Wonder what it takes to live to 100? Want to make it happen in your own life? Watch this video.
New video on health and longevity
This video, featuring Pritikin’s Director of Nutrition Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, and Director of Fitness Scott Danberg, MS, will teach you what’s most important for increasing your odds of living life full of energy and vitality, right up to the end.
Dietitian Kim Gomer and exercise expert Scott Danberg describe five different population groups that hail from vastly different corners of the world. But amazingly, they have a lot in common. You’ll discover the lifestyle-based characteristics they share, from dietary patterns to physical activity to emotional well-being.
Learn, too, how the Pritikin Longevity Center – its physicians, fitness coaches, nutritionists, psychologists, and chefs – incorporate the secrets of these long-living cultures into their wellness education programs at Pritikin.
How to live to 100
The results of the Pritikin Longevity Center, documented in 100+ peer-reviewed studies over the past three decades, affirm that we really can live to 100 and enjoy it. And it’s largely done by protecting ourselves from the ravages of diseases epidemic in current society, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and obesity.
Data published by scientists at UCLA and other leading universities have found that the Pritikin Program of diet and exercise has achieved unparalleled results. Here are just a few highlights:
LDL (Bad) Cholesterol Reduced
Among 4,587 adults attending the Pritikin Longevity Center for three weeks, LDL cholesterol fell on average 23%. Archives of Internal Medicine, 1991; 151:1389.
Chronic Inflammation Reduced
Within two to three weeks at Pritikin, markers of chronic inflammation dropped dramatically. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein decreased 45% among women, 39% among men, and 41% among children. Metabolism, 2004; 53: 377. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2006; 100: 1657. Atherosclerosis, 2007; 191: 98. Inflammatory cytokines also decreased significantly. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2012; 303: E542.
Blood Pressure Lowered; Need for Medications Reduced or Eliminated
In a meta-analysis of 1,117 hypertensives at the Pritikin Center for three weeks, blood pressure fell to normal or near-normal levels. Of those taking pills for hypertension (598 patients), 55% left Pritikin pill-free, and the majority of the others had their dosages reduced. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2005; 98: 3.
For Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, Multiple Risk Factors Reduced
After two weeks on the Pritikin Program, 67 adults with type 2 diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome achieved improvements in multiple cardiovascular risk factors. Blood glucose, LDL cholesterol, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure were lowered on average 10% to 15%; triglycerides decreased 36%; body mass index fell 3%; and 37% of subjects no longer met the National Cholesterol Education Program criteria for the metabolic syndrome. Journal of the CardioMetabolic Syndrome, 2006; 1: 308.