I have been meaning to make this thread for a while and just haven’t got around to it, until today..
This thread is about certain places in the world which have a longer than normal life expectancy. This is manly due to healthy eating, exercise and
fresh air. However it is entirely possible that genetics plays a crucial part.
All the villages I will be talking about in the thread seem to exhibit a sense of community, a feeling of well being, of belonging . All the villagers
work together. Maybe that is the secret. Maybe they feed of each others energy, their kindness and their willingness to help each other. Maybe
that’s what is missing in this world.
I am going to start with what first peaked my interest in this subject.
1. The Hunza People
Some of you may of heard of Hunza before. For those of you who have not it is located in the Northern most part of what is now Pakistan.
Map of Area
Hunza is located where the high Karakorum mountains meet the Hindu Kush and the Himalayas Hunza is actually a valley . For you Zombie fans, it is
thought to be the inspiration of Shangri La,( the land of eternal youth) described by James Hilton in his novel Lost Horizon.
Due to the location, in the past Hunza was extremely isolated and extremely difficult to access. This changed somewhat in the 70s when the Karakoman
Highway was built through the Hunza Valley tracing the old silk routes from Pakistan to China.
There was a lot of media interest in the area. National geographic led an expedition there. The main reason for this, apart from the natural beauty,
was the people were said to live exceedingly long lives.
Unfortunately (maybe not for the villagers) there were exaggerated reports of Hunzakuts (the name of the people) living to 150 or 160 years old,
these hyped reports were discredited and as a result the media lost interest in Hunza.
However Hunza is indeed a Longevity Hot Spot .Chronic disease is virtually unknown and people are vibrant and active until very old ages. According
to Western physicians who have visited Hunza, digestive disorders do not exist and cancer rates are almost zero.
In 1964 US cardiologists Dr. Paul Dudley White and Dr. Edward G Toomey visited, they reported in the American Heart Journal that of 25 Hunzakut men
they studied who were, between 90 and 110 years old’, None showed a single sign of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, or high
Most Hunzakuts expect to live at least until their 80s if not into their 90s and 100s. The people seem to stay mentally and physically active with
little need to visit a doctor.
I think the main reason this village stays so healthy is due to their diet and fresh air.Almost everything the Hunzakuts feast eat it fresh,
unprocessed, and in season., Hunzakuts exercise daily, walking and working amongst their mountainous landscape. Researchers call their diet
lacto-vegetarian. The majority of this diet consists of drinking glacier water, raw, unpasteurized milk, and eat leafy green or root vegetables. Their
water comes from glaciers.
There was actually a study done by Nobel prize winner Dr. Henri Coanda. He determined thatit had different viscosity and surface tension with a noted
high alkaline pH, high levels of active hydrogen (hydrogen with an extra electron), negative Redox potential, and a high colloidal mineral content.
We have probably all read about the benefits of eating apricot seeds, If not , the idea is they are meant to ward off and fight cancer.
The Hunzakuts love apricots. Apricot orchards are seen everywhere in Hunza and a family's economic stability is measured by the number of trees they
have under cultivation.
So in conclusion , their longevity is due to a number of factors, healthy organic foods, clean air, water, apricots, genetics and a peaceful (in my
opinion stress free) way of life. Well until US decides to drone them that is.
A lot more information can be found at these links
Ok if you are still with me and haven’t got bored ,yet, then we have village number 2.
2. Campodimele ,Italy
Campodimele is located on the west coast of Italy between Rome and Naples. It is a beautiful picturesque village. It has been called the village of
eternity. a village that is about 1,000 years old and situated on a mountain top in the middle of the Aurunci Mountains. It's about 25 km (15 miles)
from the Tyrrhenian Sea coast.
At the last count, Campodimele – whose name comes from the Latin campus mellis, or ‘field of honey’ had 840 residents, including one 104 year
old, forty-eight 90 year olds and three 99 year olds. The OAPS don’t sit around like many do in the west waiting to die, they are cycling up and
down the steep hills, chatting animatedly in the cobbled piazza, working the olive groves, and chasing around after their goats.
There is no doctor, hospital or pharmacy in Campodimele, apparently they don’t need one.
Researchers have found that the blood pressure and cholesterol of the older people is the same as the young. The men tend to live longer then the
women, this is probably due to lack of stress (maybe their women don’t moan as much )
They eat fresh organic produce, have clean air and live active lives. They are obviously doing something right.
Are you still with me?? Or have you clicked the x
Mods ,looking through the forums again I think this would be better suited in the health and wellness one, could you move please, sorry for the
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