You're getting sleeeeepy, very sleepy! And also maybe thin? Gastric bypass hypnosis is the latest weight loss trick to hit the market. While hypnosis as a weight loss tool has been around for decades, it seems hard to believe that you can really talk yourself into believing you've had major surgery. And yet, Julie Evans says she used the controversial technique to shed an amazing 140 pounds.Read Full Story
Almost four years ago I decided to quit sugar. I quit for two weeks and wrote about my experience in a newspaper column I was writing at the time. There was an enormous response and what started out as a new-year experiment became something more.Read Full Story
Hedonic hunger — a fancy term that describes those crazy-intense cravings for junk food — is the downfall of many a dieter. Most of us know what we should be eating and what foods make us feel happiest and healthiest. And yet, even the woman who has so much willpower that it might be a superpower has succumbed on occasion to the siren call of ice cream (or cake or candy or chips — pick your poison). Getting our bodies in line with our minds has been a question for the ages, and not just about food.Read Full Story
It's 2 a.m. and you're awake with a mysterious itchy rash that seems to be spreading. If you're like most of us, you'll page Dr. Google and spend a sleepless night poring over pictures of rashes way worse than yours and end up convinced you have flesh-eating bacteria. Soon you may have another option besides hysteria or cornering your doctor-friend at a party: Text a picture of your ailment to your doctor and then he or she can put it on Figure 1 to get a quick opinion from other doctors all over the globe.Read Full Story
Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the U.S. — affecting 5-10 percent of the population — there are a lot of people suffering with this problem. But, new research sheds some light on one reason women feel compelled to binge and how we can put a stop to the vicious cycle. Like many things female, it all comes back to our hormones. (Thanks a lot, Mother Nature!)Read Full Story
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