Ever wonder why one day the news touts how wonderful drinking coffee is only to later report how coffee should be restricted in your diet? You aren't going crazy and there is a valid reason as to why this is the case and it all comes back to nutrition research.....that and journalistic sensationalism.
Food is getting more attention these days than the usual weight-loss fad allots. This is because the Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy dean Dariush Mozaffarian stood before the Senate in July 2022 seeking to hold the second White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health. This will be the second such event in history with the first occurring in 1969.
Some time ago I was told about the discovery of mummies in the mountains of Japan. The Shingon monks who practiced this as far back as the fourteenth century, were seeking to attain sokushinbutsu or a path to Tusita Heaven.
It was a painful, slow process that lasted years where they worked diligently to mummify their bodies while alive ending with three years and three months in a pine wood coffin, buried in meditation.