Happiness and Health

What does the evidence tell us?

Enjoy these inspiring video introductions to some of the world’s greatest lifestyle resources.

The Blue Zones

The Blue Zones books and website provide a fascinating look at some communities that are doing health and happiness right. The Blue Zones and The Blue Zones of Happiness books by Dan Buettner explore the secrets of the longest living and happiest cultures in the world. The BlueZones.com website, inspired by the world’s longest-lived cultures, strives to help people live longer, better lives by improving their environment. Below are two talks by Dan Buettner.

Nutrition Facts.org

NutritionFacts.org: This website has thousands of free, evidence based videos about the science behind healthy and not so healthy lifestyle choices. All thanks to Dr Michael Greger and his team. Below is a TED Talk by Dr Greger.

The Alzheimer’s Solution

The Alzheimer’s Solution: This book by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai is an excellent guide to the lifestyle problems that greatly increase our risk for dementia like Alzheimer’s Disease and how to make changes proven to decrease our risk of developing this tragic condition, and in many cases slow or improve the symptoms. Since what is good for the brain is good for the rest of our body, it is a great resource for an overall healthy lifestyle. Below is a talk by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai.

Forks Over  Knives

Forks Over Knives: This documentary movie follows the journey of several people as they discover how adopting a whole foods plant based diet as the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle can treat many of our most common medical conditions. It also tells the story of 2 of the pioneers in plant based nutrition research, T. Colin Campbell who wrote The China Study, and Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. Watch the trailer on YouTube below, and when you get a chance, watch the whole movie on YouTube for a few dollars or for free if you have a service like Netflix.

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