"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat
VERY good post sbhikes! I need to bookmark this one so I can refer back to it when I'm letting work related stress get to me (seems to happening a lot lately!)
there is that theory that we were at least semi aquatic once. interestingly magnesium is apparently best absorbed transdermally. i do feel alot calmer and more centred when i have been in the sea and it isnt just relief that i made it out without jaws getting me!I always find the sea to be very therapeutic. About 15 years ago I had a nasty case of carpal, was taking NSAIDs, went to the shore for the weekend and spent a lot of time in the water. Symptoms gone. Usually gets rid of minor aches for some reason, perhaps mineral content?
I agree with all of this, it isn't just the food we eat that is important. I think a big one for me is to spend plenty of time with family and friends. When I am around my friends and family I am happier, more content, in a better mood, and generally just enjoy life more. Don't get me wrong, a sdy or two by myself is great once in awhile too, but I'm definitely a social being that feels better being around other people most of the time.