How to eat healthy – The Okinawa Diet: Living to 100 | NutritionFacts.org

I’m currently doing a literature review for a school assignment and have been researching calorie restricted diets and aging. I’ll write a blog report on what I’ve found in the near future, but had to share this with you now. At one point, the Okinawans’ were the healthiest and longest living people on the planet. This video highlights just what the traditional Okinawan diet is and why it’s so healthy. Sadly, Okinawa has been infiltrated by fast food and the Western Standard American Diet, leaving the current Okinawan people the heaviest people in Asia. Here’s the video:


What would happen if you centered your diet around vegetables, the most nutrient-dense food group?

Source: The Okinawa Diet: Living to 100 | NutritionFacts.org

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Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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