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The Western Diet and How it Weakens the Interoceptive Signals that Control our Appetitive Behavior

In terms of the global dietary landscape, the Western diet provides a rich diversity and abundance of highly processed foods and beverages that are easy to consume. Although highly palatable, this availability also provides us with a steady stream of...

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The “Diet-Sleep” Relationship: Is there A Connection?

With growing recognition of the link between mental health and sleep, many of us want to know if making lifestyle changes, including what we eat, can impact our sleep habits and potentially improve our overall psychological well-being.   Recent research by...

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Are You What Your Gut-Microbiome Wants You To Eat?

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat,” but new microbiome research is shedding light on this old adage, with a more modern-day update being “you are what your gut-microbiome wants you to eat.” Let’s look at why...

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Do Artificial Sweeteners Affect Eating Habits and The Diet-Mental Health Relationship?

Artificial sweeteners—sugar substitutes that satisfy our cravings for sugar but contain low calories—have become a popular alternative to reduce the risks associated with high-sugar consumption and means of bodyweight management. Yet, the long-term effects of these nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS) have...

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Development of “Sport and Disordered Eating” Research Category In Nutritional Psychology

Athletes are under immense pressure. Athletes feel the pressure to perform their best to win, attain coveted scholarships, be selected in a draft, and even to look a certain way (i.e. achieve perfection). As we’ve seen within the sporting culture,...

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