Dan Buettner

CEO/Founder of Blue Zones, Blue Zones
Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Dan Buettner
Posted over 5 years ago
Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+
Thanks Brian. In the unlikely event you're over 50, I wrote and article in this month's AARP magazine about how a whole town adopted Blue Zones Lifestyle for over a year. The key success lie in creating Moais about these surprisingly isolated middle Americans.
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Dan Buettner
Posted over 5 years ago
Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+
In most parts of the world, women are much more likely to reach age 100. Women are more likely to avoid war, overwork and testosterone poisoning. But in Sardinia, where the ration is 1:1 women wear the pants. They carry most of the stress load which may explain the numbers.
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Dan Buettner
Posted over 5 years ago
Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+
I was trying to capture the "traditional" lifestyle, the one that centenarians lived MOST of their lives. Italy's economic boom of the 1950's and 1960's brought roads into the the Blue Zone and the American Food Culture soon followed. Alas, as we also see in Okianwa, the longevity phenomena is disappearing.
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Dan Buettner
Posted over 5 years ago
Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+
The problem is that life expectancy until about 1600 A.D. was 30 years or so. So, the ""paleo diet" probably optimized survival until the age of procreation. There's very little in the genetic code of our early ancestors--nor their diet--that would have favored living past the age of grandparenthood (i.e. what evolutionary biologists call "procreative success")