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The Great Debate of Body Weight

Body Weight is a Social Justice Movement   If you are in the healing arts or have any interest in nutrition, you have most likely picked up on a lot of “charge” in conversations around body weight. For example, many people have decided that...

Dr. Wiss Podcast Appearances Fall 2022

Being interviewed on podcasts is my favorite, particularly when I get to chat with like-minded colleagues and friends. On this episode of the Got Mental Health Podcast, we discuss how nutrition and mindfulness can rewire your brain. We discuss the concept of food...

Publication! Perceived Social Support Moderates the Association Between Household Dysfunction Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Self-Reported Drug Use Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles, California

I am always excited to make a new contribution to peer-reviewed literature. This paper was generated from my PhD dissertation research from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, so it has particular significance to me. The entire process of conceptualizing a study,...

Video: Nutrition in Recovery: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed?

Are you interested in the connection between substance use disorders and nutrition? I sure am. That is why we created Nutrition in Recovery. I’m so glad you’re here. I have put forth a tremendous amount of effort to raise awareness on the topic, as well as...

Benefits of Beans & Legumes on Gut Health

Fabaceae and Leguminosae, also known as legumes and beans, are great sources of fiber that have been around for 20,000 years in various cultures. In addition to being rich in fiber they contain B-vitamins, antioxidants, iron, folate, calcium, potassium, zinc and are a...

Publication! Clinical Considerations of Ultra-Processed Food Addiction Across Weight Classes: An Eating Disorder Treatment and Care Perspective

Ultra-Processed Food Addiction & Eating Disorders Paper Background I am an eating disorder dietitian who took an interest in ultra-processed food addiction in 2012 when I started running groups in substance use disorder treatment facilities. Around this time,...

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