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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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