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Brian Wendel FOK

Longevity on $5 a Day – 9 Questions for Brian Wendel

Overweight? Low energy? The best prescription for healthy living is to go on Netflix and watch Forks Over Knives. In 96 riveting minutes, it will convince you that a plant-based diet is better than any pill at increasing your energy and helping you live a longer, better life. Here, my friend and…

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Going Veganish – 9 Questions for Kathy Freston

Kathy Freston embodies the ideal Blue Zones life. She lives in a walkable neighborhood, has her own “moai” (a group of lifelong friends) she calls TTGs (more on that below) and lives by an especially pure version of the Blue Zones Diet. She’s written four New York Times bestsellers and…

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The Thrillist – Secrets of People Who Live Past 100

There are five places — called Blue Zones — where a disproportionately high number of residents live to 100: Ikaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; and Nicoya, Costa Rica.  Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow and bestselling author, has spent years studying the habits of people who…

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The World’s #1 Longevity Food

Low in fat, packed with fiber and dollar-for-dollar more protein than meat, beans are the cornerstone of every Blue Zones diet in the world. Tim McGreevy, the proverbial King of Beans (CEO of the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council and the American Pulse Association) talked with us recently and…

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Valter D. Longo

Fasting for Longevity: 9 Questions for Dr. Valter D. Longo

In the 12 years I’ve been researching longevity for Blue Zones, I’ve met dozens of great scientists. None, however, has a more convincing strategy to slow the aging process than Dr. Valter Longo. He’s an award-winning researcher, gerontology and biological sciences professor and director of the Longevity Institute at the University…

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Is Bread Bad for You?

Is bread bad for you? Dan Buettner shares Ikaria’s sourdough secret directly from the source. Try making your own Ikarian-Style Sourdough Bread straight from the Blue Zones’ kitchen.

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