What is our genetic potential? How old could people really live if they did everything right?

All species can live to, or have a genetic potential to live to a certain age.

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  • For mice, it’s 700 days
  • Dogs – 23 yrs
  • Horses – 32
  • Elephants – 45 yrs
  • Chimpanzees – 52 yrs

So how long can people live? What is our genetic potential?

According to online publication Healthline, August 1, 2019, after analyzing the death rates from 40 countries, 115 or thereabout is the longest people can live these days.

Time Magazine said the same thing in 2017.

Healthline discusses the possibility of advances in medicine that may help people live longer than 115.

But is modern medicine looking in the right direction?

Since the 1980s, great faith and a lot of time and effort have been put into genetic engineering, but there are several cultures around the world who unwittingly found other ways to live longer lives.

These are the people who live the longest.

Third World cultures where people routinely live much longer than people in the West

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The age beaters showing us by example just how long we can live, are people living in Third World cultures in isolated, far-flung, out of the way places around the world.

These people were fortunate because they set up their homelands in Garden-of-Eden like, biochemically ideal locations. As a result, many live past 120 yrs, some as long as 160 yrs.

The importance of essential nutrients to living longer and healthier

The association between longevity, disease, birth defects, and essential nutrients was well documented by research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health in America (7.5 million dollars), in the 1960s and 70s.

A large thick book was put together. In it, many long-held genetic theories are debunked.

The 1200 page tomb contains 28 chapters – one for each classification of animal – giving exhaustive information about the animal kingdom.

Originally there was a team of 28 writers including veterinarian pathologist, Dr. Joel Wallach. Eventually, the others dropped out over the years leaving Dr. Wallach to do it all.

The book can be found at the Smithsonian Institute in America but has been studiously ignored by the medical establishment since its completion.

Long-Lived Cultures

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All of these cultures were begun by people fleeing from monetary, racial, or, religious persecution. Pursued by royal armies, they found refuge in high altitude mountainous regions.

These locations ranging from 8,500 to 14,000 feet in elevation had an extremely low rainfall of fewer than 2 inches per year forcing these people to set up dwellings close by rivers that were fed by glaciers.

Serendipitously, the bedrock beneath the countryside contained up to 72 nutritious minerals. The action of glacial ice grinding on rock causes the water or glacial melt, coming out from under the ice, to be filled with rock particles in suspension.  This cloudy water is commonly-known as glacial milk.

Glacial milk – nutrient-rich water

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The glacial milk is filled with nutritious minerals.

All of these cultures built canals and aqueducts to siphon water for drinking, cooking, washing, and crop irrigation.

While virtually none of the minerals in the drinking water would have been absorbed into their bodies the plants certainly absorb these minerals from the water through their roots.

Grazing livestock absorb the minerals by eating the plants, and the people absorb the minerals when they eat the plants and livestock.

Plants never create minerals, only what’s in the ground will be in the plants. Not even nitrogen is absorbed from the air, it has to be in the ground.

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Nitrogen cycle

The Fountain of Youth

The grains, minerals, fruits, and nuts, grown with the silt-laden water, convert the inorganic chemical elements in the rock particles into plant-derived colloidal minerals which are readily absorbed by the body.

This glacial milk is quite literally the fountain of youth and is common to all of these age beating cultures that live to be very old.

Heavy exercise doesn’t make you live longer

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A commonly held false belief in Western culture is that you can increase your life span through vigorous daily exercise.

Two people who first began to promote the jogging as the key to a long and healthy life were Jim Fixx and Dr. George Sheehan.

They touted running as the elixir of life.

What they didn’t realize was that heavy exercise leads to heavy sweating and mineral loss.

Heavy exercise or work without mineral supplements is a negative rather than a positive.

Sheehan died at the age of 76. He lived 6 months longer than your average couch potato.

Fixx, author of the 1977 best-selling Jog Your Way to Health died of a heart attack at the age of 52 while jogging.

Doctors were quick to suggest that it was a genetically transmitted problem because his father had died from a second heart attack at the age of 43.

Heart disease is a calcium deficiency – proven yet still denied by doctors (Wallach, 1999).

Jessie Owens died at the age of 66.

Search for the oldest people

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One of the articles was Search For the Oldest People

There are several cultures where people routinely live from 120 to 140 years of age. They were documented in a special edition of National Graphic Magazine in January 1973 “Search for the oldest people”. They had the following 6 things in common.

  1. These communities are located in sheltered valleys at elevations between 8,500 ft. and 12,000 ft.
  2. Annual rainfall is less than 2 inches
  3. All of their water comes from glacial milk or rock flour
  4. There is no industrial pollution
  5. The only things that are applied to their crop soils are animal manure, plant debris, and nutrient-rich glacial milk
  6. They don’t have Western medicine

These cultures are located in the Himalayas, Russia, and the top of South America.

The Tibetan culture was the inspiration of James Hilton’s book Shangri-La. One of that main characters in the book was the 200-year-old leader of a hidden community that could only be reached by a secret tunnel through the side of a mountain from ice and snow into the sunshine, warmth, and rich vegetation.

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They crashed near the entrance to Shangri-La

Li-Ching-Yun, Hilton’s inspiration for the 200-year-old leader in his story, reportedly lived to the age of 256 and outlived 23 wives. There are Chinese records (Chinese record keeping is the most meticulous in the world) that show Li was born in 1677 and died in 1933. He was from Szechwan in China.

May 6, 1933, The London Times reported: “Telegrams in brief–A telegram from Chungking, in the Provence of Szechwan, China, states that Li-Ching-Yun, reputed to be the oldest man in China, and presumably in the world, has died at KiahSien, at the alleged age of 256 (Reuters).”

Li received his first official congratulations from the Chinese Imperial Government after turning 150, 200, and 250. His advice on how to live a long and healthy life was to keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise, and sleep like a dog.

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The longest living man in Nepal

The associated press reported on April 21, 1998: “Nepal’s oldest man Bir Narayan Chaudhuri, a regular smoker who never set foot in a hospital, died Monday, April 20, 1998, at the age of 141.” He was said to have subsisted on a diet of vegetables, pork, beef, and rice.

Georgian Longevity

The Russian Georgians, as well as the Abkhazians, Azerbaijanis, and Armenians, are found at the timberline at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains which have peaks of 12,434 to 13, 274 feet above sea level.

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  • They live in simple houses made of stone and have no electricity
  • They have very low blood pressure at age 100, of 104/72
    • Normal is considered to be 120/80
  • Women still bear children after the age of 52
  • They drink vodka for breakfast

The Caucasus Mountains run from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea. The tree line is 4,500 ft. above sea level. This region supports 500,000 people, around 5,000 of whom are over the age of 100. The people hunt, fish, and farm.

Mejid Agayev celebrated his 140th birthday on February 12th, 1975. He was the oldest person living in the Azerbaijani village of Tikyaband, which boasted of having 54 people over the age of 100.

Macedonians that fled to the Hanza Valley and lived long lives

This all began 2,300 years ago with Alexander the Great. Alexander’s father King Phillip had been murdered by a reckless and errant officer, and he found himself surrounded by dangerous enemies. The restless local tribes who had been conquered by Phillip’s armies were thirsty for revenge and anxious to be governed by their own leaders.

Alexander acted quickly and decisively, his resounding put-down established his reputation as a mighty general. But as is often the way, his next foe was more terrible. He was forced to battle the Persian Empire led by King Darius.

In the midst of this, he learned that three of his generals had taken Persian wives and were probably passing on valuable intelligence to Darius. His suspicions were confirmed after narrowly avoiding defeat.

He gave orders that they were to be executed immediately. The generals, however, were warned and managed to flee northeast, following the Indus River.

After crossing a 3,000 ft. deep Hanza River gorge using a suspended bridge strung together with braided goat hair, the generals with their wives settled in the Hanza Valley and became the nucleus of a warrior tribe.

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Village in the Himalayas

The Hunza valley is at the foot of the north-western slopes of the Himalayas, east of the Caspian sea.

These Hanza warriors (given their name by Indian Girkis, meaning arrow in Persian, they were formerly known as the Kanjuts),  raided caravans on a trade route from China to India in the 19th Century.

They were subdued in 1891 by the British Empire which conquered them in battle and installed an Islamic ruler known as the Mir.

These days they eat most of their food raw because of a scarcity of fuel, but they do have plenty of salt.

  • Their diet is high in fat from milk, butter, ghee, apricot oil, and animal fats
  • They have glacial milk for water
  • They consume 1,800 to 2,000 calories each day
    • Our Western dieticians recommend 2,000 for women and 2,500 for men
  • They add chunks of brown rock salt to their tea and to the food they cook
  • They live long and healthy lives.

Other Locations of Long-lived People

  • Afganistan
  • Columbia
  • Ecuador


Founder of Youngevity
Dr. Wallach, founder of Youngevity, and developer of the 90 nutrient formula.

In 1966 Dr. Joel Wallach, a veterinarian pathologist, was given a grant of 7.5 million dollars to study the cause of death in animals and humans.

Twelve years, and 20,000 autopsies later, the utterly compelling conclusion was that animals and humans that die from natural causes die from a disease caused by a deficiency of one or more minerals.

For a short time the contention that diseases are genetically transmitted, was blown out of the water. but then the information was successfully suppressed.

Still, much of Wallach’s work is recorded in a 1200 page book held at the Smithsonian Institute in America.

Even after appearances on TV and radio, and a lot of support from the brightest and the best in Western medicine, Wallach’s work was eventually quashed.

A significant factor in the success of living longer, enjoyed by these far-flung Third World communities is that they haven’t been contaminated by modern Western medicine or health advice.

The main key, however, is that they unwittingly found places to live where they would get an abundant supply of essential nutritious minerals from their food.

The other things people can do to live longer would be to avoid pitfalls such as drinking, smoking, fried food, and vegetable oil. (vegetable oil tends to remain in the body and turn rancid)

The livestock industry has all but eradicated 900 diseases in their animals using mineral supplements, yet not many many realize that the same thing can be done for humans.

Top 6 Things To Take Away

  • Humans have the biological potential to live significantly longer than 115, which currently seems to be the upper limit, and enjoy those extra years.
  • Valuable minerals are lost in sweat. If you sweat a lot because of exercise, sport, work, or even Sauna, you definitely need to replace the minerals you lose by supplementing your diet
  • Nutritional information regarding minerals for any food is just a guess. Mineral content in food is absolutely reliant on location and what is in the ground. It even varies from plant to plant, animal to animal.
  • Plant-derived colloidal minerals are 98% absorbable. Some popular brands of mineral supplements, mostly pass through the body unabsorbed. Drinking glacial milk is also of no value.
  • The phrase “You can get everything you need from the five food groups”, popular among doctors, is responsible for untold misery and death.
  • You need to supplement, or move to a glacier and start growing your own food.
  • Youngevity has a range of supplement packages that contain 60 plant-derived colloidal minerals
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Nepalese kids

Thank you for reading.


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