February 12, 2015

Who Pays for Innovation? Making Sense of Weird Science and Food Politics

‘Public health scientists and a government committee working on nutritional advice receive funding from the very companies whose products are widely held to be Read More

January 4, 2015

Happy New Year, may it be an Annum Mirabilis

Looking up from a year that was, we are now in the Year that Is. On New Years Day, my family and I started Read More

December 10, 2014

Not a dirty word! How orexin belies sleeping less, and eating more…

Over the last thirty years, researchers have come to appreciate the hugely important role of a tiny group of neurons in the hypothalamus, and their Read More

June 19, 2014

Is Addiction Rampant, or Are We Just Getting Weirder?

      Yesterday I read a blog post about a person with compulsive tendencies towards posting selfies (which, by the way is not Read More

February 3, 2014

Mind Body Monday

How Healthy Poop Can Help Your Mood My nephews are in the phase when even the word ‘toilet’ elicits reams of laughter. Yet, healthy poop and Read More

January 24, 2014

The Long(ish) Road to Lose It Right

With our launch of Lose it Right on the horizon, I thought I would share a small chapter from my life – a chapter that is Read More

December 13, 2013

Exercise: It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Exercise elicits the release of Beta Endorphins, which are 5-10 times more powerful than morphine. Exercise can be an effective tool for dealing with Read More

December 1, 2013

Separating Habit from Addiction, and Staying on a Diet

What Separates Habit from Addiction? What does this have to do with dieting? BASIC SUMMARY: Pavlovian conditioning is learning in its most basic form: Read More

October 21, 2013

Cut Your Kidney In Half

An analogy for weight and fat loss, and an attempt to describe part of the difficulty in doing either.    Broadly speaking, ‘Fast Facts Read More

September 27, 2013

How Stress is Related to Addiction and Obesity

Anecdotally, the stress/eating connection makes some sense. I know of a lot of study sessions that are accompanied by a doughnut or two. Or, Read More