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November 20, 2013
Are Fatty Foods Addictive?
Those eating calorie-dense diets may have a reduced capacity to enjoy all of life’s pleasures by deadening dopamine pathways in the brain.
November 18, 2013
Are Sugary Foods Addictive?
Evidence from PET scans suggests brain activity changes from the overconsumption of sugar may parallel that of drug addiction. Diminished “pleasure center” dopamine pathway sensitivity in obese...
July 17, 2013
Fighting the Blues With Greens?
Natural monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitors in fruits and vegetables may help explain the improvement in mood associated with switching to a plant-based diet.
January 16, 2012
Many of the most powerful drugs in modern medicine's arsenal came from natural products, from penicillin to the chemotherapy agents Taxol® and vincristine.
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