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It's officially the holiday season, time for turkey, mashed potatoes, and a few more inches on our waistlines. In this segment, we'll take a look at how mood, memories and even smell influence what we put on our plates--and into our mouths.
Got a weakness for chocolate chip cookies? Kettle chips? Pizza? Ira talks with former FDA commissioner David Kessler about how tasty foods change your brain, and how the food industry designs the snacks you crave.
In new research, people who imagined the details of eating bite after bite of a tempting food before eating consumed significantly less of the delicacy.
A look at how genes, anatomy, history and culture affect the food choices we make.
Gotta have crunch? In The Omnivorous Mind, John S. Allen explains the universal appeal of crispy snacks like tempura and fried chicken.
Researchers say artificial sweeteners may alter the microbiome and the body’s ab...
Scientists are uncovering the importance of the plant microbiome for fighting of...
We'll learn about new studies that take a census of just what lives inside your ...
The microbes in your gut may help determine if you are thin or obese.
Sinuses, too, are healthier when populated by a diverse colony of bugs.
Researchers discuss how the microbiome might play a role in anxiety, depression, and autism.