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Mindfulness, Behaviors, and Weight Loss

Can mindfulness trainings have effects on behaviors and weight control among those with overweight and obesity? A meta-analysis examined such possible effects from 12 randomized controlled trials (Ruffault et al., 2016). The studies were about the influences of mindfulness trainings … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Obesity-Related Eating

Obesity is closely related to eating behaviors including binge eating, emotional eating and external eating (O’Reilly et al., 2014). Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have been found to be helpful for easing the obesity problem by improving eating behaviors. A meta-analysis examined … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Stress-Eating

Overweight and obesity problems have been associated with emotional eating behaviors, especially stress-related eating (Corsica et al., 2014). Although such problems are critical for weight management, it is not easy to provide effective interventions for improving eating behaviors. Potential interventions … Continue reading

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Mindful Decision-Making Training and Obesity

Excessive caloric intake such as the overeating of “junk” foods including salty snacks may contribute to the problem of obesity. Such eating decisions may be related to neurobiological preferences. The training of mindful decision-making processes may provide a helpful intervention … Continue reading

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Mindfulness, Emotional Eating, and Overweight

Mindfulness training may influence the eating habits and weight management. A recent study investigated the effects of a mindfulness and compassion-based method among 53 overweight or obese women (Palmeira et al., 2017). The study examined the possible influences of the … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Programs and Mindfulness Meditation for Obesity

Obesity is becoming a health crisis affecting more and more people. Clinical standard behavioral weight loss programs (SBWP) have been proposed to ease the problem (Spadaro et al., 2017). Such programs are often combined with trainings on mindfulness meditation (MM) … Continue reading

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Psychoneuroimmunology and Nutrition Books

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Healing Stress and Chronic Diseases: Mind-Body Methods and Mechanisms (Psychoneuroimmunology) Vitamins and Weight Loss: How Vitamins Affect Fat Burning Exercises, Bariatric Surgery, and Obesity Related Diseases Natural Antioxidants and Weight … Continue reading

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Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture Books

Introductions How to Use Herbs in Chinese Medicine: The Basics and Practical Guides How to Use Cupping Therapy and Moxibustion for Natural Healing Herbal Recipes for Obesity and Weight Loss Chinese Diet Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss Classical and Patent … Continue reading

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Anxiety, Inflammation, and Obesity

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Anxiety and depression have been related to the higher levels of inflammation among those with obesity. This group of people may also have the higher risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) … Continue reading

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Obesity, Emotional Conditions, Eating Behaviors, and Inflammation

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Obesity has been associated with chronic low-degree inflammation that can result in stress and behavioral problems. A study investigated the correlations among adiposity, low-grade inflammation, eating behaviors, and emotional conditions … Continue reading

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The Effects of Yoga and Buddhist Counseling on Anxiety

Educational programs for lifestyle modification and stress management can be very effective for remarkably reducing anxiety in a period as short as 10 days. Researchers in India examined the short-term impacts of a lifestyle intervention based on yoga on anxiety … Continue reading

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Mindfulness-Based Methods and Eating Behaviors

Mindfulness-based interventions are getting more and more popular for the promotion of healthy eating behaviors and weight control. Specifically, studies have indicated that mindfulness meditation may be helpful for healing binge eating (Katterman et al., 2014). A meta-analysis and review … Continue reading

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Youth Obesity, Mindful Eating, and Meditation-Based Interventions

Today more than 30% of young people in the US are overweight, and more than 15% of them have metabolic syndrome (Dalen et al., 2015). Youth obesity is becoming a more and more significant health problem. However, effective interventions are … Continue reading

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Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Eating Behaviors, and Obesity

How can mindfulness-based approaches affect psychological and physical health among those who are overweight or obese? A recent meta-analysis examined randomized controlled trials and focused on 15 relevant studies involving 560 individuals (Rogers et al., 2017). The study found that … Continue reading

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Meditation, Weight Control, and Body Satisfaction

Meditation may have positive effects on weight control and body satisfaction. A recent study in Australia examined the relationship between meditation and weight control among 8009 Australian women (Lauche et al., 2017). The study also assessed the levels of body … Continue reading

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Mind-Body Techniques and Weight Control

In today’s industrialized world, the problems of chronic stress and obesity are becoming more and more serious. In the meantime, mindfulness-based methods such as mindful eating are getting more and more popular in recent years. The practice of mind-body techniques … Continue reading

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Lipidomics, Circadian Rhythms, and Chronobiology

Lipids are essential for biological mechanisms, from serving as signaling molecules to maintaining cellular processes. They are fundamental elements that compose cellular membranes. They are also the basis of energy storage. In addition to all of these functions, lipids are … Continue reading

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Stress, Depression, and Inflammation

Inflammation is a risk factor for many aging problems such as metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and frailty (Jaremka et al., 2013). Inflammation can be enhanced by stress and depression, such as in the condition of troubled relationships. … Continue reading

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The Associations between Depression and Chronic Diseases

Depression is becoming a leading cause of disability with loss of work days globally. It is also one of the most important risk factors in many chronic diseases. Depression plays a critical role in the etiology, progression, and results of … Continue reading

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