Hungry for More

How can you manage your patients’ hunger in a wholehearted way?

Managing physiological hunger through medications and dietary plans can help with weight loss—but what if patients are hungry for more? In this Mental Health Minute video, Adrienne Youdim, MD, FACP, an internist who specializes in medical weight loss and nutrition, discusses the importance of managing patient hunger in a wholehearted way by identifying and addressing patients’ emotional and spiritual hungers.

Dr Youdim is author of Hungry for More: Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss from the Inside Out and host of the Health Bite podcast. She served as the medical director of the Cedars-Sinai Weight Loss Center, then brought her passion and expertise to her own private practice in Beverly Hills, California. She currently holds positions as associate professor of medicine at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and clinical associate professor of medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is known to prescribe books and podcasts and has even written a prescription for a puppy.