Most health solutions aren’t medical, they’re social.

A few months ago, I discovered that my stove was broken…I’ve lived in the same apartment for over three years.

I never cooked. I always went out to eat at restaurants in my neighborhood. I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We’ve got some of the best places to eat in all of NYC. I ate fresh, whole foods, just cooked by someone else for an obvious price premium. I formed relationships with people who worked at my favorite places. They knew me as Dr. Jay, the regular.

But about four months ago, my life changed. I started spending a lot of time with someone who loves to cook. She bought Jamie Oliver’s book, Cook, and we set ourselves loose trying to cook as much as we could. Then the holidays happened, and my best friend realized my new interest in cooking and bought me Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express while she got Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything from her family.

I now eat out once a week.

read more at my post over at my company’s site, The Future Well.

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