Tag Archives: Brain

Chocolate on the Brain?

By Kat Brown, Recent ASU Nutrition Student   I’m craving…….fill in the blank with whatever salty, sweet, crunchy snack that you crave the most. It happens so easily, a coworker merely mentions the idea of cupcakes and instantly you want … Continue reading

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Ketogenic Diet: A Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

By recent ASU nutrition student Alysia Nelson Part of an ongoing series of articles on the Ketogenic Diet   Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer … Continue reading

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Training Your Brain to Crave What’s Good for You

Cookies make your brain sparkle, at least during an MRI. These sparkles are the visual representation of the release of dopamine in the brain that occurs when we experience something pleasing, like eating a cookie. This is the brain’s reward … Continue reading

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6 Tips and Tricks for Sticking to Your Resolutions

It turns out that when it comes to our frequent inability to stick to our New Year’s resolutions, we shouldn’t be blaming our willpower, we should be blaming our brains.  You see, the rational part of our brain that sets … Continue reading

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