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.

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.

Tolerance, Obesity and Co-Morbidities


Several international bodies combined their data to estimate the proportions of the obesity epidemic 15 years down the line, and the results are dismal.

The Childhood Obesity Solution?


What kinds of family-wide intervention strategies might help to lower the risk of obesity in high-risk children? Addressing maternal depression is one.

Some Therapies


In the effort to reverse the childhood obesity trend, experts believe that treatment must be family-based and must include training in behavior modification.

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