The Three Computers – Lessons on Meditation 3

Welcome to Lesson 3 on Meditation from the Panoptic Podcast. As we begin to practice, we notice the stream of thoughts, emotions, and rationalizations that pervade our mind. The Three Computers help us to understand the thought processes and to learn that there is another path that we can take. With this new awareness, we …

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Observing the Breath – Lessons on Meditation 2

Welcome to Lesson 2 on Meditation here on the Panoptic Podcast. Today, I took the time to discuss some of the benefits of meditation, as well as one basic technique which will help you learn to be more present, slow down, and begin the process of stopping the brain from racing. Listen, enjoy, and provide …

Fat-Burning Brown-Fat, Paleo and Post-Menopause, & Why You Should Drink Less Caffeine

There are a few things that you should know about this week. Two that are related: There's an enzyme that can boost metabolism in heat-producing brown fat tissue. Certain bile acids can turn white-fat fat-deposits into metabolically active brown-fat like tissue. Two that are seemingly unrelated: Paleo diets help post-menopausal women lose weight and maintain …

Fast-Food Triggers Large + Aggressive Immune Response

It looks as though our Western Diet (WD) can cause long-term changes to our immune systems. Researchers found that the WD causes larger immune reactions with repeated feedings, and more aggressive responses by the immune system even in small doses. The Western Diet is characterized by a high consumption of red meat, refined sugars, saturated …

Eat Less, Live Long

We've had a few firsts recently. We have our first prolonged human study of the effects of Caloric Restriction, and Our first human study of early time-restricted-eating. Calorie Restricted Eating Delays Aging in Humans In a two-year, 218 participant study, researchers were able to show positive effects of caloric restriction (CR) on numerous clinical disease …