by Jon Robison, Phd, MS Decades of research on the placebo effect support that people’s perceptions and expectations about their health can positively influence physiological parameters as well as the… Read More »The nocebo effect – belief and biology – part III
by Jeanette DePatie (The Fat Chick), MA, ACE Ahh January. After the champagne flutes and the ball drop and the confetti, it’s time for the annual Big Shift. What is… Read More »Weekend warrior syndrome and the national, annual B.S.
by Deb Burgard, PhD Along with the increasing public recognition of the Health at Every Size® model, there is some confusion about what the HAES SMmodel is and is not. … Read More »How to tell if you are getting a diet-in-haes-clothing
by Michelle May, MD Bias. Stereotyping. Prejudice. Discrimination. Bullying. These ugly words describe a serious problem weight stigma. Our culture is entrenched in the belief that fat is bad, people… Read More »New year’s resolution — boot the bully from your brain
HAES expert Lindo Bacon, PhD teaches an introductory nutrition course at City College of San Francisco. They recently assigned an essay to students, asking them to write a letter to… Read More »Dear friend, so your doctor says to go on a diet…
by Jonathan Robison, PhD, MS In Part I we discussed a study in which room attendants from 7 different hotels were randomly assigned to one of two experimental conditions. Subjects… Read More »The placebo effect: belief and biology – part II