50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People

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While we are living longer than ever before, many of us fear that we will suffer the inevitable illnesses of old age in our later years. Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars trying to find cures for the "diseases of aging"-with no luck so far. Yet the real truth is that we all have the ability to become biologically younger, prevent myriad illnesses, and add years, if not decades, to our lives.

Offering each secret in detail along with practical tips on how to ...

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Overview

While we are living longer than ever before, many of us fear that we will suffer the inevitable illnesses of old age in our later years. Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars trying to find cures for the "diseases of aging"-with no luck so far. Yet the real truth is that we all have the ability to become biologically younger, prevent myriad illnesses, and add years, if not decades, to our lives.

Offering each secret in detail along with practical tips on how to implement them as well as delicious, authentic recipes, 50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People outlines an easy-to-master plan for putting it all together. Following the secrets of the world's healthiest people, we can stay younger for longer-and it is never too late to start.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567318692
  • Publisher: MJF Books
  • Publication date: 12/3/2007
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction xiii
Part 1 The World's Five Longevity Hot Spots
1 Okinawa-Island of World-Record Longevity 1
2 Symi-Home of Truly Ancient Greeks 9
3 Campodimele-Village of Eternal Youth 17
4 Hunza-"Happy Land of Just Enough" 27
5 Bama-Where Longevity Medicine Grows 39
Part 2 The Fifty Secrets
1 Eat Until You Are Only Eight Parts Full 49
2 Consume Five to Seven Servings of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables a Day 53
3 Choose Buckwheat, Brown Rice, and Other Whole Grains 59
4 Eat Sprouted Wheat Bread 66
5 Use Hemp 67
6 Eat Meat as a Treat 69
7 Prepare Your Meat Right 76
8 Choose Organic Goat's and Sheep's Cheese 79
9 Be Full of Beans 86
10 Have a Good Egg 87
11 Find Good Fats in Fish 91
12 Have a Handful of Nuts and Seeds Daily 97
13 Choose the Wonder Oil-Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 104
14 Beware of Fats in Disguise 106
15 Use Garlic and Onions-Nature's Healers 110
16 Discover the Power of Crunchy Vegetables 112
17 Keep Aging Away with a Salad a Day 115
18 Give Thanks for Sweet Potatoes 118
19 Enjoy Pizza ... Guilt Free 120
20 Snack on Apricots and Apricot Kernels 123
21 Find Long Life in a Bowl of Berries 125
22 Have Yogurt for Very Friendly Bacteria 128
23 Eat Fermented Foods 134
24 Choose Soy-the Traditional Way 138
25 Sprout Your Own Superfoods 141
26 Eat Magical Mushrooms 143
27 Remember Your Herbs 146
28 Don't Pass the Salt 148
29 Go Organic and Avoid "Frankenfoods" 152
30 Chew 157
31 Beware the Pastry Counter 160
32 Have a Glass of Red Wine with Dinner 165
33 Make Time for Tea-Green Tea 168
34 Drink Water-the Most Essential Nutrient 171
35 Combine Your Foods 173
36 Spring-Clean with Juices and Saunas 177
37 Supplement Your Diet 182
38 Exercise, Exercise, Exercise 192
39 Get Your Daily Dose of Sunshine 197
40 Jog Your Memory 200
41 Breathe-and Hum 202
42 Sit Still and Do Nothing 205
43 Have Faith 208
44 Laugh It Off 210
45 Sing in the Shower 213
46 Give Help to Others 215
47 Marry-or Get a Dog 217
48 Invite a Friend 219
49 Avoid the SAD-the Standard American Diet 221
50 Sleep 223
Part 3 Putting It All Together
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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    Great Book

    I love this book. It is a handbook to a healthy life style. I followed the advice the author gives for over 6 months now and I feel great. I cut on meat and try to eat a salad every day. Give it try!

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