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The idea that a person can be addicted to food has recently gotten more support from science.
Experiments in animals and humans show that, for some people, the same reward and pleasure centers of the brain that are triggered by addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin are also activated by food, especially highly palatable foods. Highly palatable foods are foods rich in:
Like addictive drugs, highly palatable foods trigger feel-good brain chemicals such as dopamine. Once people experience pleasure associated with increased dopamine transmission in the brain's reward pathway from eating certain foods, they quickly feel the need to eat again.
The reward signals from highly palatable foods may override other signals of fullness and satisfaction. As a result, people keep eating, even when they're not hungry.
People who show signs of food addiction may also develop a tolerance to food. They eat more and more, only to find that food satisfies them less and less.
Scientists believe that food addiction may play an important role in obesity. But normal-weight people may also struggle with food addiction. Their bodies may simply be genetically programmed to better handle the extra calories they take in. Or they may increase their physical activity to compensate for overeating.
This week’s show
July 7th, 2014
America can afford Medicare for all
Last week while performing my engineering duties on KPFT’s Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig, a rather disturbing call came from a caller. The caller was not a bad person. The caller was not ill willed. The caller simply bought into the tenet that the mythical free market can solve all of America and the world’s problems.
I do not mind folks having different ideological beliefs in most segments of our economy. In fact it may even be a great experiment to show what works effectively.
Where these ideologies cause pain, financial distress, or deaths unnecessarily to our fellow human beings, to our fellow Americans, one should not leave it up to some unseen, unknown, or so far failed market.
When the caller implied that morality had no role in the implementation of healthcare, I was left flabbergasted. He seemed to be of the belief that somehow there was some intrinsic benevolence to our mythical free market.
There are grey areas in every debate. However there are areas where there are absolutes. Healthcare is one of the areas with absolutes. Those who want a complete mythical free market answer to healthcare have already been proven wrong. Americans need not have had to go through the past decades of wasteful medical spending and medical robbery. Simple arithmetic had the answer.
There is only one solution that makes mathematical sense. It is Medicare for all.
Kevin Heupel Debt Relief Expert and Attorney who has been featured in USA Today's Legal Elite and has helped thousands of good people get out of debt. Kevin became a best-selling author with his book: Get off the Financial Roller Coaster
Peter Shankman author, entrepreneur, speaker, and worldwide connector, Peter is globally recognized for radically new ways of thinking about marketing, customer service, advertising, PR, and social media. Peter is currently the co-founder of Shankman | Honig, a global consultancy that empowers companies to better utilize their customer service to increase revenues and decrease marketing costs
Dr. Lisa Renz Executive Director with BNI Southeastern Virginia. She earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a major in Entrepreneurial Leadership. She provides training and consulting for small businesses, government contractors, and government agencies
Sweet Talk will be talking to Peter Shankman author, entrepreneur, speaker, angel investor and worldwide connector, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about Customer Service, Social Media, PR, marketing and advertising.
Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which in under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media. HARO is currently the largest free source repository in the world, sending out over 1,500 queries from worldwide media each week. HARO’s tagline, “Everyone is an Expert at Something”, proves over and over again to be true, as thousands of new members join at helpareporter.com each week. In June of 2010, less than two years after Peter started HARO in his apartment, it was acquired by Vocus, Inc.
Our "Young Entrepreneur" show today features two teen entrepreneurs, Emma Johnson and Tori Molnar, who have successfully launched businesses, that are both growing and thriving.
Sixteen-year-old Emma Johnson has an eye for trends. She often recommends ideas for her mom, Tory Johnson, for her weekly “Deals & Steals” segment on ABC’s Good Morning America. Now, given her passion for bracelets, Emma is using her talent and instincts to build a business. A fun and fashionable charm bracelet company called EM John.
She started by creating charm bracelets, posting photos on Instagram and having friends ask to buy them.
All custom lucite charms are made in America and strung on one-size-fits-most silicone beaded stretchy elastic bracelets. Each piece is packaged with love in New York City.
Em John College Challenge: pre-paying for her college education.
Tori Molnar is a 17 year old entrepreneur, professional speaker, and blogger for the Huffington Post. She started Utoria when she was barely 14 and it's grown into so much more than the small online boutique it originally started as.
She was very fortunate to gain the support of other amazing entrepreneurs very early on in my career, including Tory Johnson, Good Morning America contributor, Jen Groover, Peter Shankman, and others. Now it's her time to shine.
Her life's mission is to be a power of example andhelp other young people live their entrepreneurial dreams and their best life as a result.
Think getting in shape is impossible? Think again! Curtis Harwell personal trainer, has designed workout that you can do from beggining to end to achieve success. Stop making excuses and get moving today!
Please tune in as I will be speaking with Carly Shankman, a Certified Holistic Health Coach & Member of the AADP.
Dr. Linda McCarthy Ph.D in Metaphysical Counseling,and Board Certified Life Strategies Coach with the American Assn. of Drugless Practitioners. She is a member of the American Holistic Medical Assn., Co-Author of the #1 best-selling book “The Wellness Code”
Paul Streitz CEO of Advanced Lighting, Inc., a manufacturer of LED and fiber optics. He reinvented himself as an consultant, author and motivational speaker. His book, Blue-Collar Buddha is rapidly gaining a following in business world and the self-help community.
Kevin Tacher Founder and CEO of Independence Title in Fort Lauderdale Florida as well as Best-Selling Author of SOLD The World's Leading Real Estate Experts Reveal the Secrets to Selling Your Home for Top Dollar in Record Time Bob Sbraccia has been in sales & marketing for a quarter of a century having local, regional, and national responsibilities for Fortune 500 companies. He has received numerous awards for performance and recognized as a human performance and business iimprovement expert and Best Selling Author Arjun Dev Arora CEO and Founder of ReTargeter, angel investor and adviser to a dozen companies. Peter Shankman globally recognized for radically new ways of thinking about marketing, customer service, advertising, PR, and social media. He is the co-founder of Shankman Honig, a global consultancy that empowers companies to better utilize their customer service
What makes a great conference experience?
As professionals, going to conferences and meeting fellow colleagues is an essential part of networking to get the pulse on what's going on in our industry, learn new ideas and strategies and have fun!
I am joined by Elizabeth Pitt, SVP Customer Delight at Infusionsoft, who give us some insight into the Icon14 strategy and goals. Infusionsoft is presenting it's 8th annual conference for small business owners and operators.We will be discussing what goes into creating and executing the concept, content and experience of a great conference, so attendees leave with a lasting memory and the takeaway goals.
#ICON14 brings you some of the brightest minds in the world of small business today including Seth Godin, Peter Shankman, Simon Sinek and Clate Mask (founder of Icon14). Great conferences deliver groundbreaking ideas, powerful strategies, actionable insights and more ways to grow, manage, prosper and have fun.
I am joined today by Icon14 speaker Ann Rhoades, President of HR company People Ink, and Infusionsoft's Chief People Officer Hal Halladay.
#ICON14 is the eighth annual conference for small business, hosted by Infusionsoft. If you love small business, you belong here.
Experience three exciting days packed with big ideas, powerful strategies and actionable insights to grow your business. Join keynote speakers Seth Godin, JJ Ramberg, Clay Mask, Peter Shankman, Simon Sinek, 25+session speakers and Infusionsoft small business specialists share their best ideas, best practices for your success.
More than 3,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs from around the world gather here to network, learn and share.
From small business planning and content creation to SEO, social media marketing and more, Icon14 is a great opportunity to network and hear from other small business owners and entrepreneurs.
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