“Health secrets of people who live to 145 years of age” “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”Hippocrates(460-377 B.C.)”
Never have truer words been uttered. Food is an amazing healer and preventer of disease. In fact most disease is a result of faulty use of food. It has been seen time and time again in history that when traditional cultures of people have eaten natural, whole, organic foods they had excellent health, endless energy and near total freedom from disease. But when exposed to modern diet in the “developed” world which included processed, chemically treated, devitalized junk foods they started to develop endless degenerative diseases including chronic fatigue syndrome.
A land where disease is unknown:
Would you believe me if I told you there is a land of people on earth where there are no traces of cancer? Where men and women aged 80 years and older having endless energy and freedom from disease. A land where everyone has perfect vision, no heart disease, no obesity, no mental illness, no ulcers and no degenerative disease. Well I am here to tell you that such a land exists. The Hunzakut people enjoy this utopian lifestyle. They are an amazing people unknown to the public at large that live in the mountain peaks of the Himalayas
in northwest Pakistan.
men father children at ninety. Centenarians are a common occurrence and it is not unusual for elderly people to reach the age of 130 years of age in perfect mental and physical health! In fact a significant number have been reported to live to age 145!
But their greatest achievement is the fact that sickness is rare, that cancer
, heart disease, heart attacks, high or low blood pressure and childhood diseases are virtually unknown. There is no juvenile delinquency in Hunza and divorce is a rarity. There are no jails, police or army and there is no need for them, as there hasn’t been a crime reported for the last one hundred and thirty years.
Food secrets of the healthiest culture on earth Hunza health secret and secret of longevity:
So what do the hunza eat?
They eat a diet of fresh, natural, organic,
unprocessed food. Everything is fresh. Their food contains no chemical additives whatsoever. The only processing consists of drying some fresh fruits in the sun. No chemicals or fertilizers are used in the growing process. They eat a variety of organic, mineral rich
, fruits and vegetables. For protein they eat organic milk, yogurt, paneer, eggs, nuts, mung beans, and small amounts of organic white meat. For carbohydrates they eat a variety of organic unrefined whole grains. For fats they consume ghee, butter and almond oil
. They consume rock salt which contains 83 minerals and nutrients.
Hunza longevity bread
The Hunza’s make a bread which accompanies each meal and is quite different from any bread
that we are used to. The grain is kept intact as long as possible, and is ground at the very last moment, the housewife grinds only as much as she needs for the next meal, and kneads again and again with water; not with yeast. She then beats it into very thin, flat pancakes similar to the tortillas of the Mexican Indians.
is then simply placed on the grill for hardly more than a moment, in fact just long enough to grow warm and no longer taste raw and it is finished.
Dr. Ralph Bircher noted in his book on the Hunzas “No more effective method of preserving the health value of the grain exists and the taste is excellent even without butter or jam.” Hunza bread can be made from a variety of whole grains. But the best grain to use for chronic fatigue syndrome is Atta flour. This can be brought from any Indian or Asian grocery store or health food store.
Of all their organically grown food, perhaps the hunzas favourite, and one of their dietary mainstays, is the apricot
. Apricot orchards
are seen everywhere in Hunza and a family’s economic stability is measured by the number of trees they have under cultivation.
They eat their apricots fresh in season. Fresh sweet apricots are a very rejuvenating, energy enhancing food. Excellent for people who suffer
It is generally accepted that the water the hunzas drink plays a major role in their great health and longevity. This water comes from the melting of the glaciers from the nearbymountains.
are hundreds of thousand years old and grind the mountainous rock into extremely fine particles. In turn the fine particles of rock are suspended in this water and is called glacial milk because of its cloudy appearance by being so loaded with these minerals.
Coming from glacial mountain streams and waterfalls this water carries a negative charge or negative ions and is called “living water.” This results in the water having an oxygen reduction potential and acts as an antioxidant in the body with the ability to mop up free radicals. Also the minerals in the water carry a negative charge, which make the minerals easily absorbable.
In this way, by drinking this water the Hunzakuts
bodies are saturated with minerals which provides them with extraordinary vitality.
Note from the Author of this Web Site: see next post for more details on the Water the Hunza’s drank.