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Just an average 121 year old paleo eater...Can we live this long?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 01, 2011 at 8:38 PM

"Pereira credits her long-life to an active, healthy lifestyle, in addition to a diet rich in locally grown meats, fruits, and vegetables gathered in the forests around her home -"

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/worlds-oldest-person-found-thriving-in-the-amazon.php

This is completely mind blowing to me... Amazing!!!

Do you think that living a Paleo lifestyle will help us live much longer than normal??

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on September 23, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Centenarians may have won the lottery or are simply genetic freaks, but it's not to say there's no link between diet and longevity.

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on September 23, 2011
at 01:56 PM

Yeah, my cousin just turned 100 and she ate a normal average american diet.

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on September 09, 2011
at 11:52 AM

I think Denise is talking about Japan where people keep the oldster's death quiet to keep getting the pension. One person was found mummified in his bedroom.

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on September 04, 2011
at 04:11 PM

Wow. Is she really 121yrs old

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Denise Minger: please give a reference to the Hunza forgeries. I've collected most writings about Hunza that I could find and I'd like to add whatever it is that you read that said they did that.

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on September 02, 2011
at 12:42 PM

I would bet she is 85-90 years old

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on September 02, 2011
at 09:55 AM

Not to be a downer, but I'd take this with a grain of salt unless they prove the lady has at least four generations of children and grand-children. Sometimes, especially in rural parts of the world, people adopt the identity (and birth certificates) of their dead parents or grand-parents -- which the Hunzas did to forge their longevity reputation, for example. And in China, some families don't report the deaths of elderly members so that they can keep getting pensions from the government. It'd be awesome if this woman really is 121, but right now I'm skeptical.

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on September 02, 2011
at 09:22 AM

i simply don't believe it

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on September 02, 2011
at 06:51 AM

What amazes me is that she doesn't have grey hair. Unless she dyes it. I remember now that my healthy grandfather didn't have grey hair when he was 75yo. My father has grey hair now and he isn't 60 yet.

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on September 02, 2011
at 06:21 AM

If anyone is in the know about what are available to natives in the Amazon of Western Brazil, I"m curious what she had life long access to as far as roots,herbs, and plants that may have uniquely potent antioxidant profiles? I wonder would anything out of the work of Schultes or others shed light on this?

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:46 AM

Kie, you need to leave this as a question and not roll it back. I'm not trying to insult you, but it's the rules. If you want people to be able to answer your question...it has to be a question.

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:45 AM

I edited this into a question and voted to reopen it...but apparently somebody thought that we shouldn't be discussing this here.

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on September 01, 2011
at 10:09 PM

There should be a discussion forum tab here, I think :P

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on September 01, 2011
at 10:06 PM

You can still comment on closed questions.

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on September 01, 2011
at 09:27 PM

Amazing! Thank you!

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on September 01, 2011
at 08:50 PM

I thought so too!

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on September 01, 2011
at 08:49 PM

i liked this too :)

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on September 01, 2011
at 08:47 PM

No problem! I figured it would get locked, but my mind was so blown I had to share. Cheers everyone!

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on September 01, 2011
at 08:40 PM

I know this will get closed for not being a question, so before it does, I just want to say thanks for the cool link. :)

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 23, 2011
at 12:53 PM

Centenarians have nothing in common - some of them smoked, some drink, some did eat wheat like crazy. Its not about behavior but superior genetics relative to their environment.

Some claim they have low blood sugar and like to cook. I have one in my family - she is 100, lost husband and only son 50 years ago and because of it had at time unimaginary level of stress, yet, here she is, healthy and with brain and memory functioning like she is 50. She has low fasting blood sugar tho... and cooks every day.

No, I don't think paleo eating will help you live that long. I think paleo eating will help you prolong health span, not life span, which is for me more important. As Kurzweil says, live long enough to live forever .....

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on September 23, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Centenarians may have won the lottery or are simply genetic freaks, but it's not to say there's no link between diet and longevity.

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on September 23, 2011
at 01:56 PM

Yeah, my cousin just turned 100 and she ate a normal average american diet.

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on September 09, 2011
at 10:15 AM

It's hard to tell at this point, but the answer so far seems to be "no", unfortunately.

Here's one link on a subject:

Lifestyle of Centenarians Defy Expectations

To put it plainly: What they found was that people who lived to 95+ did not seem to have healthier lifestyles than those who died younger. Check out these numbers: 43% male centenarians reported exercising regularly at moderate intensity compared with 57% of men of the other group. Almost 30% of the long-lived females were smokers, a bit higher than the 26% in the comparison population who smoked. With the men, that percentage was significantly higher at 60% of the centenarian group compared to the 74% of their shorter-lived counterparts. About 24% of the men in the older group drank alcohol on a daily basis whereas 22% made that a habit from the younger group.

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on September 09, 2011
at 01:06 AM

I doubt that she is really that old.

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