Gut Reactions: The Science of Weight Gain and Loss | 20 CPEU
Science is increasingly demonstrating complex interactions among the human body and its interactions with food, exercise, nutrition, and the environment. This essential holistic perspective integrates biochemistry, psychology, sociology, and physiology of the obesity crisis in the United States. Explore how human physiology reacts to food and the environment and how the brains affects what and how much the body eats. This overarching vision can provide insight as to why some diets work for some people but not for others--based on genetics, previous weight history, brain chemistry, environmental cues, and social pressures. Integrate the issue of how hormones affect hunger and satiety and interact with the brain and the gut to regulate feeding behavior. In the context of addictive nature of foods that interact with the same dopamine and opioid receptors in the brain as cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, and nicotine, further understand how gut microbiome influences food cravings, weight management and metabolism.
Master a comprehensive understanding of the causes, consequences, and management of adult and childhood obesity.
Assimilate the complex and holistic interactions among the human body and its interactions with food, exercise, nutrition, and the environment.
Exhibit a comprehension of how hormones affect hunger and satiety.
Articulate how hormones interact with the brain and the gut to regulate feeding behavior.
Demonstrate an understanding of what makes a food addictive.
Compare the neural mechanisms of additive foods, dopamine and opioids.
Recognize how human physiology reacts to food and the environment.
Articulate how the neurological influences upon what and how much the body eats.
Exam: 80 multiple choice questions. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video. Kindle eBook: 19872 KB. ASIN: B079J66T14. Accessible in the U.S. only. Book: Paperback, 256pp. Jan 2019. ISBN-13: 978-1641600002