Issue #72 Eat anything? Yes please.
Last week we attended the mind expanding Near Future Summit, an intimate conference showcasing the vanguards of world positive solutions in the fields of science, health, education, and technology (and that’s just the tip of the topical iceberg). There were so many outstanding presentations but we’ve whittled it down to five things we can’t stop talking about. And as with every list we have no financial relationship with NFS, we simply love their founder, their content, and want to share What we’re most excited about.
The What List
March 22, 2017
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
100% Editorial picks. No pay for play. Ever.
The Food — You are what you eat. Sure. But this company uses cutting-edge science to custom design food for your body’s specific needs. Thus, you eat what you are. And it’s delivered to your door. Check out Habit. We haven’t tried it yet but we will.
The Light — More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. This figure is expected to reach 16 million in 2050. We met Dr. Li-Huei Tsai whose groundbreaking work on flickering LED light clears amyloid plaque in the brain of mice, as well as restores neuronal health. Human trials are being done right now at Cognito Therapeutics. Plaque can start building decades before it becomes dangerous, so we’re going to try this LED therapy ourselves.
The Sound — Marko Ahtisaari, Finnish tech entrepreneur and musician, gave a fascinating talk about using music as medicine. Try his Sync Project on your smartphone and get a good night’s sleep.
The Release — At the close of the conference we participated in a physical session called TRE® Trauma Release Therapy, a series of 7 simple exercises to activate a tremor-like shaking reflex to unwind muscle tension and balance the nervous system. We didn’t experience dramatic tremors and couldn’t see the point really but an hour later we felt like the lid had come off our pressure cooker. Floating and elated but also grounded and alert. There aren’t many decent How To videos but try this one and start at the 3:00 minute point.
*Kudos to creator Zem Joaquin and her co-pilots Keeley Locke and Molly McGettigan, our soul sisters over at NFS. Can’t wait for next year!