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Baked Ikarian Chickpeas

Ikarians eat a variation of the Mediterranean diet, with lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, potatoes and olive oil. Olive…

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Miso-Glazed Tofu (video)

Miso is fermented soy seasoning from Japan. Very high in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals rarely found in other foods.…

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Pesto-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (video)

Savory and “meaty”, pesto-stuffed mushrooms are the perfect little slider to serve as an appetizer or as a side dish. If you…

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Cauliflower-Chickpea Tacos (video)

For the picky, no-veggie eaters, or the vegans, with brontosaurus-sized veggie plates, these tacos are approachable to everyone. The blend of spices…

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Can Technology Make You Healthier? – 9 Questions for Thomas Goetz

Thomas Goetz is the co-founder of the new healthcare company, Iodine, and the author of the new book, The Remedy: Robert Koch,…

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Want Happier Employees? Build Trust

At a national level, trust is even more important than education, status or even wealth in creating well-being among people.  At Blue…

Iowa Gets Shout-Out on Gallup Well-Being Index Report: ‘No State More Invested in Well-Being’

Our goal at Blue Zones isn’t just to help people live longer. We want to help them live better –to build closer…

Hy Vee Boosts Sales with Healthier Options

Hy Vee Boosts Sales with Healthier Options Local Cedar Falls Blue Zones Project™ participant, Hy-Vee, worked under project guidelines to increase sales…

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New York Times best-selling author, Dan Buettner, has delivered the secrets of the best practices in health, longevity and happiness to over 500 audiences worldwide.

Using National Geographic photography and video, his interactive presentations tell the stories of the world’s happiest and longest-lived cultures and offer a formula to get a higher well-being immediately.

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Blue Zones News

  • Forbes – Author With Longevity Secrets Seeks To Apply Lessons To Millions
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Daily Lessons From a Blue Zone

Ikarians have woven the recipe for longevity into their culture and lifestyle. Follow these common practices to cultivate your own centenarian lifestyle. Drink some goat’s milk Adding some goat milk…

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