“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
– World Health Organztion
While all of us are products of our genetic inheritance, we retain a tremendous amount of control over how we leverage this endowment.
Nutrition plays a critical role in determining which genes are expressed, good and bad. Proper nutrition prevents damage and supports the body’s response to inflammation, often mitigating disease before rising to the level of medical intervention.
Lifestyle choices contribute to our health and longevity – e.g., body weight, regular exercise, adequate sleep, mindfulness, optimism, purposeful work, healthy relationships, active social engagement, and effective stress management.
Environment also exerts a strong influence – i.e., the health and safety of our communities, the stability and harmony of our home lives, the atmosphere in our workplaces, and the people with whom we associate.
This website explores these topics by sharing research, observations, and recommendations from a variety of experts. It is not a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment of health conditions. Please consult your physician or other healthcare professional before beginning or changing any fitness, nutrition, or other wellness program to make sure that it is appropriate for your needs. (Note: The References page provides a list of source material.)