Publications

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, compelling evidence in humans showed that food consumption patterns could mimic...

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Dr. David Wiss Dissertation

Earlier this year, I earned my PhD from UCLA's Fielding School of Public in the Community Health Sciences Department. We called my dissertation the Wissertation 🙂 My doctoral dissertation "Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Health Over the Life Course Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles County" was truly a life-changing...

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Video: Nutrition and Substance Use Disorder Video

We have been interested in the intersection between nutrition and substance use disorder for many years. David Wiss has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on this topic. There has been some progress in the field, but we are still lacking prospective research which shows that nutrition can improve addiction-related...

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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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Quit Sugar Summit 2021 Interview on Eating Disorders and Food Addiction

Quit Sugar Summit The Quit Sugar Summit put on by Mike Collins has been going on for many years. I have been honored to be a guest in the past. This year was the best! I had the chance to break down my recent paper "Separating the Signal from the Noise: How Psychiatric Diagnoses can help Discern Food Addiction from Dietary Restraint" in the...

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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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