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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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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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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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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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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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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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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