World Health Organization
by Jon Robison, PhD The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” In… Read More »HEALTH—A Holistic, Species-Specific Definition
by Jonathan Robison, PhD, MS Gary Taubes was at it again recently, responding to “The Fat Trap” by Tara Parker-Pope spouting the same old rhetoric about how carbohydrates are poison… Read More »The other white powder – sugar and food addiction
by Deb Burgard, PhD If you have grown up in this culture, you probably associate quite a few things with fatness and quite a few of the opposite traits with… Read More »Can you tell anything at all by a person’s weight?
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.