We live in a country that has pretty clean water, plenty of food to eat and fairly decent air to breathe. In most parts of our country there are many trees to purify the air and new measures are being taken to create less pollution in the soil, water and air.
Health care is accessible, health information is also available so, one would think we could easily live to be 100 in this country. Other countries have several pockets where people actually live beyond 100 and they aren’t set up nearly as well as our country. So, why is our life expectancy over 20 years less than many of those countries?
Through the years those pockets of people have been researched carefully and thoroughly. Those pockets have become known as Blue Zones. Although we don’t know how that phrase originated, we do know there is a common thread of similarity between all of them. We also know that there is only one Blue Zone in the United States. It is in Loma Linda California. Other countries that have blue zones include: Okinawa, Japan; Ikaria, Greece; Sardinia, Italy; and Nicoya, Costa Rica.What Makes a Blue Zone?
In 2004, Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and a group of dieticians, geneticists, anthropologists and historians who went to these blue zones to find out why people lived so long and lived so happily.
They came up with 9 lessons that all of those blue zones had in common:
Although the Hallelujah Diet (as well as the Seventh Day Adventist group in Loma Linda, CA) doesn’t ascribe to any meat or wine, the blue zone project still has great value in that what we have been teaching for nearly 25 years is being validated every day all over the world.
Diet is a key factor in quality and quantity of life. It is also a personal choice. No one forces you or I to eat foods we don’t want to. Let’s learn from these centenarians and begin to add the missing components into our lives to create a long, fulfilling life.* This article was originally published herehttp://topsellers.website
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