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.
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.
Need a reason to consider ‘going keto’? It can help turn down the dial on a number of chronic health conditions – think hypertension, diabetes, obesity – no prescription necessary. Here’s the skinny on why this fat-burning way to eat is so effective – and what to expect if you’re considering making the switch.
Far too many of us these days have had some experience with friends or loved ones who are dealing with Alzheimer’s and it’s heart-breaking physical, emotional and mental impact. Though many of us witness the disease at arm’s length, it’s hard not to think about the frightening specter of Alzheimer’s possibly affecting our own brains someday.
In the wellness world these days, there’s a new(ish) concept, labeled ‘autophagy’ that’s changing the way we think about health. And it may just be the key to slowing-down the aging process, enhancing our capacity to live longer and better. Interested?