Now and then, a link will catch my eye and lead and weave my attention through various websites and topics.
As an example, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's health correspondent, has written a book entitled Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today. He reports that during the course of writing it, he has learned some lessons which have been incorporated into his own life:
- He tries to eat at least seven different colored foods a day.
- He consciously tries to reduce stress in his life.
- He has added weightlifting to his exercise routine in order to avoid broken bones and pneumonia in his later years, while managing his weight, gaining strength and improving his posture now.
- He does his best to maintain a positive attitude because of its profound effect on physcial well-being.
The concept of eating by color, intrigued me the most since yoga brought the other lessons into my life a few years back. I've read a few articles about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables of different colors. Many researchers prescribe 5-6 different colors because fruits and vegetables contain varying nutrients, depending upon their color.
Articles and books for more information:
Food Colorings. A Science News on-line article.
The Color of Nutrition. A New York Times article.
The Color Code. A Revolutionary Eating Plan for Optimum Health (paperback).
Book Review: The Color Code, by a professor from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
What Color is Your Diet? A book by David Heber, M.D., Ph.D.