Eating trains every part of your body. Except most of that education is not conscious. When you bite down into a juicy hamburger and watch your vegan friends turn their faces away, the effects of your taste preference are far greater than than just social and psychological. Food is more than taste, politics, culture and tradition. It’s training […]
Does Sleeping Less Make Me Hungry?
There are lots of sleepless people out there right now. Many of us do not sleep the entire night. Innumerable reasons wake us up – everything from election nights, World Series games, working shifts and tweets from long forgotten lovers, to tobacco (smokers perpetually wake up in nicotine withdrawal) to drinking an alcohol nightcap, depression and […]
Are We Hard Wired to Taste Pizza?
How do we really taste? Are the five “common” tastes of sugary, salty, bitter and sour, plus the Japanese researched savory taste of umami, all that’s required to give food – and much of our life – flavor? Researchers at Oregon State think not. They’ve identified the villain and pleasure of dieters almost everywhere, carbohydrates, […]
Simple Ways to Treat Insomnia
America is increasingly sleepless. It’s no surprise. Insane politics and politicians cause many sleepless nights. But insomnia can be caused by sleep apnea and shift work; hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism; depression and anxiety; alcohol and marijuana; chronic lung disease and congestive heart failure. Just as there hundreds of causes of insomnia, most people who suffer sleeplessness do […]
When Life Is Too Sweet
The First Drink What is your first drink of the morning? Water? Tea? Coffee? Booze? Energy drinks? Each gives very different messages to the body – with results that may last a lifetime. In the case of sugared soft drinks and milks – perhaps some artificially flavored ones – the link with diabetes and […]