Sharlet M. Briggs PhD – Articles

  • Sleep

    Did you know that there is a link between sleep deprivation and a desire to eat? Studies at Columbia University found that people who get insufficient sleep tend to eat an extra 300 calories a day, and the favorite food is ice cream. Both men and women eat more protein-rich foods on short sleep, but only women ingested more fat—averaging 31 more grams of fat after sleeping for 4 hours.   Sleep is also critical to a Longevity Lifestyle. Mental skills suffer severely from sleep deprivation, even more so than......

  • Water

    Your brain must have water to do its job. If you don’t give it a good supply, your brain will direct the body to steal some fluid from elsewhere in your body. At any given time your bladder has the largest potential reservoir of fluid—urine. Now that puts a different spin on the term pea brain!   Your brain is composed largely of fluid, 80-90 percent and your body is 60-70 percent fluid. Both need a daily supply of water. Consume your calories through food and make water your beverage of......