Stress, the Immune System, and the Microbiome

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Do abnormalities in the gut influence the brain, or do abnormalities in the brain influence the gut?

The Mental-Emotional Dots

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Why do people compulsively overeat? How does it compensate for the disappointments of life? Is binge eating a behavioral addiction?

Mood, Happiness, Obesity, and Resistant Starch

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When the wrong populations of bacteria get out of control they can stir up depression and anxiety disorders. What is going on down there?

Early Inklings of the Gut-Brain Axis

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How could the microscopic creatures in our gastrointestinal tract impact our mental and emotional health? Studies show they do.

Tracking the United Kingdom

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This post continues to follow the progress of efforts to end child obesity in the United Kingdom.

That Month Comes Around Again

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Why is Childhood Obesity News not making a bigger deal out of National Child Obesity Awareness Month? Well, around here, that’s every month.

Some Possibly Missing Pieces

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Children overeat to cancel out bad feelings. This age-old problem is unlikely to be solved by a brochure.

Sweets and Tax in the United Kingdom

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With a childhood obesity rate of up to 40 percent in the United Kingdom, the struggle against obesity has been ferocious and divisive.

More About the Love Diet

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No one can overcome obesity until emotional problems are addressed, as in most cases they revolve around the inability to love oneself.

The Love Diet

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An emotional eater will eat anything, and with most people, it all comes down to emotional eating.

Childhood Obesity News | OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say | Dr. Robert A. Pretlow
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