Nancy Adler-Jones, MSW

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Are You Addicted to Food?

This article explores the connections between our drive for highly palatable food and processes in the brain.

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Sun, June 18 2017 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Are You Addicted to Food?

Illusive Sleep

Many of my clients have difficulty sleeping.  These days, the bed is used for many functions and has lost it’s meaning as the place for sleep.  This article gives helpful suggestions to restore restful and satisfying sleep. I love this article because it summarizes in two pages what 300 page books try to say.

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Sat, January 7 2017 » Health, Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Illusive Sleep

Saturated Fat – New Perspective

This summary article speaks of the newer research about the effects of dietary fat on health.  It states that “….scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events”.  It also stated that, “The researchers did find a link between trans fate, the now widely maligned partially hydrogenated oils that […]

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Wed, June 18 2014 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Saturated Fat – New Perspective

Finding the Right Therapist

Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task.  Should you ask your best friend, your physician, your insurance company?  There are many types of therapies and many therapist personalities.  It can take some trial and error to find the one that’s right for you.  This Wall Street Journal article can help with your search.

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Tue, December 25 2012 » Other, Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Finding the Right Therapist

Derailing Our Good Intentions

Thinking ahead to the New Year and the ubiquitous attempts to make and KEEP our New Year’s resolutions, I was struck by the simplicity and wisdom of this Seattle Times article.

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Tue, December 25 2012 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Derailing Our Good Intentions

Food Cravings

This article succinctly describes the latest research findings about food cravings and the brain.  It also references research that “cognitive diffusion” – accepting and observing  thoughts without acting on them, is a particularly useful strategy to limit cravings.

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Sun, October 21 2012 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Food Cravings

The Bad News

Frequently people lose weight successfully and then gain it all back. Why?   This New York Times article explains why after losing weight, the need for caloric intake decreases.  Folks think they can return to “normal” meaning unbridled eating after losing weight.  This, unfortunately, isn’t true.  Slightly modifying the food plan that allowed for the weight […]

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Sun, January 15 2012 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on The Bad News

Food Addiction

This research based article in Eating Well magazine appeals to scientifically minded people for whom understanding creates behavior change. It explains the brain chemistry of uncontrolled wanting of food.  In the middle of a craving, I’m experimenting with saying “It’s just the dopamine in my brain wanting pleasure” and then seeing if I can find […]

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Sun, January 15 2012 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Food Addiction

Home Remedies

Ginger for motion sickness?  Menthol rub for toe nail fungus?  AARP gathers together some interesting ideas to try for common ailments.  Of course, use your judgement as to when to call your doctor.

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Sun, December 25 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Home Remedies

Saving Money

I love reading tips about how to save money.  Then I promptly forget them and continue with my usual behavior patterns.  I’m hoping that by posting these tips here, I can remember them, as well as pass them on to others.

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Sun, December 25 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Saving Money