Top 17 Articles, Stories, and Posts of 2021—Community, Fasting, Beans, Dementia Prevention

 

This collection of the most-read and most-shared articles, stories, and posts of 2021 incorporate common themes of community, fasting, beans, dementia prevention, and movement.

Fasting for Health and Longevity: Nobel Prize-Winning Research on Cell Aging

Scientists have found that fasting for 12+ to 24+ hours triggers autophagy, and is thought to be one of the reasons that fasting is associated with longevity. Click To Tweet

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Blue Zones Diet: Food Secrets of the World’s Longest-Lived People

It starts with food choices. Most of the blue zones residents I’ve come to know have easy access to locally sourced fruits and vegetables—largely pesticide-free and organically raised. Click To Tweet

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The Truth About Lectins—Why Beans Have Gotten a Bad Rap

Some recent fad diets and media headlines have made beans a controversial (and often eliminated) food due to their high lectin content and the claim that lectins cause inflammation and indigestion. So, what are lectins and are they safe… Click To Tweet

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Moai—This Tradition is Why Okinawan People Live Longer, Better

In small neighborhoods across Okinawa, friends meet for a common purpose sometimes daily and sometimes a couple days a week to gossip, experience life, and to share advice and even financial assistance when needed. Click To Tweet

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“Exercise Snacks” May Be as Good as (or Better than) Traditional Workouts

Famously, blue zones populations don’t specifically “exercise,” they simply naturally move every 20 minutes or so. Exercise snacks are the perfect way to integrate movement into your daily life... Click To Tweet

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The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution is a Guide to Preventing and Reversing Mental Decline

The numbers are astronomical. Currently, around 6 million people are living with Alzheimer’s, the most common type of dementia. Click To Tweet

The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution is a Guide to Preventing and Reversing Mental Decline

Circadian Fasting: Boost your Energy, Mood, and Life

Pretty much everything is controlled through circadian rhythms–how much we sleep, eat and digest, when we secrete hormones, our stress levels, and much more. —@Amyshahmd Click To Tweet

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Neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Prescription for Preventing Dementia

There are things we can do that involve lifestyle changes that could absolutely delay the progression of dementia and even reverse it. —@drsanjaygupta Click To Tweet

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Fully Remote Teams Can Outperform In-Person Teams With This One Factor

Managers who give frequent and meaningful feedback have employees who are more likely to be engaged compared with managers who don’t. — @gallup Click To Tweet

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Rewilding: How Cities Are Prioritizing Green Space for Better Well-Being

Through the process of rewilding, cities can improve both human and environmental health. —@words__by__toml Click To Tweet

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