Monika Kuzminskaitė on Food & Eating PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Research. How does the gut communicate with the brain? It does, in case you wonder, there are chains of neurons sending signals from the gut to the brain and back. Researchers found that if the gut lacks bacteria, specific neurons become more active and brain "makes" the food move slower through the intestines. These neurons, in turn, depend on other neurons that "smell" the fatty acids that are produced by the gut bacteria. What can I say. The Gut is an amazing creation. Perhaps one day you may truly say that gut rules you, and it will not be a joke anymore. Article: https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/news/brain-gut-circuit-lets-microbiota-directly-affect-our-sympathetic-nervous-system-338082 Research: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2474-7?WT.ec_id=NATURE-202007&sap-outbound-id=8D2A5F9681C5AEED2FB5B5C24F80466C75344910 Photo: Pexels from Pixabay Book my counselling session here: https://fb.com/book/saukstasproto/ ||| Lots of long reads and chance to support me as well as to win free session: https://www.patreon.com/saukstasproto
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on Food & Eating PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Another book that I would like to recommend. Not the only one of this kind, I will come back to this later as well. Even though it is not psychology, but this knowledge is still very important. One of the obstacles that does not allow to achieve the desired result is lack of knowledge about how things work. If you stand in front of the door with the key in your hand, but have no clue how to use it - you can spend loads of time just standing there, experiencing despair, anger, blaming the door, the key, yourself or the others. But the door will not open because of this. Accepting this fact, also that knowledge needs to be verified, collected, updated - is the field of psychology. This specific knowledge - on food and eating - currently is developing very rapidly. There are still things that are valid, but a lot of other things that are new, and even contradict the previous "truths" - to avoid fats, to snack, to eat until full and not get hungry by any means, to eat sugars or food in general in order to have energy (whatever that is), to be able to compensate by exercising if you ate more the day before, to be able to "burn" excess food, etc. Now we know more, so we can treat our bodies a lot better and achieve results a lot faster. Bon read. #spoonfulofreading #books #psychology #nutrition
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on Food & Eating PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Several things you should know about the Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, ARFID. It is not "just" a picky eating. This eating disorder causes great psychological and physical stress, people may gag or choke if trying to swallow something that causes them anxiety - foods of specific texture, smell, appearance, or something they choked on before. Because of this people may avoid eating situations all together, like cafeterias or parties. This disorder may be the cause of serious weight loss of failure to grow. People with this disorder are not concerned with their weight or body image as often is the case with other eating disorders. It may occur in people of all ages and genders. Along with this disorder, people may experience anxiety, mood disorders, symptoms from autism spectrum. Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective method of help - it focuses on exposure and response prevention. Article: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/blog/more-picky-eating%E2%80%947-things-know-about-arfid Photo: Pexels from Pixabay Book my counselling seession here: https://fb.com/book/saukstasproto/ ||| Lots of long reads and chance to support me as well as to win free session: https://www.patreon.com/saukstasproto
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on Food & Eating PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating matters4 days ago
Research. Eating healthy? Great. Because of that allow yourself "to let go" and eat something not so healthy on the side? Then not so great. Researchers have found that a very positive impact of Mediterranean diet (fish, olive oil, vegetables, legumes, full grain products, a bit of red wine) on the cognitive functions, memory and perception are significantly diminished by adding product typical to Western diet (fried meals, refined grains, processed meat, full fat dairy products, pizza, etc.). Cognitive age is increased by appr. 6 years. Just the facts. For slow consideration. Research: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210109152410.htm Photo: S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach. #spoonfulofreason #p#psychology #mediterraneandiet #memory #cognitive #perception #food
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