The Brain and Obesity. Part 3 – The Modern Brain

As I’ve mentioned earlier in this series, our brains have two parts: the primal and the modern. We’ve covered the primal brain in parts 1 & 2. Now, let’s talk about the other player: the Modern Brain (aka the prefrontal cortex). This is the part of our brain that separates us from the animals. In this blog, we’ll cover how our modern brain allows us to plan ahead, organize our day, prepare meals, go grocery shopping, solve problems, etc. What kind of influence and control does it have over our primal brain? Join me here to find out.

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The Brain and Obesity. Part 2 – The Primal Emotional Brain

The primal part of our brain is always working in the background. Other than being focused on our survival, the thoughts our primal brain most often have are around our emotions. And, it tends to focus largely on negative emotions. In this blog, I’m going to talk about the negativity bias of our primal emotional brain and how it comes into play regarding our weight. Do we need to try to control it? Find out more with me here.

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The Brain and Obesity. Part 1 – The Primal Brain

There are two parts to the brain: the primal and the modern. In this blog, we will look at the elements of the primal brain (the limbic brain) and its involvement in managing our weight. The primal brain is all about survival and balance, which play a significant factor in our decisions. Can you teach an old brain new tricks?

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Big Fat Facts Podcast – EP 62 – Stories of Trauma and some of the Neurobiology with Kelly Moen

Our brain represents a system that controls body functions; neurobiology helped us to discover each part of the brain and its functions, which opens the ability to know how it works. Trauma is an emotional experience caused by multiple bad and hard experiences that can happen to any human being. Triggers can be created, and our brain takes them as a red flag to the system which creates different reactions. Kelly Moen explains many different experiences related to trauma responses and how our brain works.

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CLAs (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) and Weight-loss!

Let’s talk about weight-loss supplements, specifically CLAs (Conjugated Linoleic Acids). In this blog/, we’re looking at the evidence to dispel the stories and myths of the snake oil salespersons of today! What really is CLA, and what can it do? Can it help with weight loss? Join me as we take a deeper look at the data.

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GLP-1 Showdown. Ozempic vs. Trulicity!

It’s the showdown of the decade! Ozempic vs. Trulicity: two GLP-1 RAs used for managing blood sugar and weight management control. What did this rare head-to-head drug trial reveal? In this blog, we are going to examine the results of the SUSTAIN-7 clinical trial and find out which came out on top.

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