Video Blogs

  • The Metabolic Power of Awareness – Video with Emily Rosen

    The Metabolic Power of Awareness There are all kinds of products out there that promise to boost our metabolism; from vitamins to diet plans to fancy exercise machines. But what if you could increase your metabolic force by 30 to 40%, without buying a single thing? We all have access to an incredible inner resource that can help us metabolize our meals with greater efficiency, but far too many of us are unaware of this hidden power. In this fascinating new video from IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains how the quality of awareness that we bring to the act of eating powerfully impacts our ability to absorb nutrients from our food. Tune in to learn how to use the power of your mind to turbocharge your metabolism.

  • The Best Way To Learn The Secrets Of Longevity – Video with Marc David

    the-best-way-to-learn-the-secrets-of-longevity For many people, the idea of good health goes hand in hand with the promise of a long and happy life. It makes sense that we'd want to take care of our body so that we can continue to enjoy it for many years to come. And there are plenty of experts out there who have created products or books that claim to give you the keys to living 100 years or more - but the truth is, science has not yet discovered a magic pill or a foolproof diet plan that will guarantee a longer life. In this uplifting new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares the insights he's gained from decades of talking with the elders of our community about what makes a life not just longer, but richer, happier, and more fulfilling. Tune in to hear the real secrets of longevity from those who have actually been there. What you learn may surprise you!

  • 5 Surprising Reasons You Might Be Constipated – Video with Emily Rosen

    5-surprising-reasons-you-might-be-constipated At the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, we're interested in the entire digestive process - which begins before you even take a bite of food, and doesn't end until your body has assimilated the nutrients and eliminated the waste. But what happens if something stops this process before it's finished? Anyone who suffers from constipation knows that it can be both painful and frustrating when the body won't release its waste. If you've tried the over-the-counter remedies and nothing seems to work, maybe it's time for a different approach. In this eye-opening new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute, shares 5 surprising causes of constipation, and what you can do to treat them.

  • Do Weight Loss Drugs Or Supplements Really Work? – Video with Marc David

    do-weight-loss-drugs-or-supplements-really-work The weight loss industry is booming, and the companies that make weight loss pills and supplements are bringing in hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Yet, somehow, the media tells us that America’s “obesity epidemic” continues to worsen. How can this be? If so many people are spending so much money on medications designed to help us lose weight, how can we collectively be getting heavier still? The answers have to do with our approach to weight loss, and our human tendency to look for a quick fix instead of putting in the time, effort, and creativity that are required for lasting, sustainable change. In this eye-opening new video from IPEtv, Marc David takes us behind the scenes and into the mind of the diet pill manufacturers. If you’re frustrated with advertisers’ promises that haven’t panned out, you’re not alone. Tune in now and learn what they’re really selling and why it hasn’t gotten us very far.

  • A New Way To Lose Weight: Listen To It – Video with Emily Rosen

    a-new-way-to-lose-weight-listen-to-it Most people who are trying to lose some extra weight don't care about how it got there -- they just want it gone, and preferably yesterday. But 99% of people who lose weight on a diet gain it back within a year, often because they haven't fully addressed the underlying reasons why the excess weight appeared in the first place. Weight can be a powerful teacher, and it tends to show up when there's something we need to learn. If we try to bypass or ignore the lessons, weight has a funny way of hanging around until we actually listen to what it's trying to tell us. In this illuminating new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores several of the messages that excess weight can have for us. If you've struggled to lose weight, or if you've lost weight and regained it, tune in and see if one of these messages might be for you.

  • How Fear Limits Our Nutritional Status – Video with Marc David

    how-fear-limits-our-nutritional-status If you pay attention to the latest news from the field of nutrition, you’ll probably hear a lot of “don’ts,” as in: Don’t eat this, it’s bad for you! And with so many new foods, ingredients, chemicals, and environmental toxins being added to the “bad list,” it can be hard for a health-conscious eater to know what’s actually safe to consume. When we’re constantly being bombarded with warnings about dangerous foods, it’s no surprise that a lot of people are afraid that if they eat the wrong thing, they’ll get sick, or gain weight, or possibly even die. But while it’s good to know what we’re putting into our body and what will help us to feel our best, living in a constant state of fear can have some surprising, unintended consequences for our ability to receive nourishment from our food. In this insightful new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, takes a look at the actual physiological processes that the body goes through when we’re afraid that our diet will hurt us. You’ll come away with some practical ideas for calling a truce with food so that you can be free to thrive!

  • A Deeper Look at Vitamin O – Video with Emily Rosen

    A Deeper Look at Vitamin O The word "calorie" can evoke some strong emotional reactions, but when it comes down to it, a calorie is just a measure of the energy that's released when something is burned. As your body metabolizes the food you eat, the energy is either put to use or stored for later. As we know from grade-school science, if you want something to burn, you need to give it some oxygen. The human metabolic process is no different: in order to burn calories, the body needs plenty of oxygen. Luckily, oxygen is readily available and it's completely free. But far too many of us are actually oxygen deficient, and as a result, our metabolism isn't working at its full capacity. Tune in to this exciting new video from IPEtv, with Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. You'll learn how to get your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin O, and keep your metabolic fire burning.

  • A Weight Loss Secret – Video with Marc David

    a-weight-loss-secret If you're feeling challenged around carrying extra weight, chances are, you're feeling a bit heavy in your body. But we can also feel "heavy" in our emotions." That's because so many people give their power away to the scale and let themselves be controlled by the number on they see that day. Animals in nature aren't constantly weighing themselves. They have no problem with the body they are in. You can get to this place too. In this fascinating new video from IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, reveals how we can free ourselves from feeling bogged down by extra weight, and it doesn't involve any sort of fad dieting. Discover how to take your power back from the scale and feel immensely lighter in this short video!

  • 5 Weight Loss Strategies That Just Don’t Work – Video with Emily Rosen

    5 Weight Loss Strategies That Just Don't Work With so many diet plans out there, it can be hard to separate the truly helpful advice from the fluff. If you're contemplating making a change in your eating style, you may be reading up on a variety of methods that promise to help you lose weight and feel better. But how can you decide which approach is right for you? In this fascinating new video from IPEtv!, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps narrow the field by breaking down 5 weight loss strategies that simply don't work - and may even take you farther away from your goals. And once these have been ruled out, Emily offers some timeless wisdom to help you tell which nutritional approaches can have real potential!

  • Relax More, Metabolize Better – Video with Marc David

    relax-more-metabolize-better How many people remember their parents telling them to wait 30 minutes after a meal before running outside to play? This piece of folk wisdom is based on some real science: the digestive system is able to function at its best when the body is in a state of rest and relaxation. As adults, we’re likely to have other things keeping us from feeling relaxed during or after a meal. Instead of racing back out to a baseball game after dinner, we might feel like our thoughts are racing with all of the tasks we still need to get done before the end of the day. We might even be feeling anxious about the food itself, and what consequences it could have for our body and health. But if we can let go of these worries for a little while, we’ll be able to receive measurably more nourishment from our meals. In this illuminating new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why we’re physiologically wired to digest our food better when we’re relaxed, why stress can short-circuit our metabolism, and what we can do to get back in the flow.

  • Are You On A High Fact Diet? – Video with Emily Rosen

    Are You On A High Fact Diet? Knowledge can nourish us. It can open our minds and make us feel empowered. But as with anything we consume, it's possible to have too much of a good thing. If you've done any reading in nutrition and health, it probably didn't take you long to notice that for every expert promoting a revolutionary new diet plan, there's an equal and opposite expert who swears by a completely different style of eating. They all have scientific studies to back them up, and they all promise that THEIR system will give you health, happiness, and long life. So, when the facts contradict each other, how can we know what to eat? In this practical new video from IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, cuts through the confusion with some powerful insights from the field of Mind Body Nutrition and shows you how to tap into a highly reliable source of dietary wisdom: You!

  • If You’re a Control Freak, Then Try Controlling This – Video with Marc David

    are-you-a-control-freak You want to be the CEO of your own life, and take charge of your destiny. That attitude can help you go far! But there are some things in life that we simply can't control, and becoming too fixated on these areas can leave us feeling stressed and unhappy. Although a healthy dose of self-management can help us stay focused on our goals, too many people are suffering because they're trying to control the wrong things. In this eye-opening new video from IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares a whole new perspective on control. Tune in and learn why the urge to manage isn't necessarily bad, but there's only one thing that we can ever fully control - and that one thing will immeasurably improve the quality of our lives.

  • The Best Kept Nutritional Secret – Video with Emily Rosen

    The Best Kept Nutritional Secret It's no secret that nutrition is a big business. In the US alone, tens of billions of dollars are spent each year on supplements such as vitamins and herbs. But what the diet industry doesn't want you to know is that the most important substance you can consume to boost your metabolism is 100% free, and available to everyone in almost infinite quantities. This crucial element not only helps to regulate appetite and digestion, it also enables the body to burn more calories, and even get a better night's sleep. Curious? Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, for a fascinating look at Oxygen - Vitamin O. This exciting video from IPEtv is full of practical tips that you can start using right away. These simple yet profound actions have the power to change your metabolism for good.

  • Nutrition And The Spine: What’s The Connection? – Video with Marc David

    nutrition-and-the-spine-whats-the-connection Many of us learned about the systems of the body in elementary school - remember the nervous system, the skeletal system, the digestive system? From this view, it can seem like these systems are separate and self contained, each doing their own thing with little impact on the others. But the reality is that all of the body’s functions are intricately and beautifully interconnected. In fact, our posture - which we might tend to think of as a muscular or skeletal concern - actually influences our digestion in a big way. In this fascinating new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology, explores the complex and surprising relationship between the way we hold our spine and the way we process the food we eat. Tune in and learn why posture affects our diet even before we take a bite, and how we can tap into the energy of the spine to empower our metabolism like never before!

  • When is the Best Time to Eat? – Video with Emily Rosen

    When is the Best Time to Eat? Many people wonder what is the best time of day to eat our main meals. Some say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and others warn that eating too close to bedtime can give us bad dreams. In some cultures, the main meal is eaten at lunchtime, while others prefer a big, festive dinner later in the evening. With all of the competing messages about when we should eat, how do we know what's right for us? In this compelling new video from IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores the biological cycles that drive our metabolism and explains why we can digest our food more efficiently at certain times of day. This episode is full of practical tips and insights that will help you tune in to your body's natural rhythms and maximize your metabolic potential.

  • Strange Things that Make Us Gain Weight: Antibiotics – Video with Marc David

    strange-things-that-make-us-gain-weight-antibiotics Science is brilliant at finding solutions to all kinds of problems. But as any good scientist knows, some of those solutions come with unintended consequences, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the world of medicine - just take a look at the list of side effects for any prescription drug, and you’ll get the idea. Part of the process, then, is to experiment, try new things, and tweak what we’re doing so the results get better and better. Antibiotics are a perfect example: we’ve developed medicines that save countless lives by eliminating disease-causing bacteria - but they can also wreak havoc on the community of healthy microbes living in our gut. In this insightful new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, dives deep into the microbiome to explore the fascinating link between antibiotic use and weight gain. Tune in to learn why, whether you’re a mouse, a baby, or a full-grown adult, overuse of these important medicines could be telling your body to hang on to extra weight.

  • The Metabolic Power of the Sacred – Video with Emily Rosen

    metabolic-power-of-the-sacred We often think of experiences like falling in love, grieving a death, or standing in awe of a beautiful natural landscape as phenomena of the emotions, of the heart or of the soul. But as the saying goes, we are spiritual beings having a human experience, which means that transcendant and meaningful feelings such as these each have a precise biological component, as well. When we feel pleasure, our brain is producing molecules that cause us to feel pleasure; when we feel humble, our body is making chemicals that trigger this feeling. And just like any chemical reaction that takes place in our body, all of these molecules have a measurable impact on our metabolism. In this fascinating new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, takes a look at the ways our experiences of the sacred can literally change our metabolism, and how we can tap into this often-overlooked source of metabolic power to transform our lives for good.

  • Strange Things That Make Us Gain Weight: The Rebel Inside You – Video with Marc David

    strange-things-that-make-us-gain-weight-the-rebel-inside-you Many people who are trying to lose weight focus on making changes in their diet and exercise routine, and believe they have covered all the bases. After a while, though, they may hit a plateau where they just can’t seem to lose any more. At this point, they’re likely to feel frustrated and confused - they’ve been following the plan carefully, so why isn’t the weight coming off? As it turns out, the old approach that’s based purely on “calories in, calories out” is only part of the story of why we gain weight in the first place, and how we can let it go. In this energizing new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains that we each have many different personalities within us, and surprisingly, each of our personas can have different metabolic needs. Tune in and learn how to tell who’s sitting at the head of the table when you eat, and how you can get all of your inner voices on board when it comes to weight loss.

  • Getting Real About Weight – Video with Emily Rosen

    Getting Real About Weight Magazines, health websites, and TV news shows are constantly talking about weight and how to lose it, but you've probably noticed that they're saying the same things over and over again. The diet experts always seem to be giving the same stale advice that never takes us very far. It's time for a fresh approach to weight. Please join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she shares some cutting-edge insights from the field of Dynamic Eating Psychology in this game-changing new video from IPEtv. You'll learn why much of what we've been told about weight simply isn't helpful, and you'll come away with a whole new perspective on this important, complex and timely topic.

  • Strange Things that Make Us Gain Weight: Lack of Love – Video with Marc David

    strange-things-that-make-us-gain-weight-lack-of-love These days, there are so many people dealing with unwanted weight that the media is calling it an epidemic. There are plenty of health and nutrition experts out there proposing solutions, but they all seem to be suggesting some variation on “eat this, don’t eat that” - a story we’ve heard many times before, and one that never seems to arrive at the promised happy ending. That’s because it leaves out some of the most important factors when it comes to nourishment for the body, heart, and soul. As the field of Mind Body Nutrition teaches us, any diet plan that doesn’t take into account who we are as eaters is bound to miss the mark and leave us feeling unsatisfied. If you’re frustrated with weight loss methods that just don’t work, please join us for this fascinating new video from IPEtv. Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores some of the less well known reasons why human bodies sometimes hold on to excess weight, and offers some surprising solutions. Tune in and find out if you might be carrying excess weight because you’re deficient in one of the most important nutrients of all - love.

  • Is There Hope for Your Eating Challenge? – Video with Emily Rosen

    Is There Hope For Your Eating Challenge? If you've ever struggled with an unwanted eating challenge, you may have reached a point where you wondered if it would ever get better. And if you've worked on the same issue for years, if you've tried everything and still haven't been able to make the changes you want, you might start to feel like there is no hope. If you've ever found yourself in that place, or if you know someone who has, please join us for this powerful new video from IPEtv where Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares 5 game-changing insights that can completely transform the way you approach any eating-related concern. You'll come away with some fresh ideas and perspectives, and hopefully, a new sense of possibility. No matter what you've been dealing with, there is hope for you - and these key distinctions can help you regain your optimism.

  • Strange Things That Make Us Gain Weight: Lack Of Sun – Video with Marc David

    strange-things-that-make-us-gain-weight-lack-of-sun Many people who are trying to lose weight focus on the two traditional factors that we think of as determining weight: the amount of calories we eat, and the amount of calories we burn. Of course, these are important things to consider, but they’re only part of the story when it comes to how and why the body stores energy as fat. Elements of our inner world, such as our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, interact with elements of our environment to influence our metabolism in surprising ways. In this illuminating new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, takes a look at a lesser-known piece of the weight puzzle: our relationship with the sun. In many modern societies, we’ve come to regard the sun with suspicion, limiting our exposure whenever possible - but compelling new scientific research suggests that if we hide in the shadows for too long, our body won’t be able to produce the nutrients it needs to burn calories efficiently. Tune in to learn why it’s time to give this old friend another chance!

  • Numbers and Nutrition: What’s the Connection? – Video with Emily Rosen

    Numbers and Nutrition: What's the Connection? When it comes to nutrition, there's no shortage of seemingly important numbers. We have recommended daily allowances for nutrients, calorie amounts, cholesterol levels, and target weight, just to name a few. And if we're following a specific diet plan, chances are, we know a lot of those numbers by heart. We may even use them to help us make important life decisions. Nutritional numbers can be a great starting place, but sometimes we can start to feel like they're running our life, leaving us no room for fun or spontaneity - and for all the attention we give them, they really only tell part of the story. In this thought-provoking new video from IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, looks at the benefits and limitations of nutritional data, and offers some powerful alternative sources of guidance. If you find yourself checking the scale more often than you'd like, it may be time to give the numbers a break and tune into your own body's wisdom about what it needs to be fully nourished. What you learn may surprise you!

  • Strange Things That Make You Gain Weight: Emotional Constipation – Video with Marc David

    strange-things-that-make-us-gain-weight-emotional-constipation If you’ve tried to lose weight by changing your diet and adding more exercise, but haven’t found the success you were looking for, you may have begun to suspect that there’s more to the weight loss story than just “calories in, calories out.” In fact, there are many reasons why our body may hang on to excess weight, even if we’d like it to let go. Our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, attitudes, and personal history all have a part to play. Did you know that in addition to our digestive system, we also have an emotional metabolism? We take in experiences, and our body needs to process the emotions of those experiences so that we can learn from them and then move on with our lives. If our emotional metabolism isn’t functioning as it should, our chemistry can become unbalanced, and the body can respond by storing energy as fat. In this compelling new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains what “emotional constipation” is and why giving some attention to your emotional metabolism can help your body to find its perfect weight.

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Digestion Isn’t Great – Video with Emily Rosen

    3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Digestion Isn't Great How's your gut feeling today? If your digestive system is functioning at it should be, chances are, you won't notice a thing, except maybe how good you feel. But if something's not working quite right, your gut will definitely let you know. If you've been experiencing digestive symptoms and you're not sure why, you won't want to miss this fascinating new video from IPEtv, where Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains three very common factors that could be contributing to your discomfort. These digestive challenges affect so many people today, but the good news is, there strategies that are simple, effective, and in many cases, completely free. Tune in to learn how you can start feeling better right now!

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