Posted by: ljubica | June 29, 2008

Fountain of Youth Discovered in The Most Remote Regions of The World

Ponce De Leon once fought fierce battles with native tribes out of ignorance looking for The Fountain of Youth . Today, like Ponce De Leon, Baby Boomers are fighting their own battle searching for the Fountain of youth not out of ignorance, but out of necessity.
Nip /Tuck plastic surgery can smooth out wrinkled faces, reshape our features and add years to our appearance. Looking younger is a priority for most Americans, and the demand for plastic surgery is on the rise.

Americans, the wealthiest nation in the world can afford the cost of plastic surgeries, but according to the World Health Organization rank amongst the sickest nations in the world. Faced with the gloom and doom of the impending health crisis we jump onto the newest anti aging trend that promises to turn back the clock of time.

With our busy and hectic lives we have no time to eat right. We choose our food according to convenience, so we pop the vitamin pills hoping to compensate for the lack of a healthy balanced diet. Our shelves are lined with vitamins, lotions and potions, some that only benefit marketing companies and our failing health is on the rise.

Perhaps there is no Fountain of Youth in the tradition of the term. However, when it comes to longevity and anti aging we have lots to learn from less developed cultures like Himalayan people, for they are as close to the Fountain of Youth as it comes in terms of health and longevity.

Himalayas – where the highest mountains in the world are, is the place where the natural medicine originated. The pristine environment, which has soil that is incredibly rich in minerals upturned ions ago, is the place full of many exotic plants including a tiny red berry called Goji. The Natural Science Institute discovered a region called the “Hunza Valley” in a remote area of Indo China ’ where living up to the age of 120 is not uncommon.

The scientists took special interest in the Hunza people when they observed that Hunzas not only lived long lives, but their long lives are healthy, virtually free from pain and illness, their vision is sharp, at the age of 80 have no gray hair, they have boundless energy and strength and their minds are clear.
In their language you won’t find the words for illnesses that have become all to familiar in our western world.
You might be wondering what kind of exotic foods might be contributing to their longevity and health. Their secret to long and healthy lives is contributed to a combination of factors.

  • The Hunza’s live in remote isolated place away from pollution and harmful stress of modern civilization.
  • They practice daily art of relaxation and energy management with deep rhythmic breathing techniques and meditations.
  • Their life style provides for the exercises of strength and endurance.

Hunza’s daily food consumption consists of;

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables such as;  string beans, peas, carrots, turnip, squash, spinach, lettuce, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, apricot pits, cherries and blackberries and Goji berries.
  • Their staple food is whole grains such as barley, buckwheat, millet and wheat and yogurt.
  • Milk and cheese is their main source of protein. Meat is consumed only on special occasion. Chicken being the most common.
  • Their special bread, called chapatti is served with every meal. Chapatti is made from non refined whole flour of either barley, buckwheat, millet or wheat.

Hunzas eat only two meals a day. The first meal is served at twelve noon. This may sound surprising, since Hunzas engage in demanding physical labor all morning long on an empty stomach. The truth is that these people eat very little. Their average daily diet totals about 1.900 calories daily, while an average USA citizen according to USDA consumes about 3,300 calories daily.

Observers reported to their amazement seeing men in their 80’s, 90’s and above lifting heavy rocks and boulders building their terraced gardens, and joining in games of strength and endurance with opponents half their age. They have been astounded by seeing these 80 year old men exercise by digging holes in the ice and swimming under the ice with the endurance and strength of 30 year old men.

Another contributing factor to Hunza’s health is that their medical system is based on preserving health. Their daily consumption of healing foods and herbs helps to prevent illness from occurring in the first place.

The direct opposite to our pharmaceutical oriented system which appears to have a little interest in keeping us healthy. In fact, their very livelihood depends upon us being sick.

Modern day doctors may look at the Hunza people and dismiss them as a primitive and unsophisticated culture. Yet, how sophisticated can we be if our society is plagued by illnesses that shorten our lives, or worse, prolong pain and suffering?

After reading this you might be tempted to pack up and join the Hunza people. The good news is, you don’t have to join the Hunza’s in search of a Fountain of Youth, but you might have to look beyond your average supermarket for fresh, natural unprocessed and unaltered food.

  • Simplify your lifestyle. Find time for to exercise, relax and find something to be passionate about.
  • If you are buying your produce from the supermarket, then make sure that you supplement your food with whole food products.
  • Eat dark green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, spinach and collard greens.
  • Brightly colored fruits and veggies loaded with antoxidants such as, red and yellow peppers, squash, beet root, tomatoes, oranges, plums, apricots, and berries.
    If there is something that we can learn from Himalayan people, it is that taking care of your health starts long before any signs of illness appear.Remember that health is your most precious commodity, and that sound healthy life practices applied over a lifetime is the real “Fountain of Youth”

On Oprah Show, Dr. Mehmet Oz, regarded as a professional in the field of nutrition and anti aging gives advice to Ben Gordon of Chicago Bulls on high energy food

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