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5 Science-Backed Ways to Manage Cravings

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 01.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

The new year is a popular time to curb post-holiday temptations -- and often it's our self-control that lets us down. These five tips will help you sit through cravings, whether it's reaching for an extra helping or the office cookie jar.

Permission for Moms to Do Less

Lisa Cavallaro | Posted 10.22.2016 | Parents
Lisa Cavallaro

Are we doing our kids justice when we do things for them that we could actually teach them how to do instead? I'm not sure who to give credit to because so many have said this and it feels so true.

Chocolate Lover? Ban Words Like Indulge and Treat

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Even though some expert gave you "permission" to eat a limited amount of a favorite food like chocolate, these subtle messages feed unconscious feelings of judgment and deprivation that may lead to paradoxical overeating.

Woman Craved Sponges, Sand While Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents

Pregnant women are often told to mind their bodies' natural cues. But what happens when your body tells you to eat sponges and sand for breakfast? ...

10 Ways To Ditch Your Cravings For Sugar, Salt, And Fats

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The best way to ensure you are eating the highest quality, most nutritious food possible is to prepare your own food in your own kitchen. We are all chefs. You don't have to be trained at Le Cordon Bleu to know your way around a kitchen.

The Day Peanut Butter Attacked Back

Gregg McBride | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

I probably don't have to tell you that confessing to the dermatologist what had happened was rather embarrassing. She looked at me completely perplexed and said (point blank), "You can't lick knives." This is when I earnestly reminded her, "You don't understand. There was still peanut butter on it."

Is It Hunger? Or a Craving?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Self awareness, and in particular, paying attention to what and why you eat, is key to conquering any weight or food addiction issues.

This Is How You Face Fear

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

So, if fear helps motivate us, what's wrong with injecting a bit of fear into our lives, so that we improve them? First, we can examine how well fear works as a motivator, and then see how it trips us up.

McDonalds and the Traveler

Sherry Ott | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel
Sherry Ott

Eating at McDonald's in a foreign country does not make you a despicable traveler. There, I said it. Hate me now.

Why You're Sabotaging Yourself (And How To Stop)

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

Our optimal psychology is one where we're fully engaged in life -- effortless, joyful, and as a result extremely productive. And as our neuroscience advances, we can build tools to help all of us move into this optimal state more and more.

What Really Happens During A 10-Day Yoga Retreat

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

A 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat with Noble Silence, 4 a.m. starts and 10 hours of meditation daily was never going to be easy, but combining it with communal living and random explosions probably made it even harder.

Is Life Better After Quitting Smoking?

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

This research adds to a growing body of knowledge showing more clearly than ever that quitting smoking makes life better. Quitting is not only the best way to protect your body and your health, but also brings measurable benefits in terms of emotional well-being.

Fear, Sex and the Quest for More

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

When we crave sex, we are often seeking an easy access solution to relieve the craving and to discharge the tensions we keep in ourselves. Yet, this discharge is illusory.

Can I Get a Granddad Up in Here?

Suz Redfearn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suz Redfearn

I can't be alone in my yearning, can I? There have to be others who crave a sweet, old Paw Paw, too, and are wondering how to land one, for themselves or for their kids.

Is Your Fat, Your Fault?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Comparing the brains of obese vs. lean individuals gets interesting results.

Why Are We Americans So Fat? (Part Three)

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Not only do bulimics get the dopamine high, they also avoid the inevitable weight gain their high calorie binges would produce if they didn't purge.