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"pleasure center" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Help the fried foods and the soda pop. In the spirit of the Super Bowl of my My, My body is tingling. I needed Dr Joe. I don't know what to do. Well, what I'm going to teach you, my son going to forgive you of your sins, and I'm going to give you penance as to what to do to get over your addiction of fried foods and soda pops. What happens is when we brain gets excited. And it normally gets excited has lots of nutrients. But certain things like sugar or fried foods stimulated part of your brain called the nucleus occupants. Now the nucleus occupants is the pleasure center of your brain. It's releasing something called Dopamine. So you're actually getting high every time you eat fried foods and soda. So what we need to do is you to calm down the pleasure centers in the brain. And we do that by giving your body lots of good nutrition, so the pleasure centers can actually reboot themselves. So here's what Here's your Here's your Your Penance. Every time you start craving soda I want you have three glasses of water. Okay, because many times so to make you more thirsty. So then you want to get high against you do that. So three glasses of water, and then if you still want the soda, you can have it. Whenever you want fried foods, I want to have a big salad. Okay, and salad is going to give you a lot of nutrients That's going to help the body work better and a little bit of vinegar. Is gonna help create curved those sugar cravings as well. So if you have a salad dressing with vinegar in it, then if you still want the fried food, you can have it so water before soda salad before fried foods. Let's see how it works. Thank you, Dr. Joe. You're forgiving of your sins. Scotty B. You may leave the confessional. All right. I'm gonna do my best. You go the first time we ever had a live confession right here and WSB folks. I'm Dr Joe Esposito. That was Scotty B. He's only got one more chance to talk to if you have any health care questions, Give us a call. 84444. Dr Joe, eat 4444, D. R. J. We Our website, Dr Joe Com. If you wanna make an appointment, if you have questions, Dr Joe calm, We'll be right back. Folks, Dr Joe Esposito. Here. Let me ask you a question. Do you sit at a desk all day? Catch yourself looking down at your phone all the time. I'm gonna bet that you probably have some neck pain, maybe some lower back pain, maybe headaches many times. This is caused by the position of your body. So if you have these problems, it's a good idea to get them fixed..
"pleasure center" Discussed on KCRW
"That was a stunning voice of Izo Fitzroy on the tight knots extended remix of a crack and smack song. Help Twilight, the original track, appearing on their 2019 album, Pleasure Center, and this brand new remix is courtesy of the Brighton based house. DJ producer tight knots ahead of this Peter Cottontail with just the most uplifting song positivity is what Peter Cottontail is all about. And his debut album Catch Made My Top 10 of 2020. This is a new song. Not on the album. It's called together and features Cynthia Revo, the Children's Choir of the Chicago Children's Choir and Chance the rapper, among others. Otis Redding, Change is gonna come 1965 and from 2019 Idea, Victoria actually, not from 2019 from 2020. Song that idea, Victoria wrote this past summer. Let's go South. Gotta change her session with us, which was amazing. With October 2019 will put the link up in the playlist where you say you could go revisit that session and our conversation and Ray Charles a special request this morning from David Lynch. David Lynch Theater presents the Weather report Every single morning right here on morning becomes eclectic. We love bringing you his updates. And Mr Lynch. I always love bringing you your request. Ray Charles, two days in a row, But today A very meaningful choice. Georgia on my mind by Rachel's Morning becomes eclectic, I man lit, you're tuned into case here, Toby still to come. I have today's top tune, which is some from Chico Man's latest album. We'll also hear from a wonderful compilation, Kulka lured the tropical we'll hear from defender band Hearts. I've got Ben Harper ahead with the Soweto gospel Choir, Phoebe Bridgers, Acoustic and on the other side here in just a moment, I have a really interesting cover of a classic steely Dan Traxler. Stay with us. Okay. Sarah W sponsors include Amazon Prime video in the Limited series Small Acts, a collection of five films from director Steve McQueen and starring John Boyega, Shawn Parks. And Leticia Wright Limited series is available for killed members and consider.
"pleasure center" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"But, um Purging purging releases endorphins, so it makes their anxiety go down, so a lot of people will actually crave. The feeling that they have after they get rid of the food. So what we what we think about the purging, which is throwing up is that Oh, they're just trying to get a get out of free card, which is kind of what you think at first. If I ate too much food, and I don't want to gain weight, I'll get rid of it this way. But there are a lot of people who have anxiety disorder bipolar disorder, depression that the purging actually elevates their mood or reduces their anxiety biochemically and the binge eating reduces releases endorphins as well. So it's just like any other process addiction, whether it's gambling, whether expect Thieves processes there. If people have pleasure centers that don't have good off switches, they they're prone to having been cheating as a repeating problem. Rather than Someone like who's going through the holidays. Regular convince, cheat and say, Like, Oh, that was three. I can't move. I'm gonna watch football people, but some people their pleasure center. It's just like a monster. When he wakes up, it's just more more more. And I could tempt more later about how you can tell whether you have that pleasure center or not. So I have chemically the eating disorders also worked very well to manage emotional states that are unpleasant into get to a state that is more pleasant. It's such a mean just hearing about how much is regulating. Beyond it. It speaks to why it is so hard to treat and why people become so resistant. It's not one of those, you know, like depression, where somebody essentially coming and asking for help. It's often spotted from a family member and sort of being, you know, led to treatment, as opposed to sort of asking for it themselves, But Can you talk a little bit about the impact of diet culture on all the disordered eating patterns and body image issues that we're seeing today? And really why dieting and food labels like good and bad. Just set people up for more of a struggle. Oh, it's the death of me. I tell you, the siding culture and, um that less is more and that there is a there is a body type that is better than the body. God gave you It is so hard because you can't maintain Body type. Well, that isn't the body type you were meant to have. So the problem with the diet culture is that it wants you to eat in a way that you're not satisfied and you're hungry, which basically makes you obsessive and cranky. They want you to have your body underwear belongs to be And then you're going to get again obsessive and compulsive and more likely to them over Eat. So if what you're trying to do is under each and then you ovary. You feel guilty and ashamed, and then you kind of go through that cycle, and so really people are the movement in the eating disorder community and the Probably the feminist community. Probably the entire health health promotion community is really either a non diet approach People who come out of any sort of treatment. One of the things I love to say is all food fits. There are no food and bad food because soon as you get into the moralizing of good and bad food, then you get into problems with. You know this trying to do less trying to do more and then just messing with your head rather than listening to your body. We try to move people when they're well enough into a space of intuitive eating, which is really listening to their body. And just like you would with love or any other basic needs that you have given what it needs. When it needs it. A Zilong was it needs it and then walk away. Um Moderation. You know, my eating is another thing. But usually the non diet approved the spin ideals been a problem. Um You know, just the extreme makeover. I could put that right in with the diet industry. And then it's just I mean, I have so many things that I could take the whole show all the whole hour could be on this one room enough, right? That's what I think. I think you know for someone like myself who's not obviously in a field of psychology and You know, but definitely have people within. You know, my parents and people who have shared with me their you know their struggles with anorexia and bulimia. You know it just one of those things that I think so many of us as novices really have these subtle messages that are constantly we're hearing and that we're applying in our life that we're not even really aware of that are impacting us and for sure, impacting so many people. When I was reading about 24 Million Americans are struggling with eating disorders. Not to mention how many people are just simply struggling with their own self worth their value. How they look, It's just it's it's remarkable, and so much of this is really subconscious things that we're just not really aware of. Absolutely. Well, we're going to take a quick break and on the other side of this break, we're going to hear about how eating disorders affect us, especially during the holidays. We'll be right back..
"pleasure center" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"On that I heart radio app, Everybody. Happy Labor Day weekend. It's It is. Hey, Joe T outside. I just walked out to say hello and give smooches to my wife and my boy for splashing around out back and Man. Oh, man that the distance from the back door To the back of the yard is not great, but I was burning. Wow. That is ridiculous. Amy. What are some of those temperatures again around the south land today? If you're around McCain Hey, there. King Hair's on fire. McCain Oh, my gosh. There's a super handsome guy right here, right here. Oh, thanks, Amy. No one's buying that no one's buying that at all. All right, It's all right. People ignore me. That's cool. It's cool. It's like having family around. Comfort food We've been talking about comfort food today is going to be a theme throughout the show Producer Michelle Cube was on earlier with her Sunday gravy or sauce, depending on where you're from. And oh, my gosh, just her breaking that down. And we were talking a little bit about Nuevas French, Eros and all these these just great comfort foods and some of the things that that are up there and, you know different regions are going to have different things, but they all kind of surround that same Familial type experience, and I talked a little bit about this with, uh, handle yesterday about the psychology behind it, and there's been many studies. But when we get into modes like we are in right now, or in the long term trial dealing with Racial injustice. Cove it, of course, you've got a very contentious A presidential race coming up and a lot of heavy stuff right And so food is is going to be a unifier in a lot of ways brings us together, but it's also going to be a thing that brings us comfort so There's something about the activity of consuming certain foods that just bring you joy. And they they're let's be honest there often high fat They're often suite. Or salty, like French fries or ice cream. Maybe have a response to, um chocolate, which they've They've actually shown studies that they're people do respond to these foods. Physiologically and it goes to that that pleasure center in your brain. And that pleasure center or what they call that That area of like, reward and pleasure there also the same areas of your brain that deal with Um, addiction, you know, So there is this rotation of going in and going on, and I do this. I am an emotional eater like nobody's business. It really even when I'm happy. It's a reward. When I'm sad, sad. It's Ah, It's a pick me up reward whatever it is, and we can medicate with these things so emotional eating. You'll know what that is. High carbs and And then sometimes you feel bad afterwards. You go through this, but there is a greater Part of comfort food that I think is is super, powerful and good. And that that's the the belonging The nostalgic eating, and these are basically built upon growing up and those times that were special. Whether they were holidays. Birthdays would have you where the family was altogether and there were certain foods and smells that were attached to that. So I think there's a lot of nostalgic eating going on. And that's that link between the you know the smell or an emotional memory that ties to food sometime in the past. Needing to belong. Ifyou're separated from family right now, or you're not seeing. I know if you have elderly folks in your family, you're probably not seeing them or at least not very often. Or maybe not in person, but via zoom or things like that. And you start to get lonely and you start to remember about the Thanksgiving holidays or social gatherings. These things have brought people together and it makes you feel better to consume those food. It brings you into those moments where you were being cared for having Connection, so there's different reasons to consume. You know these comfort foods. They aren't always that self medication type mode. Sometimes they are these other kind of nostalgic. Connection foods, and that's what I've been focusing on today a little bit about those we come back. One of the those big ones to me is is Mac and cheese. So we'll talk about Mac and cheese. I'll give you a couple of really fun tips on how to make it quickly or to cut out some steps like building a roof or making a roux, which isn't difficult. But sometimes you know, people don't have flour or they don't have something. To build that rule, and we'll talk about that coming back. So go know where it is. The fourth report. Labor Day Edition is a hot one is the hot one everybody, but we'll be back with more cooling thoughts and great food tips. So go down where let's get the latest now. With Amy King in the K Fine newsroom. The L. A County Department of Public Health says it'll clear the beaches of crowds get too big and are urging people to keep wearing masks in public during the Labor Day weekend heat wave We're.
"pleasure center" Discussed on WTOP
"For ways to get away for the long weekend safely. Most of them are driving. That means stayed in local looking for drivers who were doing it. Unsafely in Maryland supers will be working overtime. Thanks. The highway safety Grands Labor Day weekend is always near the top in terms of being most dangerous. And just remember, if you're hosting a labor day bass, you could be held liable if someone you serve booze to ends up in an out the whole related crash. The Lord in staying W GOP news. Are your kids addicted to their digital devices? Do you kind of a detoxification if you will, child and adolescent psychiatrist with Kaiser Permanente, Dr ASHA Patton Smith says, for entertainment purposes or taking a break from all screens for a period of time for some kids that need to be several days. Other kids if they're not using his much could be several hours or just today, Patent. Smith's a stimulation from Virtual entertainment produces dopamine in the brain's pleasure center and bodies need a break to reset the balance. Playing for an hour. They need to take a valise in our break or sometimes longer. Christi King w T o p News It's 3 15 sports at 15 and 45, powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white. Think threat. Here's Robert for Sandy. NFL teams have about 45 minutes to spare their rosters down to 53 players. The Washington football team, though making headlines for one that apparently won't be cut Alex Smith widely reported to be on the final roster, and likely to be the third string quarterback, behind Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen..
"pleasure center" Discussed on KTOK
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Desire and Addiction (Part 2 of 3): Voices of Longing Calling You Home
"We are discussing tonight. The second part of what's now a three part series on working wisely with desire addiction and I start with Buddhism because the Buddhist talk about the Middle Path as many of you know in approaching desire and it's to me desire with without any grasping but living at fully living fully what our hearts are experiencing with an open heart and wide open hand. I mean I love the cartoon of a dog and the caption is Zenda dreaming of a medium-sized bone. So this is our opening to exploring Some more work with desire and addiction and in the Buddhist cosmology one of the universal psychic domains is called the realm of the Hungry Ghost and the hungry ghosts are being who are drawn pictured with these narrow necks in these large bellies and it represents the fact that the riddled with desire but they're unable to satisfy themselves and really this refers to the universal way that we human suffer that we we all experienced to a degree that sense of something's missing. Now's not enough. I need something more. There's a kind of leaning forward so that the next moment contains with this moment does not and when it's intense it leads to craving and to addiction so whatever the degree of wanting mine that you may discover in yourself grasping when you investigate will take you from the one place where love and awareness and realizations actually possible. It takes us from French. Any amount of wanting and we're not really fully here to contact what we truly long for. I remember a long time ago. I heard a little story of a conversation between a man and God and the man said to God. How long's a million years to and God said a million years to me is one second and then the man said how much is a million dollars to God said well? A million dollars is one penny so the man screwed up his courage he said God. Can I have one of your pennies and we know it that when we're caught in wanting mind we lose sight of what truly matters to our hearts so the key inquiry and we'll explore this in in this class is what drives. Montaigne grasping an addiction and when we examine what we find. Is that under all of them? There's the stress of unmet needs in other words when our needs for belonging for love refueling seen when they aren't met more wired to grasp after some substitutes give us a sense of reward. And we get just enough reward from the substitutes to keep us hooked now some grasping an addiction substitutes are culturally accepted. My for instance. The unmet needs for feeling loved and respected and secured fixate on accumulating wealth or a. Hologram ARE ON POWERING OVER PEOPLE. Control and dominance are maybe in deceptions spinning things. It's assume will happen. Our maybe our substitute is exercise and we over exercise addicted to exercise. I can speak personally that over the years. Jonathan my husband and I've kind of tracked where we go for substitutes and the paired substitute we both end up going towards our combination of caffeine and then over work I mean there's some soothing and and pleasure reward from fuelling productive and we have shifted our caffeine and take over the years. We're both now during Macci which has in many ways as a as a very healthy green tea and it's still a addiction. It's not for us because if I stopped. Let's say tomorrow I'd have headache and I'm attached to it. I wouldn't be as productive so Jonathan because of different challenges of sleeping has decided. He's GonNa try to wean himself an experiment for a month without the Macho. Not so I thought I'd share with you. I just sent him something I encountered. It's a cartoon and it's got these two homeless guys that are sitting on a park bench. One sang to the other. I USED TO BE A. Ceo of a multinational had three homes private jet and then I switched to decaff. So here's the deal with substitutes and substitute gratifications. That are condone. We can still be hooked and we're hooked for good reason. We're afraid of being without them. They satisfy something. But some substitutes as we know are considered bad they're not societally condoned and they cause more obvious harm and this is where we're talking about the addiction to substances to gambling to sex violence to anger and when an addiction to a substitute is not condoned not only. Is there the suffering of the addiction? But then there's the added suffering of social condemnation and self condemnation and we're going to spend some time with this piece here because you might consider if the cause of addiction is UNMET NEEDS. How do you imagine condemnation impacts the addictive patterning? What we find is that it intensifies it it intensifies our needs for feeling worth and value and belonging and then it just drives the cycle of addiction the single most crucial part of healing addiction that I have found in my life and working with others is removing condemnation. I can speak for myself that probably the most challenging addiction for me In My late teens and early twenty s was overeating binge eating at times and really through the years. The single factor that most unhooked me was learning truly the process of self compassion. So that'll be. The focus of this talk is how do we bring compassion to ourselves when we're caught in addiction and it begins for some people are maybe let's say it's most helpful. When there's some understanding about how biologically and psychologically compelling addiction is beyond any sense of our own control. Read you a quote this is Robert Freedman and he's from Cornell Medical College as a psychiatrist I have yet to meet a patient who enjoys being. Addicted to drugs are compulsive overeating. Then it goes on to say we now have a body of research that makes the connection between stress an addiction definitive neuro. Scientists have found that food recreational drugs have a common target in the reward circuitry of the brain and that the brains of humans and other animals who are stressed undergo biological changes that makes them more susceptible to addiction now. Stress is a kind of a vague big word. So let's let's anchor this little bit. What happens when the brain is stressed by UNMET NEEDS? So let's say as a young child. You've been neglected or abused and what that does is it creates biological changes in the brain that the animal make you more susceptible to addiction and the way it happens. Is that that stress. As a young child creates fewer dopamine receptors. At means that you then become more driven to seek substitute rewards to compensate rewards like Saxon Food and money and drugs because they release dopamine and they have a sense of pleasure so craving fixate on behaviors that will light up the pleasure centers in the brain. And here's what happens. After that. In time the brain rewires and the use of the substitutes further decreased the number of receptor. So it takes more and more to get a reward and the craving gets stronger. In other words this less sensitivity to the rewards also and I didn't know this 'til recently with less dopamine receptors due to that stress. There's less activity in the prefrontal. Cortex which means that impairs critical thinking and the capacity for restraint
"pleasure center" Discussed on Pep Talks
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And there's you know even more detailed information about the programs and then that's the place that you can go also then to purchase the bundle if you would like to in fact. Let me also mention another resource on my website. That's available on the programme's pages wills on the resource page. I have to online dispensaries where you can purchase health and beauty products including supplements and this includes the supplements for the twenty one day cleanse if you were to choose to use the supplements during the clients. I am a stickler about clean products particularly with regards to supplements and Food and anything that we put on our body and this is why I have connected with full script and well avait as resources. If you create an account through full script or well of aid you will receive twenty percent off of any of the products that they offer. Not all supplements are the same. And it's vital to have clean quality products as part of your health routine so if you create an account through elevators full script. I can send you product recommendations so for example if you're looking for a supplement to support focus or to support your immune system. You could let me know this. And if you've created an account through elevate or through full script than I can just send you a link through the dispensary that includes recommendations for products that might be helpful so again Those though online dispensaries full script while avait those are located on my website on the resources page as well as on the programs page. Okay so let's get on with the heart of today's pep talk the very fact that I have to e programs available for purchase on my website suggests that I feel very strongly about nutrition and its impact on one's physical and emotional health. And if you have worked with me individually. You know this to be very true. I believe strongly nutrition is a foundational element to health. If someone's diet consists primarily of processed foods and is void of nutrient dense whole foods at some point that individual is going to experience health issues. I recognize that might be a bit of a bold statement however it is something that I truly believe is to be the truth. The symptoms might start small. It might start with headaches that you experienced several times. A month or indigestion indigestion after most of your meals it may present his anxiety or depression or pms symptoms or aches and pains in functional medicine. Any symptom is the body's way of alerting the individual that something is wrong and it to me. It is just frightening. How as a society? We've become accustomed to symptoms of physical and emotional discomfort as just part of everyday life and that just simply is not how we have to live. We can choose to live that way however for everyone that I work with. I want to ensure that they know it is not required to live this way the body was created to eat real food not processed food like substances created in a lab. Real food contains the nutrients required to be healthy physically as well as emotionally think about all the nutrients that are needed for the body to function. For EXAMPLE IT REQUIRES MINERALS. Vitamins HEALTHY FATS. And Amino acids foods created in a lab do not contain the necessary nutrients to obtain and sustain optimal wellness. Processed foods are high glycemic meaning that they negatively impact blood sugar. There are low in fiber. They contain excessive pesticides. Hormones antibiotics and chemicals in fact. Did you know the Food Industry? Purposefully manufacturers food to target certain parts of the brain so that you will consume more of their foods. I was listening to the brain warriors. Way podcast with Dr Daniel Ayman and he was interviewing Dr David. Pearl matter who wrote the Book Grain Brain. This is the book where he thoroughly discussed the damaging effects of sugar as well as processed carbohydrates with regards to the body. And the Brain. He now has a new book that's called Brainwash and in this book. He discusses how the very foods that individuals are. Consuming are hindering them from making healthy choices. The doctors explained the nucleus. Accumbens is the pleasure center of the brain and manufacturing companies. Purposefully hijack the nucleus accumbens. So you will eat more of the foods. They manufacture in fact. The doctors explained that. The food industry hires neuroscientist to assist in creating foods. Which are the perfect amount of crunchiness melting and saltiness as Dr Ayman said these types of foods take over the pleasure center of the brain where cocaine and heroin work now. I want you to take that in. I want you to think about that for a minute. The receptor sites where cocaine and heroin work in the brain are the same receptor sites to food. Industry is activating through the food's manufacturer. I also kind of as a side note. I also WANNA mention that in another interview. I believe it was also with Dr Ayman. He explained that when casing in dairy is mixed with stomach acids it produces a substance that works on the heroin and opioid centers of your brain so again another way in which were feeding. Those receptor sites is through through dairy. This is in part why it's so hard to step away from dairy and from processed foods because they are stimulating. That pleasure center of your brain and your brain is telling you it just wants more and more and more. I think for most people they would recognize that using heroin or cocaine is unhealthy. I believe even people who abuse these substances. No it's not healthy for them however many people struggle to recognize. They're hurting their bodies. By consuming foods that work on the same receptor sites as heroin and cocaine Dr Pearl. Mutter indicated that functional M. R. I.'s are utilized to determine what it is about food that lines up with pleasure centers of the brain. The food industry has accidents access to functional. Mri's and as Dr Ayman passionately expressed in the podcast. He was sharing that for years. He could not get scans of his patients. Brains and his whole purpose was to assist in diagnosing and treating has patients trying to help them and yet as as both. The doctors were saying functional M. R. I.'S. Are Readily available for the food industry in order to manipulate the consumer and in my opinion to poison the consumer as Dr Pearl Mutter explained what we eat now will determine what we choose to eat in the future in other words when people choose to eat nutrient void processed foods. They are hindering. Their prefrontal CORTEX for making healthy decisions about food. The prefrontal CORTEX assists with healthy decision. Making and it also allows an individual to think about the consequences of choices including food choices. And if you're nucleus accumbens is overactive. You may struggle with healthy decision making in general not just decisions pertaining to food also processed foods create inflammation in the body as well as the brain and it hinders the prefrontal cortex from working properly so eating processed foods creates a double punch it will over stimulate the nucleus accumbens and it will impede the prefrontal. Cortex as Dr Pearl. Mutter explained good thoughtful decision making that looks to the future. Occurs in that prefrontal CORTEX. I believe it was Dr Pearl Mona that referred to it as the adult so thinking peace. He said when you're when you're prefrontal CORTEX is working. The adult is in the room so he was explaining that the the prefrontal cortex required for thoughtful healthy decision. Making it is also the area of the brain where that's connected with compassion and empathy Dr Pearl Mutter indicated that people who present with narcissistic type tendencies typically have a prefrontal cortex that is not working properly and I mean I hear quite frequently about referring to other people as having narcissistic tendencies of my thought is wow through nutrition. We might be able to help people.
"pleasure center" Discussed on KCRW
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"pleasure center" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
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"pleasure center" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Voice and then today is a great day I just had a wonderful work out and I'm ready to go yeah sounds good sounds good listen there's no shortage of people out there that letter giving us advice on how to live better lives you just need to go to your local bookstore and scanned the aisles of of self help books and and things like that we get life coaches we have financial advisors we have relationship expert you however are you a medical doctor yeah in this space what do you think makes your perspective as a physician different well here it is I discovered that the lung disease several years going to miss time a Tory lung disease and fortunately I've been able to see patients from all over the world with it to see and here's what I found those that do best have a positive approach to life and from that I developed fifteen elements for people to live their best lives in the difference is these elements are based on science sometimes massive amounts of science and that's a big difference in those elements of fifteen elements then let me to this concept of the Eppler code philosophy a life philosophy and this means to learn who you are moment by moment in the way you do that you learn about these new brain regions we recently discovered what the function is to stay in the good ones the prefrontal cortex in that combines pleasure center in general the bad ones that's the link to the senior center it's that singular it's self importance thinking center in its there distinction center you can get out of there in seconds going to talk a little bit about that a little bit later but but before we get there you wouldn't think she written is that getting up on the right side of the bed has a big influence on the choices a person makes throughout the day and I'm curious to know what you mean by that well Jamie there that's for sure that it is an old expression is simply means approach today in a positive way for me it's a little bit more than that it includes how.
"pleasure center" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Days of great day I just had a wonderful work out and I'm ready to go yeah sounds good sounds good listen there's no shortage of people out there that letter giving us advice on how to live better lives you just need to go to your local bookstore and scanned the aisles of of self help books and and things like that we get life coaches we have financial advisors we have relationship expert you however are you a medical doctor yeah in this space what do you think makes your perspective as a physician different well here it is I discovered that long disease several years going through this time a Tory lung diseases fortunately I've been able to see patients from all over the world with it to see and here's what I found those that do best have a positive approach to life and then I developed fifteen elements for people to live their best lives in the difference is these elements are based on science sometimes massive amounts of science in that big difference in those elements of fifteen elements then let me to this concept of the Eppler code philosophy a life philosophy and this means to learn who you are moment by moment in the way you do that you learn about these new brain regions we recently discovered what the function with whom to stay in the good ones the prefrontal cortex in the Commons pleasure center in Canada the bad ones that's the link to the senior center it's that sinking that's self importance thinking sooner and it's this is fiction center you can get out of there second going to talk a little bit about that a little bit later but but before we get there and I wouldn't think you've written is that getting up on the right side of the bed has a big influence on the choices a person makes throughout the day and I'm curious to know what you mean by that well Jamie there that's for sure that it is an old expression is simply means approach today in a positive way for me it's a little bit more than that it includes how to.
"pleasure center" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"And then today is a great day I just had a wonderful work out and I'm ready to go yeah sounds good sounds good listen there's no shortage of people out there that letter giving us advice on how to live better lives you just need to go to your local bookstore and scanned the aisles of of self help books and and things like that we get life coaches we have financial advisors we have relationship expert you however are you a medical doctor yeah in this space what do you think makes your perspective as a physician different well here it is I discovered that long disease several years ago Austin this time a Tory lung disease and fortunately I've been able to see patients from all over the world with it to see and here's what I found those that do best have a positive approach to life and from that I developed fifteen elements for people to live their best lives in the difference is these elements are based on science sometimes massive amounts of science in that big difference in those elements was fifteen elements then led me to this concept of the Eppler code philosophy a life philosophy and this means to learn who you are moment by moment in the way you do that is you learn about these new brain regions we recently discovered what the function is to stay in the good ones the prefrontal cortex in that combines pleasure center in Canada the bad ones and that's the amygdala senior center it's that singular it's self importance thinking center is it's that distinction center you can get out of there in seconds going to talk a little bit about that a little bit later but but before we get there and I would think she written is getting up on the right side of the bed has a big influence on the choices a person makes throughout the day and I'm curious to know what you mean by that well Jamie there that's for sure that it is an old expression simply means today in a positive way for me it's a little bit more than that it includes how to hear of your best day in the way that starts is the night before with eight hours of sleep in we need eight hours not six not in those eight hours or to recharge our Dennison energy chemical lets the energy that we need for for thank you Mister Brandon G. winds down during the day and it takes eight hours to get that in Denison back up to a high level the second reason recently.
Breaking Your Black Friday Addiction
"Friday for some people it's the one shopping day of the year they plan their their lives lives around around why why is is that that psychologist psychologist Dr Dr Joseph Joseph rock rock says says thinking thinking we we are are getting getting a a good good deal deal can can set set off off feel feel good good chemicals chemicals in in our our brain brain which which sets sets us us up up to to spend spend more more money money than than we we should should there's there's part part of us at the pleasure centers lighting up whatever that means to people that means I'm getting what I want this feels good I like it and so we delude ourselves that we can afford it that
Survey shows American kids have doubled their online video consumption in 4 years
"So about a fifth about third graders on smartphones and you got all my CAD third graders up fifty third graders own smart we're talking fifty three percent of eleven you don't have a smartphone my god what are we doing to these kids by the time their tweens which is a year later or teenagers three quarters of kids have smartphones which makes one go what's going on with the other that's three cars what what what's going on with the other court what's wrong with you people the average screen time is something like almost five hours a day for the average teen are for the average I'm Sir tween seven and a half hours for the average teenager and how it breaks down is a gaming is about twenty percent of that TV or videos another forty percent of that and the increase overall as you know has gone through the roof in the last number of years when it comes to consumption of online videos and what is the big demon known as screen time joining me on the queue hearing centers dot com hotline from family if he's a family a doctor practices family medicine damn physicians Dr Elizabeth Thomas Dhaka morning are you good morning thank you for having me on your show thanks to come I hope you're the voice of reason because I'm looking at the study doc I'm going all right the scientific pride the parent part because yeah okay screens but the other part of me goes what we've always had the boogie man out there looking at okay now it's screens right that that they said this about comic books back in the in the old old old days before me in you came along the comic books were going to destroy can rock kids minds they need to read the classics is that way from comics and there's always something it's this it's culture to music it's movies now it is screen time is the big nemesis should we be as afraid of screen time as are making it out to be well that's a great question and I I think what we're seeing in terms of research is the effects of early introduction to digital media is that we're seeing kids having a difficult time sleeping there have been academics a B. C. D. activity has decreased and because of that there seems to be a zoning and not how long should really be on social media digital media is it really affecting that and unfortunately we are seeing this alarming statistic where we are seeing effects and mood and sleep with their eyes their eyes and need to take a break okay but I I look at this and go let's look at how young people young adults what they're tempted by and what at the time of the year in which they grew up with they're attracted to self there wasn't a time long ago when we had to actually not taxed anyone or I am someone doc as you may recall maybe you don't I I in in you actually do use what's called a land line and in most houses had maybe one phone some had multiple phones but you only have one phone line and if your parents thought you tied up the phone line too much talking your girlfriends talk your friends whatever they would say get the hell off the phone I have to use it or go to bed it's time for bed same thing when it comes to television that parents should limit your screen time when it comes to television or video games most recently for that matter isn't yeah you could spend all your time on the phone or you can spend all your time in front of a book or in front of TV over what might be it's up to mom and dad a sense of okay take a break do some go outside blow the stink off that's exactly right and parents have the key essential part in all of it they need to be consistent with any task that time thank you you can use our digital media zone but real time read when everything should be turned off make sure the recharging and their their devices and a family room or kitchen overnight with the kids have no active so you're exactly right parents have to be consistently to Coldplay with their kids in terms of knowing what happened programs and you should be there watching and be able to interact with their kids and their old friend Hey what what kind of after your kids eating because more than likely their own children are using the same app very important that parents are Bob to help even send their what their children are watching because they can be exposed to the world and predators out there and we really want to keep him safe our doctor was the Thomas family practitioner the show this morning at seven hundred W. O. W. talking about this new study that's come out that says so many kids are online right now and it's it's it's I guess the take away without putting words in someone's mouth not your sister let that study but it's a it's like you're riding your brain it's a it's it's a digital hair when I heard the term digital hair one before I roll my eyes because once you dig down ago well what's doing is we do studies and we hook them up to very sophisticated machines that people like yourself not operate theirs dials and gauges and meet all these things and measurements and and they hook it up and the minute they start playing video games or watching TV all of a sudden we see what happens in the frontal cortex of the brain and all of a sudden that the brain chemistry starts changing and you just watch this thing you watch your brain become poisoned with neuro transmitters but I just yesterday had a good job on my show talking about the neural pathways in the brain and all these things and how to stop Alzheimer's before it happens after engaging in exercising your brain by learning their physical exercise and other things in neurotransmitters and a we know scientifically that our brains adapted the change based on the stimuli that they face so if I put a pizza down in front of someone or a TV show they want to watch this is a video game or a book for that matter movie what what the what in your brain change because it's the pleasure centers that that's what they're supposed to do they're supposed to react to something that you see is pleasurable so why is screen time so bad versus let's say I don't know reading the book it may be the same you may have the same reaction right it's more the exposure of what the kids are being exposed to that's fair in terms of like virtual violence I think that kids are more exposed to violence on these these new video and gaming you mentioned Jamie early on that production now you don't even know what's realistic and what's fantasy and so being able to sit with them and talk with them through those kinds of things I think the key here is the exposure and as you know the future videos which is really metric thirteen about what we have eight nine year old better on you he finished one video and it's going on they have no breaks in between and I think that could lead to some of that addiction to the digital media yeah but is it different than addiction to I mean my my brothers I sit for hours with our you'll baseball cards trading cards look in the back of cars and we've user self hours over the summer days doing that or if you're in it's always it's interesting you know you could send a kid but let's say the same kid goes and he watches you two videos for four hours which is a long time right is watch oh my god it's it's your poison his brain you said the same kid too I don't know practice the cello and we look at him and that individual as being all my gosh look how intelligent they are what's the difference great question you know it's the creative side of your brain that simulated when you're playing the cello or when you're doing something more that with a video game or some of these like mine craft for example where it's open ended in your you know you're coming your own conclusion about things I can make a case for that as well as I could about a piano lesson we're just sitting there you know hitting the same note over over to learn basically it's it it's developing your hand eye coordination I I think both things but maybe different doc but you know that the people who look at go out for example you sit around and watch TV is frowned upon but sit around and read I'm or three Harry potter books in a row you'd be patting the kid on the top of the head it's the same thing you're not moving well yeah but I think what we're seeing now though is that research has shown that when they are sitting in front of the screen for a long period of time that it's more negative effects birthdays hang up that instrument for doing something more productive like physical activity because what you're doing with digital media is you're dropping your levels on the amount of sleep because getting the collectivity even what they're eating and so I think that's where we're seeing that negative effect right completely see where you're coming from but I think it's important that the child has a variety of things to do and once you have an iPad you tend to not get up from it we're out there putting on yeah playing a cello you tend to play that for a couple hours then you go find something more productive to do but I think you make a great point however because the research shows thank you the facts we want to make sure kids are safe and not be exposed to things that are inappropriate and that they're not just to get to to that the screen but isn't that two different things out that the content I mean you could say some kid is addicted to reading and other nerdy kid it's it's all library all day and it's your pasty white skin and he's the other is because of the glass is the whole thing stereotype right I don't see there's any differently Candace it's in and and sits on the couch and and plays video games I mean they're exercising different parts of what I guess the thing is I just hate vilifying because we do that in societies you know doctor Thomas is anything new it's got to be a threat it's got to be endangering the children because while adults don't understand it we're we're not supposed to understand it but but your brain and dabs we adapted and I'm sure these kids all that the point is you just can't spend all your waking hours doing one thing right and you know fortunately we don't see much research and you know kids are reading too much in the negative effects of it or we are playing an instrument for too long in the negative effects of it but I think with social media it's more of effect on the brain affected by effect on their overall weight and because we're seeing all that that is why they come up with a recommendation in order to make sure families all generally healthy I guess to when you hear about screen time it just to me it doesn't seem like it seems like too broad a category because you're typically all too much screen time okay I'm watching you stupid you two videos about you know dog kiddies playing piano is another stuff and minecraft videos and maybe stuff I'm not supposed to watch but I think the problem here too is content reggae dog he gets all travel together so whether you're watching on a laptop or a phone or tablet it it doesn't matter the devices get jumbled together and I know is there a difference between watching like you know watching a football game on you to T. V. over your phone verses I don't know watching something I you know it it's it's like saying Hey everything that we look at that on paper it is a paper time is just as bad as screen time minutes if you say well paper time what is it is absurd to screen time because
"pleasure center" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Or sec much how happiness happens is the new book how happiness happens to pick it up were great books are sold finding lasting joy in a world of comparison disappointment and unmet expectations so you were talking about encouragement and the one another. races in the scriptures there's fifty nine of them at all. and and and just chose ten vector clustered water the others under those ten because nobody wants a fifty nine chapter book that than make anybody happy. not even the public publisher so yeah it is so the big idea is is you either so many things in life we cannot control but we can control the the way we treat people in the way we treat people has a a boomerang effect because as we try to make other people happy or serve other people have been this your philosophy here I mean you know the signs up on the wall that say we're here because of the people outside of this building I mean that's that's all about service it's all about putting other people first in the result of that is a is a sense of well being and contentment did that come from anything you can owner drying for purchase. so the the paradoxes that selfishness being in a hearing focused on self does not bring happiness being focused on others great happiness guarantees it it's a paradox yeah Jesus said it's more blessed to give than receive. now we've all heard that we all heard it but do we you know we do put it into practice but it is it's it's counter intuitive to counter intuitive. but we've experienced it yeah it in in great neck researchers is bearing this out all the time one of my favorite little pieces of research that I stumbled across and up a put in the book is this. is this ability that. that that exists today to measure the activity centers of the brain and there's something called the the the pleasure center and it's activated by great male great trips great sex with everything that that that brings us a pleasure well they they while measuring the MRI at what MRI in people's brains they were asking people to to envision doing something good for somebody else. Justin vision it not even do of course they couldn't they were stripped Cheney flew just imagine doing it and went in when they did the phrase that in the report said the pleasure center lit up like Christmas trees. just the thought of doing good things causes us to help others good for others yes Sir for others and it it it it were wired that way we're wired to to to help it were we really make other people happy and make ourselves happy as a result. sometimes I think one of the most toxic and misunderstood and misapplied phrases in our Christian faith is our forgiveness. and of forgiveness is is it you know carte Blanche in in ways that are they confuse it with with reconciliation that you know someone rapes you you should immediately refer you know get married to them what I mean that that's supposed not talking about that when we're talking about healthy forgiveness but forgiveness and happiness you mention in here are. they're intertwined they are they are again at that it's a biblical principle. it's a it's a it's a research principal Duke University list today characteristics of hate of of happy people for those characteristics are the ability to move on after being hurt or choosing not to harbor a grudge but we all know that intuitively you know nobody is a happier person when they're angry and nobody comes up says could you be angry today because it makes me feel. so we we know that but you're right I think part of the problem is understanding what happiness is about what forgiveness is forgiveness is not endorsing someone's mistakes over looking someone's mistakes forgiveness is the decision to move on with life in a way anyway yeah move on with life anyway it really comes down to that not not letting them hold on to your any longer sometimes that includes eight eight top of reconciliation but David may not you know the Bible says as much as is possible with you be at peace with everybody you can do your very best but if a person doesn't want to talk to you reconcile you got to move on yeah and and and that's every bit as much a forgiveness as the couple I talked to about two weeks ago who were divorced from each other for three years and then they remarried and so that's a beautiful store too but but that doesn't you can't control whether that part happens or not. you one of the pictures that you give to help us with that it is conducting a funeral. yeah. what about it yeah yeah that he I think this is a practical ideas a little on the edge with a you know for somebody who's really trying to move on after they've been hurt after they have identified what it is that hurts them after they have talked to Jesus about it after they have if possible or advisable visited with the offender now that that couldn't requires a new one yes some wisdom you have to have some wisdom and some council but if if it does we'll do it that few tried in begun praying for your offender so those are the steps that I encourage then there's one more I always tag on and that is why don't you just conducted funeral I got this idea from a gentleman who came to see me it's a bit of a complex story I won't go into but his wife had been laid off from work by an overbearing executive in this husband was so angry he was so angry well eventually the executive kind of came to his senses ask for forgiveness a gave that will have the wife a job back again but the husband was still angry at you know his wife had been hurt in the process understandably so but he was ready to move on so he came to me as as a pastor in he had written a letter. he had a box of matches today otherwise this guy gonna do got a box of matches in a later he asked for my trash can he said this is the letter of hatred I wrote to that executive I want to burn it in your presence. and that this probably been twenty twenty five years ago and ever since then I've urged people said why don't you create a moment which you just kind of publicly say okay I'm I'm moving on he burned the letter and and moved on in an arch people take their offense ratted on a sheet of paper put it shoe box what the backyard dig a grave and conduct a funeral so let's let's move on with life there's a reason the windshields bigger than the rear view mirror on this because our futures more important than our past here lies my anger yes Sir. buried. yes did the R. I. P. so it towards the end of the book you come up with the idea to challenge us yeah with the happiness challenge so it will it will you know we all have ideas of how long it takes to create new habits forty days is a pretty good number so I urge people to take forty days and try to make a hundred people happy over forty days in other words take these one another versus or take your own list but these one another versus your good list and put them to use over forty days or ten object to thirteen or fourteen yeah yeah just for example greet one another jig would make make tomorrow the day that you intentionally greet three or four people that you typically don't at a grocery store the receptionist co worker it just you don't have to start in a deep conversation but just hello it's good to see you been awhile since I said hello are you doing well it just agree to it's impressive to me how much the Bible talks about greeting one another because it agree a genuine greeting is an act of respect and when you respect somebody you greet them so you could start right there and who knows how many smiles you'd put on people's faces your knowledge in the presence of someone in a culture who walks past people as if they're not there is if they're not there or because they got their nose in a phone they're not look and don't get me started. well you're supposed to be driving yeah.
"pleasure center" Discussed on WTRH
"Not a conditioner. Your issue is not to condemn it literally is to provide the kind of support she needs. And she does it like if you were to exclude push away, all that all the more. Would there be a longing for? For the quote, unquote, false intimacy that you get from sexual addiction. But your role is is huge and just to let you know in material that I've written on this topic. We do deal with two stories one is a man we start out with his story. And I we've his story in and out. But also, we've a story of a woman name is marny free in living in Nashville, and she has a ministry called the best that she and a team they they do help that they provide conferences. And for for sometimes it's just men, and then sometimes it's just women. And because she that was her experience and. She entitle her story. And she was the daughter of a pastor. And she headed double life, just as the man in that that I tell about he had a double life, and he also has a a ministry that helps men she helps men and women and they have teams, but but the point is that because they know this is. Important and challenging. I'm letting you know that they are trustworthy. They are Biblically solid. And I know that when both you and your wife access the this in in really. Asking God to talk to you to reveal what you need to do because we have many specifics that will be of help at the plan. It's the way out of the web at your no one wants to be caught. No one wants to be. Held captive, and that certainly would be true with your wife. So having said that that that is give you hope and. The it's confidence that here are people who have had victory and who also in the work of helping others now. So is there anything else you want to add before I mentioned several things that I can think that would be beneficial to you. A couple quick questions that I can I can name them. Both now. So the first one is is it a natural think that like priming your Rame like this could lead to actual and fidelity and the other one is. Is it possible that a woman could be watching pornography for completely sexual reason? And I know that that might sound ridiculous. But like when I spoke to her about this. There's been time where you know, just complete denial. In will. No, would you know? I would never do it in actual life. And I don't I don't do it to get other people in. And then saucer probing, you know, why do you in and that's very kind of like shut down. And so. It's very concise. Well, basically what I think is the answer to your question. Without wanting without her wanting to be unfaithful. The problem is this. There is something very alluring about erotic sex. It is designed to create passion and lust. And that means not being fulfilled within the right relationship with you. But the pictures. In this would be true for men and women alike. It creates a lust lust can't wait to get love can wait to give. And with lust. There's this burning desire, and what can be initially pictures. There can be a movement to wanting to experience what the pictures betray. So it doesn't start that. Oh, I I want right now to experience what I'm seeing, but this is the nature of sexual addiction. It's a nature of addiction period. There are multiple kinds of addictions. And that's why you want to do everything possible to. Reduce the addiction that let me put another way another camp there. Those who have nicotine addiction. Well, you think that's a chemical addiction? Yes. Or we could say crack, we could we could go to whatever heroin. But the point is there a timeframe. For abstinence to get the chemical out of your body. I know you understand what I'm saying. Right. Yeah. Actually, people think. Well, but you know, this is not a chemical. Well, it accesses the same pleasure center in the brain as crack. Okay. So what is suggested? Is. Sometimes. And you'll. Has she ever been to a treatment program? We've been to counseling. Okay. That's okay. That's not what I'm saying. But that's I mean, that's. No treatment program. No, she hasn't. All right. And I'm just I'm just telling you, what was helpful to me for seventeen years. My co host of this program. Hope the night he's the one who taught me so much about sexual addiction because that's what had been his past being -sposed because kit cousins when he was a boy and then for the. Change for him to have success. He had to update my phrase, go to war over this. But the point is there's a point of. Of sexual abstinence. Even in a marriage. So that the correct. Type of chemicals in your brain. When that all of us have these brain chemicals and to get the relationship in appropriate way to sue. So that there's not the addiction that has been set up in the brain. And there will be a recommendation of an absence between the two of you. I'm just curious. We're running short on time. But how long usually near experience have you seen? It takes to get that chemical baseline. I will tell you that the there. I've heard two numbers, but the one that I've heard that has the greatest success is three months twelve weeks. And you know, some people say, wait a minute. But but this time about husband wife. Yep. We are. But if that's what it takes to get the chemical in the brain back to a normal level. It is three months, and there are many specialists who will go with the twelve month as opposed to a two week absence. But do you understand? It's because there is a physical impact in the brain. There's a sexual high that occurs, and and they're things to do while that is taking place, and you're going to see a lot.
"pleasure center" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Hey, folks, Dr Joe here with us today. Always a pleasure to have you on board. We're answered the age old question today. How do I get over those sugar cravings, and it's tough. Isn't it say, yes, of course, it's tough because it stimulates those pleasure centers in your brain. And it's not what you brought he wants. But he gets you high. So you kind of like it, and the problem isn't just weight gain from scientific evidence is now showing that fructose can trigger processes that lead to a host of other diseases, including liver issues. Now when I went to school way back when if you dissect that get ever, and they had fatty liver and the question was how did they get the fatty liver and your answer was alcohol, and you got a on a test. But now it turns out that fructose and sugars can actually cause something called non alcoholic fatty liver syndrome, and we're seeing it now in children as young as five. That's scary stuff. Isn't it kids are getting fatty liver, and you could get fatty liver your liver, does almost everything everything you eat everything you drink everything can breathe eventually filters through the liver. And liver breaks down waste products that passes outweighs products that keeps the body healthy. It's the filter and when the liver gets damaged and clogged up, you get a host of other issues. So it really is a big problem now years ago back we said nineteen seventy five food and beverages. Manufacturers started making up things that fat was bad for you and bad fats can be bad for you. But the word was out there that bad fats were bad and the manufacturers quickly quickly started giving up and he's also when artificial sweeteners came in. And so manufacturers said, well, we got jump on his band wagon. If fats are bad, we still wanna make foods that people are going to eat. And so how can we make cookies and cakes and donuts and pastas? Palatable. So what they did was they started taking out the fats food zero fat, low fat foods, and they started filling it with sugar. Well, right around the same time. High fructose corn syrup came around, and they realize that it was much cheaper. So factor being blamed on heart disease giving rise to low fat craze. And that resulted in all these processed foods coming about. And now we had a problem. It's not difficult to see that trading sugar was not a wise move because everybody jumped on board. I remember the the low fat craze. If you're if you're old enough you remember, the low fat cookies and cakes and they tasted okay? But they weren't as good without the fat. So we had just had a lot of sugar to them. So at the heart of this is that excessive fructose consumption leads to insulin resistance, which is also known as what type two diabetes. Yeah. And it appears that the route a lot of chronic diseases are based around sugar, including cancers now being linked to sugar so fructose raise your uric acid levels. Sometimes within minutes. It was a chiropractor my team.
"pleasure center" Discussed on The Virtual Couch
"Knows just what it needs to to make it through the day knows what that feels like right now. But if feels like he can't trust you if you're going to go and try and stop eating foods that you really like or if you're gonna try and cut it off to a gym or go on a walk as a matter of fact, it's really good at telling you all the reasons that you can't do those things. And so let's take a look at any of those scenarios so your marriage if things aren't going, well, if you're not happy, and if you decide I am tired of this. I'm gonna go talk to therapists. So the way the brain works is it might even shoot out a little bit of little scored a dopamine this good chemical right up to the pleasure center, the brain. Because all of a sudden it's like I'm doing this. I'm doing it. I'm going to take action, and I'm gonna improve my marriage. But now what what your brain does? Now, you now sit back and watch what are the stories that your brain starts to tell you starts to tell you what my husband might actually get angry. If I do that. I don't even know if we have the time, we don't have a sitter. I don't know if they're receiving work late even know who therapist is. I don't want to see me in the waiting room, your brain goes into overdrive to to keep you, right? Where you are. Or if you think about it. I'm going to start going to the gym now with back. What are the stories your brain tells you, you know, tell you? I don't like going to the gym, Jim smelly. There's not a gym close by we don't we can't afford going to the gym. What do I do with the kids? And so we're gonna fuse if used any of those thoughts, and guess what we don't have to do don't have to go to the gym don't have to find that marriage therapist. I'm going to start eating better. There's one story my life. Then you know, I've heard all these takes a lot of work for food prep or the good food is more expensive or I just don't have the time or so her brain goes into this. They call it reason giving an act reason giving to keep us stuck where we are. So if you believe any of those stories, then you're off the hook. Then you don't have to talk to your husband. You don't have to go to the gym. And you definitely don't have to start eating better. So let me just break down. What's happening your brain? And then let's bring it back to how. You are going to do this. How you're going to be okay. What I wanna do is gonna walk you through six principles of acceptance and commitment there be of act, and I want you to be able to come back to this episode whenever you need a little help a little pick me up little boost, and I'm gonna pull all of my vote for these six principles from a website called the institute of professional counselors. So you to listen to all this as if I were telling you this from with an Australian accent that I won't even try to pull off. But this article will be linked in the show notes of the episode. All right step one, cognitive diffusion. The first principle act is called cognitive fusion. And what this is about as learning to see your thoughts and your memories and the images in your brain is just that nothing more than just bits of language and images..
"pleasure center" Discussed on DLC
"Doesn't need to in the sense that if I'm not finding all of that stuff, and seeking all of those nooks and crannies out the game is an inaccessible to me. And like you said the game kind of levels with you and your more powerful now than you were before. But not in a way where the game is broken. Right. Everything kind of rises with you. So you're getting rewarded but not in a way that makes your play experience on a late level part of the game vastly different than mine. But it's good jogging. You a whole bunch along the way. Do you think there is like a point where that becomes obnoxious or what about assassins creeds navy perfect balance of it? Do you think you find so endearing well, it's a big question. And I think got to some of it is a question that I wrestle with all the time just in video games in general. Is this feeling of like might just like is it just, you know, my my lizard brain is getting its pleasure center of my brain. Cking my brain by needing constant positive reinforcement for things, and I don't wanna go down that path because that's a whole psychological self-analysis that I in the process of that. I just don't know the answer to maybe like in red dead. You know, I had this beautiful moment with the game playing it. And no point that I get an achievement. I didn't get X P for it. I didn't get anything. But it was just like this moment that I thought was pretty profound like, that's, wow, that's really cool. And then it happened to be when I was there. The sun was setting awesome. It's interesting. You bring that up because that's where I was going to go like not wanting to go down the psychoanalysis angle. What I will say is. What I like about video games that? I don't find it life is that if I'm, you know of driving down the road or on an airplane or something I look out the window, and I go. Wow. That looks really interesting over there. If I were to actually get out and walk over there, it probably wouldn't be interesting. Right. It would may be interesting architecturally or something like that. But there wouldn't be any there there, and what's great about video games, or at least ones that I enjoy is. That is creed. If that looks interesting I walked to the top of that mountain. And there may be a chest of cool stuff that's useful to me in my game. And that you can talk about as far as a you did good job reward system. I talk about it in the sense of there's being a there there. There's a reason to do what I do. And along the way, I also may enjoy the sunset another thing. I really haven't taught. About very much with regard to assassin's. Creed odyssey is for some reason..
"Hunger Hormone" Ghrelin Aids Overindulgence
"This is science Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Karen Hopkin. All TIs the season for over eating, but it's not just your lack of willpower or the omnipresent holiday treats. No, you can lay some of the blame on guerrillan because new study shows that gremlin the hormone that makes you hungry also makes food and food smells irresistibly appealing. The finding appears in the journal cell reports grill in is produced in the stomach, and it's levels rise before your habitual mealtimes. And after you have an Eaton for an extended period. So the hormone reminds you to put something in your belly. Injecting rats with grilling encourages them to eat and people who receive a dose of Groen, grab extra helping the buffet. But how does the hormone induced overindulgence defined out researchers at McGill University trained volunteers to associate random images with the smell of food. For example, every time they saw a tree they might get a whiff of. Freshly baked bread at the same time, some of the subjects received gremlin others got only sailing the volunteers were then ushered into an FM Mariah machine where the researchers watched their brains to see which parts got turned on by different images. Seems that in subjects under the influence of Gretl in the brain region involved in pleasure and reward lit up only when the volunteers viewed the images they associated with food aromas, their brain pleasure centers were disinterested in images that had not been paired with food smells, also one. Participants were then asked to rate the pleasantness of the images, the ones who'd been exposed to grill in gave higher grades to the food associated pictures. Then did folks who got no grilling. So when visions of sugar plums or the smell of apple pie, get your stomach growl. And you can think or blame your grilling as you reach for a fork, thanks for listening for scientific Americans, sixty seconds science. I'm Karen Hopkin.