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The Taste of Water

June 7, 2021

Dr. Amit Sood, MD

Dear friend,Do we have specific taste buds for pure water? Scientists disagree. Some believe that water has no natural taste. Like the quiet of vacuum is to the ears or darkness of the other side of the moon is to the eyes, the taste of water is null. Other scientists posit that drinking water activates unique brain areas. No matter its innate taste,....

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The Popcorn Metaphor

June 7, 2021

Dr. Amit Sood, MD

Dear friend,Take a bag of popcorn kernels and heat it in the microwave oven for two and a half minutes. About 95 percent of the grains pop, but at the bottom remain the hard and unyielding 5 percent. You decide to heat the bag for another 30 seconds. The remaining 5 percent also pop, but what happens....

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Good listening

June 7, 2021

Dr. Amit Sood, MD

Dear friend,You enjoy a good speaker and detest a boring one because a good speaker, one who is in flow, helps your brain experience the same flow state. In an interesting study, researchers monitored the brain waves of people as they were listening to a speaker. (1) Slowly, the listener’s brain waves started tracking that of the speaker. The more they trusted the speaker....

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Happy counting!

June 7, 2021

Dr. Amit Sood, MD

Dear friend,On a quiet foggy evening, I was sitting alone in a room feeling a little down. “How do I cheer myself,” I asked? First, I headed to the refrigerator. I wasn’t hungry, but that ice cream sure looked inviting. It bought me three minutes of happiness, but soon guilt followed. A quick 400 calories later, I was unhappy again. Next, I tried to forget myself watching a...

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