Real people. Real breakthroughs. For more than three decades, Marc David has helped millions discover the true causes of their unwanted eating habits like overeating, binge eating, emotional eating and the inability to lose weight. In this unscripted show, Marc coaches real clients using his unique blend of psychology and nutrition. Whether you want to transform your relationship with food or learn how you can help others, there’s no better place than The Psychology of Eating Podcast, and there’s no better way than hearing the stories of real people.
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, Marc David works with 28-year-old Aamina from New Delhi, India. Aamina would like to improve her health and fitness levels, but she’s feeling stumped by why she seems to frequently self-sabotage with food. For the past several years, Aamina has found herself in a sort of “all-or-nothing” mentality with food - either in a healthy cycle with eating, or binging on foods that she knows aren’t great for her.
Marc explores some of the hidden psychological reasons humans can get stuck in all-or-nothing behaviors with food, and offers a new framework for all of us when it comes to shifting our unwanted eating challenges. If you struggle with emotional eating, binge eating, food anxiety, or other food and body challenges, be sure to tune into this inspiring episode!
In this episode of the Psychology of Eating Podcast, Teri is coming to terms with experiencing menopause in her early 40s with symptoms of poor sleep, hot flashes, mood disturbances, and more. And, unlike any time before, Teri is struggling to lose weight - something she’d really like to have happen as she redefines herself, her life, and her relationship to her body. Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David, offers a variety of natural solutions to help Teri manage her symptoms, and offers insight into weight loss during menopause. Don’t miss this empowering episode!
In this week’s episode of the Psychology of Eating Podcast, Marc David works with Jessica, who was diagnosed with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism over ten years ago. She would like to find natural alternatives for the pharmaceuticals she’s been using to manage her condition, as well as find ways to heal the Hashimoto’s-related digestive challenges she’s been experiencing.
Eating psychology expert and nutrition consultant Marc David does a deep dive with Jessica on some of the most important things she can do for her health, including how to find a great functional medicine practitioner who can over see her care. He offers a variety of nutritional and supplemental strategies to experiment with including high-quality fats especially essential fatty acids, and natural alternatives to Synthroid, along with a discussion of why certain approaches — like avoiding gluten — don’t seem to work for everyone affected by Hashimoto’s.
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In this special guest edition of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, Marc David interviews Dr. Eric Zielinski, author, aromatherapist, researcher, Biblical health educator, and founder of NaturalLivingFamily.com.
In their expansive interview, Dr. Zielinski offers a compelling look into the world of essential oils, and how they can serve as an important anchor in creating vibrant health. With a rich history extending back thousands of years, essential oils have an amazing ability to transform our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
As the foremost expert in America on essential oils, Dr. Zielinski’s passion for natural living and essential oils began decades ago. Since then, his work has attracted millions of followers who share his belief in the healing properties of essential oils.
The use of essential oils goes back millenia, but were also used widely just before the advent of modern medicine when combat medics in World Wars I and II used them for their antibacterial properties. Oils like clove, oregano, lemongrass, and tea tree oil were the antibiotic equivalents at that time.
Essential oils are increasingly recognized in scientific research for their ability to fight infection, balance blood pressure, protect against cancer, alleviate anxiety and depression, and detoxify the body.
Modern manufactured products, whether detergents, deodorizers, aerosols, or sprays contain neurotoxins that have stunted our natural human sensory abilities to detect substances that are bad for our health. For this reason, it’s vital to minimize our exposure to toxic products, as much as possible. Essential oils have a remarkable capability to retrain our sense of smell to more accurately detect noxious substances in our environment.
Dr. Zielinski emphasizes the important role of essential oils in getting people reconnected to the natural world, among others. He highlights the Japanese ancient healing art of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, where one gets out in nature - preferably a densely wooded area, as another example. Simply by being outside, breathing in the volatile organic compounds from the living world, and stimulating every touch, we naturally improve our health and vitality.
Dr. Zielinski shares his background in Biblical health education, a field he is presently helping to develop. Biblical health recognizes our God-given right to an abundant life: spiritual, emotional, financial, and social.
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, Marc David speaks to Francesca from Brisbane, Australia. Francesca has had weight challenges since she was a young girl, and would like to lose 50 kilos.
She’s tried Weight Watchers over the last few years, but frequently falls off the program … the food restriction feels too hard, and her motivation to continue drops. For Francesca, food restriction feels like being told what to do — and she’s at a point where she just doesn’t want any more restraints on her life.
Growing up, her mother died at birth and her father was very disciplinarian, making it hard to know where to go to for comfort. He eventually set up an arranged marriage for Francesca, to a good husband who himself didn’t quite know how to provide the comfort and care her heart yearned for.
Marc identifies that food became a source of safety, security, intimacy, and bonding. It was a strategy that made sense when she was young, but now at 64, she’s being called to invoke the more mature parts of herself that can challenge the idea that having the right body will make her happy. And he points out that the teenage rebel archetype inside her is a beautiful one, it just needs channeling into other parts of her life instead of her relationship with food.
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, we meet 32-year old Sofia from Bulgaria, who would like to stop binge eating. Working with Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Sofia shares that she uses food as a weapon for self-destruction. And she’s been doing so for quite a while … all the way back to her father’s suicide attempts when she was just 15 years old.
Recently, Sofia moved to a new country where she’s been adjusting to an entirely new life, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she had a heartbreaking miscarriage. Through it all, Sofia has struggled with major depression, and often turns to food for comfort.
As Marc explains, it’s exceedingly common to turn to food to help regulate our emotions. And to a limited degree, this can be a useful strategy - until it isn’t.
So what can Sofia do to heal her relationship with food? A key strategy is harnessing the power of the artist archetype.
Tune in now to learn more about this unique approach!