Diet for One? Scientists Stalk the Dream of Personalized Nutrition The New York Times, June 10, 2019
No single food regimen works for everyone. A new study from King’s College and Harvard researchers is the most comprehensive effort yet to understand why. Their preliminary results showed surprising variations in how well participants processed fats and carbohydrates, even among identical twins. How efficiently a person metabolized one macronutrient was no predictor of how that person might respond to another.

Employee Wellbeing, Productivity, and Firm Performance: Evidence from 1.8 Million Employees Vox, April 21, 2019 Results from a meta-analysis study suggest a strong positive correlation between employee wellbeing, productivity and firm performance.

Coffee Is the Secret of Health and Happiness The Financial Times, June 7, 2019
Maybe we should be taking caffeine prophylactically, like aspirin?

Manicures Are Getting MindfulThe New York Times, June 11, 2019
Salons and spas have begun pairing guided meditation with nail treatments. Given the increasing popularity of meditation, perhaps this evolution of the traditional file, buff and polish shouldn’t come as a surprise.

A Solution for Loneliness Scientific American, May 21, 2019
Get out and volunteer, research strongly suggests.

A Striking Stat:
In a new study, people without a strong life purpose were twice as likely to die over the study’s four years, shocking researchers. Purpose appeared to be more important for decreasing risk of death than drinking, smoking or exercising regularly.

Source: JAMA, 5/24/19


2 thoughts on “Must-Reads from the Wellness World (Week of June 18, 2019)”

    1. Hi Don,
      Indeed I did receive your book – thank you for sending it! It has some really good tips in it that I haven’t seen anywhere else before and am happy to recommend it. Here is a link Also, I wanted to remind everyone that Don is one of “fathers of wellness” having been part of the pioneering group of visionaries who helped put the term wellness on the map. He is mentioned in our Global Wellness Institute research report on Spas and the Global Wellness Market: Synergies and Opportunities. We honored him with the Innovation Award, along with Dr. John Travis, at the Global Wellness Summit that took place in Morocco in 2014.

      Clearly you are a great example of how one can thrive and live a vibrant life into the later years. And may I say…maintain a great sense of humor!

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