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Two Great Reads on Longevity~ Do you want to live to be 100?

Updated: Nov 2, 2019

As you by now know, this blog focuses on the amazing subject of longevity. There are mountains of wisdom to glean from science and cultures that explain the paths and precision to living a long, healthy life. Two books I have found to open up my mind in thought and my soul in vigorous desire to wanting a thriving, abundant life:

  • The Immortality Edge: Realize the Secrets of Your Telomeres for a Longer, Healthier Life By Michael Fossil, Greta Blackburn, Dave Woynarowski

  • The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest, By Dan Buettner

Here are my personal reviews of these two books...


  • The Immortality Edge: Realize the Secrets of Your Telomeres for a Longer, Healthier Life By Michael Fossil, Greta Blackburn, Dave Woynarowski

A fantastic prescription to living life well!  Learn lifestyle secrets to tap into youth and achieve radiant wellbeing.  This book holds science-based research on how to implement changes in your days that will support not only your health today, but your many tomorrows!  The authors discuss supplements, exercise, nutrition, stress, and the profound topic of telomeres.  Learn from their proven plans of how to lengthen and strengthen your telomeres. (Note: Telomere is a compound structure at the end of a chromosome that has been shown to be an indicator of human cellular aging.) Read this book, it will inspire you to make significant changes and find the edge to thrive!

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  • The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest, by Dan Buettner

I've read this book twice (and have it on audiobook) because I appreciate the value of learning from our elders. What a joy and honor! The author covers great lessons and rich experience from centenarians (people of age 100 or older) from various countries. A snapshot of the focused 'Blue Zones' in this book:

Ikaria, Greece

People on this tiny Aegean island live 8 years longer than Americans do. They experience 20% less cancer, half the rate of heart disease, and almost no dementia.

Loma Linda, California

Adventist community outlives the average American by a decade. Based on Genesis 1:29- They follow a plant-based diet.

Sardinia, Italy

Diet and lifestyle have evolved on this Mediterranean Island since the time of Christ. These mountain villages have produced more male centenarians than any place else.

Okinawa, Japan

Home to the world’s longest-lived women, these South Pacific islands offer 3 foods that can help every American live longer.

Nicoya, Costa Rica

People in this Central American region are more than twice as likely than Americans to reach a healthy age 90.


Also discussed is the 'power of 9' healthy habits and traits of the world's longest-lived people, from the 80% rule when eating (from the Okinawans) to the Belonging by attending faith-based services 4 times per month, adds up to 14 years of life expectancy (based on the Loma Linda California's 7th Day Adventists practice).


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What habits and actions do you practice in your life that infuses health & longevity? Share your longevity pearls of wisdom with us! :-)


In Grace,

Cara


Disclaimer: This is for your educational purposes only, and not intended to diagnose or treat any health conditions. Please contact your primary care provider for healthcare & info.

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