In case you want to get really old:
– Li Ching-Yun lived 197 years (Inquiry Put Age At 256) (New York Times May 6, 1933)
– Health Basics: How do you live to be 110? (Natural News, Jan. 17, 2012):
Tell someone you’re over 100 years old, and they might assume the worst right away, guessing that you have a dozen medication bottles next to the bed and that your health is quickly deteriorating. How could it be that a man who’s going on 111 and taking no medication, who simply eats fresh vegetables, olive oil, honey, cinnamon, garlic and chocolate, can bounce around his kitchen like he’s half his age?
When Bernando LaPallo of Mesa, Arizona tells his secrets of longevity and vitality, your jaw drops to the ground, wondering how he avoided all of the “ABCD’s” of those “senior years” – you know, Alzheimer’s, brittle bones, cancer and/or diabetes. Could it be that Western Medicine has it all wrong, and all we ever needed were raw veggies, super-foods, raw nuts and berries, and some barley soup? Maybe Medicare and Medicaid should broker a deal with the makers of power juicers and call it “Universal Healthcare.”
This August, 2012, Bernando LaPallo will turn 111 years of age, and he still has no problem walking at least a mile daily and receiving phone calls from people all around the world who want to hear how he’s done it, and how to make their own lives better. This author and role model keeps it so simple, you don’t need a recipe book or health guide to live to be 110 or better.
Here’s the (fountain of youth) breakdown and just a few of the raw food “natural medicines” you can turn into your own daily regimen, so your mind, body, and spirit can thrive well into triple digits:
• High quality, organic, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil: use on the skin as lotion; use as salad dressing; known to lessen risks of colon cancer and heart disease.
• Dark, organic chocolate: reduces stress; helps with depression; lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
• Organic garlic: helps fight coughs and colds; considered nature’s antibiotic; helps with digestion and intestinal problems.
• Organic cinnamon: antibacterial and antifungal; reduces proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
• Organic honey: helps you lose weight; nature’s energy booster; has antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
• Juice organic raw vegetables: A decent juicer costs less than $100.
And if you’re not familiar with this style of turning fresh “veggies” into a drink, try these surprisingly tasty combinations: Carrot, cucumber, sweet potato, a quarter size slice of fresh ginger, and freshly squeezed lime.
Celery, kale, Granny Smith apple for sweetness, and of course lemon or lime juice.
Also, you don’t have to let the vegetable pulp go to waste. Use it to enhance flavors in dishes or to bulk up your stew, or mix it with quinoa and maybe some diced onions as an accent.
Nature provides the untainted answer to building a strong vascular and immune system – one that can fight off infection, stress, arthritis, and even stave off the aging process. If you have not already, do further research into foods which are rich in antioxidants, enzymes, phyto-nutrients, and be sure to research foods that detoxify your body and destroy free radicals.
Eat right, exercise, don’t be fooled by the pharmaceutical and medical myths and scams, and you might just be fortunate enough to live long and prosper, like Bernando LaPallo. You know what they say, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
Sources for this article include