- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (August 28, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345490118
- ISBN-13: 978-0345490117
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 200 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World's Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples Paperback – August 28, 2007
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“Read this book! Healthy at 100 is a masterpiece.”
–Dean Ornish, M.D.
“Healthy at 100 is a marvelous blend of wisdom, hope, courage, and common sense. John Robbins gives us caring, science, and inspiration–a beautiful diet for the heart.”
–Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
“Commonsensical and scientifically sound . . . readers seeking that elusive fountain of youth would be wise to listen up.”
“Robbins marshals a great deal of excellent data from reputable scientific sources to support his arguments.”
–The Roanoke Times
“Thought-provoking . . . highly recommended.”
About the Author
Widely considered one of the world’s leading experts on the dietary link between the environment and health, John Robbins is the author of the million-copy bestseller Diet for a New America. His work has been the subject of cover stories and feature articles in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and People. Robbins has been a featured and keynote speaker at hundreds of major conferences including those sponsored by the Sierra Club and UNICEF, and is the recipient of many awards, including the Rachel Carson Award and the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award. He is the founder of EarthSave International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to healthy food choices, preservation of the environment, and a more compassionate world. Robbins lives with his wife, Deo, their son, Ocean, and daughter-in-law, Michele, and their grand-twins River and Bodhi outside of Santa Cruz, California.
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All three books give scientific evidence for the superiority of a vegan lifestyle. All three are superbly documented. Fuhrman's book concentrates on the vegan diet and importance of exercise, while Ornish's adds much on the value of meditation and social involvement. All four are important to prevent or turn around diseases such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, and at least some cancers. But John Robbins is simply inspiring. His focus seems more philosophical and heart-felt. This author can just plain tell a story like no other. I found myself tearing up repeated while reading his book. Robbins is able to drive his points home in an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual way.
Healthy at 100 begins with detailing four old societies in which members not uncommonly live 100 or more years. These people retain their health and activity levels to an asounding degree. No heart disease, no diabetes, no hypertension, no cancer, and NO GLASSSES! We were taught in medical school that presbyopia is a normal part of aging. Well, it ain't necessarily so. Robbins emphasizes that the elderly command great respect in those societies. Kids fight over who gets to have grandfather live with them. I didn't realize such places exist. Where the modern world has polluted the society, such as is the case in Okinawa, the decendents of these 100+ year olds have adopted the lots of meat/high fat diet. Now, it is not uncommon for grandparents to attend their grandchild's funeral.
Well, I hope this is enough to wet your appetite. I found Healthy at 100 to be a deeply moving and thought provoking book. I can't wait to read more John Robbins!
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