In the last post, I spoke glowingly about a visit to St. John’s College. The strong core curriculum which provides a broad and deep education was very compelling. I promised to make the connection to wellness so here are my thoughts. The wellness industry is fraught with confusion. Should one eat low fat, Mediterranean, low carb, Paleo, vegan, gluten free, “lots of whole grains” or name your latest fad diet? Should one walk, run long distances, do sprint intervals, lift weights using machines, free weights or the latest gizmo, swim, “just move”, do yoga or some combo of all of them. Is diet or exercise most important? Why is there an obesity and diabetes epidemic? Is obesity a detriment to your health? (I promise that was a serious topic of discussion at the recent national conference of a prominent organization.) How do you influence behavior change? Should drugs be used to prevent heart disease? I could go on for quite a while but I think you get the idea. Why all the confusion? I’ll attempt to answer that question on Friday.