foods for the brain

Tickle House: The Rooms

A fantasy heard quite a bit by many community members is the idea of all of us staying in a house together. It would be like a giant sleepover, filled with cuddling and movies and food and friendship and tickles!!

Now this is a concept that my lee brain just thought of.

Obviously there would be a constant rivalry between the lees and the lers. And an idea I really like is a Lee Room and a Ler Room.

So there’s a room just for all the lees, and they get a chance to hide from lers and be together without the constant fear of tickling!!

And then the ler room is most likely a place for plotting and evilness (I wouldn’t know I don’t belong there I’m a small lee baby hahahahahahahahaha)

But I think the best thing about it is the constant threats.

Imagine all the lees chilling in their room, when a note slides under the door. With an ominous message saying something like, “Send out a chosen lee in the next 3 minutes. If no one comes, we attack.” LIKE LITTLE STUFF LIKE THAT WOULD BE SO GREAT.

Or if a poor lee happens to be walking by the ler door and all of a sudden they are pulled inside the room and they are in a VERY DANGEROUS ZONE and all the other lees hear them screaming and laughing and they must decide to either attack and risk it or stay safe and let their friend suffer.

And this would just be the cutest idea to me this needs to happen okay okay.

anonymous asked:

Can adhd be cured?

No.

There are cases where ADHD symptoms are caused by something other than brain development, like sleep deprivation or food allergies, and when you correct for that thing then the symptoms disappear. But that’s not ADHD, it’s whatever the thing is that’s causing the symptoms. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder. The ADHD brain is structurally different from a neurotypical brain (there are studies that show this).

-J

anonymous asked:

How do I stop overeating? 😭

Hi Anon,

There really is no “one answer” for this as it’s different for everyone but, while I can’t take credit for this information ( it was something I had read sometime back and kept for myself to help with my own overeating ) here are a few things that you might find helpful:

Eat slowly. This isn’t a new concept; remember all those familiar dieting tips like “sip water between bites” and “chew thoroughly before swallowing”? These were all aimed at slowing us down when we eat. Research led by Mark Gold, MD, at the University of Florida at Gainesville has shown it takes 12 or more minutes for food satisfaction signals to reach the brain of a thin person, but 20 or more minutes for an obese person. Eating slowly ensures that these important messages have time to reach the brain.

Be aware. “Be more attentive about the whole eating experience; don’t eat when you are driving or at the computer.“ When we’re distracted or hurried the food (and calories) we eat tend not to register well in our brains. Jean Kristeller, PhD, a psychologist and Indiana State University researcher, suggests a brief premeal meditation to get centered before eating so you can more easily derive pleasure from your food, give the meal your full attention, and notice when you’ve had enough.

Make the first bites count. Kristeller believes that maximum food enjoyment comes in the initial bites. “After a few bites, taste buds start to lose their sensitivity to the chemicals in food that make it taste good,” she explains. Satisfying your taste buds by really savoring those first few bites may help you stop eating when you’re physically comfortable.

Keep up appearances. Using a smaller plate and paying attention to the presentation of a meal can increase your awareness of the food in front of you and help you stop eating when you are comfortable. “The brain looks at the plate and decides if the portion is adequate,” says Gold. “It takes some time, but the smaller the plate, the smaller the portion.”

Choose satisfying foods. Steer away from foods that give you a lot of calories for very little volume, such as milk shakes, cheese, and chocolate, Gold recommends. The higher the fiber, protein, and/or water content of a food or meal, the more likely it is to be satisfying in your stomach without going overboard on calories.

Good luck and best wishes to you Anon! 🙂

ibtimes.com
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Quick fact. Ready?
Our lungs are never completely empty from air. Even when we completely breathe out, there is still a bit of air that remains.
“Getting the air knocked out of you” is when you accidentally breathe out this remaining air.

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Zombie Brain Cake

Yields one cake

The things you’ll need

Red Velvet Cake
  • 4 ounces butter, unsalted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cups sour cream
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon red gel color
  • Pan spray
  • 1 tub buttercream frosting
Marshmallow Fondant
  • 10 oz. mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup shortening, for greasing your hands
Raspberry Blood
  • 1 ¼ cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tsp. Red gel coloring
Equipment
  • Hand mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • 1½-quart ovenproof glass bowl (Pyrex)
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Small hand strainer
  • Small pot
  • Small whisk
  • Small pastry brush
  • Long serrated cake knife
  • Sheet tray
  • Cake stand
  • Paring knife
  • Small offset spatula

Let’s get started!

Red Velvet Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF. Grease a 1½-quart ovenproof glass bowl.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and vanilla. In another small bowl, whisk together sour cream and milk. Pour egg mixture into butter-sugar mixture and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. On a low speed, alternate adding flour mixture and sour cream mixture to butter-egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour and adding the food coloring with the first addition of liquid.
  6. Pour the batter into the greased glass bowl until it is two-thirds full. You will have a little leftover batter.
  7. Slow-bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  8. Let the cake cool and then remove it from the bowl. Level the top with a large knife and place the cake, flat side down, on a cake plate.
  9. Use an offset spatula to frost the cake with a very thin layer of cream cheese frosting.
Raspberry Blood:
  1. 1. In a small sauce pan, whisk all the ingredients except the gel color and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in the gel color until well combined and cool to use.
Marshmallow Fondant:
  1. Pour marshmallows into a microwave-safe bowl and then stir in water to evenly coat the marshmallows.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat this process two more times, or until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Sift 3 cups of powdered sugar into a large bowl and make a hole in the center. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture onto the powdered sugar. Sift the rest of the powdered sugar on top of the marshmallows.
  4. Oil your hands to prevent the marshmallows from sticking to you. Knead in the sugar until you have the consistency of soft taffy and the fondant no longer sticks to your hands.

Time to decorate!

  1. Roll out the fondant into ½-inch thick ropes and arrange them on the cake to look like a brain.
  2. Use a paintbrush to brush the raspberry blood over the fondant.
  3. TaDa! This brain cake will make the perfect creepy treat for your Halloween get-together!
    How to Survive Finals

    Finals week is almost here and I, personally, am sick as a dog. It is Not Good. However, this being ill thing has shoved me into survival mode, which has reminded me of the important parts of surviving finals week!

    Drink lots of water. Water is good for you. Dehydration leads to headaches, and constant sugary drinks lead to sugar crashes. Both are sucky, so just drink water!

    Don’t come within five feet of me. I am currently a hive of filth and disease, laden down with most maladies known to man. Just stay away.

    Remember sleep is your friend. Sleep is so good. Start studying NOW, so you don’t feel the last minute urge to ignore sleep in hopes of getting two more facts to stay in your brain.

    Remember real food is your friend. Eat a vegetable that hasn’t been fried, you heathen. Your body will thank you and you will not feel like a garbage dump.

    Try to start papers at LEAST three days before they’re due. There is NOTHING worse that trying to write a paper the night before it’s due, especially if it’s more than five pages long. Start early!

    An uneventful finals week is a good finals week. Just because your friends are going to Walmart at 2 am to bother people does not mean you need to go with them, ESPECIALLY if you have a final before noon. Sometimes, being bored during finals week is the preferable option.


    Go forth and make good decisions.