Food

John

While there are massive amounts of information available about healthy eating, (small image of me set in top right corner with text wrap around)

it is accepted wisdom that many people – perhaps the majority of us – do not consistently eat a very good diet.

There is plenty of evidence for this, particularly in our doctors’ offices and hospitals.

That most of us do not eat healthily, is also well and truly supported by the mortality statistics.

Scientists have been telling us for many years, that under the right circumstances, our bodies would last much longer than has been the case historically.

Startlingly, there is even some evidence to suggest that current generations might not even live as longas their parents, or grandparents.

I believe that this is a shocking reflection of the state of our education, regarding nutrition and health.

Among the more interesting statistics are those regarding the people in Europe, who suffered privationand ‘poor diet’ during the second world war.

From 1939 to 1945, there were shortages – and hence rationing – of many staple items, including goodquality meat proteins and sugar.

Contrary to popular expectation, those who survived these times did not experience long term healthproblems as a result. In the vast majority of cases, the exact opposite was true; many in fact, went onto live much longer and more healthily than previous generations.

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Although few of us would relish a similar experience of privation, it is not too difficult to see thatthere are some important lessons to be learned, from this relatively recent period of history.

While there are so many and various ideas and opinions, about what is healthy nutrition – ranging fromthe mildly eccentric to the weird and wonderful – the purpose here is to present some suggestions, whichhave proved effective and useful, in the quest for healthy longevity.

We will explore what foods we should or should not include in our diet, along with ideas aboutsupplements, and natural remedies for some of the unavoidable consequences of living a long life.

It seems there are some conditions which we could only avoid by dying early; the plan is to live withthese, avoid too much discomfort and manage with as little medical intervention as possible.