Wednesday, December 22, 2010

109 and Doing Fine: Additional Wholesome Wisdom from Bernando Lapallo

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Hello! Hope your Christmas preparations have been and continue to be a source of joy!

However, if the stresses of the season are wearing you down, turn on some wonderful Classical Christmas music, find an old fashioned rocking chair, and cradle your cares away! On the blog today, I thought I'd take a break from the hustle and bustle, and focus on something new to help improve your health and vitality. In my constant quest to return to vibrant health, I ran across a person whose excellent health and clean living principles never ceases to amaze me...

I first learned about Bernando Lapallo through Paul Nison's "Raw Life Health Show" interview, about a year ago. I wrote a post about that interview here. Since that time, he has become quite popular! He has been interviewed over a number media venues: online radio shows, blogs, newspapers, and even television news stations. Though there are a number of centenarians living in the United States, Mr. Lapallo stands out above the rest with his excellent health and mental capability, and his zest to keep on living! I have even heard that he would like to open a restaurant, and is now trying to reach age 140!

What are some of his secrets? Well, for the full story, you can purchase his book "Age Less, Live More: Achieving Health and Vitality at 107 and Beyond." I have not yet purchased his book, but in the meantime, I have been online listening to interviews with him on YouTube and reading articles that divulge some of his secrets to health and longevity. In one, he shares a recipe for his morning superfood smoothie:

Bernando’s Superfood Smoothie

8-16 ounces fresh juice and water
½-1 cut up fruit (particularly blueberries)
2 Tbsp Dr. Schulze’s SuperFood Plus
1 tsp garlic paste (recipe below)
Dropperful of Dr. Schulze’s Echinacea Plus

Blend ingredients in a high speed blender, and drink in good health.

Bernando’s Garlic Paste

1/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup garlic

Soak garlic overnight. The next morning, peel, and blend in blender (keep from exposure to air) with olive oil to make a paste. Keep in a tightly closed jar.

I've been eating this smoothie (okay, okay, minus the garlic paste so far) for about a week. It's quite filling and satisfying. I use freshly squeezed orange juice and also add a couple of dried stevia leaves to sweeten a bit. The Dr. Schulze's Superfood Plus is an excellent combination of ingredients that I think takes the place of a few vitamin and mineral supplements. Here's the (all organic/wild-crafted) ingredient list:

Herbal Ingredients: Spirulina Algae, Blue-Green Algae, Chlorella Broken-Cell Algae, Barley, Alfalfa & Wheat Grasses, Purple Dulse Seaweed, Beet Root, Spinach Leaf, Acerola Cherry, Rose Hips, Orange & Lemon Peels & Palm Fruit in a base of Dr. Schulze’s Proprietary Non-Fermentable Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast

Just another way to get in those all important GREENS. :) There must be something to it... 109 and still doing fine...

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