What Really Causes Obesity?

Americans are increasingly becoming more obese and medically recommended diets just have not worked for the majority of people. Dieting may result in a few lost pounds, but it often causes a loss of energy that consequentially encourages overeating and weight gain. This is the familiar “yo-yo” effect of dieting which frequently frustrates long-term weight […]

Is Sugar Addiction Real?

Can a person be addicted to sugar?  With obesity becoming an epidemic health issue, scientists have begun studying how food has an effect on our brain and body.  A general consensus of researchers is finding that sugar may be addictive.  A neuroscientist at Columbia University, Nicole Avena, found through laboratory experiments on rats that overeating […]