David Wiss Instagram Live Videos

During 2020 when the pandemic began, Mr. Wiss went live every Friday at 4pm PST to discuss various topics. The library of videos is a rich resource of information for anyone interested in the intersection of nutrition and mental health.

Diet Culture – this video breaks down definitions related to “diet” and how it has become a negative word. David talks in depth about the problems associated with “diet culture.”

Heartburn and GERD – this video breaks down the science of acid reflux and the problems associated with the medications. Super useful info!

Satiety – learn about the difference between satiety and satiation in the appetitive process.

Food Disgust – this is a growing topic related food dislikes, aversions, and full blown disgust. Learn about this concept and how it relates to Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).

Nuances vs. False Dichotomies – this started as an “Ask me Anything” but turned into a rich discussion about seeing life and science through multiple lenses. Potent!

The Science of Sleep – this video talks about about circadian rhythms, sleep architecture, REM vs. non-REM sleep and how devices can be used to learn more about your own sleep cycle.

The Evolution of Nutrition – there are eight nutrition frameworks described in this video that are used to understand nutrition. He walks you through their assumptions, strengths, and weaknesses.

Food Addiction vs. Dietary Restraint – super exciting live on such a hot topic, which discussed one of Mr. Wiss’s peer-reviewed papers!

Prebiotic Fibers – Mr. Wiss discusses prebiotic fibers and the mechanisms by which gut bacteria degrade the food we eat and turn them into other compounds.

Personalized Nutrition – this video discusses personalized medicine and gets into the details of personalized nutrition. Learn about where the field is falling short and where it is headed.

Hunger Hormones – learn about insulin, leptin, ghrelin, glucagon, NPY, and POMC.

Caffeine and the Brain/Mind – this is one is fantastic! Adenosine, adrenaline, dopamine, genetics. Need we say more?

Grains: Why So Much Controversy? – David discusses the controversies around grains: whole grains, refined grains, in-tact grains. He walks you through three reasons why the use of grains are so controversial.

Food Cravings – Here Mr. Wiss walks you through the latest science of food cravings and combines research with his extensive clinical experience!

Dietary Supplements – this one might be the most value yet! David walks you through all of the different supplements that he uses both personally and professionally.

Dietary Fat – Have you been confused about dietary fat? Let’s separate the truth from the myths.

Body Image – this video gives out all of the best practices on recovering from body image issues.

Artificial Sweeteners: Friend or Foe? – Learn all about artificial sweeteners from the older to the newer ones, and how they impact gut microbiome, blood sugar, and reward pathways.

The Nuances of Protein and Plant-Based Eating – Find out about the importance of protein and how to meet your needs regardless of whether you eat meat or not. Lots of gems packed into this video!

The Calorie Model is Incomplete! – Learn about the shortcomings of the calorie model. David Wiss breaks down the latest science! It’s time for an intellectual upgrade!

David has moved from instagram live to TikTok and is making shorter videos on there. Follow him! 




Dr. David Wiss became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in 2013 and founded Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice of RDNs specializing in treating eating and substance use disorders. In 2017, David received the “Excellence in Practice” award at the National Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics awarded him the “Emerging Dietetic Leader Award” in 2020. He earned his Ph.D. from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health in the Community Health Sciences department (with a minor in Health Psychology) by investigating the links between adverse childhood experiences and various mental health outcomes among socially disadvantaged men. His treatment philosophy is based on a biopsychosocial model which incorporates an understanding of biological mechanisms, psychological underpinnings, and contextual factors that integrate the social determinants of health. Wise Mind Nutrition is an app-based interactive treatment program available for download now - https://wisemindnutrition.com/download.

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