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Welcome to Longevityboom

“if I’d known I was going to live so long I’d have taken better care of myself”.
- Leon Eldred

Longevity is a phenomenon that’s been increasing over the last 50 years and looks likely to be here for quite a while.  How we manage the longevity boom will not only affect us individually, but also our families, our community and our health care systems.  This boom has wide ranging economic and political implications.

Centenarians are the largest growing demographic group in the world . These long livers typically age more slowly and get sick later in life, if at all.  Scientists have been trying to work out whether people who live to 100 enjoy a particular genetic advantage?   To date no single genetic longevity factor has emerged.  There may be many genes that do indeed slow down the ageing process but increasingly the research indicates that lifestyle factors, including nutrition, exercise, stress management and psychological wellbeing play an equal or greater role.  This is the field of epigenetics, and you will hear much more about it in the next few years. What’s exciting about epigenetics is the discovery that we have much more personal control over the way we age than we used to think.

It’s important to spread the word that the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are available to everyone.  You don’t have to be rich to live well.  Often quite the opposite can be true.  We can be frugal but savvy; lead a simple but smart life.  The best things in life may not all be free, but many are: fresh air, sunshine, taking a walk, gardening, cuddling a pet, volunteering, being a good listener, preparing a fresh meal, savouring the taste of an apple, enjoying a cup of tea.

Sounds boring?  Not for the “cultural creatives”, those of us who are prepared to think laterally, live with curiosity and noos and enjoy sharing our resources and knowledge.  It’s about taking responsibility for our own wellness as we age…..and that’s a challenge which is anything but boring.  An holistic approach to ageing well is less about sitting in medical waiting rooms and more about continuing to explore the pleasures of life – good food, good company, lifelong learning, making a contribution, cultivating a calm and happy disposition.

It’s in the spirit of  these ideas that we offer you Longevityboom.com.  We hope that you will find resources here to inspire and guide.  Our professional background is broad: medical sciences (biochemistry, pharmacology), natural therapies (nutrition, herbal medicine, chiropractic), research and publishing in both medical and complementary therapies, formulation of food and nutritional supplements.  There is a history of writing for various media, teaching on the international lecture circuit and providing nutritional education to a wide and varied audience of health professionals worldwide.  We have the experience of a clinical practice spanning over 30 years.  We also take pleasure in offering you research that supports nearly all the ideas you will see on this site.

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We hope you enjoy Longevityboom.

Comments

  1. Cole MIllen says:

    I came across your blog and really enjoyed reading some of your posts and the feel of the blog. My name is Cole and I am an avid Traveler and foodie. I was wondering if you’re interested in featuring a guest post of mine on your blog. I have recently been looking into how it is increasingly difficult to maintain a nutritious diet when indulging in cuisines across the world from my travels. As more folks like myself begin trending towards a healthier travel experience, I think it would be great for your readers to learn some tips and tricks of the trade that I have learned in my own experiences of traveling and staying healthy. Of course I would love for you to also share your experiences in staying healthy on the road. Let me know if I can shoot an article over for your review and possibly share it with your visitors. Let me know what you think!

    I look forward to hearing from you,

    Cole
    http://colemill.blogspot.com/

  2. Admin says:

    Thanks for visiting Cole. Look forward to reading your article.

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