Anti-aging Tips You’ll Need To Know If You Want To Live To Be 100
Do you know any centenarians so you can ask them their anti-aging tips? (And no, that’s not a mythical creature.) I bet you don’t.
It’s a human who has blown out 100 candles on their birthday cake. They’ve seen over 100 summers within their lifetime. They’ve probably voted in more elections, seen more political upheavals, and lived through more economic roller-coasters than we could ever fathom. Because they’re one hundred years old.
More than likely, you’ve never met one before. Because centenarians are very rare in modern America.
The percentage of Americans who reach their one hundred milestones is only 0.02% of the population. That’s about 55,000 people. So if it’s so rare, what can you do to make it into the centenarian club? And do you really want to make the club if you’re going to be mentally ill, or even physically ill?
I know for my own personal goals, living to be one hundred did not even make my top ten list. To live to be 80, and still be sharp minded, physically fit, and die peacefully in my sleep would be a win in my books.
But maybe I’m just an underachiever. Maybe I should reach for the stars in my quest to break the record books as the oldest living American. And to be honest, I do love a challenge.
So it’s settled! I’m going to try to live to be one hundred.
Therefore, with the idea in mind that you want to live to be one hundred, too–because why else would you be reading this blog post?
I will detail the three steps in a series of blog posts detailing the steps necessary to fulfill our dreams. (I may throw in a bonus at the end if I feel you’ve been good enough to earn it.) This post will detail Tip #1.
Anti-Aging Tip #1: Eat High-Quality Food
Most of you reading this would think, well, duh! Of course, you would need high-quality nutrition in order to reach 100 years of age. If you aren’t sure about this fact, please read more blog posts on Natural News. They will help you get up to speed.
Since you desire to reach 100, you eat organic whenever possible, right? (If you don’t, you really should. It not only tastes better but doesn’t have carcinogenic weed killer sprayed on it.)
Not only do you eat organic, but I would imagine GMOs are not even given access to your pie hole, right? As much as possible, you eat good food, and your grocery bill proves it. Eating healthy is expensive.
But what if I was to tell you that there’s a people group, called the Hunzas, who grow only what they eat, totally organic, 100% non-GMO, and they generally live to be an extremely healthy and active 130 years old.
Yep, you read that right. That was not a typo. One hundred and thirty years old.
That was not a typo. One hundred and thirty years old.
How do they live to be 130?!
So if they eat non-GMO, organic food, like us health food nuts here in America, why aren’t we living to be 130? It’s the soil in which they grow their food. It’s black gold.
Evidently, their longevity secret is the rich soil in which they grow their food. Maybe not rich using the same standards as “The Beverly Hillbillies”. You know the song. (It goes like this: “Well, let me tell you a story ’bout a man named Jed. The poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed. And then one day he was shooting at some food, and up through the ground came bubbling crude. Oil that is. Black gold. Texas ‘T'”).
You know the TV jingle. (If you not sure what jingle I mean, it goes like this: “Well, let me tell you a story ’bout a man named Jed. The poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed. And then one day he was shooting at some food, and up through the ground came bubbling crude. Oil that is. Black gold. Texas ‘T'”).
No, the Hunzas had a different kind of “rich” soil.
Living like a Hunza
The Hunzas live at the base of the Himalayas and for most of the centuries of their existence have been completely isolated from outside civilization. In the 1930’s, their community became a scientific anomaly, as the men were fathering children into their late 90’s and early 100’s. They lived, on average, to be 120-130 years old, and didn’t suffer debilitating diseases such as cancer, diabetes, dementia, or Alzheimer’s. In fact, they didn’t even have words in their language to translate the diseases from English to their native tongue.
In fact, they didn’t even have the words in their language to translate these diseases from English to their native tongue.
To the researchers who studied them, they were astonished at how youthful the fifty-year-olds looked, and at how active the centenarians were.
When the Hunzas finally depart this blue planet and head for their final resting place, they almost always pass away in their sleep.
Peacefully. Without any sign of disease.
So why do they eat organic and non-GMO and are rewarded with such great results? It’s got to be their genes, right? Wrong.
“Civilization” encroaches upon Utopia
In the late 1970’s some genius (sarcasm here) decided the Hunzas needed a road to connect their incredibly remote Utopia with the rest of the world. Soon after construction was complete, a new type of construction began. The building of modern commerce began, and all the trappings it entails.
Almost instantaneously, upon the introduction of commercially farmed foods, along with processed foods laden with white sugar, white flour, and preservatives, the Hunzas began to suffer from the diseases so common in the modern world.
Gone were the days of fathering children at 107 years of age. Dementia, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction due to diabetes and circulation problems began to ravage the men. Women experienced hormonal issues and PMS, uterine cancer, and miscarriages at rates never seen before. I am sure their language scrambled to add the new words needed to describe their new-found ailments.
Anti-aging Tip #2: Garden Like A Hunza
At this point in our story, I should mention how they farmed. The practices used for centuries before they were “civilized” by the modern conveniences the road brought to their community.
In the valley where they lived, nestled between the mountains of the Himalayas, they plowed the land and planted seeds harvested from last season’s crop. Of course, the seeds were of an heirloom variety. And, of course, they used only natural fertilizers.
Every home had its own garden, as there were no grocery stores, and they would have died of starvation if they wouldn’t have grown their own food.
Every home had its own compost pile. All scraps, whether it was the leftovers from their meals, leaves and grass from their land, or manure from themselves and their animals, it was composted daily.
Nothing was wasted, and the land was continually replenished. Their food was highly nutritious, organic, non-GMO, and harvested from healthy farmland.
Our food, regardless of the labels in the grocery store, is lacking. And until we find a nice garden spot on our own “piece of dirt” to raise our own food in the same manner as the Hunzas, we’re going to continue to suffer from our modern day illnesses.
So grab your implements, fledgling farmers! And go make yourself a garden!
And check back soon to find the next two blog posts in our series of “How To Live Like A Hunza”.