Less food, healthy quality food = less toxins, longer life!
In nature, most wild animals live five to six times their age of maturity. As humans, we peak around the age of 25 in hormone output. This is the age when we are fully developed and our spines stop growing. If we take 25 and multiply by 5 or 6, we get 125 or 150 years!
The most crucial dietary factors to eliminate are unhealthy water, table salt, white flour, white sugar, cooked fats, and overeating! The healthiest fats to eat are virgin cold-pressed oils from olives, flax and hemp. In addition, other healthy fats are avocado, fresh raw nuts, raw seeds and ripe olives. It is best to try and avoid, as much as possible, margarine, fried and processed foods.
Chicken breaks the longevity record!
I believe one of the most amazing experiments done in medical science was back in the 1930s. Two-time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Alexis Carrel felt he could indefinitely extend the life span of chicken cells.
A chicken normally lives to be two to three years of age. Dr. Carrel miraculously found that he could get the chicken cells to live to the incredible age of 34! But, even more astonishingly, he felt they could have lived much longer after it was revealed why the cells eventually died. Apparently, one of the scientists conducting the ongoing study forgot to change the solution the cells were in. Otherwise, the cells may have continued to replicate and live indefinitely!
Would you rather live to eat, or eat to live?
Dr. Roy Walford is a well-known life extension scientist. He has extended the life span of mice dramatically. The normal life span of mice is 39 months. His conclusion is that a 10 to 40 per cent reduction in calories helps to extend the life span of mice and monkeys. The more the restriction, the longer the life span. Any more or less reduction than the 10 to 40 per cent in calories does not extend life span. The bonus is that the calorie-restricted (cr) animals are healthier and have less illness than normally fed animals.
Dr. Roy Walford’s research studies have found that with the cr diet, the life span of mice can be extended up to 58 months while keeping them healthy! That would be the equivalent of 158 years old for humans!
The diet must be of high quality foods – no room for empty calories. He also believes in moderate exercise, but emphasizes it is much less important than a quality low-calorie diet. One of the reasons the low-calorie diet works at extending life span is that it increases the release of growth hormone. The good news is we can easily apply the most important technique – undereating!
Dr. Walford has presented laboratory data from rodents to show that blood cholesterol and fasting blood sugar are both decreased in calorie-restricted animals. Also, physical skills are preserved intact in the mice.
Based upon a widely published study involving humans in a two-year calorie-restricted diet in Biosphere 2, Walford presented the following laboratory results:
- Blood cholesterol decreased from an average of 198 to a range of 120 to 125.
- Triglycerides decreased.
- Glycated hemoglobin decreased.
- Fasting blood sugar decreased.
- Insulin levels decreased to less than 5.
- Blood pressure decreased to 95 over 60
Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., author of international bestsellers “Strong Women Stay Young” and “Strong Women Stay Slim”, and assistant professor of nutrition at the School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, has demonstrated that a 95-year-old woman can have the strength of a 50-year-old, and a 65-year-old woman can be as fit and healthy as a 30-year-old!
How to reduce calories and extend life
The average caloric input is about 2,500 for men and 1,600 to 1,800 for women, depending on size and activity level. A good life extension calorie-restricted diet is approximately 1,800 calories per day. You can achieve the best results by reducing your caloric intake. It should take you one year to reduce your intake by 20 to 40 per cent. This would be the easiest for the body.
One must be committed and disciplined and eat a strict diet. This is not for everyone, but it can be done. In addition, it is important to eat slowly and in a relaxed manner.
Skipping meals is another, sometimes easier, way for some people to reduce calories. This is my own preference. I eat between 12 and 14 meals per week. My goal is to reduce to 10 meals a week. Please remember to not overeat very often. It is crucial not to stress the body too often by this harmful habit.
So how long would I like to live? Well, Methusula lived until age 969! There are people documented who have lived to 120 years old. Norman Walker, ND, a pioneer of juicing, colon therapy and a healthy diet, lived until the age of 109, some say 119. Paul Bragg, another American health pioneer, died at the age of 92 while surfing! Madame Jeanne Calment, I would like to break your modern day world record!
Let’s not follow the crowd. Let’s follow the healthy people in this world who live long, productive lives. I am, and I hope you will join me!
Live Long & Stay Forever Healthy!
Roy Walford, Maximum Lifespan
Bradley Willcox MD, Craig Willcox, Ph.D., Makoto Suzuki MD, The Okinawa Program