Traci Mann got her Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University and went on to found the Health and Eating Lab at the University of Minnesota. She has become uniquely qualified to talk on the subject of diets and eating based on her research. She has written a book titled “Secrets From The Eating Lab” which explains the science and myths about dieting.
We are delighted to bring you this video of Dr. Mann’s lecture at the PJCC.
During medical training at UCLA, I had the good fortune to learn from Norman Cousins, a Jewish writer, editor, and adjunct professor of medical humanities. Despite being misdiagnosed with tuberculosis at age 11, he set out as a boy to “discover exuberance.” He believed that positive emotions were the key to fighting illness, which he exemplified in the telling of his own battle with a severe form of arthritis. In the book Anatomy of An Illness, he describes his victory over a potentially life-threatening condition by taking mega doses of vitamin C, and watching Marx Brothers movies and TV sitcoms. He relates, “Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an ignitor of great expectations.” His Continue reading →