Nerdo Science

In an earlier post I gave a simplified introduction to four key regions of the brain that influence how we feel. The most important take-away is the understanding of how the neural circuits work. There is a circuit for every thought, feeling, and action we have. By making small tweaks we can “swing the vote” […]

Spicy Hierloom Gazpacho

This oil-free, nut-free gazpacho has a lot of kick thanks to delicious and smoky chipotle powder. It’s the perfect soup for the summer/fall intersection when juicy tomatoes give way to luscious corn. Ingredients Base: 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes soaked 1 cup celery, chopped 1/3 cup lime juice ½ teaspoon chipotle powder ½ teaspoon sea salt […]

The “Feeling” Brain

Most people know by now that the human brain developed in three stages. The first to come along was the stem brain which we inherited from dinosaurs, next came the limbic followed by the prefrontal cortex, which – for better or worse – sets us apart from other animals. This post will focus on the […]