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Acciaroli Is An Italian Village Between The Mountains And The Sea Population 2000 – Centenarians 300 With 60 Of Them 110

Scientists have always wondered why some people live longer than others and IMG_1262suffer a lot less diseases of ageing. Pockets of populations keep popping up all around the world where centenarians have properly documented proof of birth and remain healthy.In the past couple of weeks a claim has been made for an Indonesian man as the longest lived person ever but so far it is unsubstantiated, they claim he was 145 years. If his age can be independently verified it will break the current world record by 23 years. Jeanne Calment died in 1997 at the age of 122 years. Small towns, villages and Islands have produced these long lived areas now referred to as ‘Blue Zones’. Acciaroli is a small village in the south of Italy not far from Naples and it has a population of only 2000 people with 300 of them over 100 years and 20% of the centenarians (60) 110 years old, the scientists said.Continue reading

Stop Running To Doctors And Start Running The Beaches

By Running The Beaches A Lot Wont Need Doctors

For Years researchers have been saying that exercise is the best and cheapest drug on the market but now they know diet pips it at the post, combined they IMG_1262are almost unbeatable – the Muhammad Ali of Lifestyle Medicine.Today Lifestyle Medicine is emerging as the star of mainstream medicine with the potential to save more than 70% of people from disease, a percentage that is growing daily as research scientists (MSc,PhDs) uncover disease’s hidden causes.The really good news for Lifestyle Medicine followers is that the cause of so-many terrible can be put down to poor lifestyle choices. Even Alziemers Disease only has a 25% genetic cause the overwhelming cause 75% is lifestyle and it is not included in the count of preventable diseases yet – see Catalyst …http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/catalyst/SC1502H028S00Continue reading

What Medicine Can Prevent/Cure 90% Of Heart Disease,60% Of All Cancers,80% Of Chronic Disease

Lifestyle Medicine Can Prevent/Cure 90% Of IMG_1262Coronary Artery Disease, 60% Of All Cancers And 80% Of All Chronic Diseases – No other medicine can even go close to this.

This is absolutely true.We have known this for more than 20 years  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8411605

So why aren’t people doing it? There are far to many competing interests to allow the truth to get in the way of making a profit. In the United States in 1990 microbial agents accounted for 90,000 deaths, toxic agents killed 60,000, firearms accounted for 35,000 deaths, sexual behaviours 30,000 deaths, motor vehicles 25,000, illicit drug use 20,000 but the big killers were tobacco 400,000 deaths, diet and activity patterns 300,000 deaths, alcohol 100,000 deaths so you can see just from correcting the top 3 killers we could save 800,000 deaths out of a total of 1,060,000 deaths (75.5%).Continue reading

Life Is Short, Don’t Run So Fast You Miss It

Life Is Short, Don’t Run So Fast You Miss It

In today’s fast paced world everything happens so fast  people have little IMG_1262time left for anything other than work, in fact a large number stay in contact with work while they are on holidays.Their lives are all about making money. This is the modern, images-2developed world where people are expected to work,eat,sleep and work some more. This is so damaging to health. When the Europeans discovered Australia they often remarked about the amount of leisure time the native aboriginals had to lie around, laughing, talking and playing while still finding enough time for hunting and gathering. They did not understand how simple and efficiently the aboriginals lived their lives, no hurry no stress.Continue reading

Junk Food?-Is It Junk Or Is It Food?

Junk Food Is A Nonsense

It is either one or the other it can’t be both. If it is junk dump it don’t eat it the consequences are to great and often you won’t know it is hurting you until it IMG_1262is to late, you have a heart attack, stroke  or IMG_1676-1diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or one of the many cancers now being linked to junk food (highly processed food). Remember any extra work that modifies natural food is processing, even cooking. Some foods have to be modified to make them more palatable but stick to the minimum and if you are reading food labels and you can’t understand the words they use leave it and buy something else. Fruit and vegetables should be your staple anyway.Continue reading

Stop The Over Reaction Now

Over-reaction of Body Systems Has To Be Cooled

Many over-reactions take place throughout the body causing much pain IMG_1262and anxiety as well as serious diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Depression, Asthma, Allergies, Crohns, Irritable Bowel  and many more.Research over the last few years in the Human Gut project has the researchers very excited as new ways to effectively damper these over-reactions have been discovered. For many years medical practitioners have depended on antibiotics to kill disease causing bacteria. Germ theory has served us well bringing a lot of previously untreatable diseases under control. But now we find that while we have been bombing out the bad germs we have also been bombing out the good ones.Continue reading

Education And Lifestyle Medicine

Education First

I live in a small but beautiful backwater where bright kids go off to IMG_1262university and never return, some of the others get apprenticeships or move into similar jobs images-1-1to their parents. There is nothing wrong with this it is happening all over the world in small towns. But it leaves an academic void in the community, in fact a lot  of people don’t understand anything about education once it leaves secondary school. As most people, if not all, would know in Australia we have infants, primary and secondary school which stops at year twelve and tertiary education begins. In 2007 there were 43 universities in Australia offering higher education and a lot of Technical and Further Education (TAFE)  teaching short courses from certificate IMG_1624 (1)-11,2,3,4, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and occasionally higher education courses. Australia also has Registered Training Organisations (RTO), there are more than 1100 of these in Victoria alone. Higher Education has changed a lot since I left school in 1962, back then only 5% of kids could afford a university education. We joking called them ‘Toffee Noses’ from rich families and as you can clearly see from our first year photo no-one looked much like a Toffee Nose.Continue reading

Bug…ger Me

There Are Bugs Everywhere

Bugs,microbes whatever you want to call them have taken over our bodies and running it to suit themselves. This is like a Star Trek Movie… IMG_1262what next? We are only a termite nest…a beehive with ninety percent (90%) of the occupants unknown to us, unlike Star Trek with it’s reality distortion field this is reality, scientists have proven it. We only control ten percent (10%) of the microbes living inside us. This does not mean we should be alarmed at having 90% doing their own thing. Quite the opposite this is a new frontier for understanding/treating/preventing disease.Continue reading

Ruminating Is Good For Cows

I have just completed a beautiful, peaceful 10 km walk. No mental chatter, multitasking or whatever you want to call it, just a peaceful mindful walk through some of the most IMG_1262beautiful natural beauty to ever evolve on this planet. The Sapphire Coast of NSW is certainly the jewel in the crown. If you are attracted to wild craggy beauty such as cliffs we have them, if it is the powerful seething anger of the beautiful unrestrained IMG_0016ocean we have it as well or the magnificent clean waves rushing over the sandbars to shore, we have it all framed by the tranquility of the bush.The walk starts in total darkness and moves into an eerie light as daylight opens the day and explodes into a majestic sunrise with nature, the artist, displaying a full palate of colours.Continue reading

What You Don’t Know WILL Hurt You

The old saying ‘what you don’t know won’t hurt you’ has been disproved so many times it is surprising that anyone still believes it. Eating large amounts of fatty meats, eating large amounts of sugary foods, highly preserved foods such as IMG_1262Delicatessen meats,or cured meats such as salami, hot dogs, bacon all have to be eaten in moderation. Vegetables can be eaten in large quantities and they recommend about 4 serves of fruit daily. Fast proteins like fish or seafoods or whey are more forgiving than other meats, especially for weight loss. Working night shifts increases your inflammation load because of disruption to the circadian rhythm, new research last week suggests that living in a city where you never see the milky way because of artificial illumination may be killing us.Continue reading