Lessons from the longest lived centenarians on the ‘art of longevity’. There is no society alive today, nor has there been throughout history, that has had a long lifespan while avoiding good fresh local plant-foods, sunlight, routine, and regular outdoor exercise.
Preventable lifestyle diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer now account for 70%+ of global morbidity. There is a clear disconnect. These non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are now the #1 cause of death. They are almost all preventable.
The research, science, studies and long-term epidemiology on the world’s healthiest and longest-lived peoples say that genetics dictate 2-3% of preventable disease, and the rest is created through diet, lifestyle and environmental choices.
Here is a short 2015 filmed exceptional health video of me speaking broadly about modern lifestyle cancers. These short clips were originally filmed when we were 'The Exceptional Health Company', however they were so popular, here they are.
If you want to live a long and healthy life free of drugs and disease, the first step is acknowledging that it is not up to your genes. You have the power to shape your own health and wellbeing. It will require some changes though and that is the tough part.
Most people think we are living longer, healthier lives, when in fact longevity is declining. The next generation are predicted to live shorter lives than us, and people are getting more overweight and far sicker, at much younger ages, all over the Western World.
The Genome Project found that each one of your genes can create up to 30,000 proteins, any of which can create a different outcome; you get sick, or you stay healthy. The aspects that activate or suppress your genes are almost always diet and lifestyle-related.
The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), is a ground-breaking study from all over Europe. It has clarified many things, one being that if we continue to eat, drink and live the way we do, cancer rates will continue to grow exponentially.
Over 95% of people in the West now die from obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, autoimmune diseases or smoking. Do you eat the typical modern daily diet? If you do then you are setting yourself up for a long slow decline in health.