Longevity

Web Resources

  • Dr. McDougall's Health & Medical Center - Anti-Aging - Life is short and as a result most of us want to make the most of our 90 plus years. Look around the world. Who are the people who look the youngest and are most agile, trim and functional? It’s people who live on starch-based diets. When these same people move to the West, and switch to burgers and pizza, they age faster. The rich Western diet places serious burdens on our bodies. Rapid aging is one consequence of all this avoidable wear and tear. Dietary excesses, especially in the form of animal protein (and isolated soy protein), cause the production of growth hormones (like IGF-1). As an adult you do not want to grow (age) any faster than is necessary. Plants are abundant in antioxidants which slow aging. All of the components of a starch-based diet with fruits and vegetables keep your skin, eyes, ears, heart, and bones in top condition throughout life. Don’t forget: moderate exercise and clean habits (like not smoking) also support a youthful body.

Articles

  • Eating To Break 100: Longevity Diet Tips From The Blue Zones - Want to live to be 100? It's tempting to think that with enough omega-3s, kale and blueberries, you could eat your way there. But one of the key takeaways from a new book on how to eat and live like "the world's healthiest people" is that longevity is not just about food. The people who live in the Blue Zones - five regions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. researchers have identified as having the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world - move their bodies a lot. They have social circles that reinforce healthy behaviors. They take time to de-stress. They're part of communities, often religious ones. And they're committed to their families.
  • 9 Secrets to Live a Long Life - Author Dan Buettner says many people can have a longer, healthier life if they follow some of the habits and values observed among populations where the residents have long lives.