33-year-old Hillary Buckholtz says she’s never had a normal relationship with food. She says her life-long battle with overeating left her obese at just 11-years-old.
Nutritionist Andrea Garber, UCSF Division of Adolescent Medicine, explores whether fast food meets the definition of substance dependence.
What is a BINGE Eating Disorder
The Cause of Obesity
The New Science of Sugar Addiction
Food and Addiction: Reflections on the Research
Food and Addiction: Creating a Healthy Eating Environment
Food & Addiction: The Other Side – Caloric Restriction
Food and Addiction: The Importance of The Environmental Change
Food & Addiction: What it is, How it is Measured in Humans
Food and Addiction: Treating through mindful Awareness
Binge Eating Disorder effects about 2% of the population but no one seems to talk about it, until now.
Before we can begin to address America’s eating epidemic, we need to understand WHY we have such difficulty controlling what we eat. Kessler spent the past seven years meeting with top scientists, physicians, psychologists, and food industry insiders, and conducting his own research to reveal how specific foods produced by giant food corporations and restaurant…
Mary Boggiano of the University of Alabama at Birmingham explores the psychobiology of non-regulatory eating which characterizes binge-eating disorders and obesity.
Dr. Russell Blaylock explains one of the most important connections between nutrition and our health, how nutrition affects our behavior, and the detrimental effects of excitotoxins Aspartame and MSG.
What are the consequences of binge eating? Watch this video to find out.
UCSF’s Laurel Mellin is the founder of emotional brain training (EBT), a method of treating obesity and stress symptoms that equips individuals with tools based on an integration of neuroscience and developmental theory to decrease the frequency and duration of the stress response and to favor high-level well-being.
Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin
Study confirms that overconsumption of Junk Food leads to Depression.
Meet the scientists who create flavors that make foods and beverages so tasty that critics say they’re addictive. Morley Safer reports.
CBS News reports how the food industry uses science to keep people addicted to their products.
Nicole Avena of the University of Florida researches abnormal eating behaviors to understand brain mechanisms that contribute to overeating of sugars and fats. She and her colleagues find that rats maintained on a diet schedule that induces binge eating of sugar can result in several behaviors and changes in the dopamine and opioid brain systems…
CBS News reports about Junk Food Addictions
Fast Food Baby is a BBC documentary about fast food addicted babies.