fish oil we thought we would pass on some information in a…

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A Protest
March 6, 2013

So many of us have to deal with things that are not fair – depression, unsupporting spouses, financial reversals, weight gain,…

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Myths of Weight Loss
March 3, 2013

In a recent article published in the the New England Journal of Medicine, David B. Allison, who directs the Nutrition Obesity Research…

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Mood and Food
February 10, 2013

Today’s post was inspired by Disorderly Chickadee’s blog. She has been in an unstable (irritable) mood but her post is about…

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Rousseau and Nature’s Way: Realistically Thinking about Treatment and Medication
November 3, 2012

We’ve been thinking about people who come to our clinic, say that they are not sure that they have a mood…

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Imperfect Bodies
September 30, 2012

In his book, “The Heart of Man,” Erich Fromm wrote about two modes of being – one he called biophilia (the…

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Creatine for Depression in Women
August 25, 2012

In a small study of depressed women the dietary supplement creatine significantly boosted the response to an SSRI (serotonin antidepressant). Creatine…

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Reward the Effort
August 23, 2012

Why is it so hard to make positive changes in our lives? A woman we have been working with came in…

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Stress Eating
August 14, 2012

Weight gain may be not only a psychological (“I hate how I look, it makes me depressed”) but also a biological…

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