Skip to comments.IKARIA, GREECE: The Oldest People On Earth Reveal The Secrets To Living Past 100
Posted on 07/15/2012 5:28:26 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
National Geographic writer Dan Buettner seeks out "Blue Zones," a few pockets around the world where a higher number of people live for a remarkably long time.
The remote island of Ikaria in Greece is one hotspot of exceptional human longevity. Here, there are more healthy people over 90 than any other place on the planet.
Buettner and his team spent 15 months studying the centenarians of Ikaria. The trip was documented in a series of videos, in which the researchers identified eight major secrets to reaching a record-setting age.
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So: the answer isn’t ObamaCare?
It’s probably yogurt.
The secret to having many people in a given area living long lives is living in a place with little or no record of their date of birth.
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RE: The secret to having many people in a given area living long lives is living in a place with little or no record of their date of birth.
The Greek economy might be tanking, but even they are not so backwards that they fail to keep birth certificate records. This is not a primitive country. This is a country that hosted the Olympics in 2004.
I ate on a smaller island one day. Most of the island was owned by a German immigrant. He was 70 years old and he didn't look a day over 45. He had been there for 49 years or so. It's more than genetics. It's the way of life also.
...Close multi-generational families.....old guys keep working ...(carpenter, beekeeper, goat-herder, fisherman, ...) take afternoon naps and don’t wear watches.
The Secret: Be Greek!
Tryptophan is a natural sedative. They basically live in stasis, with their metabolism being slowed down. Makes sense if you think about it. Every living organism goes through a predetermined number of cell divisions. If you slow down the division rate, then the oranism lasts longer. How long do the goats live on this island?
Bartering is king. You put up my wall and I'll give you my olive oil.
Fresh olive oil in mass quantities, fresh veggies, homemade wines and hooch, fresh fish...
The Secret: Help me Rhonda, Help, help me, Rhonda!
I love you guys. Somebody posts something and you irreverent FR miscreants explode things in short order - beautiful.
Retire at 45 and let someone else pay all your bills.
There is not one “correct” diet for the entire human race. This is a fallacy which was proven wrong by Weston Price and many others.
When a population eats the same thing that their ancestors have eaten for many, many generations, they will thrive. This is because over time those who will survive and procreate are those who can survive on that diet.
Japanese people are healthy when they eat as their ancestors ate. This is in spite of them smoking, for example. There are tribes in Africa where the people are very healthy even though they have a diet of mostly meat and milk, with a few vegetables or berries.
If the author wanted to research something interesting about the Med, he should explore how little heart disease they have other there versus how much pork and lard they eat. But that would be against the agenda of some of the science community to promote vegetarianism as the healthiest lifestyle.
The “why” was for why live to be a hundred? Also, caps lock sticking?
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