Aging is often confused with mortality, and although death is certainly inevitable, aging is much more under our control than we realize. There is no dispute that death is inevitable. There is, however, currently a vehement disagreement in the circles of science which study human longevity. The dispute? That there might be no natural limit to how long humans can live.
What is our REAL age? Perceived age can be very different than how old we are at the cellular level.
How old are you? Frankly, it’s a question I rarely ask myself or think about anymore. When I was younger, it seemed I thought about my age all the time. The youngest of five, I just wanted to be older and thought about it constantly because ‘older’ to me meant the freedom to live how I wanted. Not that I had a particularly suppressed childhood, I didn’t, it was quite the opposite, in fact. No, I just wanted to grow up as quick as I could and do what I wanted to do. And, on reflection, I did do just that.
Whether you identify as Paleo, Keto or just pure Carnivore, everyone at one time or another has eaten a vegetable. Chances are you felt better afterwards, but most of us don’t usually consider a plate full of plants a full meal, that is until lately.
The world seems to have fallen in love with vegetables again. In fact, here in Seattle we are gobbling them up, but not just any old veg. Sales of organic produce which saw a slump after an initial boom almost 10 years ago, are now skyrocketing again. Additionally, after a shaky start, online farm-direct delivery has recently found a strong foothold too, gloating often about their consistent and loyal customer-base, and plant-based food cafes and restaurants are no longer relegated to the daytime smoothie trade, and are fast becoming a repeat destination in the evening dinner restaurant culture.