The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness

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The authors offer unique insights into the factors that make us susceptible to dietary and lifestyle excesses ad present ways to restore the biological processes designed by nature to keep us running at maximum efficiency and vitaltiy.
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Overview

The authors offer unique insights into the factors that make us susceptible to dietary and lifestyle excesses ad present ways to restore the biological processes designed by nature to keep us running at maximum efficiency and vitaltiy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570672828
  • Publisher: Book Publishing Company, The
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii
Foreword ix
Chapter 1 Telling the Truth: Understanding health and happiness 3
Chapter 2 The Biological Purpose of Life: The motivational triad and the moods of happiness 7
Chapter 3 The Pleasure Trap: The rewards of pleasure; "magic buttons" 17
Chapter 4 The Miracle and Madness of Modern Medicine: The role of pain; the healing goal 25
Chapter 5 The Evolution of Diet: Modern civilization and the "Diseases of Kings" 41
Chapter 6 Looking for Health in All the Wrong Places: Mental biases; health by subtraction 51
Chapter 7 Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind: The law of satiation; "yowel" circuits, "skinny" genes 63
Chapter 8 Magic Food: The dietary pleasure trap; rate your diet and lifestyle 83
Chapter 9 Getting Along Without Going Along: The Milgram experiment; preparing for integrity 95
Chapter 10 The Path of Least Resistance: Steps to a healthy life 109
Chapter 11 Environmental Revolution: A relentless advance; diet and cancer 119
Chapter 12 Let There Be Light: The need for sleep 143
Chapter 13 Heartbreak Hotel: The happiness strategy 153
Chapter 14 The Myths of Moderation: Breaking free 163
Chapter 15 Fasting Can Save Your Life: Escaping the pleasure trap 173
Chapter 16 "Show Me the Data" Removing the cause 187
Chapter 17 True North: The road home 203
Appendices
Sample daily menu 210
Endnotes 211
References 218
Index 224
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