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Rethinking Meal Sizes: The Case for a Larger Breakfast and Smaller Dinner

June 17, 2024

Obesity, a major risk factor for numerous chronic diseases, can be managed more effectively through proper meal structuring. A study by Jakubowicz et al. (2013) shows that individuals who eat a larger breakfast and a smaller dinner achieve 2.5 times greater weight loss compared to those who do the opposite. This finding is pivotal, as […]

The End of Craving with Mark Schatzker

April 25, 2022

Dan Buettner: I’m coming to you live from Miami. And as many of you know, I am Dan Buettner. I’m the author of several Blue Zones books and made mostly my mark in identifying the areas around the world where people live statistically longest, and then trying to discern what exactly they’re doing that explains […]

Blue Zones Diet: Food Secrets of the World’s Longest-Lived People

April 23, 2022

It starts with food choices. Most of the blue zones residents I’ve come to know have easy access to locally sourced fruits and vegetables—largely pesticide-free and organically raised. If not growing these food items in their own gardens, they have found places where they can purchase them, and more affordably than processed alternatives. They have […]

COVID-19: One Thing We Should Stop Doing Now From Top Epidemiologist Who Warned of Pandemic

April 21, 2022

I recently did a follow-up interview with Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, an internationally known infectious disease epidemiologist who has advised both Democratic and Republican Presidents. He is the Director of the Center for Infectious Disease and Policy at the University of Minnesota and a recent appointee to President-elect Joe Biden’s Covid-19 Advisory Board. Here, he […]

This May Be the Untold Secret to Longevity (Hint: It’s Not Only What You Eat)

April 19, 2022

Now, Marta Zaraska, in her powerful new book, Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100, unpacks these “soft drivers” of health, showing us why they are more important than the marketer’s panacea, diet-and-exercise. I interviewed Marta from her home in Paris (from Santa Barbara). I found her answers enlightening. […]

COVID-19: Straight Answers from Top Epidemiologist Who Predicted the Pandemic

April 17, 2022

We’ve been told alternatively to not wear masks, to wear masks, to stay home, and to get out and reinvigorate the economy. Hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir both got our hopes up but now have largely fizzled. We’ve heard estimates that as many as two million Americans will die and now, with 100,000 deaths, we’ve heard we’re […]

What Happened When Finland’s Unhealthiest Town Went on a Diet

April 15, 2022

When North Karelian residents discovered that their population was distinguished by health problems, they became indignant. The government responded by approving a small grant and tapping Pekka Puska, then 27, with a medical degree and a master’s in social sciences, to lead a five-year pilot project in the region. “I wasn’t hired because I was […]

Blue Zones Kitchen: 500-Year Old Recipes from the World’s Longest-Lived People

April 13, 2022

So Dan Buettner and National Geographic photographer David McLain spent two years traveling back to the blue zones regions to capture the recipes (many of them hundreds of years old!) and food traditions before they fade away. Blue Zones Kitchen captures the way of eating that yielded the statistically longest-lived people and explains, in some […]

Creating a Blue Zones Retreat

April 11, 2022

A few weeks ago, while delivering a speech in Monterrey, Mexico, a researcher leaned over to me and said coyly, “With all the travel you do, your life sounds just as stressful as anyone else’s. Aren’t you supposed to be Mr. Blue Zones?” The answer is no, actually. I am able to keep a relatively […]

100 Recipes to Live to 100 THE BLUE ZONES KITCHEN

The Blue Zones Kitchen fuses scientific reporting, National Geographic photography and 100 recipes that may help you live to 100. The Blue Zones’ food tradition is going the way of the dodo bird, thanks to the encroachment of the American Food Culture.

The Blue Zones Kitchen

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, National Geographic Fellow & Founder of Blue Zones, Dan Buettner

The Blue Zones: Secrets for Living Longer

Lessons From the Healthiest Places on Earth