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Why Don't Zebras Get Ulcers? Why Do We?
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In Professor Sapolsky's introductory episode, get a behind-the-scenes look at the science of stress and preview the groundwork for the course ahead. What exactly happens to our bodies when we come under stress? And how is our response to stress…
Colorful Carrots
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Hear the case for cooking and creating with vegetables, then watch as Chef Briwa prepares savory and surprising dishes starring carrots, including carrot osso buco; carrot tartare; simmered baby carrots in butter sauce; and burnt carrot salad with goat cheese,…
The Nuts and Bolts of the Stress-Response
Episode 2 of
Every time you have a thought or emotion, things change in your body. Here, explore the two factors responsible for these changes: the nervous system and hormones. Learn how these systems work, how they're regulated, and: most important: what happens…
Stress and Your Heart
Episode 3 of
Armed with the necessary background information, explore how specific organ systems suffer when faced with chronic stress. In the first of a series of episodes on this subject, learn how long-term stress can damage heart muscles, inflame and clog blood…
Stress, Overeating, and Your Digestive Tract
Episode 5 of
Focus now on the role stress plays in our gastrointestinal tracts. Why do most of us eat more during stressful periods? How does stress affect bowel disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and spastic colons? And how does stress combine with…
Winter Squashes
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Sweeter and denser than summer squash, winter squash takes well to seasonings and satisfies in everything from soups to desserts. Learn how to select a squash and follow recipes for butternut squash carpaccio; spicy butternut squash with coconut milk soup,…
Stress, Metabolism, and Liquidating Your Assets
Episode 4 of
The next organ system you focus on: the metabolic system. Discover how cycles of chronic stress lead to a persistent activating and storing of energy, which in turn can lead to an inefficient use of energy and play a critical…
Eggplant: Italian, Chinese, and Japanese
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Tour the eggplant varieties and dishes the world has to offer, including eggplant tart with cherry tomatoes, fontina, parmesan, and pesto; aromatic Szechuan eggplant; and fried eggplant with a sweetened miso sauce. But first, learn how eggplant has evolved and…
Stress and Female Reproduction
Episode 8 of
Get an insightful overview of the multifaceted effects of stress on the female reproductive system. Some of the topics you explore are the intricate relationships between stress and fertilization, ovulation, spontaneous miscarriages, high-tech in vitro fertilization, and the strength of…
Marvelous Mushrooms
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How do mushrooms differ from other vegetables? Here, Chef Briwa highlights the unique properties of mushrooms and the flavor and textural variances found in varieties from shitake to crimini. Then, watch as he creates two dishes bursting with umami: a…
Stress and the Biology of Depression
Episode 19 of
Turn to the realm of mental health with this close look at the ties between stress and major depression: one of the leading causes of disability in the world. Start with an overview of the disorder's symptoms before delving into…
Root Vegetables: Celery Root and Parsnips
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Turn your attention to versatile, inexpensive root vegetables with this lesson on how to select, store, and cook carrots, celery root, and parsnips. Watch as Chef Briwa prepares crudites with tapenade; parsnip chips; celery root tonkatsu with rice and napa…
Stress, Sleep, and Lack of Sleep
Episode 15 of
Most of us don't get as much sleep as we should. Yet the amount of sleep we get is highly intertwined with how our bodies deal with stress. Investigate why high levels of stress disrupt not only how long we…
Stress and the Psychology of Depression
Episode 20 of
To truly understand clinical depression, you need to grasp its psychological aspects as well. In the second episode on stress and this prevalent disease, explore the pivotal role stress hormones play in depression. Then, use your newfound knowledge of stress…
Inflorescents: Cauliflower and Artichokes
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Delve into recipes showcasing inflorescents - vegetables that also happen to be flowers - including cauliflower, broccoli, broccolini, squash blossoms, Romanesco broccoli, and broccoli rabe. Learn how to make two vegetarian dishes, cauliflower shawarma with tahini yogurt sauce and braised…
Stress Management: Approaches and Cautions
Episode 24 of
Exercise. Meditation. Social support. Religious beliefs. In this concluding episode, learn how these and other outlets can potentially help you manage life's everyday stressors: both biologically and psychologically. Regardless of how many stressors you deal with daily, all of us,…
Stress and Growth: Echoes from the Womb
Episode 6 of
The first of two episodes on stress and child development takes you inside prenatal and postnatal life. Using two extraordinary examples, Professor Sapolsky reveals the ways a fetus can respond to the environmental stressors of its mother, and how different…
The Amazing Avocado
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Switch gears with a lesson on avocado, another fruit that we treat like a vegetable. Learn how to speed or slow ripening, then join Chef Briwa for a cooked ceviche verde with shrimp; tacos composed of thin-sliced jicama "tortillas" and…
Stress and Your Immune System
Episode 10 of
Turn now to the relationship between stress and your immune system. After mastering the basics of how this system works, delve into how frequent stressors can result in flare-ups of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, can increase your vulnerability to…
Summer Squashes
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Learn how to select and cook summer squash in unexpected and satisfying ways, with a lesson featuring light, flavorful vegetarian recipes, including summer squash pasta studded with pecorino, almonds, tomatoes and garlic; grilled zucchini; roast zucchini lasagna with parmesan crisps;…