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What made the experience of listening to The Blue Zones Solution the most enjoyable?
Though this is a non-fiction book, it is presented as a series of stories that made it enjoyable to listen with good actionable information, not just a bunch of statistics.
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Some people are giving bad reviews because they can't find the attached reference material and recipes. They should consider reading the description and downloading the companion PDF before giving a bad review because they apparently would rather complain than read actual words to see that the PDF is in their library.
18 of 20 people found this review helpful
In short, the blue zones presents evidence and examples of things we already knew. Eat real food from the earth and avoiding overly processed goods. Stay active in your day to day life. Office jobs probably take 10 years off a man's life. Belong to community that is positive and supports you. A community that reinforces these positive habits and you'll live a long and healthy life.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
The stories and insights into the lifestyles of people in blue zone (or high longevity) areas were good, and it was interesting his success (albeit hard to measure) on mass changing community habits. A good book about the power of changing whole community environments to achieve better health outcomes, rather than the mainstream prevailing mantra of placing the responsibility on each individual (which is a bit unfair in a junk food environment). However for me this book fell over with the nutritional advice, he advocates and perpetuates failed nutritional advice from 20 plus year ago, based on outdated fundamentals including: the simplistic calories in and calories out cause of obesity, free radical theory of aging, dietary saturated fat and cholesterol cause for heart disease, eating a low fat diet and, eating a big breakfast. Although he does recommend a low sugar diet (with no differentiation of glucose and fructose though) and a low animal protein diet which is a start. He also quotes countless epidemiological studies: he doesn't seem to understand correlation doesn't mean causation. i.e. healthy people often cluster habits (the 'healthy user bias'), so a survey indicating one habit is healthy probably means healthy people do that habit (because they think it is healthy) and not necessarily that the habit is healthy. He then quotes these studies in a way that perpetuates the perception that the habit is healthy, making a self confirming loop.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great concept, great scientific evidence, great action plan for massive change in communities. Very well done!