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The Brain in Your Kitchen : a Collection of Essays.

Author: David DiSalvo
Publisher: New York : BenBella Books, Inc., 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Every day, we're faced with choices about what to eat, wear, and purchase. Blinded by a tsunami of information?some good, some bad, some intentionally misleading-often our brains are too overwhelmed to examine all the details. So how do we know we're making the best decisions for us?Author and science journalist David DiSalvo asks what's best for our brains instead. The Brain in Your Kitchen sifts through the good  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David DiSalvo
ISBN: 9781937856885 1937856887
OCLC Number: 823388339
Description: 1 online resource (72 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Table of Contents; Introduction; Does Gluten Deserve to Be on the Public Health Enemies List?; The Fish Oil Debate: Great Brain Medicine, or Just an Expensive Placebo?; What Caffeine Really Does to Your Brain; What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain; How to Chew Yourself a Better Brain; Daily Aspirin Good for the Heart and Cuts Hereditary Cancer Risk in Half; Trick Your Brain at Lunch and Lose Weight; Why Eating Fake Fat Can Make You Real Fat; How Your Brain Could Be Keeping You Overweight; Why Your Brain Isn't a Diet Soda Fan. Go Ahead and Eat Meat, Your Brain Will Be FineWhat Alcohol Really Does to Your Brain; Alcohol Makes Your Mind Wander, But You Won't Notice; What's in an Egg? (The Fast Food Version); Rx for Sisyphus: Take Two Tylenol ... ; Is Your Cat Hosting a Human Suicide Parasite?; A House Party with You and 37 Million of Your Closest Friends; Are Heart Meds Giving Our Brains a Pass on Dietary Self-Control?; A Few of the Biggest Placebo Scams at Your Drugstore; How Smart Was Your Dinner Before It Became Dinner?; How Your Sense of Equality Makes You Buy More Chocolate. Why You're Better Off Not Buying Those Magazines at the Grocery Check-out CounterWhy Feeling Relaxed Influences You to Spend More Money; To Avoid Diabetes, Think Like a Diabetic; About the Author; Recommended Resources.

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Every day, we're faced with choices about what to eat, wear, and purchase. Blinded by a tsunami of information?some good, some bad, some intentionally misleading-often our brains are too overwhelmed to examine all the details. So how do we know we're making the best decisions for us?Author and science journalist David DiSalvo asks what's best for our brains instead. The Brain in Your Kitchen sifts through the good and bad information on the things we buy, the foods we eat, and the medicines we take. Using findings from cutting-edge science, DiSalvo divulges terrifica.

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