EPISODE 328 Amidst all the news on health, I thought it would be fascinating to learn about areas called the “blue zone.” These are locations in the world where people live a full life into their nineties and even past a hundred years old. In the early 2000s, researchers identified a region of Sardinia’s Nuoro province as the place with the highest concentration of male centenarians in the world. The world’s longest-lived women are found on the island of Okinawa. In Loma Linda, California a population of Seventh-day Adventist’s life expectancies exceeds the average by about a decade. These are only a few locations that have been identified as blue zones. But I was more interested in why these individuals live so long and why they are also happier. What do they eat? How much do they sleep? What about exercise and do they have friends and what is their sense of social belonging? Those answers and more can be found in this fascinating podcast about the Island of Ikaria.
Pine and Wildflower Ikarian Honey (Everyone on the Island has a spoonful of it every morning!)
QUOTES BY DR. BRAY
“Take care of yourself, be safe!”