How Entire Populations Have Avoided Or Reduced Chronic Disease | Dr. David Katz | The Real Truth About Health

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Past-President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and Founder/President of the True Health Initiative. Katz earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993).

He is the founder (2016) and CEO of Diet ID™, an innovative, scientifically-validated, image-based tool, powered by Diet Quality Photo Navigation, that helps improve diet and healthy behaviors. The tool is being used by doctors, nutritionists, food companies and wellness organizations.

The recipient of many awards for his contributions to public health, Dr. Katz has received three honorary doctorates. He holds 5 US patents, with others pending. He invented the research method known as “evidence mapping” and is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (ONQI™) algorithm.

In 2018, Dr. Katz was selected as the new Chair for the annual Art & Science of Health Promotion conference. He was nominated for the 2019 James Beard Foundation Journalism award in Health and Wellness. He has authored roughly 200 peer-reviewed publications, many hundreds of health columns both on-line and in print, and 16 books to date including leading textbooks in both nutrition and preventive medicine. Dr. Katz is recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease. He reaches a social media following of nearly one million.

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How the Pursuit of Satisfaction, Not Happiness, Makes Us Truly Happier – BlueZones.com

By Allen S. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACR, MBA, Chief Medical Officer of Blue Zones Project. The former President and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Florida, Dr. Weiss also had a solo practice in Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, and Geriatrics for twenty-three years. He is board-certified in all three specialties and is recognized both as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. 

Happiness is an essential quality for a good life and a positive measure in successful blue zones communities. But what exactly is happiness?

The discussion starts in antiquity with Aristotle’s views of happiness in Nicomachean Ethics that are still relevant today. Aristotle claims that true happiness is not fleeting, like a feeling, but rather a measure of how well you have lived to your full potential. People pursue money or pleasure because they believe these things will make them happy; but in Aristotle’s view, true happiness is always an end in itself.

Happiness is being happy in the moment, but life satisfaction is being happy about your life. Satisfaction with your life overall also creates happiness. Various aspects may be great or not as good but taken as a whole, three characteristics define life satisfaction which, in turn, creates happiness.

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Doctors Prescribing Fruits and Veggies: Why Nutrition Policy is National Priority – Blue Zones

By Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, and the Jean Mayer Chair and Professor of Nutrition; , Tufts University; Jerold Mande, M.P.H., Professor of the Practice, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and a Senior Fellow, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University; and Renata Micha, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy of Tufts University.

Health care professionals and leaders in the medical industry have started to shift the paradigm focusing on food policy, rather than medication.

In this new year, millions of Americans will make resolutions about healthier eating. In 2019, could U.S. government leaders further resolve to improve healthier eating as well, joining public health experts in seeing that food is medicine?

In 2018, Congress initiated a series of actions that represent a shift away from placing the full responsibility – and blame – on individual people to make their own healthier choices. These actions also show a growing recognition that many stakeholders – including the government – are accountable for a healthier, more equitable food system. This shift in thinking reflects an understanding that government can and should play a role in improving the diet of Americans.

As faculty members at Tufts University, our expertise spans clinical medicine, nutrition science, public health, policy analyses, Congress, federal agencies and government programs. It’s clear to us that the time is right for meaningful policy action to leverage food as medicine.

Why healthier eating is a national priority

Poor diet has caused major health problems and claimed an outsized share of federal and state budgets.

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It’s More Powerful Than Anything Else | David Icke (PURE INSPIRATION)

In the face of the adversity, the contrast and the great challenges we’re facing today, there is something much bigger, much greater and when it’s activated, it cannot be stopped by anyone or anything.

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Chattanooga Gave One of its Most Popular Gathering Spots a Stunning Makeover | By Aislinn Kotifani | BlueZones.com

Chattanooga wanted to improve access to high-quality outdoor spaces that made residents of all ages feel safe, secure, welcome, and connected. In 2019, Chattanooga was named one of the winning cities of the Made to Move grant by Degree and Blue Zones, giving an additional boost to their foundational work.

The area surrounding Patten Towers, at Georgia Avenue and Market Street, was designated as a social hub, even with its modest benches and a few trees.

Using a community-driven design process, Chattanooga Design Studio and Enterprise Center in collaboration with Gehl Studio and local stakeholders gathered feedback to incorporate into a design that would encourage residents to rest, relax, move, and meet, positively impacting overall well-being for all.

“As COVID has shifted our perspective on engaging and coming together with other people, we see even more value in providing the community with a safe and adaptable outdoor space to get outside in a socially responsible way and enjoy our beautiful city,” said Beverly Bell from Chattanooga Design Studio.

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FORT WORTH WINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR COMMUNITY WELL-BEING | Blue Zones Project

Hard work, focused effort and years of partnership between Blue Zones Project and city leaders has once again put Fort Worth on a list of the highest performing cities in America when it comes to improving the day-to-day quality of life, well-being and health of its citizens.

For the second consecutive year, Fort Worth has been recognized by CityHealth, a national initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, with an overall bronze medal for implementing evidence-based, health-focused policies. In the individual policy categories, Fort Worth received a gold medal for embracing a Complete Streets mentality in city planning efforts; a gold medal for tobacco policy; and silver medals for smoke-free indoor air and healthy food procurement efforts to earn the overall bronze.

National recognition at this scale is a badge of honor for Fort Worth and is the result of years of partnership between city leaders and Blue Zones Project. A well-being initiative brought to Fort Worth by the city, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Texas Health Resources and other local funders, Blue Zones Project worked with city leaders to design and implement significant policy initiatives. The goal: to make healthy choices easier citywide and make Fort Worth one of the safest, most accessible, equitable and walkable large cities in the United States.

Blue Zones Project engaged Dan Burden, a nationally recognized authority on bicycle and pedestrian facilities and programs, street corridor and intersection design, traffic flow and other design and planning aspects of roadway environments. Burden offered input and training for city staff that ultimately led to the adoption of a Complete Streets Policy in 2016. In 2019, the city went one step further by adopting an Active Transportation Plan to connect bicycle and pedestrian transportation systems and provide a safe network of trails, sidewalks and on-street bicycle facilities for people of all ages and abilities.

In 2021, Blue Zones Project—now fully under Texas Health’s nonprofit outreach arm, North Texas Healthy Communities—is bringing Burden back to provide ongoing education and training designed to keep that policy top of mind in all city planning efforts. Burden and the Blue Zones Project team will also lead walking audits to study corridors and intersections throughout the city that are high risk for pedestrian and bicycle crashes.

Meanwhile, Fort Worth has stepped up its internal efforts by restructuring a city department to house a regional mobility and innovation officer and adding a Complete Streets manager. “Fort Worth is setting the bar for walkability, bicycling, placemaking, and well-being. These hard-won honors in active transportation demonstrate that this community values people and place over car speed and development sprawl,” said Burden, director of innovation and inspiration for Blue Zones, LLC. “Over the last eight years, Blue Zones has had the privilege of supporting and being witness to Fort Worth’s accomplishments in the built environment, proving itself with measurable outcomes as one of the best-organized communities in the nation to deliver a future that works for all.”

In addition to the CityHealth award, Fort Worth was also recently recognized by the League of American Bicyclists with a bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award. Fort Worth joins 487 communities across the country in the movement for safer streets and better bicycling for everyone.

“These recent awards are more recognition that our city is committed to improving the quality of life of all who live and work here,” said Matt Dufrene, vice president of Blue Zones Project Fort Worth. “Blue Zones Project is proud to partner with our innovative city leaders as we work together to become one of the healthiest cities in the nation.”

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7 Things to Do Now to Make Healthy Eating Easy and Fun – Blue Zones

…food is the entrance ramp for better living. —Dan Buettner Click To Tweet

None of the blue zones centenarians ever tried to live to 100. They don’t count calories, take fancy supplements, or even read labels. They simply eat foods that are local, in season, and readily available. They find ways to celebrate food with family and friends. They live in environments that subconsciously nudge them to into better eating habits. As we have applied the wisdom of the world’s Blue Zones diet to transform cities in the United States, we can do the same in our individual lives.

You don’t have to live in a blue zones region to reap the benefits of a longevity lifestyle. Click To Tweet

You don’t have to live in a blue zones region to reap the benefits of a longevity lifestyle. The following tips are easy ways to incorporate Blue Zones practices into your daily routine so that you can make healthy eating easy and fun—no fancy gadgets necessary.

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These People Tried The Blue Zones Diet For 3 Months: See What Happened | Today

What seems to work well in the blue zones is having a social network around you to support healthy behaviors.

TODAY Show followed a group of people from the Southwest Florida Blue Zones Project as they followed the Blue Zones Diet with their Potluck Moais. Watch what happened:

Lower cholesterol, weight loss, and reduction in autoimmune-related pain were just some of the dramatic results following their 10-week moai challenge.

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What To Know About Salt & The One Type Of Food In Common With The Longest Living People Worldwide | Brian Clement Ph.D., L.N.

Did you know that what you eat could be making you sick? It’s true. Some foods such as poultry, beef, and dairy clog your body with energy-depleting fats, toxins, and chemicals. Where can you find the optimum nourishment your body needs to stay strong, healthy, and vigorous? For millions of people, the answer is in the health and healing properties of living foods—foods that are eaten raw and produced without dangerous, nutrient-robbing chemicals or additives.

For more than forty years, Brian Clement has been teaching people how to cleanse and heal their bodies with naturally potent living foods. Brian explains why living foods are vital to good health.

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Maximize Your Health Based on Practices of the World’s Healthiest People | The Blue Zones Solution in 90 Seconds

Dan Buettner, the New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones, lays out a proven plan to maximize your health based on the practices of the world’s healthiest people. For the first time, Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he’s identified as “Blue Zones”—those places with the world’s longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people.

With this book’s audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world’s Blue Zones could be adapted and replicated in towns across North America, you’ll be inspired by the specific stories of the people, foods, and routines of our healthy elders; understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play to improve our diet and health; and learn the exact foods—including the 50 superfoods of longevity and dozens of recipes adapted for Western tastes and markets—that offer delicious ways to eat your way to optimum health.

Filled with moving personal stories, delicious recipes, checklists, and useful tips that will transform any home into a miniature blue zone, The Blue Zones Solution is the ultimate blueprint for a healthy, happy life.

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