Mighty Mike Abrahams of Wild Oats Bristol strides like an-oat-fed youngster through glorious Mani Greece countryside, image copyright Hfuller-love 2011
Alright so we've all heard nutritionists telling us to eat better/live longer/look younger, but there's so much info out there its difficult not to know what to take with an (unhealthy!?) pinch of salt. So when I heard Mike Abrahams of healthfood store Wild Oats in Bristol talk up macrobiotics during my recent sejour at super soul sunshine yoga retreat Spirit of Life in Greece, I must admit I had a few squishy tomatoes tucked down my bodice. ... But - dang! - I never got to throw those red projectiles cos I was so impressed by the convincing case he put - even more so when trailing behind him, gasping, along a dirt trail high into the Mani mountains where Zorba the Greek once had his crazy lignite mines, to hear that he is 68 years young!! As they say: the proof of the pudding is in the eating and for a 68 year old pudding, Mike A of Wild Oats Bristol sure looks well-conserved...So guess who's started a macrobiotic diet...? Thanks Mike. Race you to the top of that mountain next year heheh...
Heidi Fuller-love Travel/food/lifestyle writer/photographer, contributor to more than 70 travel publications worldwide.