Developing Your Personal Diet
In the end each person needs to be responsible for their own diet. What you choose to eat, who you are, and what you are becoming are linked like your hand to your arm.
Of course you already think you are eating a healthy diet even if it's not a perfect diet.
We guess you eat the same healthy diet we've been told to eat for 50 years. If that's working for you well done. But for 75% or more of us that diet stops working as we age, and far too many of us get fat, look old before our time, and die early.
The lecture is a quite painless way to learn about this topic. I've completely revised my own thinking in the last three years. I used to think the diet I was eating was a healthy diet. I was fit and well. Then all of a sudden that wasn't the case, and somehow, I knew not why, my faulty diet was implicated.
In the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study, 954 people were assessed using 18 biological markers, to determine the rate at which they were aging.
Dunedin Study Director, Professor Ritchie Poulton, says that in contrast to their chronological age, 38, these test results, ranged from under 30 to nearly 60 years. We often age more quickly than is necessary.
Key message: your daily decisions about what to eat and what to do, make a considerable difference to how your life will turn out. This essay describes a BBC documentary, where six well known British television personalities spent a week looking after themselves rather than being cared for by hired help. When they had to be independent their health improved.