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Greenblatt: Why Dieting Doesn’t Work

The MetroWest Daily News - September 2014

The diet industry is a big business. Imagine if someone discovered a diet that worked and America addressed its weight problem. We wouldn’t need diet books, diet websites, diet pills or diet foods. Diet media would be out of business, while scores of lifestyle magazines, websites and TV shows would take a major financial hit.

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Children As Young As Ten Battling Eating Disorders

Hartford Courant - August 2014

Thousands of Connecticut adults and children – some as young as 10 – struggle with eating disorders with many suffering secretly because the life-threatening psychiatric condition has gone undiagnosed and untreated, experts in the field report.

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Anorexia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

LiveScience - August 2014

Anorexia Nervosa involves an extreme obsession with limiting food intake and weight that can end up taking over a person’s life. It is defined as a perceived intense need to drastically limit food intake to produce weight loss.

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Ask The Expert: How Can I Control My Appetite

TuftsNow - August 2014

Traditional treatment approaches for weight management and binge eating have failed, because our culture and beliefs about food have prevented us from recognizing the biochemistry at the foundation of disordered eating. Food addictions cannot be resolved by willpower alone. It is only by understanding the complex physiological phenomenon of appetite and the genetic, emotional and nutritional factors controlling it that a solution becomes possible.

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Genetics and Overeating

ExpertBeacon - August 2014

Thanks to individual genetic makeup, each person is anatomically and biochemically unique, with his or her own way of responding to the environment. This uniqueness frames the way each of us perceives and interacts with the world. For instance, when a family sits down to enjoy dinner, each member tastes a different dinner, because of the unique distribution of taste receptors in the tongue.

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Stop Dieting and Enjoy Food Again by Learning Mindful Eating

ExpertBeacon - July 2014

Despite marketing and media hype, diets and diet products are ineffective and not sustainable in the long-term. Trying to control diet with a regimented food plan, counting calories, under-eating or skipping meals increases food cravings and obsessive thoughts about food. Addressing your body’s unique needs, optimizing nutritional status, and stabilizing blood sugar levels can help you establish appetite control.

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Answers to Appetite Control

WBGY Springfield - June 2014

Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S. Jim Greenblatt, Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care and author of a new book, “Answers to Appetite Control,” talks about the struggles with eating and also different questions viewers on Facebook have about eating disorders.

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