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Why a low-carb diet can be really bad for some food addicts

In this blog I’ll be publishing excerpts from my dissertation on food addiction and research that supports using a whole-food plant-based diet to conquer food addiction for good. It appears not everyone is equally vulnerable to the effects of tryptophan depletion and lowered serotonin in the brain. A study with 55 participants assigned to drinkContinue reading “Why a low-carb diet can be really bad for some food addicts”

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Mood effects of a high-fat diet

In this blog I’ll be publishing excerpts from my dissertation on food addiction and research that supports using a whole-food plant-based diet to conquer food addiction for good. Some food addiction experts are now recommending high-fat diets, such as the ketogenic diet,1 and in extreme cases, even the carnivore diet.2 A ketogenic diet is, byContinue reading “Mood effects of a high-fat diet”

Is tryptophan depletion a factor in food addiction relapse?

In this blog I’ll be publishing excerpts from my dissertation on food addiction and research that supports using a whole-food plant-based diet to conquer food addiction for good. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid and the precursor for the synthesis of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter widely recognized as aContinue reading “Is tryptophan depletion a factor in food addiction relapse?”

Relapse in food addiction

In this blog I’ll be publishing excerpts from my dissertation on food addiction and research that supports using a whole-food plant-based diet to conquer food addiction for good. Food addiction is considered to be similar to drug addictions in that it can become a chronic, relapsing disorder.1 Eating disorders and obesity are also recognized asContinue reading “Relapse in food addiction”