There is a woman I know who goes to a local gym in central Massachusetts. For the sake of this article, let’s call her Alice. Alice is there every day when the gym opens and starts her daily workout on the elliptical before moving over to the weight room. She is there every single day except for holidays. I don’t know her exact age but she is definitely over 50. She looks great and will probably live to be 100.
One of the things that we can seemingly all agree on these days is that nutrition can be quite confusing. Unfortunately, we live in a country in which the government and medical profession has been promoting the demonization of dietary for decades, but thankfully, that tide is starting to change. The scientific evidence is strong and getting stronger.
Have you heard of the Danish concept of hygge? Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish word that expresses the concept of a feeling or mood that comes by taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, everyday moments more meaningful, beautiful or special. Simple examples include making a ritual out of making coffee and then lingering …
We all know that vegetables are good for you, which is something that every single dietary philosophy agrees on. It’s simply not possible to find a truly healthy person who doesn’t consume vegetables regularly. However, did you know that many traditional hunter-gatherer societies ate as many as 100 different species of plants? And this diversity of plant foods is severely lacking in today’s world.
A recent study conducted at the University of Michigan suggest that vitamin D deficiency in childhood may result in behavioral problems during adolescence, including aggressive behavior, anxiety and depressive moods. The study was done on school children in Bogotá, Colombia. Children with deficient blood vitamin D levels were almost twice as likely to develop behavior problems, as opposed to children who had higher levels of vitamin D.