All posts tagged diet


Lifestyle Changes as Treatment for Mental Health Concerns, Depression, Anxiety (PsychCentral): For years, health professionals have advocated lifestyle changes in the form of diet, exercise and stress reduction to lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses. New research shows that lifestyle changes — such as getting more exercise, spending more time in […]

Stress and Emotional Eating

Healthy Eating: Maintain Your Weight Despite Holiday Stress (Judith Beck).  Talking yourself out of emotional eating using CBT. “Negative emotions are uncomfortable but not dangerous. I don’t have to “fix” them. I’ve had lots of times when I’ve felt very upset, but I haven’t eaten. I’ve never exploded or lost control. The worst thing that […]

Dieting and Stress

Science Daily:  Genes Linked With Stress Altered By Yo-Yo Dieting Stressed-out mice with a history of dieting ate more high-fat foods than similarly stressed mice not previously on diets, according to a new study in the Dec. 1 issue ofThe Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that moderate diets change how the brain responds to stress and […]

Food and Mood

The Los Angeles Times looks at the food-mood connection with a series of true/falses.  Here’s one: Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish help depression: True At the NIH, Hibbeln has spent two decades studying the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on depression and other mood disorders. The evidence that eating fish high in omega-3s can help […]

Stress and Weight

Chronic Social Stress Linked to Obesity Science has long documented that during extreme stress, such as in the experience of war or traumatic grief, victims tend to decrease their food intake, resulting in lower body weight. Recent studies, however, suggest that everyday social stress—tests, public speaking, job and relationship pressures—may have the opposite effect, resulting […]

The Headache Diet

Can Foods Trigger Migranes? More work needs to be done, but there is now good scientific evidence emerging that is beginning to explain a longstanding, and sometimes hotly debated, observation. (NYT Consults Blog)