"This book has proved to me that longevity has everything to do with one’s state of mind ... these 77 years are just a prelude to the rest of my life!" Yoko Ono

50 Secrets of the World's Longest-Living People

’50 Secrets… is a book that should be in every home, school, and library in the United States of America.’  Jimmy Moore
Secrets of the World’s Longest-Living People (Marlowe & Co, USA, 2006) takes the ‘secrets’ of the ultra-healthy and long-lived populations described in The Live-Longer Diet and breaks them down into 50 easy-to-incorporate, bite-sized pieces. All together, these 50 tips form a comprehensive picture of what people in the Longevity Hot Spots eat and do.

The diet and lifestyle tips match up with nutrition science and research into what is an optimum diet and lifestyle, making them a happy marriage of ancient wisdom and modern scientific knowledge.

At the time of writing The Live-Longer Diet and 50 Secrets, the diets in the Longevity Hot Spots had not been analysed or written about in such detail before. So far as I know, that is still the case. There is, however, an excellent, authoritative study of Okinawa, in Japan, called The Okinawa Way by Craig and Bradley Willcox.

50 Secrets has sold around 30,000 copies and has 65 reviews on Amazon with an average 4.5 star rating.

Yoko Ono has described 50 Secrets as one of her top seven health books. She says:

‘I am 77 years old and feeling better than ever. This book has proved to me that longevity has everything to do with one’s state of mind…these 77 years are just a prelude to my life!’

From Oprah Winfrey’s O! Magazine, March 2011

Jimmy Moore, author of Livin’ La Vida Low Carb, says:

50 Secrets… is a book that should be in every home, school, and library in the United States of America. If it was, then I assure you that radical changes would take place in obesity, sickness, prescription drug use, sugar consumption, the fast food industry and so much more. Once you take a peek into the lives of those who have found the secrets to extending life, you’ll never want to go back to your old ways again!’

Craig Sams, founder of Green and Black’s Ltd, author, and Chair of the Soil Association UK says:

50 Secrets achieves the perfect blending of instruction and example to show the way to a healthier diet that is better for the planet. Without preaching, this book inspires you to enjoy a diet that is varied, healthful, delicious and, very importantly, never rigid or restrictive.’

What readers say about 50 Secrets:

‘You won’t need doctors after reading this book.’

‘This is THE book! If I had to recommend a book on nutrition, healthy lifestyle and longevity, I would not hesitate one moment. Sally Beare’s book is the one you want to have!’

‘I am extremely impressed by this book; I have been glued to it since it arrived.’

‘This book has revolutionised my life…I’ve lost 10 lbs in one month and I wasn’t even trying to lose weight.’

‘A treasure trove of examples.’

‘After reading this I started a big change in my lifestyle and my health has improved dramatically.’

‘This is a wonderfully well-put-together book.’

‘Well-written and informative…the book was well worth every penny I spent on it.’

‘Straightforward writing that quickly gets to the point.’

‘LOTS of good information.’

‘Great great book.’

‘Everyone is looking for the fountain of youth and it’s all here in this book.’

‘50 Secrets contains everything you need to know about increasing your expected life span and quality of life, and nothing extraneous. This book should be on everyone’s bookshelf.’

‘This book was a real eye-opener for me.’

‘Love this book.’

‘This book seriously needs to be in your library.’

‘Very easy to follow.’

‘Nice reading with great information.’

‘A necessary book…I’m very glad Beare researched, wrote and published it.’

‘I think this author did a great job.’

‘I would highly recommend this book…it is truly one of my favourites.’

‘I didn’t know there was so much I didn’t know!’

‘This book is excellent…it’s a great book to keep around for many years.’

’50 Secrets is seriously one of the best books you can ever read about health.’

‘I have read all of your books and they have changed my life.’

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Since it's so hot, it's a good time to eat as much of this riDICulously delicious raspberry ripple ice cream as possible. I had to eat two bowls full just now as it kept melting whilst I took the photo. It's easy and fun to make - it's best if you have an ice cream maker (you can get a simple one for about £40).

INGREDIENTS: cashews, soya milk, coconut oil or manna, 1 lemon, vanilla, sea salt, maple syrup/agave syrup, 1 tin creamy coconut milk, 1 small tin coconut cream (optional), berries, cornflour.

- soak 1 cup cashews for a minimum of 2 hours (overnight is good)
- bring to a simmer 1/2 cup soya milk + 1 tin coconut milk + 2 tbsp coconut cream (optional - if your coconut milk is really creamy you may not need it) + a squirt or two of agave/maple syrup
- take a little out and mix it with 1 level tbsp corn flour to a paste, add it back, and simmer gently for 5 mins
- put the soaked cashews in a nutribullet or vitamix type blender with the rest of the ingredients + 2 tbsp coconut oil or coconut manna + the juice of 1 lemon + a pinch of salt + 1/2 tsp vanilla and blend until smooth. Cool for an hour.
- put it an ice cream maker and churn for 20-25 minutes
- just before the end add raspberries or any other berries - you can squash them up with a fork and add a squirt of agave or maple syrup if you want it sweeter.

You can get the full recipe (this is a simpler version) from Health Nut Nutrition's blog - it's called 'strawberry cheesecake icecream with a graham cracker crumble'.
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