10 Health Habits They Didn't Teach Me In Medical School

In medical school, it would be nice to think doctors learn everything there is to know about being healthy. As someone who's been through med school, I can confidently say that's not the case. As I wrote about in my upcoming book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself and as discussed in my latest TEDx talk, the scientific data proves that there are ten key habits that lead to optimal health. Shockingly, none of these discoveries were introduced to me in medical school, and I’ll bet your doctor never wrote these on a prescription pad, either.

Alleviate Loneliness.

The Italian immigrants of Roseto, Pennsylvania, ate meatballs fried in lard, gorged on pasta, and smoked, but they had half the risk of heart disease as the rest of the country. Why? Researchers concluded that it was because they lived communally, celebrated regularly, and had a huge network of friends. Dinner party, anyone?

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