The Hungry Brain

The Hungry Brain Author Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781250081230
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 304
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From an obesity and neuroscience researcher with a knack for engaging, humorous storytelling, The Hungry Brain uses cutting-edge science to answer the questions: why do we overeat, and what can we do about it? No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become overweight, and end up with a high risk of diabetes or heart disease--yet two thirds of Americans do precisely that. Even though we know better, we often eat too much. Why does our behavior betray our own intentions to be lean and healthy? The problem, argues obesity and neuroscience researcher Stephan J. Guyenet, is not necessarily a lack of willpower or an incorrect understanding of what to eat. Rather, our appetites and food choices are led astray by ancient, instinctive brain circuits that play by the rules of a survival game that no longer exists. And these circuits don’t care about how you look in a bathing suit next summer. To make the case, The Hungry Brain takes readers on an eye-opening journey through cutting-edge neuroscience that has never before been available to a general audience. The Hungry Brain delivers profound insights into why the brain undermines our weight goals and transforms these insights into practical guidelines for eating well and staying slim. Along the way, it explores how the human brain works, revealing how this mysterious organ makes us who we are.



The Hungry Brain

The Hungry Brain Author Stephan Guyenet
ISBN-10 9781473551275
Release 2017-04-06
Pages 304
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'ESSENTIAL' —The New York Times Have you ever wished you could just stop eating the cake, even as you put another forkful in your mouth? Have you ever wondered why exactly you are still eating chips when you are definitely full? This book has the answers. The Hungry Brain isn’t about denying yourself the food you love, or never eating pudding again, but the bottom line is that we often eat too much and don’t really know why; Guyenet will help the reader to understand exactly why – and more importantly, what to do about it. ‘Many people have influenced my thinking on human nutrition and metabolism, but Stephan is the one person who has completely altered my understanding of why we get fat.’ Robb Wolf, author of the New York Times bestseller The Paleo Solution 'For those interested in the complex science of overeating, it is essential' The New York Times



The Hungry Brain

The Hungry Brain Author Stephan J. Guyenet
ISBN-10 9781250081193
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 304
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From an obesity and neuroscience researcher with a knack for engaging, humorous storytelling, The Hungry Brain uses cutting-edge science to answer the questions: why do we overeat, and what can we do about it? No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become overweight, and end up with a high risk of diabetes or heart disease--yet two thirds of Americans do precisely that. Even though we know better, we often eat too much. Why does our behavior betray our own intentions to be lean and healthy? The problem, argues obesity and neuroscience researcher Stephan J. Guyenet, is not necessarily a lack of willpower or an incorrect understanding of what to eat. Rather, our appetites and food choices are led astray by ancient, instinctive brain circuits that play by the rules of a survival game that no longer exists. And these circuits don t care about how you look in a bathing suit next summer. To make the case, The Hungry Brain takes readers on an eye-opening journey through cutting-edge neuroscience that has never before been available to a general audience. The Hungry Brain delivers profound insights into why the brain undermines our weight goals and transforms these insights into practical guidelines for eating well and staying slim. Along the way, it explores how the human brain works, revealing how this mysterious organ makes us who we are. "



The Hungry Brain

The Hungry Brain Author Susan Augustin
ISBN-10 9781632209764
Release 2015-04-28
Pages 168
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Feed the brain first to make the nutrition/cognition connection! Focusing on nutrition's role in promoting learning, the author calls on educators to model good food choices for their students. Building on a simple three-part framework of plant foods, animal foods, and junk foods, and incorporating exercise, the text shows educators how: Healthy eating provides a powerful link to learning Childhood obesity, food allergies, and other disorders may be related to eating habits Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day Brain-jogging exercises enhance brain activity, improve physical health, increase clarity, and reduce stress



In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts Author Gabor Mate, M.D.
ISBN-10 9780307371737
Release 2009-04-03
Pages 480
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In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours. For over seven years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and harm reduction facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His patients are challenged by life-threatening drug addictions, mental illness, Hepatitis C or HIV and, in many cases, all four. But if Dr. Maté’s patients are at the far end of the spectrum, there are many others among us who are also struggling with addictions. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, work, food, sex, gambling and excessive inappropriate spending: what is amiss with our lives that we seek such self-destructive ways to comfort ourselves? And why is it so difficult to stop these habits, even as they threaten our health, jeopardize our relationships and corrode our lives? Beginning with a dramatically close view of his drug addicted patients, Dr. Maté looks at his own history of compulsive behaviour. He weaves the stories of real people who have struggled with addiction with the latest research on addiction and the brain. Providing a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting edge scientific findings, Dr. Maté sheds light on this most puzzling of human frailties. He proposes a compassionate approach to helping drug addicts and, for the many behaviour addicts among us, to addressing the void addiction is meant to fill. I believe there is one addiction process, whether it manifests in the lethal substance dependencies of my Downtown Eastside patients, the frantic self-soothing of overeaters or shopaholics, the obsessions of gamblers, sexaholics and compulsive internet users, or in the socially acceptable and even admired behaviours of the workaholic. Drug addicts are often dismissed and discounted as unworthy of empathy and respect. In telling their stories my intent is to help their voices to be heard and to shed light on the origins and nature of their ill-fated struggle to overcome suffering through substance use. Both in their flaws and their virtues they share much in common with the society that ostracizes them. If they have chosen a path to nowhere, they still have much to teach the rest of us. In the dark mirror of their lives we can trace outlines of our own. —from In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts From the Hardcover edition.



The Hungry Mind

The Hungry Mind Author Susan Engel
ISBN-10 9780674425378
Release 2015-03-09
Pages 230
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Despite American education’s mania for standardized tests, testing misses what matters most about learning: the desire to learn in the first place. Susan Engel offers a highly readable exploration of what curiosity is, how it can be measured, how it develops in childhood, and how educators can put curiosity at the center of the classroom.



The Hunger Fix

The Hunger Fix Author Pamela Peeke
ISBN-10 9781609614539
Release 2013
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The author of the best-selling Body-for-Life for Women outlines a neuroscience-based program for rewiring the food-addicted brain, revealing how to tap awareness about the body chemical dopamine to replace unhealthy practices with beneficial habits, in a guide that outlines a three-stage plan of fitness routines and strategic foods.



Wired to Eat

Wired to Eat Author Robb Wolf
ISBN-10 9780451498571
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 400
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From New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution... One Month to Reset Your Metabolism for Lasting Fat Loss One Week to Discover the Carbs that are Right for You The surprising truth is that we are genetically wired to eat more and move less, the exact opposite of the advice we are often given. Now there is a more customized weight loss solution that works with your body, a solution based not on arbitrary restriction of foods but on what works for YOU. Developed by former research biochemist, health expert, and bestselling author Robb Wolf, Wired to Eat offers an eating program, based on groundbreaking research, that will rewire your appetite for weight loss and help you finally determine the optimal foods for your diet and metabolism. With his bestselling book, The Paleo Solution, Robb Wolf helped hundreds of thousands of people lose weight by eating a low-carb Paleo diet, but Paleo is only a starting point, not a destination. Now, he'll share a more customized way of eating that may be the key to permanent weight loss and better health. You'll start with Wolf’s 30-Day Reset to help you restore your body's blood sugar levels, repair your appetite, and reverse insulin resistance. There are more than 70 delicious recipes, detailed meal plans, and shopping lists to aid you on your journey. Wolf also includes meal plans for people who suffer with autoimmune diseases, as well as advice on eating a ketogenic diet. Once you've completed this phase of the plan, the unique 7-Day Carb Test will help you determine what amounts and types of carbs you can tolerate. No more guessing. Now you can find out for yourself which foods you can and cannot eat, instead of relying on a one-size-fits all diet. Transform your diet by discovering your peronalized weight loss blueprint with Wired to Eat.



Hungry for Ecstasy

Hungry for Ecstasy Author Sharon Klayman Farber
ISBN-10 9780765708588
Release 2012-11-16
Pages 413
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Hungry for Ecstasy: Trauma, The Brain, and the Influence of the Sixties by Sharon Klayman Farber explores the hunger for ecstatic experience that can lead people down the road to self-destruction. In an attempt to help mental health professionals and concerned individuals understand and identify the phenomenon and ultimately intervene with patients, friends, and loved ones, Farber speaks both personally and professionally to the reader. She discusses the different paths taken on the road to ecstatic states. There are religious ecstasies, ecstasies of pain and near-death experiences, cult-induced ecstasies, creative ecstasies, and ecstasies from hell. Hungry for Ecstasy explores not only the neuroscientific processes involved but also the influence of the sixties in driving people to seek these states. Finally, Farber draws from her own personal and professional experience to advise others how to intervene on behalf of the person whose behavior puts his or her life at risk.



Syndrome X

Syndrome X Author Terry Kirsten Strom
ISBN-10 9780743218993
Release 2002-02-28
Pages 288
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Millions of Americans follow the "best" medical advice every day to prevent heart attacks -- eating the standard low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet so widely recommended by doctors -- but in fact they are placing themselves at greater risk for heart disease. In Syndrome X: Overcoming the Silent Killer That Can Give You a Heart Attack, Dr. Gerald Reaven, the world-renowned physician who identified and named this silent killer, explains why the standard heart-healthy diet can be dangerous and lays out a simple six-step program to reduce the risk of heart disease for everyone. The problem stems from a little-known cluster of metabolic abnormalities known as Syndrome X. The insulin resistance that lies at the heart of the syndrome can turn normal rules of good health upside down and dramatically increase the risk of heart disease. Fortunately, Syndrome X can be cured. This important book explains how to identify the disorder and provides a program of diet and exercise (plus medication when necessary) that can render Syndrome X harmless. Tested in carefully controlled research settings and in practice, this remarkable new approach has the ability to reduce the risk of heart attacks and heart disease for all of us. Dr. Reaven shows how eating a diet relatively high in "good" fats (40 percent of calories) can dramatically lower the risk of heart disease if you have Syndrome X. The approach seems paradoxical: Everyone "knows" that fat is bad, so how can more fat possibly lead to better health? The answer lies in the type of fat and the body chemistry of the people who consume it. If you have the abnormal metabolism called Syndrome X, eating a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet to lower your LDL and blood fats won't protect you. In fact, doing so will increase the odds of heart disease. Millions of Americans have the potentially deadly, yet easily identifiable signs of Syndrome X -- but few cases are detected in time, because most physicians don't know what to look for. This trailblazing book will change that, making doctors and patients aware of the problem -- and its easy solution, an integrated program of diet and exercise that simultaneously reduces all the risk factors for heart disease, including Syndrome X. Dr. Reaven's discovery of Syndrome X has shown us that the standard approach to preventing heart disease is dangerous for many of us. Now, his safe, proven new approach explains how millions can drastically reduce their risk of heart disease. His program works not only for those who have Syndrome X, but also for anyone who simply wants to reduce the risk of heart disease.



Always Hungry

Always Hungry Author David S. Ludwig
ISBN-10 9781409158868
Release 2016-01-07
Pages 320
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ALWAYS HUNGRY will change everything readers ever thought about weight loss, diet, and health, and show us how to lose weight without counting the calories or feeling hungry. ALWAYS HUNGRY? will be both a relief and a revelation to many who struggle with weight. We're not getting fat because we're overeating; we're overeating because we're getting fat. In other words, what makes us constantly hungry, overweight, and undernourished is not a lack of will power, but a biological reaction to our present-day diet and lifestyle. Our fat cells are hoarding the nutrients from the food we eat instead of releasing them into the bloodstream to be used, triggering a starvation response that sets us up for failure: if we eat more, we'll gain weight; if we eat less, we'll slow our metabolism down and (again) gain weight. HELP! ALWAYS HUNGRY shows us how to break out of this cycle that is keeping us overweight. It helps us to: - re-programme our fat cells - tame humger - boost our metabolism - lose weight In a clear, compassionate, and authoritative voice, Dr Ludwig debunks the calorie myth that losing weight is simply a matter of eating less. He explains the science and the research behind our epidemic of overweightness and presents a detailed, highly structured plan to help us conquer the cravings.



Brain Powered Weight Loss

Brain Powered Weight Loss Author Eliza Kingsford
ISBN-10 9781623368104
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 256
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Losing weight and successfully maintaining it over the long term is not as much about what you put in your stomach; it's more about what's happening in the brain. In Brain-Powered Weight Loss, psychotherapist and weight management expert Eliza Kingsford shows that more than 90 percent of people who go on diet programs (even healthy ones) fail or eventually regain because they have a dysfunctional relationship with food. Changing this relationship by changing the way you think about and behave around food is what it takes to permanently achieve weight-loss success. Kingsford's 11-step first-of-its-kind program enlists dozens of mind-altering and behavior-changing exercises and techniques that shows you how to: Identify and reverse the conscious and unconscious thinking errors and food triggers that lead to the behaviors that drive our food decisions. Let go of the mindset of going on or off a diet in favor of a conscious quest to pursue a lifestyle of healthy eating and everyday activity--one that can last forever. Successfully use what Kingsford calls "dealing skills" to outsmart high-risk situations, tame stressful times, and prevent an eating "slip" from leading to a setback or all-out binge. Find out if you have what emerging research shows is an addiction to certain high-fat and sugar-added, processed foods that can be as powerful as addiction to cigarettes and narcotics. Design a personal healthy eating program built on Kingsford's 10 Principles of Healthy Eating.



Whiskey Women

Whiskey Women Author Fred Minnick
ISBN-10 9781612345659
Release 2013
Pages 195
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The women who made & bootlegged whiskey



Fat Wars

Fat Wars Author Ellen Ruppel Shell
ISBN-10 9781782396536
Release 2015-05-18
Pages 300
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We are facing a gathering health crisis of epic proportions. The crisis is obesity and the diseases linked to it - hypertension, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. While multinational drug companies race to find a cure, the problem only worsens, with experts declaring that the UK is the second most obese nation on the planet and that 31,000 death a year in Britain are obesity-related. In a rare blend of cutting-edge science, history and personal stories, Shell builds a compelling narrative culminating in a thought-provoking - and radical - call to arms. This is the definitive account of how the western world got fat - and what we can do about it.



The Hidden Brain

The Hidden Brain Author Shankar Vedantam
ISBN-10 1588369390
Release 2010-01-19
Pages 288
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The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.



The Hungry Brain

The Hungry Brain Author Matthew Stephen Tryon
ISBN-10 1267969946
Release 2012
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Previous studies in rodents have shown that chronic stress increases palatable food intake, which, in turn, increases mesenteric fat and inhibits acute stress-induced hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity. The effect of chronic stress on eating behavior in humans is less understood, but it may be linked to HPA responsivity. We tested the influence of chronic social stress and acute stress reactivity on food choice and food intake. Forty-one perimenopausal women categorized as high chronic stress or low chronic stress were subjected to the Trier Social Stress Task or a control task (nature movie) to examine HPA responses to an acute laboratory stressor and then invited to eat from a provided buffet containing low- and high- calorie "comfort" snacks. Women reporting higher chronic stress and exhibiting low cortisol reactivity to the acute stress task consumed significantly more calories from chocolate cake on both stress and control visits. Chronic stress in the low cortisol reactor group was also positively related to total fat mass, % region of fat, and stress-induced negative mood. Further, women reporting high chronic stress consumed significantly less vegetables, but only in those aged 45 years and older. Chronic stress in women within the higher age category was positively related to total calories consumed at the buffet, stress-induced negative mood and food craving. Given that stress has been linked to increases in palatable food intake, conceivably chronic stress could directly or indirectly affect regions of the brain that potentiate the desire to find and consume these palatable foods through the development of habits and memory association with these types of these behaviors. We therefore conducted a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study in high and low chronic stress women based on Wheaton Social Stress Index scores examining the effects of food cues in high calorie (HiCal), lower calorie (LoCal), and non-food (Control) categories. Thirty-four normal to overweight women were subjected to HiCal, LowCal, and Control images in an event-related design. Women in the high chronic stress group, compared to low chronic stress, showed significantly increased activity in the regions associated with emotional processing and memory (amygdala and hippocampus), habit formations (basal ganglia) and motivation (anterior cingulate cortex). In addition, there was decreased activity in regions associated with cognitive control (anterior prefrontal cortex) in the contrast of HiCal vs. LowCal. These results suggest that chronic stress can affect multiple regions of the brain to enhance the desire for palatable food, possibly through the development of habits, memory consolidation and reduced executive function in the prefrontal cortex. While much is known about the effects of stress and HPA activity on the drive for palatable foods, less is known about the effects of palatable foods on the HPA axis activity. Alterations in diurnal glucocorticoid rhythms can significantly affect energy metabolism and behavior. Overconsumption of sugar can significantly alter basal and stress-induced glucocorticoid concentrations in rodent models. Although diets containing a significant amount of its calories from sugar, namely fructose or sucrose, can detrimentally affect glucose and lipid metabolism in humans, very little is known about the effects of sugar consumption on 24-hour circulating cortisol profiles in humans. We investigated the effects of dietary fructose and glucose on 24-hour cortisol concentrations in women and men during a 10-week intervention. During the 2-week long baseline period, all subjects consumed a complex carbohydrate diet (3 meals/day). During the intervention phase, subjects were provided with fructose- or glucose-sweetened beverages to be consumed with each of 3 meals along with their usual ad libitum diet for the first 8 weeks and then participated in inpatient metabolic studies for the last 2 weeks in which they continued consuming fructose- or glucose-sweetened beverages as a part of an energy-balanced diet. The 24-hour serial blood collections taken at 0 and 10 weeks were preceded by 10 days of energy-balanced feeding. After 10 weeks of fructose consumption, average daily cortisol concentrations were elevated (p



The Hungry Brain

The Hungry Brain Author Laura Pawlak
ISBN-10 OCLC:952620372
Release 2010
Pages 224
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The author explains research that shows nutrition can be a powerful influence in halting deterioration of the brain, and suggests nutrients that may play a protective role against Alzheimer's disease.