2012 Historic Lifestyles May SeminarAre you fascinated by the communities and lifestyles of individuals and families in the past or present? We will provide an opportunity for analysis of lifestyles and explore the character of life, relationships and communities in England, France and Switzerland. We will especially focus on the impact of lifestyle on health, wellness and disease occurrence in each community we visit.
We will start in England with a stop at Hampton Court, the home of Kings and Queens for over 400 years of English history. This venue provides many opportunities to study daily life, the lifestyle of women, health issues and the development of the Protestant religion. We will then travel to Stratford to examine country life in the 16th century including the origin of "taking pot luck" and the discovery of Vitamin C.
We will continue the exploration of communities with a visit to Warwick Castle, the Tower of London, Napoleon's apartments and Versailles. We will explore the open air food markets in England and France for an opportunity to view the current daily life. We will discover why the French have a lower infant mortality and a longer life than the US. We can examine the health impact of the Mediterranean Diet, and the European view of biotechnology.
We will have the opportunity to enjoy the elegance of gourmet food at the Cordon Blue Cooking School. There will also be opportunity to visit famous cathedrals for insight into spiritual health by exploring Notre Dame, St Paul's and Sacre-Coeur.
See the planned itinerary.