Train Your Brain to Change Unhealthy Eating Habits

Change Unhealthy Eating Habits: Researchers have reported evidence that we can “re-wire” reward centers our brain, shifting them to respond to healthy food instead of unhealthy food.

Researchers have reported the first evidence that we can “re-wire” the reward centers in the brain that encourage addictive-like behavior to unhealthy food—shifting them to respond to low-calorie, healthy food instead. This important switch in food preferences is thought to be a critical factor in achieving long-term weight loss.

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A Good Night's Sleep for Happy Bodies

Disrupted sleep patterns—such as occur with jetlag or shift work—have long been associated with a wide range of negative health outcomes, and scientists are beginning to understand why. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science illustrated the huge extent to which regular nighttime sleep impacts our bodies.

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Krista Lettko is passionate about people and storytelling.  She spent the last few years working in Los Angeles in the TV industry, and was involved in the production on a variety of shows including USA’s Psych and Criminal Minds on CBS. A San Francisco native, she is currently traveling around the country, engaging people in sustainable living, and searching for individuals contributing to their communities in unique and inspiring ways. She practices yoga daily, and is a health food junkie.

Krista comes from an entertainment background, with a BA in Communications from Sonoma State University.

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Model Brain
09/26/2014
Change Unhealthy Eating Habits: Researchers have reported evidence that we can “re-wire” reward centers our brain, shifting them to respond to healthy food instead of unhealthy food.... read more
02/13/2014
Disrupted sleep patterns—such as occur with jetlag or shift work—have long been associated with a wide range of negative health outcomes, and scientists are beginning to understand why. A new... read more
Model Brain
09/26/2014
Change Unhealthy Eating Habits: Researchers have reported evidence that we can “re-wire” reward centers our brain, shifting them to respond to healthy food instead of unhealthy food.... read more
02/13/2014
Disrupted sleep patterns—such as occur with jetlag or shift work—have long been associated with a wide range of negative health outcomes, and scientists are beginning to understand why. A new... read more