Dan Buettner (@BlueZones) is an internationally recognized speaker, researcher, explorer, National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author.
Dan Buettner on How to Live to 100 and Beyond
“In 2003, Buettner became interested in hotspots around the world with unusually high percentages of people living past 100. Collaborating with anthropologists, historians, dietitians, and geneticists, he identified five such regions and organized research trips to these destinations in an attempt to reverse engineer longevity.
“His work was first published in 2008 by National Geographic in a fascinating book called The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from People Who Live the Longest, which details the diet and lifestyle habits of the healthiest, longest-living people groups on earth.
“And many of these diet and lifestyle habits will surprise you, because they directly contradict the advice of many well known health and diet “experts” today.
“If you want to live a long healthy life, I think it makes sense to learn from people who are consistently doing it. Don’t you?
“And that’s why the books in The Blue Zones series are some of my favorite books on health and longevity.
“Four years ago this week I published a blog post about Stamatis Moraitis, who healed his terminal lung cancer just by moving to a Blue Zone (Ikaria) and adopting their way of life!”-Chris Wark