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5 Oct, 10 tweets, 8 min read
"All my friends are dying.",
I realized as I lay on the floor contemplating how to live to 100.

I am dramatic
and obsessed with longevity.
Dramatically obsessed with #healthspan
not #lifespan.

I'm on a quest to live well for a century.

Here's the problem:
The problem:
I have no idea what health actually means.

Do we eat meat or not?
Does dairy actually cause cancer?
What about mercury in fish?
Is coffee good or bad?

There's too much conflicting information,
too many buzzwords
and @instagram was making it worse.

Frustrated, I decided to look at the places where people DID live to 100.
At least I could begin there. These places are called @BlueZones.

Dan Buettner's work studies the world's longest-lived populations and finds best practices.

Turns out, there are only 5 blue zones:
Here are the cities with the most centenarians:

▪️#Sardinia, #Italy
▪️#Okinawa, #Japan
▪️#Nicoya, #CostaRica
▪️#Ikaria, #Greece
▪️#LomaLinda, #California

As I suspected, #Dubai,#UAE and #Toronto,#Canada aren't on there.

Just cause they lived to 100, doesn't mean we will.
@drmarkhyman 's work shifted my paradigm completely.
He uses the lens of #functional #medicine to bring us #healthspan realness.

His book, THE PEGAN DIET, gave me an invaluable framework.

I've learned that this is what health looks like:
Here's what health looks like:

❤️Real, Good Food
❤️Rest (not sleep!)
❤️Sleep (not rest!)

Most of these things are free.
But when you are exposed...
But when you are exposed to:

⛔Low quality processed food
⛔Toxins (in your food and your feeds)

being healthy becomes a privilege, not a right.

@drmarkhyman calls this "health havoc"...
@drmarkhyman calls this "health havoc" that shortens our life and the planet's life span.

I believe we should have the audacity to live to 100.
To protect our right to a sustainable, healthy life and planet

❤️Functional Medicine gives us a brilliant framework to approach living healthy for a long time.
❤️Real, Good Food & Nutrients are medicine.
❤️Light, Air, Water, Rest & Sleep are free and necessary
❤️Community, Love, Meaning & Purpose are part of your health plan
Not a plug:

@BlueZones and have changed the way I approach health for the better. If you're struggling with knowing what healthy is, these two books are a good place to start.

To 100 more years.

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