Good for the body, good for the brain, good for the planet

Michael Pollan talked passionately at PopTech 2009 about helping the environment and feeding our bodies: we help sustain the earth, and the food we harvest can help sustain us!

Eat Food ~ Not too much ~ Mostly plants

grow gardens ~ home cook meals ~ eat with people

Dan Buettner, National Geographic writer and explorer, talks about the “Blue Zones” in the world, places where people are healthily living into their hundreds. What’s their secret? What are the commonalities between each of these geographically disparate communities (Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Okinawa, Japan; and Loma Linda, United States)?

Move Naturally

Right Outlook:  Downshift ~ Purpose Now

Eat Wisely:  Wine @5 ~ Plant Slant ~ 80% Rule

Connect:  Loved Ones First ~ Belong ~ Right Tribe

[UPDATE: February 2, 2010 – The 6th grade Science teacher at my school quite enjoyed Dan’s talk. Turns out the teacher has been referencing the “Blue Zones” with his classes, and they have followed Dan and his team of researchers as they visited Italy and Greece in 2007. This teacher pointed me to The Longevity Game. While this is a PR device for an insurance company, playing the game does get you to stop and think about your lifestyle and how it impacts your health.]

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