Must-Reads from the Wellness World

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…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Can We Live Longer but Stay Younger? – The New Yorker, May 13, 2019 Aging, like bankruptcy in Hemingway’s description, happens two ways, slowly and then all at once; but even if aging at some speed is ultimately inevitable, what happens when we age is far from self-evident. With greater longevity, the quest to avoid the infirmities of aging is more urgent than ever; and…

Take Part in Global Wellness Day 2019

This Saturday, June 8, the eighth annual Global Wellness Day will be celebrated at 5,000 locations in over 150 countries, with a 2019 theme of “building communities of wellness.” GWI is a long-term supporter, and we hope you will take part in one of the FREE classes and experiences—from yoga to forest therapy hikes—at one of the thousands of hotels, spas, fitness studios, schools, etc. participating.…

The Wellness Moonshot™: How to Eat Healthy This June

This month, GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot Calendar: A Year of Inspiration focuses on healthy eating. With bad diets linked to 1 in 5 preventable adult deaths, we still don’t have the systems in place to make food the true “medicine”—and vitalizing force—it could be worldwide. When it comes to figuring out how, when and what to eat, the marketplace is crowded with advice and options vying for…

Wellness Evidence Study: Ultra-Processed Foods Link to Heart Disease and Early Death

Two new European studies agree that ultra-processed foods are very bad for your health—and not just junk food, but breads, jarred sauces and frozen meals that are staples for many. A French study (tracking 100,000 adults) found that people who ate the most packaged foods were 23 percent more likely to suffer cardiovascular trouble. A Spanish study (20,000 adults) found that those with the highest…

In Our Age of Digital Surveillance Privacy Will Increasingly Become a Wellness Issue

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION The age of digital authoritarianism and the reign of techno-autocrats are upon us. China is leading the way with their new “Social Ranking” Initiative, tracking people’s behavior (such as their health/fitness) and rewarding and punishing with things such as access to healthcare or government services. But eventually all countries will follow suit with different degrees of intensity: If (or when)…