Issue 119     February 16, 2015
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Longevity Secrets II
Last week, we started a series on being healthy and living long, and  and we discussed the human potential.  The book, The Agebeaters and their Universal Currency for Immortality by Dr. Joel Wallach and Dr. Ma Lan, reveals the common threads of centenarians. They studied the various cultures and people groups throughout the world that had a large number of 100 year olds. These were circled on a map in blue ink, and so these people groups were named "Blue Zones", and are referred to such throughout the book. I want to remind you what Dr. Wallach stated,"All humans can easily reach 100 years of age by simply following certain known and predictable physiological laws." And if they don't, they won't!. The first common thread among 100 year olds is:

Daily consumption of antioxidant rich foods and drink is a universal feature of those living in Blue Zones and in particular centenarians. Antioxidants are potent carbon compounds which quench or neutralize free radicals. Free radicals attack our cells, cell walls, mitochondria and physiological processes which increase our risk of our risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, and a host of other diseases as well as speeding up the aging process.

There is a method of predicting the antioxidant power and free radical neutralizing value of foods and drink. It is called the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity or ORAC value. This ORAC value is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities of various foods. Here are the top 20 foods and their ORAC value, listed here are in units of µmol TE/100g (
100 grams is about 3.5 ounces):

The main antioxidants that were found to be consumed daily in the Blue Zones were dark fruits and berries, yellow and red vegetables, cocoa, red wine, green tea or coffee. The successful centenarians consumed multiple forms of antioxidants varying according to seasons, and the amount they consumed is drastically more higher than the average. The USDA recommends about 3000 to 5000 ORAC units a day. Yet, based on current studies, we believe that the optimal total daily intake of ORAC points to reach the age of 100 is 20,000 to 25,000 per day. This is a considerable difference, so in order to reach this amount, one will have to purpose to do so.

It can be rather difficult to consume so large an amount of antioxidants every day, but an easy way is to "drink" them. In all of the Blue Zones, they had some form of high antioxidant drink, such as red wine, coffee, green tea, tea, and rice wine. Of course, these were homemade and mostly home-grown with no chemicals. We can similarly drink our antioxidants and add to this list, kombucha, herbal teas, and various other health drinks that are available.

I encourage you to come our meeting, My Journey to Health, where there will be much information to assist you on your own journey to health.

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Amy Willis, Your Local Herbalist
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Abundant Choices – Diane DeVito helps people transition their normal diet to dairy and casein free. She has many recipes and knowledge to help make this transition fun and easy.

Boki Gelato Italian Artisan Ice Cream – Trained in Italy, the owner, Borjan, uses only the freshest ingredients that are natural. They even use organic cream. Almost 6 lbs. of strawberries are used in their strawberry sorbet.  There are numerous flavors, all amazing and delicious. With Boki Gelato,  you can indulge without guilt.  Borjan will be bringing samples to taste.

Cal’s Omega 3  – Features great tasting Flax salad dressings all from natural health promoting ingredients.

G&M products – Enjoy delicious home-made jams and jellies. G&M products makes home-made SD Certified regular, low-sugar, and no sugar jams, jellies, and pepper jellies.

Herbs4You – Our motto is, “We have something for whatever ails you!”   No matter what  your health challenge may be,  we are sure to have something  that would help. We have herbal teas, tinctures, herbal mixes, skin care products, and much more.

It Works – Crazy Wrap – Loose the fat, while detoxing your body. The body wrap is a non-woven cloth wrap that is infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning and firming results when applied to the skin. It continuously hydrates for firmer, smoother, more youthful looking skin.

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No Greater Joy (NGJ) – Helpful books for child-rearing and marriage that are fun and challenging. Healthy relationships and a happy family enhances our health immensely.

Norwex – Improve your quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in your home. Birthed in Norway in 1994, Norwex  strives for a better quality of life by reducing chemical use to promote the health of families and the environment. Their amazing microfiber cloths actually disinfect while cleaning.

Professional Development Systems – Meet Bob "Mr. Attitude" Prentice, learn more about the vital role a proper attitude plays in healthy living. Stop by Mr. Attitude's booth to sign up for his weekly Monday Morning Motivations  and register to win a copy of his e-book, "Home Grown: Seeds of Success."

Seedtime & Harvest – Brings you the freshest, prettiest flowers and the most pure delicious vegetables. We have served area residents the finest food and flowers since 1998. By building soils and feeding its millions of microbes, our small organic haven produces the best tasting vegetables available.

Thankful Harvest – Provides 100% grass fed organic beef. At Thankful Harvest, they believe that quality beef comes from healthy cows, and so they provide their herds with optimal living conditions, healthy natural food sources, and humane processing practices. They are certified organic.

Young Living Essential Oils – Offers the purest therapeutic-grade essential oils by carefully controlling the entire Seed to Seal process. Their dedication to quality ensures maximum potency and results. Experience the amazing health-promoting benefits of essential oils.

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Thursday, February 26 ~ 7:00 - 8:30 pm
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Body Stress Release (BSR) is a non-therapeutic, complementary health profession which assists the body to release stored tension which becomes “locked” into the physical structure when the body fails to adapt to stress. These stresses may be mechanical, chemical or mental/emotional. Through BSR,  the body’s ability to maintain and heal itself is enhanced. When the body is subjected to stress overload, instead of the stress being dissipated out of the system, it becomes “locked” into the body. This “body stress” manifests as lines of tension at specific points, which may bring about postural distortions, pain, stiffness, or numbness. The impact on the nervous system disturbs the body’s lines of communication, thereby undermining efficiency of function. Read more...

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