Food Junkies, a Book


By handling their psychological issues, for instance, via cognitive behavioral therapy, people can abolish their disordered eating patterns.

Taste Receptors Are Everywhere


Childhood Obesity News has been looking at enteroendocrinc cells (EECs) and their potential to be utilized in treating obesity.

EECs, Prebiotics and Hormones


Both obesity and type 2 diabetes are affected when the gut microbiome is tweaked. The ingestion of prebiotics can improve gut function.

The Third Bariatric Surgery Roundup


Bariatric surgery has an encouraging long-term success rate, but submitting to this procedure brings a lifetime of adjustments and compromises.

EECs, Obesity, and the Microbiome


Our enteroendocrine cells (EECs) influence obesity in ways that are not yet fully understood. The hope is that metabolic diseases and obesity can be controlled by adjusting the production of gut hormones through diet.

The Microbiome Gains Ground


Definitive demonstrations of the exact relationship between the microbiota and the intestine’s nutrient-sensing mechanisms have yet to appear, but it seems clear that a relationship exists.

Who Is “We”?


With any addiction, including food addiction, once you assert dominance over the addictive voice, it starts to weaken. The longer you resist the easier it gets.

Obesity Villain — the Lizard Brain


Is obesity caused by substance addiction or behavioral addiction? In the latter case the addictor would be the act of eating rather than the food itself.

Secrets of Former Addicts


Some of the tools a recovering alcoholic John McC used were determination, realistic thinking, and refusal to compromise or settle for halfway measures.

Addiction — What Works?


If a person overcomes the most obvious addiction there is a breathing space in which anything is possible, including the impetus to attack another addiction.

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