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Is Sugar Addiction Real?

I'm sure you've seen the headline somewhere that sugar is as addictive as cocaine. Now, thats a pretty bold statement which led me to some further investigation. I often hear my clients say things like “I am addicted to sugar” or “I can’t control myself around sweets, so I don’t keep them in the house”. Is it really producing physiological and neurochemical aspects of substance abuse? One side argues that highly palatable foods such as sugar and high fat foods stimulate some of the same regions of the brain that trigger a flood of dopamine, the feel good neurotransmitter. So what does the science say? Nothing like true drug withdrawal symptoms have ever been observed in humans, even if…

Erin Kenney, MS, RD, LDN

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Do you feel like 2018 flew by?! I can’t believe it is already December. I am a big planner, but this year my holiday shopping has consisted of overnight Amazon...

Erin Kenney, MS, RD, LDN

4 Things You Need to Know to Tackle Holiday Feasts

Weight loss can be especially challenging during the holidays. Dieters don’t distress! You can hold onto your weight loss and your mental health through the holiday season. All you need...

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Eat Whatever the F*ck You Want this Holiday Season

Good news!!!  You can eat whatever you want this holiday season and stop worrying about your pants bursting open at the seams. I personally look forward to these buffet-style feasts...

Aaron Barnes

7 Daily Routines to Stay Healthy & Happy in Sobriety

These daily routine tips will improve your quality of life and help keep you healthy and happy Early addiction recovery can be a foreign and overwhelming process as you ease...

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Body Image Issues Associated with Drug and Alcohol Use in Teens

New research now points to another possible side effect of poor body image in teenagers: drug and alcohol use This study was published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent...

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Researchers Make New Genetic Discovery About Eating Disorder Risk Factors

Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa take another life every 62 minutes, yet little is still known about its root causes. Recent research ha taken several steps toward changing that. Published in...

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Confused about Probiotics?

Probiotics are all the buzz lately. You’ve probably seen supplements lining the shelves and maybe you’ve started to notice the addition of probiotics to many of your everyday grocery buys....

Erin Kenney, MS, RD, LDN

The Mind-Body-Gut Connection

Have you ever thought about the connection between what’s on your plate and what’s going on in your brain? Although they may seem like two completely different anatomical structures, the...

Erin Kenney, MS, RD, LDN

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