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!
Manufacturer: Biomed Books

Hour 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Chapter One – Pleasure: Tempting Foods
  3. Hardwired for Pleasure
  4. Seeking Food
  5. Taste and Temptation
  6. Why I want to Eat What I Eat
  7. When Food Cravings Win
  8. Tempting Foods: Are You Hooked?
  9. Conclusion
  10. Chapter Review

Hour 2

  1. Chapter Two: Calories: Obesity and the Altered Brain
  2. Fire within Fat Cells
  3. The Stressed Fat Cell
  4. Body Fat Facts
  5. Beyond Insulin Resistance
  6. The Inflamed Brain
  7. Harnessing Sirtuins
  8. Conclusion
  9. Chapter Review

Hour 3

  1. Chapter Three: Protection: Fat and the Brain
  2. The Blood-Brain Barrier
  3. The Fatty Brain
  4. Omega-3s
  5. Conclusion

Hour 4

  1. Chapter Four: Mysterious Links: Nutrients and Neurons
  2. A Neuron at Work
  3. Preventing Neuron Decay
  4. Nutrients, a Summary
  5. Conclusion

Hour 5

  1. Chapter Five: Longevity: Nutrition and the Prevention of Alzheimer’s
  2. Memories
  3. The Science
  4. Firing Up Neuron Degeneration
  5. Genes and Alzheimer’s Disease
  6. Smart Nutrition
  7. Smart Nutrition, a Summary
  8. Smart Food Choices
  9. Conclusion
  10. Chapter Review

Learning Objectives 

  1. Explain the biochemical mechanism linking obesity and cognitive decline.
  2. Describe the interaction of the prefrontal cortex, amygdala, and insula when confronting tempting foods.
  3. Describe the functions of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids in the diet.
  4. Explain how basic nutrients apply to the physiological functions of the neuron.
  5. Discuss the steps required to form and retain long-term memories.
  6. List the vital nutrients protective against cognitive decline.
  7. Identify foods that supply the nutrients required for optimal brain activity.
  8. Identify nutrients that may become limited as the brain ages and their food sources
Products specifications
Instructor L. Pawlak, Ph.D., M.S.
# of Pages 224
More Information About This Course: The Hungry Brain Accreditation PDF
Contact Hours: 5
NCBTMB Contact Hours 5 (Not Approved for NY)
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