Food Addiction

The food addiction paradigm is a primary cause of the childhood and adult obesity epidemic. Highly pleasurable foods, such as junk food and fast food, can be addictive. Posts in this section explore food addiction and its impact on obesity.

Food Addiction vs. Eating Addiction


Those who want to lose weight would have to shed old eating habits. Eating is a behavior, and behavioral addictions are amenable to behavioral therapy.

Obesity From Different Perspectives


Considering the proportions and implications of the obesity crisis humanity can’t afford to dismiss any ideas. We’re grasping at straws.

The Bugs That Slip Us a Mickey


It now seems entirely possible that the consumption of four particular kinds of microbes can allay human anxiety, without side effects.

Microbes, Mood and Obesity


Anxiety and depression are two of the main triggers of disordered eating behavior. Do the gut bugs have anything to do with enabling it?

Food vs. LOLz


Maybe answers to both diabetes and misery-based obesity can be discovered by listening to and befriending the microbiota.

Obesity and Unorthodox Therapeutic Modalities


Interpersonal and cognitive behavioral therapies have been determined to be some of the most promising treatments for eating disorders.

Mood, Food, and Funny


The idea that food and laughter are equally capable of providing nourishment and curative power is an old one, but recent studies suggest just that.

Obesity and the Legendary Philosopher’s Stone


The seven healthful habits to help maintain sustainable weight loss include patience, sacrifice, realistic planning, lifestyle change, diet, exercise, and accountability.

The Symbolic Eating Peril


A great deal of our behavior and interactions are symbolic during the holidays. We eat comfort foods for nostalgia because they have personal meaning.

In Merry Old England


It’s hard to ignore the fact that the United Kingdom has been something of a hot spot in the controversy over the taxing of sugar products.

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