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Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of Philosophy

San Francisco, California
My research, clinical practice and books have tried to help people understand how their eating is... Full Bio
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Exercise You Never Meant To Do by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss After running up and down the stairs at least a gazillion times last week in preparation for a move from a summer house, I noticed that I had, without trying, lost a few pou ... Read on »
The Weight Gain That Your Doctor Didn't Warn you About by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Weight gain is a well-established side effect of drugs used to improve clinical depression and stabilize mood in bipolar disorder. Yet many patients on such drugs are not to ... Read on »
Winding Down Summer with Healthy Reminders by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Even as August is winding down, the hot and humid days of summer cause bad hair, wrinkled clothes and mildew. As the heat and humidity increase, so do your chances of contac ... Read on »
Juice Cleanses: The New Eating Disorder? by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The not-so-new dieting fad these days is the detox diet, aka the Master Cleanse. Eat or drink too much over the weekend? Then it's lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup a ... Read on »
Family-Style Fitness by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss In the already overcrowded schedules that rule most of our lives, attempting to include workout time may seem impossible. Whether one is a soccer parent driving from one aft ... Read on »
Is Food An Emotional Novacaine? by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Be honest. How many of you saw the first televised view of George Zimmerman after almost a year and said to yourself, "Wow, he sure has gained weight?" Unless you were on an ... Read on »
Might a Tattoo Prevent Weight Gain? by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The woman dressing in my gym's locker room had a beautiful tattoo of birds flying around her shoulders. Her thin, muscular back set off the scene and even I, tattoo adverse ... Read on »
Going to a Marriage Counselor to Lose Weight by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The woman next to me at the birthday lunch paused before digging into a gigantic piece of chocolate cake. “I really shouldn’t be eating this,” she said. “I gained al ... Read on »
Recovering Your Healthy Body After Being Depressed by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss All of us are familiar with the change in our bodies after a severe flu, broken limb or difficult surgery. Our weakness and inability to move with the same speed and strengt ... Read on »
Time For IceCream in Your Diet! by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The slush and remnants of snow were still on the muddy ground when the ice cream truck appeared at the corner of the park by our house. It will be there, each day, until sum ... Read on »
Could Having a Valet Be Bad for Your Heart? by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I spend time in a city where people often have their cars parked by a valet. Indeed, I was told that if valet service was not offered at events, people would not come. "But ... Read on »
Are you Reducing Your Bones While You Lose Weight? by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Losing weight should have a positive effect by mitigating health risks and improving overall well-being. And, of course, for anyone struggling with the consequences of being ... Read on »
Pronounced Mentally Ill and Trying to Lose Weight by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Imagine once being thin, with a job, a home, and a social life and then, because of some painful changes in the neurochemistry of your brain, becoming fat, jobless and socia ... Read on »
If You Lead a Student to Vegetables, Will They Eat Them? by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss "No! I won't taste it... I hate cauliflower!" She pushed the white vegetable away from the other foods on the plate. "But just try it," I urged. "It doesn't taste like the s ... Read on »
How Do You Tell Your Friend to Lose Weight? by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss We have been friends for more than 20 years and have shared much about our lives with one another. But despite being able to talk (and complain) about our spouses, rejoice o ... Read on »
The Contaminated Food Diet and Other Quick Weight-loss Schemes* by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Unexpected weight loss is a great motivator for people who are ambivalent about starting a diet. If someone wakes up five pounds lighter than the day before, the motivation ... Read on »
Must You Quit Your Day Job to Lose Weight? by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Every suggestion I made to a friend asking for weight-loss help was countered with, "I can't do it!" Her reasons were sound. After all, her long work commute meant leaving h ... Read on »
The Pleasures and Perils of Exercise Class by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Two women who I see in my gym's locker room finally convinced me to go with them to the Zumba class. "But I am too uncoordinated!" I protested. "Don't worry," one responded. ... Read on »
Personalized Weight Loss by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Why do we keep forgetting that diets must be personalized? Sure, many diets allow the dieter to choose between eating yogurt and cottage cheese, between ordering poached chi ... Read on »
Cell Phones @ Meals: Might They Help Us Eat Less? by Dr. Judith Wurtman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Back in the old days when everybody seemed to smoke, lighting up a cigarette at the table meant the meal was finished. Of course, there were those who alternated eating and ... Read on »