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  1. Quitting junk food may trigger withdrawal-like symptoms — Live Science

    Sept. 27, 2018 — Junk-food lovers who try to cut back on fries or chocolate may experience symptoms similar to drug withdrawal, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people attempting to cut down on eating highly processed foods experience some of the same physical and psychological symptoms — such as mood swings, cravings, anxiety, headaches and poor sleep — as those quitting smoking cigarettes or using marijuana, according to the study, which was published online Sept. 15 in the journal Appetite.

  2. Whole-food, plant-based nutrition

    Why should you become a whole-food, plant-based eater?

  3. Seeking nutrition advice?

    Don’t rely solely on your physician, says Victor Katch.

  4. Subtracting additives

    Victor Katch runs down the good, the bad, and the awful about food additives and health.

  5. Can foods cause chronic disease?

    Vic Katch explains how biologic toxins, or AGEs, may increase disease, accelerate aging, and cause dementia.

  6. You can't outrun your diet

    Vic Katch debunks the myth that exercise is effective for weight loss.

  7. Gluten mania

    Victor Katch helps consumers navigate the medical science and marketing magic behind that gluten-free label.

  8. Where’s (sweet) Waldo?

    Victor Katch finds added sugar hiding in the most surprising places.

  9. The manufactured sodium controversy

    Does profit take precedence over public health when it comes to dietary salt intake?