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Sugar, Salt, & Fat, 2nd edition EBOOK

This home-study course outlines the various factors that make foods palatable. It provides evidence that the "hyperpalatability" of our current food supply is undermining our normal satiety signals, motivating the drive to eat even when there is no physiologic need for food. This course presents evidence that repeated exposure to high quantities of palatable foods (i.e., those high in sugar, fat and salt) can alter the brain in ways similar to drugs of abuse, essentially "rewiring" the brain to promote compulsive eating and loss of control over food.
$35.00

The Hungry Brain

The Hungry Brain explores new discoveries about the brain`s hunger for pleasure and calories-the so-called "irresistable" foods - and how one can control temptation. The book discusses the latest scientific findings about nutrients that speed memory processing and protect against Alzheimer`s disease - including a brain homework and a grocery list to make it happen!
$25.00

The Insulin Connection

Describes the normal functions of insulin. Discusses what it means to be “resistant” to insulin. Lists ways to determine whether a person is insulin resistant. Outlines consequences of insulin resistance. Identifies steps to improve insulin sensitivity or reverse insulin resistance.
$25.00

The Mediterranean Diet

Identifies the countries included in the Mediterranean region and discusses their traditional way of life. Describes the food-based guidelines that make up the Mediterranean pyramid. Explains the significance of physical activity, diet, and social interaction as part of the Mediterranean way of life. Discusses the research that supports the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet with respect to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cognitive function, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Describes how the Western diet and lifestyle can be modified to comply with Mediterranean lifestyle recommendations.
$25.00

Thyroid Disorders

Describes the anatomy of the thyroid gland. Describes the complex thyroid gland physiology. Distinguishes between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Discusses thyroid nodules. Discusses thyroid cancer.
$25.00

Understanding Cholesterol

Lists the various lipid components of total cholesterol and describes how they are formed in the body. Describes the physiological function of each lipid faction. Discusses how abnormal lipid levels may contribute to cardiovascular disease. Describes the lipid profile test and explains what values are considered desirable. Explains how lifestyle factors such as diet and inactivity can contribute to lipid abnormalities and treatment options. Describes the various categories of drugs used to treat lipid abnormalities. Describes some effective, realistic, and easily implemented strategies to improve patient adherence.
$81.00

Understanding Cravings and Emotions - DVD (w/Home-study exam)

Stress, anxiety, depression, dementia, sleep disorders, and a host of medications can wreak havoc on patients' appetite. Cravings for salt, sugar, and fat can easily undermine even the best efforts to manage hypertension, diabetes, and weight. This seminar on Understanding Cravings and Emotions is designed to help Health Professionals gain insight into this complex clinical and social dilemma. Health Professionals will also appreciate practical suggestions for creating healthier routines, using specific foods, meals, and snacks to stabilize mood, and learning how to recognize emotional eating in patients.
$69.00

Understanding Cravings and Emotions - DVD only

Stress, anxiety, depression, dementia, sleep disorders, and a host of medications can wreak havoc on patients' appetite. Cravings for salt, sugar, and fat can easily undermine even the best efforts to manage hypertension, diabetes, and weight. This seminar on Understanding Cravings and Emotions is designed to help Health Professionals gain insight into this complex clinical and social dilemma. Health Professionals will also appreciate practical suggestions for creating healthier routines, using specific foods, meals, and snacks to stabilize mood, and learning how to recognize emotional eating in patients.