January 30, 2011 in General Health
The healthiest people I’ve ever met live in an isolated village in the Ecuadorian Andes called Vilcabamba. It blazed into world prominence in 1972 when a census showed that out of a population of 819, seven men and two women were more than 100 years old. That contrasts sharply with figures in the United States where we have fewer than 7,000 centenarians. Vilcabamba produces them at a rate 366 [...]
Diet plays an important role in promoting longevity and the antiageing elements are present in food items like almond, apple, curd, garlic, honey, indian gooseberry, soyabean etc.
According to Dr. Edward Henderson, a past president of the American Geriatric Society, the age of one hundred is a realistic and conceivable goal. Dr. Thomas S. Gardiner, one of the founders of the National Foundation for [...]