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  • #16
    Originally posted by PHaselow View Post
    You are addressing your longevity by focusing on mental health. Stress ages you faster than probably most any food.
    True. It's all connected though. Stress, inflammation, mental health, gut health, etc. All issues I am struggling with. Still hoping there's ONE cause I can pinpoint, address, and start to improve ALL those things.
    Depression Lies

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    • #17
      Originally posted by primalrob View Post
      i'm not sure about longevity, but for my overall well being i fast almost daily, eat a can of sardines most days (any recommendations for canned oysters), am no stranger to eggs, supplement with D, magnesium, k2, and a food based multi for men. i also walk/bike a lot, sprint a little, and lift myself a few times per week, sleep 6-7+ solid hours a night, learn or try at least one new thing every week...

      ...i may stray from time to time, but i think mostly i live pretty close to the ten primal laws.
      Assuming the sardines for the fish oil/Omega 3s?

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      • #18
        Coconut oil, a supplement for my thyroid, fish oil and multivitamin/mineral. The rest I get from my food.

        I don't know that I necessarily take these things in order to live longer, I guess in a way I do. But moreso I do it because I want to feel good right now.

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        • #19
          I have sex frequently.

          Completely unscientific, but I figure if your body/mind thinks you are still trying to reproduce, it better keep you going. And, it makes you happy and relaxed.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Sabine View Post
            I have sex frequently.
            DH must want me to live forever
            65lbs gone and counting!!

            Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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            • #21
              Protein restriction. Or possibly methionine restriction in particular is looking promising.

              Having your ferritin checked and even donating blood.

              Eating within caloric balance/ Not being overweight-obese

              Periods of undereating/fasting.

              A wide range of different fruits and vegetables.

              Eating seafood.

              Cocoa, tea, herbs, spices.

              Moderate red wine consumption.

              Having a good relationship with food. Orthorexics who's eating patterns cause them a great deal of stress don't tend to fare too well.

              etc
              I have this book on hold at the library but haven't read it yet.
              http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Zones-Les.../dp/1426207557
              Last edited by Forgotmylastusername; 11-27-2012, 04:14 PM.

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              • #22
                Did anyone say fermented veggies? I keep forgetting but mean to eat a little bit each day. I also try to eat 1/4c of blueberries but dont always.
                65lbs gone and counting!!

                Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                • #23
                  I know this topic's question was centered specifically on what I (YOU) do for longevity, but....

                  I do not do this, but Art DeVany (Evolutionary Fitness) takes Ultrathione. Ultrathione is a supplement which is supposed to aid with the body's production and use of Glutathione; among a few other things. Art seems to believe in this product wholeheartedly, and I believe his advice should be heard (he is the fittest 70 yr old on the planet and one of the premier diet/fitness experts in Ancestral Health....). Anyway, here is the link to the Ultrathione website: Glutathione science

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                  • #24
                    Apparently strength training causes the cells of the body to be flooded with various growth hormones and other growth-promoting things that tell the body that cells need to live instead of die. So while it might not add years to your life it makes the amount of years spent in decline fewer. So I guess I can add strength training to the list of things I do for longevity.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by gopintos View Post
                      Did anyone say fermented veggies? I keep forgetting but mean to eat a little bit each day.
                      I mentioned them. I get a fairly decent amount in my diet.
                      "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                        I have sex frequently.

                        Completely unscientific, but I figure if your body/mind thinks you are still trying to reproduce, it better keep you going. And, it makes you happy and relaxed.
                        No, not unscientific at all. Sex is good for you.

                        The relative health benefits of differe - PubMed Mobile
                        F 28/5'4/100 lbs

                        "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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                        • #27
                          Typically I prefer to focus on macro-nutrients a lot more than micro-nutrients.
                          One time http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/forum.php

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                          • #28
                            Sex, art, strength-training (building muscle), appreciating nature, being active, eating lots of veggies for antioxidants are all good in my experience.
                            F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                            • #29
                              Green tea, bone broth, fish oil, intermittent fasting, lifting heavy things once in a while, going for walks, sleeping 8 hours per night in pitch black....and I have pretty much no stress. I'm also in a loving marriage and we have a great daughter. A loving family has to count for something right?
                              “You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” - Ron Swanson

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                              • #30
                                From what I've read, it seems like calorie restriction rather than specific foods, is really the way to go for increasing longevity.

                                Makes sense to me, anyway.

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