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Memo from Stomach to Brain

Courtesy of Google Images

Courtesy of Google Images

Dear Brain,

I want to take this opportunity to reach out and let you know what a profound impact you are having on our shared quality of life.

I feel like I’m being held personally responsible for what you put inside of me and, ultimately, I’m cleaning up your mess. It is unfair. I know what you are thinking….I do growl from time to time when I’m empty and hungry, but you really ought to use some discretion before sending things down here! Continue reading

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Chemistry 101

Photo courtesy of Google images.

Photo courtesy of Google images

How is your chemistry practice going?  You know you are a chemist, right?  I’m a chemist too.  Everyone…everyone that is old enough to feed themselves, at least….is a chemist.

A chemist is defined as a person engaged in chemical research or experiments.  So think about it….every time you put food into your system, you observe the effects it has on your body and mind (i.e. energy, mood, behavior, appearance, etc).  Whether short-term or long-term effects, the more experience you have with this research, the more sophisticated understanding you have of what works and does not work to achieve your desired outcomes. 

Bearing this philosophy in mind, does it make you feel any differently about eating?  Certainly, there is a direct cause-and-effect relationship between what we put in our mouths and how we look and feel.  This is undeniable.

In my opinion, this emphasizes the importance of scrutinizing and carefully selecting the substances we put in our body.  Next time you prepare a meal, think like the chemist that you are.  Consider your clinical experience (i.e. past research) and then thoughtfully execute your next clinical experiment (i.e. what’s on your plate).

And remember….change happens one experiment at a time.

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