Magnesium is so important for our wellbeing, playing a role in over 300 important enzymatic functions in the body. Yet most of us aren’t getting enough in our daily diets - due to depleted soil that our food is grown in and the prescription and over-the-counter drugs we are taking.
Not that long ago, mankind lived and worked mostly outdoors. Fast forward a few generations and now most of our time is spent almost exclusively indoors. By day, we’re sealed into windowless office cubes and by night, we’re holed up at home in a darkened room watching Netflix. We’re literally walled off from the natural world, not to mention other people.
To hundreds of patients, including celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Seamus Mullen (plus the millions more he reaches through appearances on the Today show) Frank Lipman, MD, is known as “Doctor.” And not just any doctor—he’s one of the country’s leading integrative health practitioners. But to Alison Stone, LCSW, he’s “Dad.” And in the halls of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, he’s also her boss.
Canola oil is an extremely common oil used in processed foods, bottled salad dressings and sauces, restaurant meals and prepared foods. Many use it in their own kitchen. You’ve probably heard that it’s heart healthy and on the other hand, some say to avoid it completely.
In the past half-century or so, the average American lifespan has pushed out from sixty-plus years to eighty-plus. And yet, as a recent piece in The New Yorker described, the buzz in research circles is about radically extending longevity with hi-tech interventions using stem cells or gene therapies. If we’re not thinking about how we can live as long as possible, in good health, then we’re missing the boat.