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Cedar Falls, Iowa doesn’t strike most folks as a mecca for health, but when Luann Alemao turned her expertise in Blue Zones living to her midwestern hometown, amazing things happened. Luann is a native of California and her agriculture roots of living among the almonds and grapes helped her to realize the importance of healthy living and eating. Luann’s teaching experience from Jr. High to the Collegiate level added fueled for her to spread the “Blue Zones” message.

She invited Dan Buettner to give a presentation and paved the way for making Cedar Falls a designated Blue Zones city. Within a few years, health markers and life satisfaction skyrocketed in this town. Since helping her home town, Luann has transformed into a captivating speaker, taking the Blue Zones message all over the country, telling of life transformations simple strategies for longevity.

Around the world, her research and passion shine, as well. Luann‘s firsthand experience and exploration of the Greek Ikarian, Costa Rican, and Loma Linda Blue Zones region brings an authentic and in depth view into the lifestyle, food and culture of the worlds longest lived.

Luann is a visionary advocate of a healthy lifestyle, through her talks and personal consulting services.  She serves on her local city Bike/Pedestrian board helping ot design the way for multiple modalities in her city. She created a blog dedicated to a better life and produces healthy recipe hands on classes plus created “Get Fit” a TV segments for both local and national media, helping everyone realize that taking control of their own wellbeing is achievable.

“Dan’s insight was an invaluable addition to the event.”

-Bill Clinton

“Dan was one of the highlights at our quarterly company meeting. Employees described him as ‘eye opening’ and awesome!”

-Tony Hsieh, Zappos.com

“Dan was amazing!! Everyone loved him!”

-Capital Blue Cross

“He was just brilliant!  Our attendees gave Dan a much-deserved standing ovation and were left buzzing about his work long after his talk.”

-Positive Psychology Center University of Pennsylvania

“I could have listened to him for days.”

-Attendee at Employers’ Health Symposium

“I have rarely seen a speaker who is as comfortable up on stage giving his presentation as Dan Buettner, plus he felt fresh and excited about the material.”

-Mountain Film in Telluride

“With 98.6% of attendees rating him “Excellent”, Dan was our best speaker ever.”

-Employers Health

“Dan did such a stellar job at our conference. We have no idea how we’ll fill his shoes the next time we put on this event.”

-Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota