Video/Audio: Why Blaming “Food Addiction” for “Obesity” is (Scientifically and Ethically) Incorrect

By | April 12th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

  This video is an introductory overview of the full 15-minute audio below. The audio-only version is available for the full discussion due to issues with network connections this week.   I recently released another article in my series on the flaws in “obesity science.” Once again, this [...]

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How I Was Bamboozled into Blaming Food for Body Size- The Flaws in the “Food Addiction” Theory & Link to March 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | April 8th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

This article is a continuation of last week’s discussion. To get an overview on the problems with blaming obesity on chronic disease and an introduction to this post, please click here. Please Note: I’m not advocating for junk food. I do believe that “food can be medicine” and have many articles on the benefits [...]

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Video: The Problems with Concluding That “Obesity” Causes Diseases and the Theory of Food Addiction

By | April 5th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

  In our modern world, “fat” is a bad word. In fact, a global war has been proclaimed to remediate individuals who don’t fit into the current impossible standard of a one size fits all very thin body type. Last week, I released an article and accompanying video stating that although I [...]

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The Flaws in the “Science” on Obesity and an Introduction to Exploring if Food Addiction is Real

By | April 1st, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

The (Literal) Toxic Effects of the Obsession with Body Weight Last week I discussed the dangerous effects of the current nutritional trends, diet and “wellness” culture messages, and medical approaches that are hyper- focused on shrinking body sizes due the misleading association of “obesity” to chronic diseases. I highlighted how this viewpoint is not [...]

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Brain Health & Food Addiction: February Top Reads Highlighted

By | February 11th, 2011|Naturopathic Medicine|

By Sarah A LoBisco, ND I have recently posted the Top Reads of the Month for February. Every month, I compile excerpts from my various on-line journal articles, newsletters, and practitioner blogs. The intention of these excerpts is to keep patients and blog lovers up to date on headlines from some of the top medical [...]

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Empowering our Health with Nurturing Practices- Sniffing Essential Oils, Clean Air, Food for Host Defense, and Nourishing Our Bodies, Without Compromising Our Sanity and Soul

By | April 27th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

This week, I continue with my goal that honors the holistic aspect of being a naturopathic doctor. During this time of crisis, I am determined to provide my readers with resources and inspiration to enhance resiliency and strength during these trying times. In this article, I give a brief update on the power of [...]

Nourishing Food for the Brain – My Favorite Natural Solutions for Supporting Depression and Anxiety Symptoms

By | February 3rd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

As a naturopathic doctor who honors biochemical individuality and practices personalized medicine, including dietary recommendations, I recently provided an article series on healthism. I felt I needed to speak up regarding my concern that medicine, especially “holistic” experts, were placing way too much emphasis on food and exercise and paying way too little attention [...]

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How You Can Support Your Body and Mental Health by Loving on Your Microbiome with Food, Movement, and Essential Oils & October 2017 Top Holistic and Integrative Medicine Reads

By | November 7th, 2017|Digestion & Gut Health, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Top Reads of the Month|

    Listen to the full blog in less than 10 minutes here. The research of the human microbiome (the population of microbes in and on humans and their genes) has led us to discover the major role it has on our wellness. These critters impact our physiology, biochemistry, and psychology in powerful ways. I [...]

Diet Crazed, Weight Obsessed, Health Fixated, and Food Wars? & August 2017 Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads

By | September 12th, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well, Top Reads of the Month|

Has the “Health and Wellness Industry” Contributed to the Obesity Epidemic? Part II               Why Diets and Weight Loss Don’t Cause Better Health In Part I, I explored how the societal pressure for the perfect diet, health, and body may be causing more harm than good. Furthermore, the very [...]

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