The Psychology of Eating with Marc David

Marc David
Just an amazing and insightful conversation with Marc David, the founder of The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, in today’s episode of the 180DegreeHealth podcast. Marc and I share our stories of self-starvation out in the Wyoming wilderness, and the truly treacherous predicaments we found ourselves in once we had run out of food, and explore the psychological roots of the extreme...

Weight Loss Theories

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I’ve been thinking about this lately, and I’m pretty sure that nearly all of the various weight loss theories, diets, fads, and beliefs fall under four primary categories: The Calorieists The calorieists believe that body fat is regulated purely by surpluses and deficits of energy. If you take in more than you burn off, then you gain fat. If you take in less than you burn off, then...

Fibromyalgia: A Disease of Low Metabolism

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1. Preface Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by pain, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety and many other problematic symptoms. According to statistics, it afflicts approximately 2-5 percent of the human population and is more common in women than men. The Medical community seems to see the syndrome in a somewhat narrow way. They usually recognize that the syndrome often...

Thyroid, Inflammation, and Metabolic Syndrome: The Surprising Power of Context

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1. Preface It’s about five years since I started actively reading health literature. During these years, I’ve read dozens of health books, thousands of scientific articles and I’ve followed more than 200 different health blogs to gather as many good ideas as possible. There have been many interesting approaches to optimal health, but it has always been difficult to understand which opinion is...