Dieting scares our primitive brain

Dieting scares our primitive brain like winter’s hunger. Use the newer part of our brain (the cortex) to control our habitat to develop new habits. read more…

Clumsiness is a sign of a vision problem

Clumsy children have problems of vision or perception. it is quite possible to have perfect eyesight but distorted perception. This skill can be trained. read more…

Move and play to nourish the brain

To keep their brains healthy, children and adults require frequent, vigorous, active movement. Fun and spontaneous movement involves our imaginations, restores our sense of wonder and keeps us fit. read more…

To lose weight, relearn how to eat

Diet and exercise can result in weight loss, but the results are usually short-lived. To stop accumulating, we must relearn how to eat. read more…

Are you a night eating zombie?

Zombie brain means being hijacked by primitive brain regions. The body becomes merely the vehicle to seek, sense and consume food. Impulse control vanishes. The solution is long-term focus on general health and wellness. read more…

Fat Genes, Skinny Jeans: Epigenetics

The modern world overwhelms our brains and prevents good decisions. We must develop appropriate skills for the environment we live in now. read more…

The Fitness Industry is the Fatness Industry

Traditional diet and exercise programs inspire your body’s insulin to hoard fat and crave food. The answer is to optimize insulin by controlling carbs. read more…

Leptin is the Lorax

in our bodies a hormone called leptin speaks for your fat. Leptin gives the brain an intelligence report about the state of your fat and how things look for the future. Leptin looks at the big picture and hates quickie crash diets. Your primitive brain decides how much fat you need based on your environment and habits. Only comprehensive, long-term lifestyle changes change your brain. read more…

2 books about Ireland’s Great Hunger

Americans call it the Irish Potato Famine. The Irish call it the Great Hunger. I’ve read two excellent books about it that I recommend — one as a child and another quite recently. read more…

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