• Longevity in this context simply means how long can you live for and have a happy, healthy and energetic lifestyle?
  • With today's challenges from the environment, pollution, resources, water, food quality, health challenges of obesity, cancer, osteoporosis and the like, what can one do?
  • Well a good start would be to look at your own diet and lifestyle. You can learn cutting edge information from the masters!


  • Okinawa is a collection of islands strung between Taiwan and Japan. The Okinawa project began in 1975 and is a world famous study of the world's longest living people. The study looked at genetic and lifestyle factors that contribute towards a long and healthy life. There are many websites that share information and capitalise on this study. Many of the websites and the books about the Okinawa project work with a small part of the data and then use this to promote various diet programs. Much of the food in these programs did not even exist in its current form, for the Okinawa people, so beware. Having said all that, the study itself is interesting and maybe if you google it, you will find better data than I found.
  • http://www.okicent.org
  • The Hippocrates Health Institute The Hippocrates Health Institute has been the preeminent leader in the field of natural and complementary health care and education since 1956.
  • http://hippocratesinst.org
  • The quest to live longer is one of humanity's oldest dreams and three isolated communities seem to have stumbled across the answer. So what can they teach us about a longer life?
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk
  • Why does one person die younger and another survive to old age? Lifestyle and genetic factors play a role, but argues Prof David Barker, a better predictor of future health is our birthweight and what it tells us about our development in the womb.
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk