Why do some people age in failing health and sadness, while others grow old with vitality and joy?
In Healthy at 100, bestselling author John Robbins presents us with a bold new paradigm of aging, showing us how we can increase not only our life span but also our health span. Through the example of four very different cultures that have the distinction of producing some of the world’s healthiest, oldest people, Robbins reveals the secrets for living an extended and fulfilling life in which our later years become a period of wisdom, vitality and happiness. Bringing the traditions of these ancient and vibrantly healthy cultures together with the latest breakthroughs in medical science, Robbins reveals that, remarkably, they both point in the same direction. The result is an inspirational synthesis of years of research into healthy aging in which Robbins has isolated the characteristics that will enable us to live long — and most important — joyous lives.
“John Robbins has inspired millions of people with his eloquent, clear, compassionate and insightful guidance on the path to health and fulfillment. Healthy at 100 may be his finest work to date, taking readers on an inspiring global journey to learn from the wisdom and real-life experience of the world’s healthiest and longest-living peoples, and then bringing this knowledge home to look at what it has in common with the latest breakthroughs in Western scientific research. At once visionary and practical, this book is a pleasure to read, and it provides the information you need for a breakthrough in health and fulfillment. If you are interested in extending your health span as well as your life span, read this book! Healthy at 100 is a masterpiece.”
—Dean Ornish, M.D., President and Director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Author of Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease
“John Robbins has created a new vision of aging for American society—a vision that shows us that aging need not involve decrepitude, illness, and uselessness to others, but should be a season of our lives when our bodies maintain high levels of vitality and good health. Healthy aging allows us continue to pursue our dreams with passion, to more effectively share our wisdom with the younger generations, and to continue to diligently work towards making the world a better and more loving place. Robbins research of long-lived cultures (where people routinely live to be over 100) such as the Abkhasia, the Vilcabamba, the Hunza, and the Okinawans all show similar patterns. Robbins urges that we learn from the wisdom of these long-lived cultures and that we work to transform our own lives and our own American culture in ways that support the healthy aging of our citizens. This is a remarkably open and heart-felt book full of wisdom and love by an extraordinary man who has been teaching us how to live more healthy and compassionate lives for over 20 years now.”
—John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods
“Aging is not something that begins on one’s 65th birthday. Rather, the way we age is a culmination of the choices we make and the way we live over the course of our lives. John Robbins’ Healthy at 100 is a superb guide to the choices before us, clearly pointing toward a path that leads to greater health, consciousness and joy. If you want your years to be long and rich with fulfillment and energy, and if you want your heart to be filled with love and light at every age, read this book. It is steeped in wisdom and a pleasure to read.”
—Ken Dychtwald, Author of Healthy Aging, Age Wave, and Age Power
“John Robbins, once again, as in his brilliantly written earlier books, makes a strong connection between personal health and social consequences. Written by an author already famed or his courageous and well-researched writing, this book is a must read for anyone concerned about health, be it planetary or personal.”
—T. Colin Campbell, Author of The China Study, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University
“Healthy at 100 is a marvelous blend of wisdom, hope, courage and common sense. John Robbins gives us caring, science and inspiration. A beautiful diet for the heart.”
—Jack Kornfield, Co-founder, Insight Meditation Society, and Spirit Rock, Author of A Path With Heart, and After the Ecstacy, the Laundry
“As the low-carb diet craze is gone, John Robbins proposes a far healthier approach, that leads not just to a healthy weight but also to a joyful and fulfilled life. Healthy at 100 is packed with informed and heartful wisdom.”
—Jorge Cruise, Author of The 3-Hour Diet and 8-Miutes in the Morning
“John Robbins inspires me on every page. His unique experiences and viewpoints were the reasons I wanted him to be in my film Super Size Me. This book only reinforces my faith in him as a thought-provoking humanitarian.”
—Morgan Spurlock, Producer, Director, and human guinea pig, Super Size Me