Erin Skinner, RD on the Truth about the Blue Zones


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The Blue Zones have long been touted as holding the secrets to longevity, but one aspect of the “Blue Zones” framework that gets far too much attention is the diet, which emphasizes limiting animal-based foods.

In reality, there are many factors that go into living a long, high-quality, and meaningful life. Plus, when you start to look at the research behind this movement, it doesn’t hold up to scrutiny.

Today I am sharing my conversation with fellow dietitian and podcaster Erin Skinner, founder of Empowered Nutrition, a functional nutrition practice in North Carolina. She has done extensive research on The Blue Zones and what she found was fascinating.

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