Musing from the owner of Grow and Make: Will Johnston
I’ve recently been trying to change my diet in an effort to reduce inflammation in the body. The science reporting that I’ve been reading indicates that this is one of the best ways to reduce the potential for disease and to promote wellness. Basically the idea is to eat whole foods and minimize simple carbohydrate. It certainly has helped me to feel better and sleep well. A surprising discovery was that it did not reduce my cholesterol levels. I have a history of elevated bad cholesterol and had hoped to see a change. This lead to my reading up and listening to podcast on the current science of cholesterol and its impact on our health. Apparently the science is not terribly clear about how to link cholesterol reading to risk of disease. My doctor advised that I not be concerned since I’m not over weight, don’t smoke and have a healthy heart rate. Given that I’ve eliminated fried foods from my diet and greatly reduced my sugar, simple carbs and unhealthy fats, I’m going to not be too concerned about my cholesterol.
What I’m reading/watching: This animated version of Ray Dalio’s Principles is a great resource