Publications

Video: Food Addiction and Dietary Restraint

Food Addiction and Dietary Restraint Anyone who has followed David Wiss's work knows he has particular interest in the psychology of eating. The concept of dietary restraint is very important to study and understand in the context of eating disorders and obesity. Traditionally, approaches toward obesity management have been focused on teaching...

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Food Junkies Podcast: Recovery from Food Addiction

Food Junkies Podcast In this action-packed podcast interview on Food Junkies, David Wiss MS RDN discusses hot debates around food addiction with Dr. Vera Tarman. Clarissa Kennedy is also a host on the show. They make a great team! They describe the Food Junkies interview here: "What we love about David's messaging is that...

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Food Addiction and Psychosocial Adversity: Biological Embedding, Contextual Factors, and Public Health Implications

The latest article by David Wiss is open-access and can be downloaded from the high-impact Nutrients journal HERE Abstract: Converging evidence from both animal and human studies have implicated hedonic eating as a driver of both binge eating and obesity. The construct of food addiction has been used to capture pathological eating across clinical...

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Food Addiction vs. Dietary Restraint Journal Article

New Publication from the High Impact Nutrients Journal Describing the Discernment Process Between Food Addiction and Dietary Restraint ABSTRACT: Converging evidence from both animal and human studies have implicated hedonic eating as a driver of both binge eating and obesity. The construct of food addiction has been used to capture pathological...

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Wiss Podcasts Summer 2020

Who doesn't love a good podcast? David Wiss has been very fortunate to be invited as a guest on many podcasts over the years! Many people have told him that they have listened to various shows and then reached out to begin a discussion. Podcasts are a great way to meet new colleagues and make new friends! Therefore, these three podcasts are all...

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Conference Presentation: "The Biological Embedding of Adversity"

How Does Trauma Impact Food and Body? The biological embedding of adversity is a fascinating area of research! This presentation is from the Los Angeles District of California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference. David Wiss MS RDN discusses how early life adversity impacts human biology. This presentation describes how social...

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David Wiss Podcast Interviews 2020

Who doesn't love a rich podcast interview about behavioral health nutrition? Below is a list of David Wiss podcast interviews from this year. They are all different but most touch on David's passion for using nutrition in the treatment of substance use disorders. Some of the interviews are more focused on eating disorders and others are more...

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More than Meets the Eye: Linking Nutrition & Behavioral Health

Today is Saturday March 28, 2020. The world is in quarantine due to COVID-19 and many are in a behavioral health crisis. I am not depressed about it although certainly concerned for the welfare of my fellows, particularly those in recovery. I have been conducting Zoom and FaceTime sessions with people all over the world and doing what I can to be...

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Biopsychosocial Opioid Video 6:42

 The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with rising overdose death rates. Identifying the underlying factors that contribute to addiction vulnerability may lead to more effective prevention strategies. Supply side environmental factors are amajor contributing component. Psychosocial factors such as stress,...

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Food Addiction and Disordered Eating Webinar

Sorting Through Dialectical Truths In this webinar, David Wiss MS RDN helps you sort through dialectical truths that plague the nutrition profession. People seem to pick a "campsite" and then wage war at the other camps. In other words, there are false dichotomies in the nutrition field. For example, someone once said that one cannot believe in...

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Nutrition for Mental Health Webinar

Hot Topic: Nutrition for Mental Health David Wiss MS RDN presents to students at California State University Northridge about the connection between nutrition and mental health. This presentation covers the microbiome, substance use disorders, disordered eating, depression, recovery, and more. It's just over 50 minutes long, but worth every...

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Does Alcohol Affect HbA1c? Video

How does alcohol affect HbA1c? David Wiss MS RDN describes the relationship between alcohol and glycohemoglobin (HbA1c) from a biospsychosocial perspective. Alcohol lowers HbA1c levels significantly and many researchers have concluded that alcohol is protective against T2DM. Sounds strange doesn't it? What are the mechanisms? Is it the alcohol...

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Nutrition Interventions Amidst an Opioid Crisis

"Nutrition Interventions Amidst and Opioid Crisis: The Emerging Role of the RDN" by David Wiss MS RDN The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions. The time to include nutrition into the treatment paradigm has arrived. David Wiss is not afraid to take the lead, and is doing research on this topic at the University of California, Los...

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