Weight Control Clinics Durham NC
Quantum physics tells us that when we go beyond the mask of matter, the universe is revealed to be energy and information. Your body and the environment in which you live are intimately interwoven fields of energy and information. All living beings face the challenge of how to acquire energy and information from the environment and transform it into the energy and information of their bodies. Eating is the process of acquiring, and digestion is the process of using energy and information from our environment.
We describe the energy component of food by the number of calories it contains and the informational component of food by its nutrients—vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. To get the energy and information we require, we need food that supplies optimal levels of calories and nutrients.
Unfortunately, the common Western diet tends to provide too many calories and not enough vital nutrients. As a result, 60 percent of Americans are overweight and almost 40 percent are carrying enough excess weight to affect their health. Even our children are showing an alarming rise in the incidence of obesity.
The six tastes
The human brain sends hunger signals when it becomes aware of the need for energy and information. As we eat, our taste buds send messages to the brain informing it if we have ingested foods that provide the energy and information we need. The six tastes, known in Ayurveda as sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent are the codes that inform our nervous systems of a meal’s nutritional content. If we sample foods that correspond to each of these tastes throughout the day, our meals will provide a wide assortment of health-promoting nutrients. If we do not have all flavors available, the brain is not satisfied and continues to send signals to eat more. As a result, we take in too many calories but remain malnourished
Additionally, in every category of taste, some foods are highly nutritious and others should be eaten more sparingly. Favor fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, cereals, breads, and nuts. If you do not want to become vegetarian, reduce your intake of red meats, favoring cold-water fish and egg whites. Minimize your intake of highly refined sugar and wheat products.
The role of emotions
Our emotions also play an essential role in our eating habits. We learned early in life how putting something in our mouths soothed upset feelings. Whether it was a breast, a bottle, a pacifier, or a thumb, all of us were conditioned to associate our mouths with comfort. It’s not surprising that adults under stress resort to smoking, drinking, or excessive eating. In addition, when we experience stress, our bodies release hormones that cause us to conserve energy, and recent studies have shown that disturbed sleep patterns associated with stress increase levels of hormones responsible for appetite.
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Dates: 5/15/2013 - 5/16/2013
Location: The Union Auditorium in The Carolina Union
Chapel Hill, NC
300 S Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
The Center for Deployment Psychology UC4e -- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
This training is a follow-on to the Center for Deployment Psychology's University Counseling Center Core Competency (UC4) "Service Members and Veterans on Campus" program held at over 40 campuses over the past several years. We are proud to offer a full two-day advanced training for treating PTSD within a university or college counseling center. This UC4 - Extended (UC4e) program will provide training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Counseling and Wellness Services.
$20 Conference Fee
The training, materials, treatment manuals, and continuing education credits are provided at no cost to attendees, and registration to attend the event is free. However, there is a $20 conference fee that will be collected at the door. Payment will be accepted by check or money order only, payable UNC - Counseling and Wellness Services.
Continuing Education Credits
All professional-level clinicians will receive 13 CEUs upon completion of the training. Full check-in and check-out each day are required. Check-in will begin at 8:00am, and the presentation will begin promptly at 8:30am and end at 5:00pm, with breaks provided throughout the day. CEUs for partial participation will not be awarded. CMEs for medical providers or psychiatrists are not available.
This training is intended primarily for university-based mental health providers, and seating is limited. In order to attend this training event, attendees must meet the following criteria:
- You must be working in a clinical capacity (e.g. psychologist, social worker, counselor, intern, extern, etc.).
- You must have previously attended the CDP University Counseling Center Core Competency (UC4) course, or be a current clinical trainee/staff member
Lecture by Mike Helms, "Boom and Bust: Paper currency in Colonial North Carolina"
Dates: 5/16/2013 - 5/16/2013
Location: Visitors Center
160 South Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Joel Lane Museum House is proud to present a lecture by Mike Helms, "Boom and Bust: Paper Currency in Colonial North Carolina". Admission will be $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Please call 919-833-3431 with your MasterCard or Visa, or mail a check to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.
Mike's talk entitled "Boom and Bust: Paper Currency in Colonial North Carolina," will focus on colonial and Civil War era North Carolina scrip. Authentic period banknotes signed by the likes of North Carolina's governor Richard Caswell (1729-1789) will bring a unique human dimension to the colorful story of North Carolina's state-issued currency.
Burlington Carousel Festival
Dates: 9/21/2013 - 9/22/2013
Location: Burlington City Park - Burlington, NC
1333 Overbrook Road
The Burlington Carousel Festival becomes a special weekend in the hearts of many throughout the Southeast. From the artistic gem, the Dentzel Menagerie Carousel, to the great array of carousel artists and craftsmen as well as national music entertainment, the Festival continues to offer families and visitors a memory that will last forever.
NCAAHPERD- North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance's 66th Annual Convention
Dates: 11/21/2013 - 11/23/2013
Location: Venue TBD
NCAAHPERD- North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance's 67th Annual Convention
Dates: 11/20/2014 - 11/22/2014
Location: Venue TBD