Saturday, January 24, 2009

Salmonella, Again! -- 2009

Many people are concerned about the recent salmonella scare.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

NEW Practice Location

I have opened a new office in Connecticut!

7 Hillside Drive
South Windsor, CT 06074

Same phone and fax numbers. Same email and Web site. Just another locale. And the space is wonderful!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Carb Cravings & Mood

Some of my patients report a strong urge to eat carbohydrate-containing foods, such as sweet, sugary things, especially when they feel blue, down, or depressed. This is generally thought to be the carbohydrate-craving syndrome. Eating carbs helps increase serotonin in the brain, which is a feel-good hormone. A study published in the journal Eating Behaviors in October 2008 lends more support to this carb theory linking food and mood. Study participants were able to choose a carb-laden beverage over the protein beverage. Both beverages were designed to look and taste the same, so there was no overt difference detectable. In the end, the carb cravers were more likely to select the beverage with more carbs than protein.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Complementary & Alternative Medicine Use

Interestingly the Chicago Tribune reported today on a study showing how complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies--aka integrative medicine--rank in popularity. The top source: "natural" products, like supplements in pill form or oils. Diet was in the top 10, but down at the 7th slot.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Great Snacks -- Try These!

Want to serve treats that taste great, are wholesome, and include people with food allergies and other dietary needs? HomeFree cookies are made in a dedicated bakery free of peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and dairy (and most people with wheat and soy allergies can eat them too!), and they are certified whole grain, kosher pareve, and organic. You can find HomeFree baked treats, allergen free baking cookbook, and allergen tested baking ingredients at their web site The boxed cookies are increasingly available at stores including Shaw’s (Wild Harvest section) and a number of Whole Foods Markets.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Eating Disorder Book -- Starving For Affection

Dr. Bausch shares:

"Starving for Affection-a journey of eating disorders, drugs, and sex by Nancy Lee Bausch, PhD is based on a true story. Using a first-person narrative, it covers the period from a young girl’s adolescence to her early twenties. It is a vivid retelling of how she dealt with being a fat girl in a society that celebrated thinness. Bulimia and amphetamines were her solution for over 15 years. They are graphically described and include the causes and effects of the twin addictions. Her secret has cost her years of her life. Her personal story is a cautionary tale for girls who will do anything to fit in, to be accepted, to be included in today’s world of slender bodies. Perhaps her story will help others. She feels strongly that this book can help teens and adults who struggle with their eating disorders and also help those who live and guide those individuals."

And her bio:

"Dr. Bausch is currently an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University—West Campus. She has specialized in depression and eating disorders for over 18 years in her clinical practice and worked in counseling and education for more than 35 years. In addition to psychotherapy, she is also a certified hypnotherapist. Nancy Bausch has worked in Europe and has five university degrees. Her home is currently in Glendale, Arizona where she lives with her husband and two sons."

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