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Why the Hunzas Live so Long (Part I) – Loren Lockman, Tanglewood Wellness Center

So what is it that has these people living such long lives let’s look at the honza’s okay the hunters are interesting because they live at high elevation you know they live up in the the somewhere of the the base of the Himalayas right high in the mountains and they grow fruit in the winter in the summertime in the summertime they have apricots which they’re actually famous for the huns apricots they grow other stone fruits they probably have cherries and apples things like that but it’s a relatively short growing season and once it’s over there you know they don’t have those things they I think they store what they can for the rest of the year because most of the year they can’t grow anything they live in an elevation where there’s no trees they don’t have firewood they don’t have natural gas they don’t have a propane they don’t have coal they don’t they don’t have access to these things so they eat very little cooked food they’ve never eaten much cooked food because they simply don’t have the resources to cook or never did in the past again I don’t know what they’re doing now they live in a place where the air is pure where they get plenty of sunlight because almost everyone is involved in some kind of physical labor okay there are no office jobs right there’s no bank there’s no there’s no fast-food restaurants everyone lives in nature and they grow their own food and they they tend to some animals and they scrape out a living from the land and so everyone’s involved in using their bodies so they’re all getting activity fresh air sunlight sure water okay they don’t eat a lot of food because they don’t have a lot of food okay so they’re minimizing their caloric intake eating no more than they really need they run out of food every winter right so you’re talking about having slim pickings in in January February March they don’t eat anything for at least a month every year everybody fast because there’s no food they just rest it’s like they hibernate right they all get in bed and they just rest a NATO dig dus little they have to it’s cold no you know no one was going to be outside if they don’t have to be outside there’s nothing to do and there’s no food they don’t have firewood so they just bundle up they hunker down and they try to stay warm and they don’t eat anything so they’re cleansing their body every single year okay this is why I believe they live as long as they do not because they’re consuming a little bit of goat’s milk all right you know let’s look at all the factors involved any questions about about these folks no all right well hope that’s been interesting for you see you next time you

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Raw Vegan Adventures in India – Color, Chaos & Karma

You the star greetings from India it is hot and humid here I think it’s 46 degrees today fifty percent humidity super hot that’s like 110 Fahrenheit and wow going to get some mangoes and some bananas we’re excited to see me here in this fruit market maybe they’ve seen the cool vegetarian website as per the Hindu religion is supposed to be pure vegetarians when I say / vegetarians we do not eat any kind of food not just cause sacred animal living the religion but we do not even need other animals other living beings that’s the philosophy of the Hindu religion but now obviously with globalization people do not follow the religion strictly to the core in all the aspects so in this aspect we can see now a lot of Hindu people also eat non-vegetarian food now but I till today in 29 years of my life I have not heard of one Hindu person eating a cow which is strictly anti-hindu might not be able to eat it even if they’re starting hmm even if they want to they might not be able to be conscious without an hour the concierge at my hotel help me find this place called health is wealth upstairs they sell coke and pepsi and all the regular crap and then downstairs they’ve got organic foods lots of live food options as well they got a fresh produce section mostly packaged and dried stuff some organic produce here at a fruit market outdoor market and have like lots of great mangos and coconuts papaya places awesome in India is actually a huge supplier of mangoes I never knew this but they supply over fifty percent of the world’s mangoes and they are delicious here damn you’re liking your juice it’s good sugar cane juice i’m here at the Taj Mahal in Agra India unbelievable this place was built out of love for the Empress who passed away during childbirth the first impression this gives you is that of a palace oh it’s never been a palace nobody has ever lived here only dead people live here because this is a movie mean there are tombs of the Emperor and the Empress inside the main wife Ellen and this was built by the 5th mughal emperor the construction of this building now began in the year 1631 and it took the next 22 years for it to finish finished in the year 1653 like 20,000 people working I made up a recipe for a very simple salad and then I had it translated into the local language Hindu how have I been in India when most people come here from America Canada become him to get sick so what I’ve been doing is I’ve been eating most of my meals from the hotel and I’ve been having a really simple salads mostly and I’ve been having fruits with thick skin stuff like bananas and mangoes and dragon fruit have thick skin that hang on a tree that aren’t flying in stillwater on the ground I’ve been having bottled water and I’ve been having a Himalaya brand of bottled water not the coke and pepsi brands because I don’t really trust those but the Himalayan brands been really good for me I’ve been putting minerals in my water so my water is really you know good quality water and haven’t been eating off the street there’s a cow just walking spray cow no owner just walking straight down the street all by himself cows are sacred here they spin Lucia hey Lucia hey

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Top 3 Things Vegans Can Do To Increase Their Longevity: Dr. Michael Greger

hi I’m Ken Spector with happy cow and we’re here in Las Vegas Nevada at the health healing and happiness expo I’m here with dr. Greger and he is a physician an author a nationally renowned lecturer and he’s the founder of nutritionfacts.org what are the top three things that vegans can do to increase their longevity in terms of life span beans actually so it’s a legume consumption or pulse consumption so beans peas lentils the one if you look at long live populations around the world so the longest living formally started population in the world are these Adventists at Aryans living in California then there’s the okinawa japanese if you go around the world and see who lives the longest the one thing they all have in common is leg them they all eat their beans whether they’re eating you know brown beans the Mediterranean or the reading their tofu and you know whatever it whatever bean it is that seems to be the best predictor of longevity is whether or not and how many beans we number two is probably nut consumption eating nuts may cut our cardiac mortality number one killer in half just that alone I’m so encouraged even ounce and nuts like a palm full nuts everyday nuts or seeds and probably the third thing they can do is you know stuff their face with as many fruits and vegetables as possible the healthiest fruits berries the healthiest vegetables dark green leafy vegetables so the study I recently profiled on nutrition facts that are that just a single daily salad could literally add years to one’s life span right healthy years so these aren’t just you know years of disability healthy years literally just doing something that’s delicious and so you’re a second delicious and you get to live longer that’s what plant-based eating is all about and as a bonus question what would be the top nuts and then the top beans for nutrition that you would recommend whatever not you like whatever not you’ll eat but walnuts are the healthiest nuts number two pecans in terms of beans actually black beans topped the list but look if you don’t like black beans you know you can go to Pinto which is I forget down the list you know dark red kidney beans are good actually chickpeas are kind of lower down the list but look if you liked it please like comment go for it absolutely any be anything you’ll eat is a healthy bean lentils are wonderful to me okay terrific thank you so much dr. Greger be sure to check out dr. Greger on nutritionfacts.org he has incredible videos and an exorbitant amount of information check them out and check out happy cow comm thank you I’m Ken Specter bye bye

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Dr. Ellsworth Wareham – 98 years old vegan

you my name is Massimo Leopardi. I’m a cardiothoracic surgeon and practice that is my specialty all my professional life I’m 98 years of age and I practiced the cardiothoracic surgery until I was 95 I have first try to be active by working around my yard doing my pruning of my bushes and I mow my own lawn so I try to get a little exercise doing that as far as my dietary program is concerned I happen to be a vegan I’ve been a vegan now for about half my life I think that’s a healthy form of nutrition I try to maintain the calm approach to the problems of life and not worry and fret over problems that come along I get a good night’s sleep and if I feel like it I take a nap during the day so I really try to be caught as careful as I can and preserving what energy I have like wood work and when I was 95 and because of this of course I attracted some publicity from the National Geographic and incidentally the people I’ve worked with very much wanted me to continue but I felt I should spend a little more time at home with my family I could be working right now I could do anything that I did then and now 98 but I picked 95 as an arbitrary time when I would quit I have always been inclined to be a vegetarian my folks were farmers and we had quite a bit of meat available but it never appealed to me to eat animal products I never did drink milk by the glass I would use it on my cereal and of course my mother and then later on my wife I’d use it in cooking so I was naturally inclined toward a vegetable type of diet but I was concerned about the adequacy of the nutrition when I found out that I could get by by taking a little vitamin b12 why of course I then became entirely vegan and I think that it has been a very fine form of attrition it’s a little extreme to tell a person who is using flesh foods and that you’re going to take everything entirely away from them but I have when I was in practice in medicine I would tell the patients that the veg vegetable based diet was the healthy way to go and as much as possible we keep away from the animal products it has to be something that the person wants to cooperate in and people are very sensitive about what they eat now you can talk to people about exercising and you can talk to people about relaxation and good mental attitude and life things like that and they will accept that but you talk to them about what they’re eating and people are very sensitive about that if if an individual is willing to listen I will try to explain to them on a scientific basis of how I think it’s better for them I read a statement in the Wall Street Journal last year I think it was in January of last year that I thought was quite significant and it was this that all tastes are acquired except for breast milk now this means you see that if you as a parent will start your child on a healthy nutrition they’ll like it but an individual let us say who is old even my age can change their taste buds now there are a lot of people that take too much salt and their food they think is flat unless they have a lot of salt in it but if you will diminish the amount of salt gradually after a while they won’t know the difference and in a mout a matter of three months or so you can do a great deal to change your taste habits if you are willing to do it if a person is willing to go through the change and give himself time he will enjoy foods that are healthy for as you know cholesterol is the chief problem you have to be concerned about as far as development coronary occlusion and coronary disease is concerned if your cholesterol is under a hundred and forty very very seldom that anybody has a heart attack with a cholesterol of 140 now the factors that influence your cholesterol are things that we should know about and one of the factors is the amount of saturated fat and most animal fat is saturated whereas the vegetable fat is unsaturated or mono saturated so you have to avoid the animal fats now there are those scientists including dr. Colin Campbell of Cornell University that say that animal proteins will also affect your cholesterol not just the fat in other words you pour off the cream off your milk and drink the skim milk even the casein of the milk will raise your cholesterol and then people say also high intake of sugar will affect your cholesterol so if you can keep your cholesterol under 140 your chances of developed coronary disease are very small exercise is beneficial in reducing user lestor all but if you’re taking in a considerable amount of saturated fat you can’t exercise enough to lower it as much as it should be Lord the easiest way to get your cholesterol down is to watch what you eat now you can lower your cholesterol by exercise but now I’m talking about no 15 or 20 milligrams % something like that but if you get on a vegan diet which is a little fat you can drop it much more when we went abroad we had an open heart surgery team that this would be maybe a dozen to two dozen people that would go with team and do open heart surgery in overseas countries but this was back 50 years ago you see when open heart surgery is first starting out now there’s no no need to do anything like that now most of the surgery we did when we went abroad it was for congenital heart disease that is defects of the heart with which a person is born holes in the heart and malformations the valves fourth and the other was valvular heart disease due to rheumatic fever we didn’t do very many coronary cases when we would oversee coronary disease is a disease of the more developed countries that’s being a little bit discriminatory I presume but America undoubtedly in my opinion has been the leader in the development of coronary disease I mean in development of treatment of heart disease and I think has also led out in the research of cause disease we have a lot of information in this country which is not being applied which would greatly reduce the incidence we have of coronary disease I don’t know whether you’ve been following the news but Mayor Bloomberg of New York as you know made certain laws establishing the size of the soft drinks which you can buy and so forth so on and he has other areas in which he is also enforcing by law healthful habits many people question whether you should have your individual freedom limited by laws but there’s no question about it that there are certain things that we could implement in this country that we great they reduce heart disease you know the Cleveland’s linic is the world’s great center for coronary artery disease coronary angiography the study of the coronary arteries was developed at Cleveland Clinic and you can’t diagnose that where the stoppages in your coronary arteries without coronary angiography now we have some newer methods but that’s still sort of the gold standard and dr. Esselstyn of the cleveland clinic he says that coronary artery disease does not need to exist and if it does it doesn’t need to progress and he does it on a low-fat vegan diet there have been only two people in the world that I know of they’ve demonstrated that they can arrest and reverse coronary artery disease and they are dr. Dean Ornish of San Francisco and dr. Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic and they both did it on a low-fat vegan diet if you would go on a little fat vegan diet and you exercise her chances of developing coronary disease will be very low get that cholesterol under a hundred and forty and you can my cholesterol is ordered 17 if I have some pain in my chest I know it is not the coronary disease may be due to some something in my esophagus hiatus hernia from my stomach or something else but it’s not coronary disease because of a hundred and seventeen I’m not going to develop it anybody can do those things very simple