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"Taste the place" and other life enhancing concepts for happiness and longevity
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Burren Food Fayre - Visit the Burren

Burren Food Fayre - Visit the Burren | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
The Burren Food Fayre – 29th and 30th October 2016 Saturday Food Workshops – 2-5pm  – e.g preserving, fermentation and butchering skills Sunday Food Fayre 12-5pm – food stalls, chef demonstrations, a raffle and several competitions The Burren Food Fayre Weekend will hold its 5th annual food themed event in Lisdoonvarna on the October bank holiday …
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Ireland is now big on food fairs.  Every region has numerous local producers.
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Downward Facing Dog and High Heels

Downward Facing Dog and High Heels | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
At 97, Tao Porchon-Lynch is still teaching yoga, enjoying wine, driving and entering dance contests.
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Better than average longevity story.
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Farming Gets High Tech in Bid to Offer Locally Grown Produce

Farming Gets High Tech in Bid to Offer Locally Grown Produce | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
A crop of startups have emerged in recent years to grow vegetables on city rooftops or turn old factories into indoor farms. But their quest for locally grown lettuce is running into challenging business realities.
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I am glad to read that flavour is still taken into account by supermarket buyers.
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Village of 100-YEAR-OLDS: Rosemary holds secret to Italian community with 300 centenarians

Village of 100-YEAR-OLDS: Rosemary holds secret to Italian community with 300 centenarians | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
SCIENTISTS are to study a village in which 300 residents have lived to the age of 100 to find the secret of a long and disease-free life.
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My prediction is that the results will be similar the Greece Ikarian study in which exercise and integrated lifestyle will have more to do with it than rosemary.
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Greek News Agenda - Cretan Iama, an Organic Aspirin Made in Greece

Greek News Agenda - Cretan Iama, an Organic Aspirin Made in Greece | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
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Not enough in this report to justify the use of the word aspirin, but looks interesting for further research.
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Hedonist's guide to the good life - New Zealand Listener

Hedonist's guide to the good life - New Zealand Listener | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
A terribly French intellectual tells us how to be a hedonist.
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Hedonism is Healthy, according to me:  http://www.opinionspost.com/hedonism-healthy/
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Charles and Camilla enjoy several tipples on tour of Eastern Europe

Charles and Camilla enjoy several tipples on tour of Eastern Europe | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall were seen enjoying several alcoholic drinks on day two of their tour of the Balkans as they attended the Intangible Cultural Heritage Festival in Trvda, Osijek.
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Celebrity is good for local food and drink.
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Czech Out this Peanut Butter!, Prague - Czech Republic

Czech Out this Peanut Butter!, Prague - Czech Republic | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Czechs have perfected the hot dog, the hamburger, and other beloved American eats, but can they do peanut butter?, Prague - Czech Republic
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So glad to see this problem solved.
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9 Places to Get Locally-Grown Organic Foods in Egypt

9 Places to Get Locally-Grown Organic Foods in Egypt | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Sometimes it's easier to score drugs than it is to find organic food in Egypt. Not anymore! This is a roundup of all the places you can get your organic superfood fix.
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Good for Egypt. Next comes safe tourism?
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New study finds clear differences between organic and non-organic milk and meat

New study finds clear differences between organic and non-organic milk and meat | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Both organic milk and meat contain around 50 percent more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products, report researchers who conducted systematic literature reviews and analyzed data from around the world.
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This is the most mis-leading report and study that I have seen in a long time.

The authors admit that the major differences are not due to the products being organic but due to animals being raised on small scale and less factory food.  Yet they continue to tout the benefits of organic methods.

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Tweet from @karenbrookspdx

Tweet from @karenbrookspdx | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it

RT @karenbrookspdx: Big catch at smart new @providorepdx food market: @flyingfishpdx local seafood and oyster bar. https://t.co/Qcpckdk2Vj

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Hmm, is that a local fish?

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This Is What Happens To Your Body If You Eat 1 Teaspoon Of Turmeric Every Day

This Is What Happens To Your Body If You Eat 1 Teaspoon Of Turmeric Every Day | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
This amazing ingredient has served a crucial role in many cultures throughout the East and has been a staple of the Ayurveda medicine. Turmeric has become popular in western culture only recently, despite being introduced into Europe by Arab traders in the 13th century. Most of its popularity is thanks to the many scientific studies…
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Hmm, this article points out there is a big difference between study results for the active ingredient, curcumin, and any documented results from eating turmeric regularly.

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Nine in 10 cancers caused by lifestyle

Nine in 10 cancers caused by lifestyle | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it

Environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and
air pollution account for nine in 10 cancers, new study shows

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Scientists who say it is random chance are today's equivalent of previous era's witch doctors:  If we can't understand what it happening it is god or luck.

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One hour of activity needed to offset harmful effects of sitting at a desk

One hour of activity needed to offset harmful effects of sitting at a desk | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Risk of dying increases among desk-based workers who sit for eight hours and do low amounts of exercise, new research finds
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The last paragraph is the best paragraph.
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A Taste Of Lough Derg - Discover Lough Derg

A Taste Of Lough Derg - Discover Lough Derg | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
A Taste of Lough Derg 2016 Come to Lough Derg this summer and don’t miss the great selection of food events taking place to showcase some of the food being produced ... Read More
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Local food events and tasting trails are multiplying like rabbits.  Especially in Ireland.  Many of these events are under the tourist radar and well worth effort to find.
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National Geographic fellow offers advice for longevity

GAINESVILLE — The secrets to a longer life are elusive, but simple.
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How Florence is coping with its 'foreign' food clamp down

How Florence is coping with its 'foreign' food clamp down | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
All new restaurants and food shops in Florence's historic centre must now ensure that at least 70 percent of their produce is local. But how are things bearing up? Our reporter in Florence, Stephen Caruso, finds out.
Michael Shepherd's insight:
I am amazed that in our modern times there are still politicians that think they can legislate these kind of controls.  They have no idea of the consequences let alone of the bureaucracy it will take to inspect every ham and potato.
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WA Great Southern Serves Up Top Taste For Tourism EveryI

WA Great Southern Serves Up Top Taste For Tourism EveryI | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Food and wine enthusiasts will sample some of Australia’s best gourmet delights at unique locations over the next fortnight as the IGA Taste Great Southern culinary festival gets underway.   The annual event comprises nearly 50 activities that celebrate the …
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I think every locality should have these food tours or festivals.  I have enjoyed them in West Cork, Ireland and Prague.
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How to live longer, based on a Nobel Prize winning discovery

How to live longer, based on a Nobel Prize winning discovery | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Telomeres, withing your cells, are considered a 'life fuse' as they shorten from the day you die, but a whole-food, plant-based diet has been proven to lengthen them, writes DR MICHAEL GREGER.
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Worth knowing.
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Czech Wines Win Seven Gold Medals at Paris Competition, Prague - Czech Republic

Czech Wines Win Seven Gold Medals at Paris Competition, Prague - Czech Republic | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Czech and Moravian wines were awarded a total of 25 medals at the 2016 Vinalies Internationales Competition, Prague - Czech Republic
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Even though sometimes disappointed, I always try the local wines because they add to the experience.
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Living near a pub makes you happier - and even helps you cut down on drinking, study finds

Living near a pub makes you happier - and even helps you cut down on drinking, study finds | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
The research by Oxford University found that regulars with a local pub nearby
are "significantly" happier, have more friends, better life satisfaction,
and actually drink in more moderation.
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Yes, I look forward to establishing a local in my upcoming move to Ireland.
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Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food / Pick your Own

Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food / Pick your Own | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Find local food anywhere in the country! Use our map to locate farmers markets, family farms, CSAs, farm stands, and u-pick produce in your neighborhood. Find Your Farmer.
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Looks good for the USA

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How to eat like a local when traveling abroad

How to eat like a local when traveling abroad | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it

When I arrive in a new place, I don’t like to have a quick meal at the first restaurant that catches my eye. The food usually turns out to be disappointing and the service even worse.

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HefeWheaties Beer: A Craft Brew for Champions?

HefeWheaties Beer: A Craft Brew for Champions? | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it

In partnership with Minneapolis-based craft brewery Fulton, the Wheaties brand has developed a limited edition hefeweizen, which comes packaged in, appropriately, an orange can. No athletes grace this can though because, well, beer isn’t really a drink for athletes unless you’re counting beer pong as a sport.

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The article says beer is not for athletes; I think the writer is wrong.

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Social relationships and biomarkers of longevity across our life span.

Social relationships and biomarkers of longevity across our life span. | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Analyses of multiple dimensions of social relationships within multiple samples across the life course produced consistent and robust associations with health. Physiological impacts of structural and functional dimensions of social relationships emerge uniquely in adolescence and midlife and persist into old age.
Michael Shepherd's insight:

Aha, more solid evidence for my theme of integrated lifestyle is the key to longevity.

http://www.travelshepherd.com/LiveLongAndProsper.htm

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