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Living to 120 - our genetic potential

The alarming fact is that foods (fruits, vegetables and grains) now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain minerals are starving us - no matter how much of them we eat.  No man today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with the minerals he requires for perfect health because his stomach isn't big enough to hold themSenate Document No. 264, 1936.  
That statement was made in the US Senate over 70 years ago!

“Soil depletion levels of minerals in Europe now at 72%, over the last 100 years” 1992 Earth Summit Report.
Almost two decades on and things are no better.  

The 91 nutrients you require comprise of 60 essential and trace minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 essential amino acids and 3 essential fatty acids.  How many are you getting?
Maybe you take mineral and vitamin supplements.  These may help, but too much of one and not enough of another can put your body out of balance and do more harm than good.  Also, many of the supplements in tablet form have been found in their thousands, fully intact down the sewers.  Unless hundreds of people have poured their tablets down the toilet, those thousands of supplements must have got there by passing undigested through the gastro-intestinal systems of humans!
Our bodies are designed to absorb nutrients in microscopic form.  Plants do this for us by breaking down the minerals from the soil and turning them into a micro-colloidal state.  Therefore, if our food has been depleted of the minerals due to intensive farming techniques and overuse of pesticides, we need to find a micro-colloidal supplement of all the essential nutrients to make up the shortfall.
There are still cultures around the world, today, who routinely reach their 120th birthday in good health, without the aid of supplements, eg. the Tibetans of Western China, the Hunzas of Eastern Pakistan, the Titikakas of Eastern Peru, the Armenians and Ajerbaijanis.  The January 1973 edition of the National Geographic magazine featured an article on longevity and pictured a lady celebrating her birthday at a party.  She was 136.  The article also featured an Armenian tea picker, still working in the tea fields at 167!
The reason these people have no need for nutritional supplements is because their food contains all that is required for optimum health.  They also drink from mineral rich streams; they breathe in unpolluted air both inside and outside their homes; and they do not use toxic chemicals for cleaning their bodies or their homes, therefore reducing free radical damage.  It is so different to our lifestyles in more “civilised” (?) countries.  
But, if you would like to live to a ripe old age in good health, but don’t fancy moving to the regions mentioned above, you still can.  
Here’s how:

Reduce your chemical load by using non-toxic toiletries and household cleaning products
Drink at least 8 glasses (2 litres) of pure, non-fluoridated water, daily (see www.npwa.org.co.uk to see what fluoride does to your body).
Perform fairly vigorous exercise for 30 minutes at least three times a week.
Do not smoke, and avoid passive smoking.
Drink no more than 14 units of alcohol (women) and 21 units (men) a week and never more than 3 units in one day. One unit = a small glass of wine, ½ pint beer/cider or 1 pub measure of spirits.
Avoid food containing Hydrogenated fat and Vegetable oils, except Olive oil (Extra Virgin is best).  Saturated fat as in butter, cream, meat and coconut oil is actually better for you, contrary to the misguided beliefs of some people! (see http://www.mercola.com/2002/aug/17/saturated_fat1.htm)
Eat at least 5, but preferably 8 portions of fruit and vegetables daily (organic is best).  Fruit is ideal at breakfast or between meals – avoid eating fruit as part of a main meal (See “Food for Thought” by Phillip Day at www.credence.org)
Take a vitamin and mineral supplement each day, preferably in liquid form for best absorption, to make up the shortfall in nutrients.  Within 3 months, people report benefits such as less aches and pains, increased energy, improved sleep, significantly less colds, and stronger nails and hair.
Take an anti-oxidant formula to combat free radical damage.  Every day, the body is attacked by ‘free radicals’.  They are unstable particles that cause damage to the body’s cells.  An adequate intake of powerful anti-oxidants can help prevent free radical damage, keep your body healthy, prevent the onset of disease and even work towards reversing disease.
Eat plenty of nuts and seeds each day to obtain Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids for optimum functioning of the cells.  Organic, cold-pressed coconut oil, sunflower, safflower and pumpkin seed oils can also deliver Omega 3 and 6.  The body converts these fatty acids into derivatives such as EPA (eicosapentanoeic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and GLA (Gamma linolenic acid) which are believed to help prevent heart disease, joint problems, sterility and Alzheimer’s.   Some fish oil supplements are questionable in their value of Omega 3 as many are contaminated with mercury and other toxins.  
Disclaimer: The information in this article should not be regarded as medical advice.  If you are receiving medical treatment or taking prescribed medication, you are advised to consult your GP or health practitioner before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.
Living to 120
healthy older woman
Are you well and brimming with health and energy?  If you are under 120 years old, you should be!  Your genetic potential is 120 – 140 years but to achieve that your body requires a minimum of 91 nutrients every day to stay healthy.

Today, anyone who dies before they are 120 has not died of “old age” but of mineral deficiencies.  When you feel tired, more stressed than you expect to be, ill for long periods of time, or generally run down, it’s your body’s way of reminding you that you do not have enough vitamins and minerals in your diet.  Virtually every known disease can be traced back to a mineral deficiency.
So, how do you keep your body healthy?  Eat some fruit?  Have some vegetables with dinner?  Not good enough – the vitamins and minerals are simply no longer in the food we eat.  Due to constant over-farming, minerals are not in the farmlands that produce our food.  Plants cannot produce minerals themselves so if the minerals are not in the soil in the first place and the plants are not producing them, it follows that any food grown in the land will be seriously deficient.  This has been known about for years.