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Might Candy Now Be the Answer to Alcohol Dependence?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Obviously eating carbohydrates is only one of the many strategies necessary to support people in their quest for sobriety. But the calm, focused mood brought about by nature's own tranquilizer, carbohydrates, may help in the recovery process.

Is Antidepressant Therapy the Perfect Storm for Weight Gain?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

There is no mystery as to the cause of the antidepressant-associated weight gain. There are two reasons: overeating and under-exercising.

Can the 'Free Fruit' on the Weight Watchers Plan Satisfy a Carbohydrate Craver?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

To the delight of many dieters and to the surprise of many, the Weight Watchers organization recently changed their program to allow dieters to eat as much fruit as they wish by removing "points" from this food group.