What are cultures around the world eating? How does it impact their longevity? We here in NZ and Australia are eating some of the worst food available and we are getting sicker, younger. How about the Russians? The Germans? The French? Doing any better?
Here is a short exceptional health video speaking broadly about Longevity & Centenarians. These short clips were originally filmed when we were 'The Exceptional Health Company' however they were so popular, here they are again.
In my first book Eat Less, Live Long, I go deeply into the world's longest lived and healthiest peoples. I call them The Centenarian Cultures because theses 10 areas breed centenarians (those to get to 100), more than anywhere else on earth.
When someone tells you to go to bed because ‘you look tired’ and you say, ‘There’s plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead,’ well, you’re right. Get enough sleep now or your body will give you a nice long early sleep called ‘dead’. Years before your time.
'Cock crows in the morn to tell us to rise, and he who lies late will never be wise, for early to bed and early to rise, is the way to be healthy, wealthy and wise' - Benjamin Franklin. You cannot replace sleep with a diet or a pill or a drug. Get lots of sleep.
Home, Attitude, Philosophy, Proactivity, You matter. ‘The H.A.P.P.Y. Paradigm’ is a little different to the standard conversations around stress. This GOLDEN Rule is informed by the healthiest and longest-lived centenarians and how they cope with stress.
What about genetics? Surely they are the main driver of my health and longevity? Nope. The research and long-term epidemiology on the World’s healthiest and longest-lived peoples say that genetics dictate around 5% of disease. The rest is diet, lifestyle and environmental choices.
Eating a plant-based wholefood diet is simply the best way to give yourself every chance of healthy longevity. Fresh, local, seasonal is what has sustained human beings since the dawn of time. The more plant phytonutrition, the happier your microbiome.
These are the things that make the biggest difference in strengthening body, mind and soul for the hard times. The hard times come and go like the weather. The more robust we are be during these times, the more we move ahead when the sun is out.