Therapists report an increase in orthorexia, a not-yet recognized eating disorder where people become fixated on eating only healthy things and/or exercising hours per day. It can take over an afflicted person’s life and result in physical symptoms much like anorexia.
Hay fever vaccines, egg freezing becoming common for young women, and finally more evidence supporting the existence of junk food addiction.
Researchers are discovering that for some people, eating processed foods produces some of the same brain effects as people addicted to alcohol or drugs. An expert discusses how dietary adjustment can end this addiction and its effects.
Scientists are learning the specific workings of the brain when it is addicted to a substance or behavior, and showing that all addictions are similar.
Experts explain the brain chemistry of food addiction, how it is virtually identical to the chemistry of drug addiction and alcoholism, and what it means for the nation's fight against obesity.