Originally posted 2016-11-14 23:18:22.
Originally posted 2016-11-14 23:18:22.
Since I am fascinated with human behavior and the mind, in college I took a class called Human Sexuality. This class was very interesting. The entire class had discussions on the subject and I learned a lot. In my Human Sexuality text book we studied Alfred Kinsey and so this is why I watched this movie. If you are interested in watching a great movie, watch this. This movie may be uncomfortable for some people but I liked it.
“Life story of Alfred Kinsey, a man driven to uncover the most private secrets of the nation, and a journey into the mystery of human behavior. In 1948 Kinsey irrevocably changed American culture and created a media sensation with his book “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male”. Using the technique of his own famous sex interviews, story recounts the scientist’s extraordinary journey from obscurity to global fame. Rebelling against the rigid piety of his home life, and drawn to the world of the senses, Kinsey becomes a Harvard-educated zoologist specializing in the study of gall wasps. After being hired to teach biology at Indiana University, Kinsey meets and marries a witty, freethinking female student, Clara McMillen. In the course of his teaching he discovers an astonishing dearth of scientific data on sexual behavior. When students seek him out for advice about sexual concerns and problems, he realizes that no one has done the clinical research that would yield reliable answers to their questions. Inspired to explore the emotionally charged subject of sex from a strictly scientific point of view, Kinsey recruits a team of researchers, including Clyde Martin, Wardell Pomeroy and Paul Gebhard. Over time they refine an interviewing technique, which helps people to break through shame, fear, and guilt and speak freely about their sexual histories. When Kinsey publishes his Male study in 1948, the press compares the impact to that of the atom bomb. But as the country enters the more paranoid Cold War era of the 1950s, Kinsey’s follow-up study on women is seen as an attack on basic American values. The ensuing outrage and scorn causes Kinsey’s benefactors to abandon him, just as his health begins to deteriorate. At the same time, the jealousies and acrimony caused by Kinsey’s attempt to create a private sexual utopia threaten to tear apart the research team and expose them to unwelcome scrutiny.” (Youtube.com)
Originally posted 2016-06-06 19:27:37.
After starting my low carb and no added sugar diet, I realized that the sugar withdrawal was making me get headaches at first. For years I ate sugar like it was going out of style. I LOVED SUGAR! It literally made me feel good. In addition, I was a carb addict. I ate so much processed food that eventually turned into sugar. My body was on sugar overload or insulin overload.
I was diagnosed with a Fatty Infiltrated Liver a few years ago but never really understood what that meant. I remember during that time I was eating tons of junk food (wings, nachos, candy etc.) My doctor did tell me that I had to stop eating so much junk food but that was all he told me. He really did not explain what this meant.
Since my body has been changing on this diet, my brain has also been adjusting. I was waking up with a bit of a foggy head. Now anytime I have an issue or something is happening in my life, I like to do research. I started looking into the effects of sugar.
After watching this documentary I finally understood why i needed to stop consuming added sugar. I never understood this. I have lived my entire life consuming extreme amounts of sugar and never ever knew what it was doing to me. How could this be? How could no one have told me this? I have dieted before but never eliminated sugar. How is that possible? I was shocked. I felt like the world needs to know this. Sugar was not only making me fat but it was making my head cloudy.
It wasn’t like someone told me to stop eating sugar and that is why I stopped. I needed to understand WHY. Some teachers teach a subject but do not let us know why it is important to learn the subject.
What else did I learn from this book? I learned that I needed to consume more Omega 3’s. I always heard that consuming Omegas were good for you but did not know which one was good and which one was not so good. I thought both Omega 3 and 6 were good but after reading this book, I am sticking to Omega 3’s. According to Dr. Dow, Omega 3’s help our brain and we should try to avoid Omega 6’s as much as possible. Below is the one that I bought from Whole Foods that I am taking. This Omega 3 helps to improve your mood.
Dr. Dow talks about how we may be able to prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s. He also talks about being able to strengthen your brain by paying attention to the way you eat and how much you exercise your brain.
This book is a must read if you are working on you.
“A new epidemic is sweeping the country. Some people call it ADHD, scatter brain, or brain fog. Some simply say they just don’t feel like themselves – and haven’t for a long time. People are thinking and feeling worse than ever. Why? Because our brains are not getting the support they need to produce the essential brain chemicals that keep us energized, calm, focused, and inspired. In fact if you look at the way most of us live, it’s almost as though we’ve chosen a lifestyle deliberately intended to undermine our brain chemistry.
Fortunately there is a solution. The Brain Fog Fix is a three-week program designed to help you naturally restore three of your brain’s most crucial chemicals: serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. Rebalancing these three brain chemicals will, in turn, enable the rest of your brain’s chemistry to reach optimal levels. You will find yourself thinking more clearly, remembering more accurately, learning more quickly, and unleashing the floodgates of your creativity. You will also find yourself feeling more optimistic, calm, energized, connected, and inspired. The good news is that this is easier than you think. Instead of trying to ambitiously overhaul one aspect of your life entirely with some difficult-to-maintain resolution, begin by making small and achievable changes in many different areas of your life.
“If I’ve learned one thing from the thousands of people I’ve treated, it’s that you have to take the whole person into account if you want to think and feel better.” (Dr. Mike Dow)” (audible.com)
Originally posted 2016-06-06 11:41:47.
Lately I have been trying to include parsley in my foods. Since I started my low carb no added sugar diet, I have been adding more herbs and seasoning to my foods. -Rosemary
Originally posted 2016-06-06 11:14:27.
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I hereby confess that it takes me a half hour each week to fill up my mammoth-sized pill container with the supplements and vitamins I take each week to give my brain every lift I can.
Originally posted 2017-03-12 13:33:01.
This book taught me so much about people. When you read about what people are actually searching for when they are alone, it is quite interesting.
Many may believe they know what people like but it is only when individuals are alone that they decide what they want to search. Based on what you see in the media you can make a lot of assumptions on what people like most but when you read this book, you will see that this is not the case.
“Informed by 18,000 interviews and bold insight from neuroscientists Sai Gaddam and Ogi Ogas, this groundbreaking study will likely rock many people’s perceptions of what stimulates males and females. The surprising results not only demonstrate people’s needs, but the needs of people’s mates as well.” (audible.com)
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The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.
Originally posted 2016-09-13 01:42:43.
They can improve your memory. A 2012 Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease report found that eating walnuts as part of a Mediterranean diet was associated with better memory and brain function. The antioxidants in walnuts may help counteract age-related cognitive decline and even reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s.
Originally posted 2017-01-03 20:00:54.
What does the food you eat have to do with how your brain functions? Turns out an awful lot. While we’ve always known that what we eat affects our bodies and how we look, scientists are also learning more and more that what we eat takes a toll on our brains.