Welcome to the final installment of the brain quintilogy. In the previous 4 posts we have addressed the reward center, the survival system, the stress response, and stress coping mechanisms. For this final installment, we will bring all of this together into one epic parable.
The environment we live in today is much different than the one humans evolved in. However, our brains have not adapted to handle the sedentary, isolated, indoor, sleep-deprived, fast food laden, stressed out pace of 21st century life. Ancient brain programs are acting like you are still a cave man.
According to the American Medical Association, obesity is now classified as a disease. What are the implications of this? Did you catch obesity?