Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings, Second Edition

Hardcover | December 17, 2014

byGary L. Wenk

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In Your Brain on Food, Dr. Gary Wenk expands his discussion of the effects of specific foods on the brain in a completely updated second edition. From investigations into the benefits and risks of supplements, to the action of gluten in the brain and marijuana's potential for pain relief, Dr.Wenk draws on the latest science to answer a range of fascinating questions such as: * Is your aluminum cookware hurting you?* Can tryptophan supplements improve your mood?* How do fruits and vegetables protect us from aging? * Why does eating chocolate make you feel so angry? * Does our brain want us to be obese?Never forget - everything we consume can affect how we think, feel, and act.

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In Your Brain on Food, Dr. Gary Wenk expands his discussion of the effects of specific foods on the brain in a completely updated second edition. From investigations into the benefits and risks of supplements, to the action of gluten in the brain and marijuana's potential for pain relief, Dr.Wenk draws on the latest science to answer a...

Gary L. Wenk, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics at the Ohio State University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:December 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Food, Drugs, and You2. Memories, Magic, and a Major Addiction3. Euphoria, Depression, and Madness4. Your Brain's Anchor to Reality5. Marijuana in the Brain6. Simple Molecules That Turn You On and Off7. Sleeping vs. Waking8. Remnants of an Ancient Past9. Brain Enhancement and other Magical BeliefsSuggested ReadingsIndex

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Praise for the First Edition: "Intriguing" --Scientific American MIND