50 Life-Extending 'Secrets' Shared In Book
April 17, 2006
The following is a reprint from the blog "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb":
What can we learn from the world's longest living people? Plenty!
We all know people who have gotten older and yet they've seemed to slow down the process of aging. I met a woman the other day that looked like she was maybe 60 years old, but she was actually 90 years old! Her son is a friend of mine and he looked like he could be her brother.
It's amazing how these human bodies of ours are such resilient structures that some people can live much longer than others. Don't you wish you could get to the very essence of what makes some people live longer, healthier lives? What are those deep-down secrets to extending life just a few more years?
Well, look no further than 50 Secrets Of The World's Longest Living People written by Sally Beare for the answers. Beare is a self-taught nutritionist whose health was greatly improved after a visit to a nutritionist following some rather strange physical reactions happening in her body. Once those conditions were improved by changes in her diet, she set out to discover exactly what people need to do to improve their health through diet and lifestyle changes.
Part One of this book takes you to the five "longevity hotspots" in the world where people live long, healthy lives without the need for a prescription pill to cure every ailment under the sun. The pharmaceutical industry doesn't want you to read 50 Secrets Of The World's Longest Living People because it exposes their public scam for what it is. But you would be wise to take a closer look at what people in these various countries (and no, the United States is not one of the "hotspots") are doing to extend the length and quality of their lives.
Beare lays it all out for you in simple-to-read language with a convenient "Dos" and "Don'ts" list at the end of each chapter on the "hotspots." You'll quickly notice a lot of similarities in these lists that will zoom in specifically on what we all can do to improve our health and, thus, lengthen our lifespan.
Although I am an advocate of a low-carb lifestyle change after my nearly 200-pound weight loss on low-carb, not everything in Part Two of this book matches up with what I believe is best for me nutritionally. But these 50 principles are not all meant to be followed word-for-word in their entirety. Instead, you should select the ones that fit into your lifestyle needs and apply them appropriately.
Some of the ones I took notice of that coincide with people who are livin' la vida low-carb include eating 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, use hemp for its fiber and essential fatty acids, eat organic goat's cheese, consume eggs, eat the good fats found in fish, have a handful of nuts and seeds daily, choose extra virgin olive oil, keep aging away with a salad a day, find long life in a bowl of berries, eat yogurt for very friendly bacteria, eat more organic and avoid "frankenfoods," avoid the pastries, drink lots of water -- the most essential nutrient, take vitamin supplements especially CoQ10, exercise daily, believe in God, laugh often, help other people, avoid the Standard American Diet (SAD for short), get adequate sleep, and much, much more!
Every single one of the 50 Secrets Of The World's Longest Living People are expanded upon in great detail by Beare as she shows you how to implement them into your own life to help you live longer, too!
Finally, in Part Three of the book, Beare shares how you can put all of her advice together to work for you. You can call this the "Cliff's Notes" section of the book where she basically summarizes everything you have already read in the previous chapters, including tips and actual recipes from those infamous "hotspots" where people live longer. You will want to reference this book again and again as you seek to live a long, healthy, and prosperous life.
50 Secrets Of The World's Longest Living People is a book that should be in every home, school, and library in the United States of America. If it was, then I assure you that radical changes would take place in obesity, sickness, prescription drug use, sugar consumption, the fast food industry and so much more. Once you take a peek into the lives of those who have found the secrets to extending life, you'll never want to go back to your old ways again!