Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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…)

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Dr. Youdim http://www.thedailymeal.com/healthy-eating/10-nutritionists-weigh-donald-trumps-diet-slideshow / 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim Alive / Dr. Youdim GROWING STRONG FROM BOYHOOD TO RETIREMENT March 8, 2017

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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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Dr. Youdim 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

Lose weight now

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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim 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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Dr. Youdim Women's Health Magazine / Dr. Youdim 5 Reasons Your Calves Are Insanely Bloated October 19, 2016


Whether it’s a steamy bowl of udon, crunchy chips and guac, or a juicy burger, sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than getting your salty food fix. But indulging in sodium-heavy meals can take a toll on your weight and how your clothes fit. “When you eat salt, it draws fluid out of your arteries, veins, and capillaries, and sends it into your tissues, causing you to retain water,” says Adrienne Youdim, M.D., author of The Clinician’s Guide to the Treatment of Obesity.


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Dr. Youdim Mic / Dr. Youdim What are carbs? The difference between the “good” and “bad” ones –and why we crave them October 14, 2016


If it seems like you’re always fantasizing about that heaping pile of spaghetti or when the next hunk of crumpling, crusty bread will hit your mouth, you’re not alone. Our bodies crave carbs because we rely on them as fuel. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim Bravo TV / Dr. Youdim Diet Cola Lovers: Drink Up, Because Diet Soda’s Days May Be Numbered October 13, 2016


Remember diet soda? That fizzy, filling, fake-sweet stuff that made you feel like you could eat whatever you want, because drinking a diet cola is just like deleting all those calories from your cheeseburger-and-fries lunch? (Except not.)


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Dr. Youdim Medical Daily / Dr. Youdim How Much Water Do We Need To Drink? Body’s Defense Against Overhydration Revealed October 11, 2016


Water is important, but how much do we really need to drink? A new study from researchers at Monash University has revealed the physiological mechanism that regulates fluid intake and stops us from overdrinking; the study also suggests that “eight glasses of water a day” is more of an urban legend than concrete science.

Thirst is our body’s way of telling us we need to drink. The new research shows that difficulty swallowing is our body telling us we’ve had enough. The new study has revealed that when we are fully hydrated, our bodies can make it more difficult to swallow water in an attempt to keep us from overhydration. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim Cali Diet / Dr. Youdim Benefits of Fish Oil October 5, 2016


It’s been called a “wonder drug.” Of course, fish oil is not a drug at all.  It’s simply a supplement derived from the tissues of oily fish, like salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, and sardines. But the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have been associated with a wide range of health benefits. The essential nutrients EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), components of omega-3 fatty acids, have been touted for health benefits related to their anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant and anti-oxidant properties. Let’s get into the details.


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Dr. Youdim Inside Edition / Dr. Youdim Weighty Issue: Fat-Shaming Remarks Creating ‘Major Problem’ for Trump Campaign October 3, 2016


Donald Trump is re-igniting a national conversation about fat shaming after his recent comments about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and former TV personality Rosie O’Donnell. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim Mic / Dr. Youdim Is it better to eat a donut for breakfast, or nothing at all? September 19, 2016


It’s 8 a.m. on a Friday morning. You’re running late. You’ve worked hard all week, spending extra hours at work, staying up late to make a healthy lunch for the next morning and suddenly, you’re two minutes away from running out the door and realize your only breakfast option is the donut shop down the street or nothing at all. What should you do? (more…)

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