The Hungry Brain

Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat

Author: Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D.

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250081238

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 891


A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year 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.

What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great with Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, and Wine

Author: Melanie Avalon

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1682682048

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

View: 2837


An effortless—really!—approach that turns the body into a fat-burning machine. Is it possible to eat well, drink wine, and still lose weight? Melanie Avalon is living proof that, heck yeah, it’s not only possible, it’s unbelievably simple and straightforward. It’s all about the what (mostly Paleo, but she’s not a monster about it), the when (believe it or not, brief fasting can mean freedom rather than restriction), and the wine (red wine can be a secret bullet for weight loss—who knew?). It’s a combination that Avalon discovered after years of self-experimentation and intense research on the mechanics of body fat regulation. In What When Wine, Avalon shares her journey to a healthier lifestyle, with the tips and tricks she learned along the way, as well as a jumpstart plan including 50 delicious Paleo-friendly, gluten-free recipes by chef Ariane Resnick.

Happy Food

How eating well can lift your mood and bring you joy

Author: Niklas Ekstedt,Henrik Ennart

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472963156

Category: Cooking

Page: 242

View: 707


'Writing this book has changed our lives. And it could soon change yours too. Although both Niklas and I have devoted a great deal of our adult lives to food and how it affects us, the work we've done on HAPPY FOOD has forced us to re-evaluate everything that we have learned.' – Henrik Ennart The conversation around gut health and the food we eat has been ongoing for a while, but in this book Niklas Ekstedt and Henrik Ennart go one step further to look at how the food we eat affects our brains and mental health, too. You won't find a more interesting and hands-on book about this subject that delves deep enough into the science without being dry. The unbeatable combination of Ekstedt's recipes and kitchen know-how with Ennart's research and flowing narrative, along with beautiful pictures and impeccable Nordic cooking, makes this book a must-have. HAPPY FOOD takes Hygge into your kitchen allowing everyone the chance to live and eat like the Scandinavians. With its practical and inspiring advice, HAPPY FOOD will be your companion in everyday life, both in and out of the kitchen. Ennart and Ekstedt elegantly navigate between the “Early Bird” health-shot and the anti-inflammatory burger all the way to super-beetroot juice. It's all about good food, and how the right meal can change your life.

Hallelujah Moments

Tales of Drug Discovery

Author: Eugene H. Cordes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190080469

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 4282


The discovery of novel drugs that fill unmet medical needs is important for the health and well-being of people everywhere. However, the general public knows too little about the pathways through which basic research discoveries are translated into products that protect or restore human health. In the second edition of Hallelujah Moments, Eugene H. Cordes reveals the processes and pitfalls on the route from the laboratory bench to the bedside. These are adventure stories in which wit and grit created several of the most important drugs in human medicine. This new edition adds four new tales of drug discovery: for therapy of cancer, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, and for weight control. The stories emphasize the integration of basic research in academe and applied research in the pharmaceutical industry and introduce the key scientists. In each case, success resulted from imagination, risk-taking, problem solving, and perseverance. Cordes shares his firsthand knowledge of the drug-discovery world, having spent a long and distinguished career in both academic and industrial settings. The eleven drug discovery tales take the reader from concept to clinic for some of the most important drugs in human health including the statins, ACE inhibitors, antibiotics, avermectins, Januvia, and Taxol. These stories offer exciting insights into the fascinating world of drug discovery.

The Pritikin Weight Loss Breakthrough

Five Easy Steps to Outsmart Your Fat Instinct

Author: Robert Pritikin

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: 9780525943303

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 306

View: 3625


Offers advice on how to reduce one's appetite for high-fat foods, includes what types of foods to eat, how to control cravings, and provides low-fat recipes