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How MCT Oil Benefits Brain Health

How MCT Oil Benefits Brain Health
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Why Damaged People F*ck Better, Love Better And Live Better  If our pasts decide who we become, then give me a past worth growing from. I don’t know about you, but I think damage is endearing. I value dark histories, growing pains and repressed memories. While a lot of people like to shy away from potential partners because they’ve survived damage and bad pasts, I embrace them. We all leave the nest with a few dents and bruises. No one comes out of life without a few scars, and even the cool kids have demons. These people belong in a special class of “fucked up.” It’s like they’ve lived three times. I’m not trying to romanticize or generalize the hardships and abuse many have faced. People who have been through it all come out on the other side incredibly strong. They know what it’s like to struggle, and they also know what it’s like to love. They’ve already been to hell, so they aren’t scared of going back. When you’ve already hit rock bottom, there’s no more fear of falling. They don’t sweat the small stuff.

The Dopamine Diet From an evolutionary perspective, we have always eaten in order to live. But too many of us live to eat. Consequently, more than 1 in 5 adults are overweight, and more than a third of them obese. Today, with 24-7 access to food, a biological drive to eat high-calorie fare has rapidly evolved into a health burden. The brain has developed a faulty anticipation of energy needs. Overriding evolution is a desire for the feel-good mood boost that many foods now bring us and which may be fostering an unconscious urge to overeat. The human brain is easily tricked by pleasure foods as they confuse the brain’s regulating systems. Sugar-free soft drinks also confuse our brain. Complex interactions between the nervous system, hormonal pathways, and immune system are at play when it comes to overeating. The pathway between the brain and body is known as the neuroendocrine-immune supersystem.

BulletinArt9 Understanding hormones helps us decipher the relationship between type and gender. [“Gender” is cultural while “sex” is biological.] We often associate hormones with adolescence, midlife and monthly cycles. However, the greatest influence on sex* is in the womb as the brain and body of the fetal boy or girl is developing. Testosterone Men produce ten times more testosterone than women, so even low testosterone men have more than any woman. a sense of separateness aggression and risk-taking sex drive (but not touch affection) and sexual fantasy anxiety or energy leading to poor concentration assertiveness and self-confidence visual-spatial ability and interest in moving things violent, criminal, or psychotic behavior In men, testosterone rises and falls in response to winning or losing one’s place in the social order, such as losing a game or gaining a promotion. Estrogen Estrogen is a female hormone that cycles monthly. Humans are “naturally female.” Great thanks to Laura Power, PhD.

Repetition compulsion Repetition compulsion is a psychological phenomenon in which a person repeats a traumatic event or its circumstances over and over again. This includes reenacting the event or putting oneself in situations where the event is likely to happen again. This "re-living" can also take the form of dreams in which memories and feelings of what happened are repeated, and even hallucination. The term can also be used to cover the repetition of behaviour or life patterns more broadly: a "key component in Freud's understanding of mental life, 'repetition compulsion'...describes the pattern whereby people endlessly repeat patterns of behaviour which were difficult or distressing in earlier life Freud[edit] He explored the repetition compulsion further in his 1920 essay Beyond the Pleasure Principle, describing four aspects of repetitive behavior, all of which seemed odd to him from the point of view of the mind's quest for pleasure/avoidance of unpleasure. Later psychoanalytic developments[edit]

Dr. Gabor Maté on the Stress-Disease Connection, Addiction, Attention Deficit Disorder and the Destruction of American Childhood This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Today, a Democracy Now! special with the Canadian physician and bestselling author Gabor Maté. From disease to addiction, parenting to attention deficit disorder, Dr. Maté’s work focuses on the centrality of early childhood experiences to the development of the brain, and how those experiences can impact everything from behavioral patterns to physical and mental illness. Dr. Today we bring you all three of our interviews with Dr. DR. And that’s what sets up the brain biology of addiction. AMY GOODMAN: What does the title of your book mean, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts? DR. Now, the hungry ghost realm, the creatures in it are depicted as people with large empty bellies, small mouths and scrawny thin necks. AMY GOODMAN: Can you talk about the biology of addiction? DR. Now, the issue is, why do these circuits not work so well in some people, because the drugs in themselves are not surprisingly addictive. DR. DR. DR.

Zen Life Anxiety-Crushing Ingredients Narrative psychology Arbitrary and capricious Narrative psychology is a perspective in psychology concerned with the "storied nature of human conduct",[1] that is, how human beings deal with experience by observing stories and listening to the stories of others. Operating under the assumption that human activity and experience are filled with "meaning" and stories, rather than dentests or lawful formulations, narrative psychology is the study of how human beings construct stories to deal with experiences. Definition[edit] The word narrative is used as a specific method. History[edit] Psychologists became interested in stories and everyday accounts of life in the 1970s. Jerome Bruner explored the "narrative kind of knowing" in a more empirical way in his 1986 book Actual Minds, Possible Worlds.[7] Bruner makes a distinction between "paradigmatic" and "narrative" forms of thought, proposing that they are both fundamental but irreducible to one another.[8] The narrative approach was also furthered by Dan P. T.L.

Psychotherapy Brown Bag: Attentional training in social anxiety disorder: A novel computer-based treatment approach by Michael D. Anestis, M.S. I came across a study this morning with startlingly impressive findings. What's more, the article was published in the most prestigious clinical psychology journal (Journal of Abnormal Psychology) and was written by several of my current colleagues at Florida State University and an FSU alum, and yet I did not know about it until just hours ago. The difference between the two conditions was based on the placement of the probe. Mike Anestis is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology department at Florida State University

Borderline Personality Disorder Abandonment Wound in BPD, BPD Coach A.J. Mahari At the heart of Borderline Personality Disorder lies abandonment. Abandonment trauma, abandonment depression, abandonment fears, and the deep and most primal narcissistic intra-psychic injury a human being can ever hope to survive - the core wound of abandonment. It is very common for a person with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to have deep issues with abandonment, both real actual abandonment, and/or abandonment that is perceived by them. (or perhaps is thought to be about to take place) It is one of the "traits" or diagnostic criteria for BPD. In my own case what I know about this the core wound of abandonment. is that I was abandoned (in the sense that my needs were not met - along with having been sexually and physically abused) as a young child and that it not only is the major reason I had Borderline Personality Disorder but that it changed the entire course of my life until I was in serious therapy at the age of 33. I was wounded. I was first abandoned. © Ms. A.J.