50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People

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Da Capo Press, Nov 30, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 294 pages
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Today we are living longer than ever before, and a few of us can expect to live to 100 or more. But many people feel that they will inevitably suffer the diseases of old age in their final years. Pharmaceutical companies have spent billions of dollars trying to find a cure for the "diseases of aging"?they may have found ways to stem some of the symptoms, but they have yet to find a panacea.

Yet there are places in the world where, all along, people have commonly lived to 100 or more without suffering so much as a headache. How do they do it? The answer is simple: through sound dietary habits and balanced, healthy lifestyles. The 50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People looks at the nutrition and lifestyle mores of the world's five most remarkable longevity hotspots?Okinawa, Japan; Bama, China; Campodimele, Italy; Symi, Greece; and Hunza, Pakistan?and explains how we too can incorporate the wisdom of these people into our everyday lives. It offers each of the secrets in detail, provides delicious, authentic recipes, and outlines a simple-to-master plan for putting it all together and living your best, and longest, life.
  

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Review: 50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People

User Review  - Cheryl - Goodreads

Quite interesting and good tips on eating and doing things to make yourself feel better and live better. Some are common sense but some new tips and a reinforcer on what to do and what not to do. Read full review

Review: 50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People

User Review  - Ed Ball - Goodreads

Some good information about eating healthy foods. Lots of good recipes if you have an interest in Japanese food. Read full review

Contents

Okinawa Island of WorldRecord Longevity
1
Symi Home of Truly Ancient Greeks
9
Campodimele Village of Eternal Youth
17
Hunza Happy Land of just Enough
27
Bama Where Longevity Medicine Grows
39
THE FIFTY SECRETS
47
Eat Until You Are Only Eight Parts Full
49
Consume Five to Seven Servings of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables a Day
53
Dont Pass the Salt
148
Go Organic and Avoid Frankenfoods
152
Chew
157
Beware the Pastry Counter
160
Have a Glass of Red Wine with Dinner
165
Make Time for Tea Green Tea
168
Drink Water the Most Essential Nutrient
171
Combine Your Foods
173

Choose Buckwheat Brown Rice and Other Whole Grains
59
Eat Sprouted Wheat Bread
66
Use Hemp
67
Eat Meat as a Treat
69
Prepare Your Meat Right
76
Choose Organic Goats and Sheeps Cheese
79
Be Full of Beans
86
Have a Good Egg
87
Find Good Fats in Fish
91
Have a Handful of Nuts and Seeds Daily
97
Choose the Wonder Oil ExtraVirgin Olive Oil
104
Beware of Fats in Disguise
106
Use Garlic and Onions Natures Healers
110
Discover the Power of Crunchy Vegetables
112
Keep Aging Away with a Salad a Day
115
Give Thanks for Sweet Potatoes
118
Enjoy Pizza Guilt Free
120
Snack on Apricots and Apricot Kernels
123
Find Long Life in a Bowl of Berries
125
Have Yogurt for Very Friendly Bacteria
128
Eat Fermented Foods
134
Choose Soy the Traditional Way
138
Sprout Your Own Superfoods
141
Eat Magical Mushrooms
143
Remember Your Herbs
146
SpringClean with Juices and Saunas
177
Supplement Your Diet
182
Exercise Exercise Exercise
192
Get Your Daily Dose of Sunshine
197
Jog Your Memory
200
Breathe and Hum
202
Sit Still and Do Nothing
205
Have Faith
208
Laugh It Off
210
Sing in the Shower
213
Give Help to Others
215
Marry or Get a Dog
217
Invite a Friend
219
Avoid the SAD the Standard American Diet
221
Sleep
223
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
227
The Secrets of Living Long in Summary
229
Aging Substances to Avoid
231
Tips for Using the Secrets
237
Recipes
243
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
267
ENDNOTES
269
INDEX
279
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About the author (2005)

Sally Beare was born in the UK and was educated at St. Paul's Girls' School in London and at Durham University, England, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Combined Arts (English, Psychology and Russian Literature). She has worked as an environmental campaigner, a teacher at a secondary school, and a television researcher and producer. She decided to become a nutritionist after a dramatic improvement in her own life and health resulted from changing her diet and she subsequently studied at the British College of Nutrition and Health in London. She currently lives in Islamabad, Pakistan, with her husband and their daughter.

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