EAT SHIT AND DIE!
AND IF YOU CAN’T EAT WELL THEN CHEAT WELL WITH SUPPLEMENTS
The greatest wealth is health.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 : THE BEGINNING
CHAPTER 2 : WHO LIVES LONGEST AND WHY?
CHAPTER 3 :THE NITTY GRITTY OF THE HUMAN BODY
CHAPTER 4 : THE NITTY GRITTY OF AGEING
CHAPTER 5 : THE FACTS ABOUT THE NUTRIION THAT YOUR BODY NEEDS
CHAPTER 6 : SUPERFOODS THAT YOU CAN EASILY BUY AND EAT
CHAPTER 7 : YOU ARE SO SCREWED
CHAPTER 8 : THE END
Russell is already my best-selling author and I set him a real challenge with this book. At first he said that his knowledge of the subject was not good enough, but I persuaded him to have a stab.
So, he has written this book as if it were a blank canvas and what an amazing job he has done.
His style of writing makes it very easy to read and I have now even changed some of my own habits.
I hope you enjoy this book and, most importantly, gain an extremely useful knowledge of how your body works and what you can do to hopefully live a longer life.
CEO Retire Early Productions.
CHAPTER 1 : THE BEGINNING
This is going to be as interesting a journey for me as it will hopefully be for you. You see, I am not a Doctor (although one of my best friends is) and I am not a nutritionist (although another of best friends is). Nor am I a rocket scientist.
BUT IT DOES NOT TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO WORK OUT THAT IF YOU EAT BURGERS AND DEEP FRIED, HEAVILY BATTERED FOOD, SUCH AS CHIPS (fries if you must call them that) AND TOO MUCH PROCESSED FOOD AND DRINKS (like with a few hundred thousand extra chemicals added in as flavour enhancers and preservatives, and so-called `sugar reducing’ chemicals) AND YOU EAT MORE OF THOSE THAN YOU EAT BROCCILI EVERY DAY THEN THE CHANCES OF YOU REACHING A RIPE OLD AGE ARE ALMOST ZERO! AND HERE IS SOMETHING I HAVE LEARNED ALREADY – THESE FOODS WILL ALSO MAKE YOU FAT BECAUSE IF YOUR BODY DOES NOT RECOGNISE HEALTHY USEFUL FOOD IT TRIES TO GET RID OF IT BY STORING IT AS FAT!
I actually enjoyed biology at school but simply had no interest in chemistry, so I get the basic gist on cells.
What I do have is a passionate interest in what makes some people live longer than others.
So, as I learn I will write, but this much I do know – the chances are that however good your diet maybe you will need to take supplements for the food that is simply not available in any one single countries’ diet.
Also, as you age your body can simply not produce important substances such as carnosine, maybe insulin. In fact, the list is rather worrying.
I am going to try and keep this book as simple as possible so that even the most uneducated fool can get something from it. Enough said for now.
Let’s take a look at some of those people who seem to defy all the odds and maybe just glean a few things that could make a difference to your life.
“Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.”
CHAPTER 2 : WHO LIVES LONGEST AND WHY?
So, who exactly does live longer than anyone else? AND WHY?
This part of the book took a lot of weeding out from myth and fact, but there are appear to be four cultures that do have exceptional longevity.
On top of this there is also the case of the Niger chief who died at 126 with all his teeth, and a Syrian in the Guinness Book of Records who fathered 9 children after 80 and went on to live to 133.
So, after a huge amount of research here are my top four cultures that live longer than anyone else in the world:
Once known as “the longevity capital of the world”, Abkhazia’s people live in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia.
The Abkhazia has many centenarians, all in remarkable health, attests Dr Leaf, professor of clinical medicine at Harvard University and Chief of Medical Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, who undertook a study with National Geographic to verify their claims.
The Abkhazia primarily eat fresh fruit and vegetables (picked fresh and eaten near to immediately). They also eat nuts and some whole grains. The Abkhazia consume very few animal products, which include a fermented drink called matzoni, made from cow, goat or sheep’s milk, and more rarely, fresh meat, with the fat removed.
In 1939 Tlabganu Ketsba from Abkhazia was 140 years old (source: Healthy at 100 – Copyright © 2006 by John Robbins.)
A small village in Southern Ecuador located in an elevated valley, Vilcabamba is extremely inaccessible. This remoteness ensures that the Vilcabamba are highly active; hiking often, they work in the fields cultivating their land and harvesting fruit and vegetables, which they eat freshly-picked.
Though they eat some cooked (whole) grains, all their vegetables, nuts and seeds are raw. There are almost no animal products to be found in their diet and no packaged or pre-prepared food.
There is a strong sense of community amongst Vilcabamba; laughter and simple pleasure in every moment of their lives enriched with a spiritual outlook. The Vilcabamba look forward to their elderly years, as their community values and respects old age.
This leads to some Vilcabamba’s exaggerating their age, which causes confusion amongst researchers who aim to verify their claims. However, regardless of their exact age, there can be no doubt that the Vilcabamba live longer, happier, more vigorous and healthy lives than most Westerners, with some living up to 110 and beyond, active to the last.
The Hunza live a simple life in a fertile valley high up in the mountains of Pakistan, isolated from the rest of the world. The rough terrain of their mountainous abode ensures they walk up and down rigid peaks, keeping them fit and active.
They also work hard at cultivating their land, which provides them with enough high-quality produce to thrive into their old age.
British physician, Sir Robert McCarrison, stated that the Hunza were “unsurpassed in perfection of physique and in freedom from disease in general. The span of life is extraordinarily long. During the seven years I spent in their midst…I never saw a case of asthenic dyspepsia, of gastric or duodenal ulcer, or appendicitis, of mucous colitis, or cancer.”
The Hunza eat primarily fresh fruit for most of the year and keep large stores of dried fruit to last throughout the winter. In the summer, their diet is as much as 80% raw, while in the winter they eat cooked beans, corn, root vegetables and squash as well as and sprouts.
Due to a scarcity of wood in their remote mountain valley, the Hunza avoid cooking as much as possible. Though they do eat small amount of meat and dairy on rare occasions, it’s an exception, as they have no grazing pastures for animals.
Much like the Vilcabamba, and Abkhazia, the Hunzakuts have a strong sense of community, where everyone is valued for their contribution.
Boisterous, enthusiastic, and with an almost child-like appreciation for their simple lives, the Hunza certainly have a lot to teach our supposedly evolved society.
Another famous long-living tribe is that of the Okinawa, who energetically live out their long lives on islands in Japan. Known as “the land of the immortals”, Okinawa boasts 900 people aged 100 or over, the highest number of verified centenarians in the world.
One particular village is worthy of extra note – Ogimi. Although Ogimi has a small population, what makes it truly amazing is that one quarter of the people living there are over the age of 65. In fact, it has more centenarians (people 100 years old) than anywhere else in the world.
Because so many of its residents are elderly, it’s been called ‘the Village of Long Life’. The residents not only are living longer, but 80% of its older citizens live independently, requiring no nursing home care!
Those who live there who eat most of their food lightly-steamed. While they do eat small amounts of animal products, they consume it mostly raw, such as fresh fish. They eat more tofu and soya products than any other population in the world, and a vast amount of different vegetables and fruit.
The Okinawans are physically active, and have a stress-minimising spiritual outlook. They live mostly in villages, allowing for a relaxed and rural way of life, with a strong sense of community, sharing the joys and hardships of their lives.
They have a deep respect for age, with elders playing an important role in the community.
WHAT DO THESE FOUR CULTURES ALL SEEM TO HAVE IN COMMON?
The answer is diet and lifestyle. Their diets are mainly vegan and everything is organic, although they do mostly eat some animal products and some fat. They get plenty of sunshine, hence they get plenty of Vitamin D and they all exercise regularly.
The other noteworthy thing is that they are all extremely community oriented and are all quite spiritual. I will mention a little more about this later because it has been proven that lonely and isolated people actually die younger!
Their diets are high in natural carbohydrates, low in protein and fat, and include minimal amounts of fermented foods. Because it is largely raw, it contains lots of fibre, and is replete with nutrients and enzymes you get from fresh, raw food.
There is no such thing as processed food, pre-packaged or pre-cooked microwave meals, ever.
Strangely enough they don’t seem to have a MacDonald’s or similar on their doorsteps either.
What is truly astonishing is that all of these cultures seem to be immune to THE TOP KILLERS IN THE WEST : Heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic pulmonary disease, pneumonia/flu, diabetes, liver disease/cirrhosis, suicide and Alzheimer’s.
WANT A BIT MORE PROOF?
How long have you got? As you know, this is an Easy Read book so I will only give one of many examples:
- during the 20th century, 100,000 Okinawans migrated to Brazil, where they adopted the typical (meat-based) Brazilian diet. A long-term study showed that Okinawan’s average lifespan decreased by 17 years when exposed to a ‘Western’ lifestyle.
Sadly, as more and more Western eating habits are spreading their way into the most remote of places it seems that the longevity of these cultures is coming under threat from the food monsters! I won’t name names, but it not just the big takeaway companies but more so the manufacturers of processed foods. To process food, you have to add foreign chemicals into it.
The human body is not adapted to excess and often strange/poisonous chemicals!
So, talking about the human body and chemicals (coming up next folks) let me end this chapter with a poem that I think sums it all up:
The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they’ll ease
Your will they’ll mend
And charge you not a shilling.
Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990
CHAPTER 3 : THE NITTY GRITTY OF THE HUMAN BODY
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