To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100. (Filmed at TEDxTC.)

Talk by Dan Buettner.

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  1. In Sardinia we eat a lot of dairy, milk for breakfast, cheese at least once per day, cured meat, pork and sheep, vegetables, carbohydrates and a lot of pasta, with one glass of wine per meal. None of the centenarians in Sardinia is vegan, and they will ask you if you have any kind of issue and get offended if you do not eat meat. For sure they walk a lot and community support and respect old people. And I'm from the town in the world with the higher number of centenarians. My uncle died with 102 y.o. and he used to eat pork far every day for dinner. The main difference is that meat and plants arei grown by themselves, there are not even supermarkets in the town. Check yourself, take a trip to Seulo, Sardinia.

  2. I wish I was born in one of the 'old world' cultures. I absolutely hate modern society and wish I lived in like a small Sicilian town with a simple job and great food, wine, scenery and lifestyle

  3. Blue zoning is a 3-step process.
    1) Show pictures of old people;'
    2) Assert repeatedly (without evidence) that the old people avoid meat;
    3) Stop talking once your audience believes you have established a connection between 1 & 2.

  4. You will find the secrets of longevity and happiness in this video with Dan Buettner founder of the Blue Zones made famous for following the communities of people that know how to live for longevity and happiness . Thank You Holistic Chef Barry Anderson

  5. Did he forget to say that the only common factor to all blue zones is the high presence of veganism? And that's because meat and dairy are unhealthy and are the main killer in western societies?

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