Longevity Formulas

Longevity formulas are not secret.

Recent messages have looked at new developments in formulas for longevity. We have been studying the economic potential of investing in companies that are developing new ways to enhance longevity.

However there is one powerful approach to a longer, better life that is already known and scientifically proven…calorie reduction.

One proponent of this approach is longevity scientist, Dr. Roy Walford, who argues that longevity can be significantly increased by a diet that contains all the required nutrients but about a third fewer calories.

He has even written a book, “The 120 Year Diet” and he backs up his explanation with laboratory evidence – why he believes that the anti-aging diet can preserve one’s vital, productive years and extend the human life span to well beyond its present maximum. Walford’s other book, “The Anti-Aging Plan”, also includes 20 days of varied high-nutrition menus that contain fewer than 1,500 calories a day.

There have innumerable tests on many types of animals with differing rates of metabolism. These tests suggest that the human being wears out after processing somewhere in the region of 70 million calories. Burning these at a rate of 1,500 calories a day would have us living about 127 years. So a lifespan of 110 to 120 looks about right.

So what is wrong?

Why is the life expectancy in the U.S. (one of the richest countries in the world) only 75? In fact why is the life expectancy of Americans less than just about any other developed country?

My guess is… we simply eat too much. We just use up our calories too soon.

In other words eat less, live longer! And be happy.

The typical Western lifestyle is pretty illogical if one thinks about it.

We work so hard building financial security that we lose our good health and happiness. Instead of enjoying golden years, most people get lingering illness or even worse death, heart attacks – stress, diabetes -bad diet, cancer or an early death as the reward for all their hard work.

There appear to be three secrets to longevity.

Secret #1 we just reviewed…is a restricted diet with a reduced caloric intake.

Secret #2 is to live with ritual! Those who live extra ordinarily long lives seem to share this common trait. Whatever they do they do in moderation, in a very similar way and with great gusto. For example, if they drink an ounce of whisky every day, at six o clock, they do not do this at five some days and eight others. They do not have a half ounce one day and two another. They tend to have one ounce at six p.m.every day. This instills discipline, keeps life simple (very important) and allows the body to get used to doing whatever it is it has to do. Take Chris Mortensen one of the oldest documented men in the 1990s who at 113 said of his weekly cigar, “If you take my weekly cigar away from I am going to die”. The anticipation and ritual of whatever pleasure he received from this was far more life giving than the stress. The world’s oldest documented woman in the 1990s, Jeanne Clement, at age 122 drank cognac and ate a pound of chocolate a week (but never two).

Secret #3 is to remain independent, challenged, active and needed. One of the most important features found in societies where residents are long lived is that old age is revered.

People at age 100, even 110 can still active and working!

Max Zimmer of Los Angeles came to the US from Austria in 1911 with only a two dollar bill. At age 103 he still had the same two-dollar bill and had built and still ran a multimillion-dollar business.

This is one reason why Merri and I focus on turning passions into profit! We help people develop their own small, global, independent business because this can bring freedom, fulfillment and a longer life.

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Take for example this Swiss cheese business (for sale in Ecuador), we toured this during our last Import export tour. See http://www.garyascott.com/catalog/ecuador-import-and-export-tour

Here is Merri, Ma and me leading the group in. Imagine how living in this environment could enhance health.


Here is the quaint house where you would live.


Plus everything here is organic…including the cheese.
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One delegate who grew up on a dairy said these were the healthiest dairy cattle he had

ever seen.


Plus the Swiss equipment is perfect.


This is the perfect type of opportunity for someone who has a passion for farming and food production.

A longer life however is only one third of the formula. Let’s shoot for a healthier life and a smarter one!

Longevity goes hand in hand with better health. One MD who specializes in anti aging points out that most centenarians seldom spend much time with doctors. When they finally get sick, they die quickly and with little expense. They depend on themselves to remain healthy not others.

Merri and like an occasional three day juice fast and usually don’t eat at night, having instead just a boiled milk. We find that when we feel lethargic, out of sorts and heavy in heart, nothing boosts us faster.

There are numerous references to this simple power generator in all types of spiritual texts. One of my favorites comes from the 14th century poet Rumi (you can read some of his best poems in the book “The Essential Rumi — by Coleman Barks). He’s what Rumi said:


“There’s hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness,We are lutes, no more no less. If the soundbox is stuffed full of anything, no music. If the brain and the belly are burning clean with fasting, every moment a new song comes out of the fire. The fog clears, and a new energy makes you run up the steps in front of you. Be emptier and cry like reed instruments cry. Emptier, write secrets with the reed pen. When you’re full of food and drink, an ugly metal statue sits where your spirit should. When you fast, good habits gather like friends who want to help. Fasting is Solomon’s ring. Don’t give in to illusion and lose your powers, but even if you have, if you’ve lost all will and control, they come back when you fast, like soldiers appearing out of the ground, pendants flying above them. A table descends to your tents, Jesus’ table. Expect to see it, when you fast, this table spread with other food, better than the broth of cabbages.”

How explicit in such an awe inspiring way!

W do not have to rely on poetry as our entire guide either.


A study in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology suggests that calorie reduction also protects brain cells from aging and improves brain function.

Scientists fed some rats an unrestricted diet. Other rats were fed a diet with 40% fewer calories. The rats on an unrestricted diet had a 60% decrease in a protein that protects cells from injury, while the calorie-restricted rats experienced an increase in the protective protein and a decrease in DNA fragmentation (which is a good indicator of cell death).

Count this as one more health benefit from eating less.

If calorie restriction is not for you, there is evidence you can get the same benefits from short-term fasts. Try eating nothing for one day every couple of weeks.

Remember to drink plenty of water when you fast.

In short if you eat less and better you will be smarter in business and investing as well as the important things of life.

Until next message, I wish smart investing and living for you. Gary

The March real estate tours are now full.

We can accept a reservation for the March 7-9 International Investing and Business Made EZ.


April 10 – 14 Super Thinking + Spanish

April 16-17 Ecuador Imbabura Real Estate Tour

We’ll stay and dine at our hotel El Meson de las Flores. Here two of our staff, Eduardo ad Consuelo wait to welcome you.


Our group is too large for our meeting room so we’ll meet in the cultural museum.


May 13-17 Ecuador Import Export tour

May 23-25 International Investing & Business Made EZ North Carolina

June 7-8 Coastal Real Estate tour
We’ll visit Ecuador’s first Eco City, Bahia and see condos like this for sale.


June 11-15, Super Thinking + Spanish

June 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

June 19- 21 Ecuador Shaman Tour

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