Bowflex / Dr. Youdim EAT BETTER AS A FAMILY September 6, 2017


September is back to school season, which means that between shuttling the kids back and forth to classes and practice and sports and everything else it can be tough to find a way for the family to come together and reconnect. But family meals don’t have to be the somber affairs some of us grew up with. Sometimes making sure to sit down together for a shared meal can mean sharing a game or new colored food or flavor; while other times it means creating a family environment where food that is good for you is also fun to eat and a family priority.


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Maybe you’ve been a lifelong dieter, constantly doing battle with an extra 5, 10, 20 or more pounds. Or, perhaps you’ve maintained the same dress or pant size since your twenties while pretty much eating whatever you wanted. In either case, by the time you hit your 40s and beyond you’re likely finding you’ve gained a few unwanted pounds that are proving stubbornly unwilling to budge.


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Bustle / Dr. Youdim 7 Signs You’re Sweating Too Much At Night & Why It’s Happening July 19, 2017

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It’s not uncommon to break out into a sweat during a warm night or after a terrifying dream, but you shouldn’t be waking up drenched all the time. If you find yourself waking up to a damp bed every night, you may be exhibiting some signs you’re sweating too much at night, which means an underlying issue could be at play. It’s no cause to panic, but you’ll want to get to the bottom of your night sweats, not only to fix your potential health issue, but to make your sleeping experience much more comfortable.


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Curos / Dr. Youdim 6 Simple Food Swaps for a Healthier BBQ June 27, 2017

red meatAs Independence Day grows closer, it may look like a day you have no choice but to declare independence from your diet. While splurging on special occasions isn’t a bad thing, it’s always smart to try to maintain good habits and a healthy lifestyle whenever possible. We spoke with the experts to find out healthy food swaps you can make at your next BBQ that’ll keep your lifestyle in check without sacrificing any of the fun. (more…)

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Reader's Digest / Dr. Youdim 13 Small Diet Changes to Look (and Feel!) Great in Your 40s June 6, 2017

health-1595439_960_720Banish symptoms of pre-menopause (like hot flashes, foggy brain, and weight gain) with just a few simple tweaks to your diet. (more…)

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LifeZette / Dr. Youdim The One Doctor You Hope You Never Need May 19, 2017


There’s surprising new demand for a type of medical specialty that never existed before. (more…)

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Reader's Digest / Dr. Youdim Can White Tea Really Stop New Fat Cells from Forming? A Doctor Weighs In April 27, 2017


Discussion has raged for years about which is the best tea to drink for weight loss. But a new study, published in Nutrition and Metabolism, reveals some groundbreaking findings that could put white tea at top of that list. (more…)

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Parade / Dr. Youdim 6 Easy Brain Tricks to Help You Lose Weight April 24, 2017


Frustrated with your weight loss progress (or lack thereof)? Your brain may be to blame. Shedding pounds and keeping them off has less to do with the food you eat and more to do with what’s going on in your mind, says Eliza Kingsford, author of Brain-Powered Weight Loss. “It starts with learning who you are in relation to your actions,” says the psychotherapist who specializes in weight management. “What are your triggers? How do you manage cravings? How do you handle situations after you’ve gone off track? What are the messages that you tell yourself?” (more…)

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U.S. News / Dr. Youdim Medical Schools Vary in Quality of Obesity Education April 20, 2017


As the number of obese and overweight Americans steadily increases, some medical schools are boosting the number of courses they teach about weight management. (more…)

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Reader's Digest / Dr. Youdim This is What Happens When You Drink a Glass of Wine Every Night April 17, 2017


You might get sick less often

While it’s no replacement for a healthy diet loaded with all of the illness-fighting vitamins and nutrients you need, research has found that wine possesses immune system-boosting benefits. “The antioxidants in wine increases heart-healthy HDL cholesterol as well as keeping the immune system strong,” says Kristine Arthur, MD, internist at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. “HDL helps to prevent “bad” plaque build-up in the arteries, which can also help prevent heart attacks and strokes.” If you’re over age 21, these are the wine terms you need to memorize. (more…)

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Prevention / Dr. Youdim Top 4 Things Nutritionists Look For On A Food Label March 27, 2017


In an ideal world, you’d only be eating foods that lack labels. “Foods that don’t have labels are often some of the best things you can eat–the fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the farmers’ market; the fresh seafood at the fish market; and the amazing whole-grain bread from the local bakery,” says Susan Bowerman, RDN, coauthor of What Color is Your Diet?. (more…)

Read More / Dr. Youdim 10 Nutritionists Weigh In on Donald Trump’s Diet March 20, 2017


trumpSince his January 20th inauguration, everything about Donald Trump’s presidency has been controversial, and to say that the public is concerned would be a gross understatement. But at the end of the day, we are all Americans, and the health of our president is of the utmost importance in preserving the stability of the nation.  (more…)

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Women's Health / Dr. Youdim 11 ‘Healthy’ Foods Nutritionists Never Eat March 15, 2017

pretzels-1467655_1920It’s no secret that many of the “healthy” foods lining supermarket shelves are actually junk foods in disguise. Some we’re already aware of (here’s looking at you, fruit juice and flavored yogurt), but others are so deep undercover that they’re probably a regular staple in our shopping carts. They flaunt their misleading health halos like it ain’t no thing–meanwhile, they’re loaded with added sugars and other naughty ingredients that are a total buzzkill for the body. (more…)

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Reader's Digest / Dr. Youdim Don’t Even Think About Starting a Detox Without Reading This First March 14, 2017


The term detoxification means eliminating harmful substances like alcohol, excess minerals, pesticides, food additives, and other dietary and environmental toxins from your body. But your body has its own detoxification systems in place and is quite capable of purging toxins by itself. (more…)

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The Roanoke Times / Dr. Youdim Starshine Roshell: Trump Plump: Post-election stress-eating is a thing March 14, 2017

pexels-photo-139681You used to be fun, they say. You used to make us titter with your escapist jaunts into the lighter side of life. What happened, a few restless readers have asked, to the ribald soccer-mom confessions and largely superficial rants about bass players and Fallopian tubes? (more…)

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Outside / Dr. Youdim The World’s Most Unhealthy Health Foods March 14, 2017

carrot-1085063_1920Once upon a time, the rules of clean eating were pretty straightforward: eat lots of plants, get your protein from lean sources, don’t stuff yourself. But thanks to a ballooning packaged-foods industry and a never-ending desire to make healthy eating even more convenient, it’s actually harder than ever to make good nutrition choices. (more…)

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ABC Goodmorning America / Dr. Youdim Gabourey Sidibe opens up about weight-loss surgery, past bouts with depression March 9, 2017


Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe is opening up about her new outlook on life and in her new memoir, “This Is Just My Face.” (more…)

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The List / Dr. Youdim Health Products That Are Actually Bad For You March 9, 2017


It is hard enough to stick to a diet or fitness regimen, or to simply eat more healthfully. The lure of binge-watching Netflix and eating Shake Shack can be pretty strong, after all. But sometimes even if you are doing everything right, too much of a good thing can hurt you. (more…)

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As men, we like to use our wit and skills to make decisions on the fly. But when it comes to life’s journey, it’s helpful to know what’s coming around the bend. Every life stage offers something new. With the right nutrition and the best supplements for men at every age, we can conquer anything life throws at us. (more…)

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Women's Health / Dr. Youdim What To Do If You Want To Lose Weight–But Just Can’t Motivate Yourself To Get Started February 21, 2017

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You know you want to shed pounds and you’re pretty clear on the changes you need to make to reach that magic number on the scale. But you also know that getting–and staying–on track can be super-daunting, especially if you’re running low in the motivation department. (more…)

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Beverly Hills Courier / Dr. Youdim Your Health–In Time For Valentine’s Day, The Truth Behind Aphrodisiacs February 16, 2017


They say Valentine’s Day is for lovers and many like to celebrate each other with a seductive meal of aphrodisiacs to get their minds and bodies racing. While the idea that most of the foods thought to enhance sexual activity is based on myths, according to Dr. Adrienne Youdim, MD, a physician nutrition specialist, “there are some foods that can give you that boost and urge to get frisky.” (more…)

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The List / Dr. Youdim 8 weird signs you should take a multivitamin February 13, 2017

Taking a supplement or multivitamin feels like a healthy thing to do every morning, but do we really need them? The supplement industry is big business, yet they’re not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Because it’s possible to get all of our nutrients from the foods we eat, it’s important to know who could benefit from the extra oomph of a supplement. (more…)

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The Daily Meal / Dr. Youdim 6 Tips to Avoid Overdoing It on Super Bowl Sunday January 27, 2017


Here are healthy tips for surviving the game-day feast with your diet and waistline intact. (more…)

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Shape / Dr. Youdim Why Everyone Is Talking About the Sirtfood Diet January 27, 2017


The new trending diet lets you eat chocolate and red wine and has celebrity followers like Adele. But is it too good to be true? (more…)

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Reader's Digest / Dr. Youdim 11 Things that Happen to Your Body If You Stop Eating Red Meat January 20, 2017
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U.S. News / Dr. Youdim What’s the Best Diet for Newly Sober Alcoholics and Addicts? January 9, 2017


One of the first things clinicians at the Addiction Treatment Center at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, do when they meet new patients is ask them to provide a recent history of their consumption – of food. (more…)

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Web MD / Dr. Youdim How to Avoid Gaining Weight When You Quit Smoking January 6, 2017


You’re ready to quit smoking, but you’re concerned that it might mean that you put on extra pounds. But while it’s true that some people gain weight, many don’t. (more…)

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Glamour Health / Dr. Youdim 8 Ways Your Body Keeps Changing in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s January 5, 2017


We all (well, hopefully all) learned in middle school about the major transitions that come along with puberty. But what sex ed doesn’t teach us is that our bodies are in a constant state of flux, not just during puberty. Long after we’ve reached our adult heights, our bodies continue growing in other subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways. (more…)

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M.D./Alert / Dr. Youdim Iron deficiency anemia tied to hearing loss January 3, 2017


NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is associated with both sensorineural hearing loss and combined (sensorineural and conductive) hearing loss, so the effects of iron supplementation on hearing status should be explored, researchers in Pennsylvania suggest. (more…)

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Reader's Digest / Dr. Youdim 10 Reasons Unexpected Weight Loss Could Be a Serious Problem January 3, 2017


Dropping pounds unexpectedly? Before you do a happy dance, make sure one of these diseases isn’t the reason. (more…)

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The Daily Meal / Dr. Youdim 11 Foods Doctors Won’t Eat at Thanksgiving Dinner — and Why November 18, 2016


The Thanksgiving meal is like a “Greatest Hits” album of your favorite family recipes. Whether it’s your aunt’s signature marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, or your cousin’s signature sweet-and-sour pot roast, eating these delectable, love-cooked dishes, is what makes the holiday dinner so special. This is not the day to count the calories in that slice of pumpkin pie, or carefully measure a scoop of mashed potatoes. Thanksgiving can be your reward for all the discipline you’ve shown throughout the year. (more…)

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Shape / Dr. Youdim How to Get the Most Nutrients Out of Your Food November 17, 2016


You know to reach for spinach over sugar, but did you know the way you cook that spinach affects how many nutrients your body absorbs? Welcome to the very complicated world of bioavailability, which is really just a fancy way to talk about the amount of nutrients the body takes in when you prepare and eat a certain food, says Tracy Lesht, R.D. Here’s what you need to do to make sure you’re getting the maximum amount of health-boosting benefits from every single bite. (more…)

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Arlene Howard PR / Dr. Youdim Dr. Adrienne Youdim and ABC’s Lori Corbin filming a segment on healthy alternatives for Thanksgiving November 16, 2016


Dr. Adrienne Youdim and ABC’s Lori Corbin filming a segment on healthy alternatives for Thanksgiving.

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U.S. News / Dr. Youdim How to Have a Mediterranean Thanksgiving November 16, 2016


For years you’ve enjoyed the traditional Thanksgiving feast of turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes and stuffing and other calorie-rich fixings, but you want to try something different this holiday. (more…)

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Outside / Dr. Youdim The Case for Cheating on Your Diet November 14, 2016


When it comes to dieting for weight loss or performance, cheating is normal–condoned, even. Pro cyclist Phil Gaimon says cheat days–or the one time per week when you can eat what you want, when you want, without any guilt–can help you stay on track during the off season. Pro bodybuilders King Kamali and Troy Alves have said that cheat days are their secret weapon. And in his book The 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss, champion of the ketogenic diet, preaches that for one day a week, you should eat whatever you want, so long as you’ve started with a healthy breakfast. (more…)

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The Street / Dr. Youdim An Obesity Epidemic Has Hit the Baby Boomer Generation November 4, 2016


One Baby Boomer in three now officially counts as obese - and another is overweight. That two-thirds of this aging generation (born 1946 to 1964) struggles with significant excess weight – multiple experts said - is a crisis. David Nico, author of Diet Diagnosis, went further: “This is not a health crisis. It’s a tragedy.” (more…)

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The Hill / Dr. Youdim Lack of health education leads to a rise in obesity rates October 19, 2016


Raising a healthy child includes educating that child on proper nutrition and physical activity in order to grow into healthy adults. Poor nutrition and obesity continue to be a problem in the United States.  In fact, the most recent reports indicate that 12.7-million, or 17 percent of our children, ages 2-19, are obese. Unfortunately, despite these alarming statistics, formal health education in schools is lacking.    (more…)

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