It’s almost like our bodies don’t want us to lose weight…

February 9, 2018

“According to a new study, the levels of hormones that control hunger and fullness (satiety) both rise after weight loss, but individuals may only experience an increase in hunger. After one month of following the program, the volunteers’ subjective sense of fullness after a meal was unchanged, but decreased at the one- and two-year marks, whereas self-reported hunger increased significantly after one and two years. The research team found increases in the levels of both the hunger and satiety hormones after one and two years of sustained weight loss. However, the boost in hunger hormones seemed to override the increase in satiety hormones.”

Dr. D.


Your mood depends on the food you eat

February 5, 2018

I think no one would find this surprising.  What might be surprising is the difference in the effect between different age groups.  These researchers found that mood in young adults (18-29) seems to be dependent on food that increases availability of neurotransmitter precursors and concentrations in the brain (meat).

However, mood in mature adults (over 30 years) may be more reliant on food that increases availability of antioxidants (fruits) and abstinence of food that inappropriately activates the sympathetic nervous system (coffee, high glycemic index and skipping breakfast).

Dr. D.


Reading out loud to yourself helps you remember

February 5, 2018

Next time you are studying for an exam and you don’t have a friend to study with, remember this trick….

Dr. D.