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The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China Hardcover – July 4, 2017
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A renowned Johns Hopkins–and Stanford-educated cardiologist travels from America to a remote Chinese village where he learns seven lessons that change his life and his medical practice.
At forty-four, acclaimed cardiologist John D. Day was overweight and suffering from insomnia, degenerative joint disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. On six medications and still enduring constant aches, he needed to make a change. While lecturing in China, he heard about a remote mountainous area known as Longevity Village, a wellness Shangri-la free of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, dementia, depression, and insomnia, where living past one hundred—in good health—is not uncommon.
In the hope of understanding this incredible phenomenon, Dr. Day, a Mandarin speaker, decided to spend some time in Longevity Village. He learned everything he could about this place and its people, and met its centenarians. His research revealed seven principles that work in tandem to create health, happiness, and longevity—rules he applied to his own life. Six months later, he’d lost thirty pounds, dropped one hundred points off his cholesterol and twenty-five points off his blood pressure, and was even cured of his acid reflux and insomnia. In 2014, he began a series of four-month-long support groups with patients who agreed to apply the lessons of Longevity Village to their lives. Ninety-two percent of the participants were able to adhere to their plans and stay on target to reach their health goals.
Now Dr. Day shares his story and his proven program to help you feel sharper, more motivated, more productive, and pain-free. The Longevity Plan is not only a fascinating travelogue but also a practical, accessible, and inspiring guide to living a better life.
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This sets the stage for the reader to know that honest evaluations by the book authors will lead to conclusions as to the genuine reasons that a selected group of people live for one hundred years, plus, without languishing in nursing homes. John and Jane Day inform the reader that the reasons for this longevity are not due to just one or two factors, but that these centurions live balanced lives of good nutrition, work and exercise, and purpose: That purpose throughout a lifetime is dynamic. For example, one of the centurions over the decades had several life changing experiences. As a consequence, she would redefine her purpose in life, and that was to continue to serve her family, and community.
I would recommend that anyone who wants to live a longer and more meaningful life, read this book and yes, emulate and implement the life principles of these centurions as so clearly shared by the authors.
Gary L. Fisher Sandy, Utah