Take a Moderate Approach Chapter 1
- Take a Moderate Approach (Video)
- The Search for Balance
- Choice & Consequences
- Leptin Controls Appetite (VIDEO)
- Why Do We Overeat?
- Hooked On Sugar (VIDEO)
- Sweetness is Our Weakness
- Hold the Simple Starch!
- Apple-Shaped Vs. Pear-Shaped (VIDEO)
- What Is Inflammation? (VIDEO)
- Our Fat Helps Keep Us Fat
- The Complexities Of Addiction (VIDEO)
- Just Socially?
- Out-of-Control Actions
- The Power of Cravings
- Obesity Is Toxic (VIDEO)
- Maintaining a Better Life
Take a Moderate Approach (Video)
“Moderation in all things, including moderation.” This advice for living a balanced life is perfect in theory. In practice, however, too many of us eat too much, have too many drinks or otherwise overindulge on a regular basis. There is a constant battle between our knowledge of what is good for our health, and our all-too-human pleasure-seeking tendencies. Can we draw on our determination and resourcefulness to help smart decisions win the battle more frequently?
In this wellness center, you will see visualizations showing the impact of overdoing it—with sugar, alcohol, drugs and more-on our physical health. You will also learn how we can rev up our our natural mechanisms for maintaining balance to get back on the right track. Use these special features to get the most out this wellness center:
- The chapter listing at the left shows the range of subtopics that we will explore in this health center.
- The key visualizations from each chapter appear in our carousel of small pictures, above. Clicking on each one will enlarge it so you can view the content for the related chapter.
- On the main images, buttons may launch short videos, graphics and interactive features.
- A feature called "Take Three Steps" in some chapters gives you three simple actions to take in order to begin improving your well-being right away.
- Also, rolling over the red arrows on the images reveals more interactive content.
- Finally, the photos, graphics and icons in the text labeled “Read More” link to additional content and interactive experiences. Click away!
We hope you find all of “The 9 Visual Rules of Wellness” to be informative and compelling.
Everything In Moderation
How can you stop yourself from overeating, drinking too much, taking wild risks? It isn't as simple as knowing what is and isn't good for you in the long run. The parts of your brain that handle logic and decision-making can be at odds with the parts of your brain that propel you to seek instant pleasure and happiness. Knowing how your brain does this work can help you figure out how to switch from excessive behaviors to (mostly) healthful choices.
TAKE A MODERATE APPROACH VIDEOS
CHAPTER 1 (currently viewing)
Everything In ModerationDifferent parts of the brain spur you to make responsible decisions, or indulge in excess.
Leptin Controls AppetiteThe hormone leptin tells your body when you have had enough to eat.
Hooked On SugarWe have a natural urge for sweetness, but we can kick the habit.
Apple-Shaped Vs. Pear-ShapedEveryone stores fat, but how much and where we store it makes a big difference to our health.
What Is Inflammation?Overweight and obese people are more likely to suffer from chronic inflammation.
The Complexities Of AddictionAddiction has physical, psychological and social components.
Obesity Is ToxicHow do obese people develop insulin resistance and diabetes?
theVisualMD Wishes to Thank our Scientific Collaborators:
- Neal Benowitz, MD
Center For Tobacco Control Research and Education University of California San Francisco
- Deepak Chopra, MD
- Cynthia Geyer, MD
Medical Director Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
- Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD
Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard University
- Tereza Hubkova, MD
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
- David L. Katz, MD, MPH
David L. Katz, MD, MPHDirector, Yale Prevention Research Center
- Mark Liponis, MD
Corporate Medical Director, Canyon Ranch
- Candace Pert, PhD
Neuroscientist and author
- Philipp Scherer, PhD
Director of the Touchstone Diabetes Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Interpersonal Neurobiologist UCLA School of Medicine/Mindsight Institute
- Michael J. Stein, MD, FACR
Chief Medical Director at TheVisualMD.com Professor of Medicine and Community Health Butler Hospital/Brown University
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