That was the question posed to me by WCBS after this study came out in the New England Journal of Medicine. Honestly I think this study shows the editors and the author of the study have a great sense of humor. It is a simple correlational study comparing the number of Nobel Prize winners in a country to the amount of chocolate eaten per capita per year. I think with the wording of the conclusion "Chocolate consumption enhances cognitive function, which is a sine qua non for winning the Nobel Prize, and it closely correlates with the number of Nobel laureates in each country." The author seems to acknowledge he is having fun.
Happiness is trending up. I really enjoyed being interviewed by JWT for their report on Happiness. The report is full of interesting information about Happiness in terms of branding and marketing. Since I focus so much on food and mental health, it was nice for me to take a step back and learn more about this trend. Check it out!
Tune in Friday 1:20-2pm WNYC Leonard Lopate Show I'm back on WNYC for Part Two of Please Explain. We'll focus on Anxiety and discuss diet, anxiety physiology, and tips for dealing with Holiday Stress. Tune in live on 93.9 in the NYC area or on the web at www.wnyc.org.
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December 11, 6:30 p.m.
Mood Boosters and Mood Busters: Let Food Be Your Guide
Learn how changing your daily diet can help maintain a happy, well-balanced disposition and overcome a predisposition to excessive weight gain caused by mood-destroying foods. Obtain tips to power-up your shopping lists and strategies for stocking your kitchen with essential ingredients to balance your emotional health. Tickets from $20 / $10 May Center Members.
Venue: Warburg Lounge, 92nd Street Y
Location: Lexington Avenue at 91st St
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Want to learn more about fats from a trusted source? While I believe there are some red flags about their conclusions, I still like this post from Harvard.
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