158: Food Addiction, Emotional Eating and The Complexities of the Human Brain with Dr. Ashley Gearhardt

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By Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, DO. MPH, MS, FAAP, Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, DO, MPH, MS, and FAAP. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this episode of Veggie Doctor Radio, I interview Dr. Ashley Gearhardt about food addiction and the many complexities of the human brain.

About featured guest:

Dr. Ashley Gearhardt is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Science area at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Yale University with training on the underpinnings of both excess food and alcohol consumption. Dr. Gearhardt currently investigates the contribution of reward dysfunction (e.g., craving, liking) to eating-related problems across the lifespan. She uses a multi-method approach to explore the neurobiological, psychological, and behavioral factors that contribute to problematic eating behavior. Dr. Gearhardt also investigates the role of addictive processes in compulsive overeating and is the Director of the Food Addiction Science and Treatment Laboratory. Her research has received funding from the National Institute of Health and the American Heart Association. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and her research has been featured on media outlets including the New York Times, ABC News, the Today Show, and Time Magazine.

DR. ASHLEY GEARHARDT

https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/fastlab/

Disclaimer: The information on this blog, website and podcast is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment. If you have concerns about your or your child’s eating, nutrition or growth, consult a doctor.

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Mentions:

The Crime of the Century (Sackler family opioid addiction documentary):

https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-crime-of-the-century

Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions:

https://www.amazon.com/Hooked-Food-Giants-Exploit-Addictions/dp/0812997298/ref=asc_df_0812997298/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=509234950067&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5760060263430439221&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031928&hvtargid=pla-1195039867404&psc=1

Study mentioned:

Ultra-processed diets cause excess calorie intake and weight gain: An inpatient randomized controlled trial of ad libitum food intake by Kevin D. Hall, Ph.D., et al.:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7946062/pdf/nihms-1528772.pdf

A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy by Dr. Yami

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