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5 Centenarian Health Foods - Health Secrets of the Hunzas - Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation
Health Secrets Of The Hunzas
is believed that among these people centenarians are a common occurrence, and
that it is not unusual for elderly persons to reach the venerable age of 130. It
has even been reported that a significant number have survived to the incredible
age of 145!
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people are not the product of legend, nor is the country they inhabit a mythical
utopia. They call themselves the Hunzas (pronounced Hoonzas) and live in what
has come to be known as the roof of the world - the mountain peaks of the
Himalayas. To be more precise, the Hunza country, with a population of only
30,000, is situated at the extreme northern point of India, where the borders of
Kashmir, China, India and Afghanistan converge.
is said that this tiny group of people, residing in an inaccessible valley about
3000 meters (9000 feet) above sea level, are more or less completely cut off
from the outside world. It is also said that they are the happiest people on
Another important point to understand is that the health of the Hunzas is not characterized by the simple absence of disease, although that in itself is quite an accomplishment. More than just not being affected by diseases that strike down so many of our peers in the prime of life, the Hunzas seem to possess boundless energy and enthusiasm, and at the same time are surprisingly serene. Compared to the average Hunza, a westerner of the same age - even one who is considered extremely fit - would seem sickly. And not only seem sickly, but actually be sick!
life expectancy of the average Westerner is about 70 years. The life expectancy
of the average Hunza falls onto a different scale altogether - these people
reach both physical and intellectual maturity at the venerable age of one
hundred! This fact emphasizes the relative nature of what we refer to as normal.
well see a little later on, the way we are conditioned to perceive aging has
a determining effect on the way we develop.
one hundred years old, a Hunza is considered neither old nor even elderly. Even
more extraordinary is the fact that Hunzas remain surprisingly youthful in all
ways, no matter what their chronological age is.
to a number of sources, it is not uncommon for 90 year old Hunza men to father
children. Hunza women of 80 or more look no older than a western woman of 40 -
and not only any woman, but one who is in excellent shape.
also force us to ask the following question: is there some secret technique that
allows these people to live so long, and stay so healthy? The answer is yes
the Hunzas do know something we dont. But there isnt just one secret,
there are many.
first, and certainly the most important of these secrets concerns nutrition.
Interestingly enough, the Hunza approach resembles that outlined by Hippocrates,
father of modern medicine, who lived over 2000 years ago in ancient Greece. The
basic precept of their common notion of what constitutes a proper diet is
simple: the food you eat is your best medicine.
a modern saying, coined in the sixties: You are what you eat.
what do the Hunzas eat?
the basis of the Hunza diet, which to a large extent is dictated by the rather
harsh climatic and geographical conditions of their home country, can be summed
up in one word: frugality.
eat only two meals a day. The first meal is served at twelve noon, although the
Hunzas are up every morning at five a.m. This may sound surprising, since most
nutrition experts here in the west stress the importance of a hearty breakfast,
even though our life-style is relatively sedentary compared to that of the
Hunzas, who engage in demanding physical labor all morning long on an empty
most Westerners, Hunzas eat primarily for the establishment and maintenance
of health rather than for pleasure, although they are very meticulous
when preparing their food, which, by the way, happens to be delicious.
addition, Hunza food is completely natural, containing no
chemical additives whatsoever. Unfortunately, that is not the case as far as
most of our food is concerned.
Hunzas, then, eat very little. But what exactly do they eat?
a large part of their diet is composed of grains: barley, millet,
buckwheat and wheat.
also eat fruits and vegetables on a regular basis. For the most part,
these are consumed fresh and raw, although some vegetables are cooked for
a short time. Their preferred fruits and vegetables include potatoes, string
beans, peas, carrots, turnip, squash, spinach, lettuce, apples, pears, peaches,
apricots, cherries and blackberries. They also have a particular fondness for
apricot pits. (You can get apricot seeds in your health food
store, get only the dried ones which don't have all the important enzymes killed
off). Almonds are eaten whole, or
used to make oil through a process that has been transmitted from generation to
and cheese are important
sources of animal protein. Meat, although not completely eliminated, is consumed
only very rarely, reserved for special occasions like marriages or festivals.
This fact is no doubt one of the reasons why the Hunzas have such healthy
digestive systems. Even when meat is served, portions are very small: meat is
cut into small pieces and stewed for a long time. Beef and mutton are rarely
used - chicken is their most common source of animal protein.
important thing to remember is that although the Hunzas are not wholly
vegetarian, meat forms a minimal part of their daily diet.
generally eat meat only once a week, if that often, and live longer and stay
healthier than we do.
grains, fruits and vegetables, yogurt is also a staple of the
hazelnuts, almonds, beechnuts, etc. also comprise an important part of the Hunza
diet. Along with fruit, or mixed into salads, nuts often constitute an entire
discussion of the Hunza diet would be complete without mentioning their
special bread, called chapatti, which is eaten along with every meal.
Since it is used so often, it would be logical to conclude that it is a
determining factor - or at least a very important one - in causing their amazing
longevity. (There are a couple of recipes included below).
believe that it is this special bread that endows 90-year-old Hunza men with
their ability to conceive children, something that is unheard of here in the
west. In fact, chapatti bread contains all essential elements. It can be
made from wheat, millet, buckwheat or barley flour, but what is most important
is that the flour is whole, i.e. it is not refined, and has not had
its germ removed, a common practice here in the west. It is this part of a
grain which gives it its reproductive power, as well as its brown color.
Unfortunately, westerners tend to associate the whiteness of flour with purity,
something that is completely false. In addition, leaving the germ intact makes
storing flour-based products more difficult. This presents a problem for the
food industry, which prefers using refined white flour even though it has been
stripped of most of its nutrients.
germ of grains has astonishing nutritive properties.
For one thing, it contains all of a grains Vitamin E content. This vitamin
plays an important role in maintaining sexual functions in both humans and
animals, and as you may know, sexual activity, which is directly related to the
proper functioning of the hormonal system, is vital for health.
Hunza Bread recipes;
Preparation doesnt take very long - about an hour in all. The first thing to do is to buy some freshly ground flour. A mixture of wheat and buckwheat is excellent. Use one-third wheat flour, and two-thirds buckwheat flour.
Typical Hunza Bread is made fresh each day from stone
ground grains, primarily, wheat, barley, buckwheat and millet. These delicious
flat unleavened breads are an important part of a nutritious diet of grains,
fruits, dried fruits, and veggies. They drink substantial amounts of
"Glacial Milk" which is milky colored water fresh melted from base of
glaciers, rich in rock flour and minerals.
A Typical Hunza Chapatti Bread Recipe Is Kamali:
2 cups of stone ground whole wheat flour, or mix of flours
1/2 teaspoon vegetable salt or iodized sea salt
(Although they have rich mineral diet,
iodine is rare away from marine locations and fish.)
1/4 to 1 cup glacier milk (water)
Blend flour and salts together. Stir in just enough water to make a very stiff dough. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic. Cover with a wet cloth, set aside for 30 minutes. Break dough into one inch balls. Roll into very thin rounds, about 8 inches in diameter. Bake for 10 minutes on a hot lightly greased griddle over a low heat. Turn often. Makes 20 Chapattis.
A Typical Hunza Millet Bread Recipe:
1 cup Millet flour
1 cup grated carrots
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon vegetable salt/iodized salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Combine in Bowl: Flour carrots oil honey and salt. Mix well, then stir 3/4 cup of boiling hot water into the mixture. Beat the egg yolks well adding 2 tbs. of cold water, continue to beat and then add to the mixture. Fold in stiffly beated eggs and bake in a hot oiled pan at 350oF for about 40 minutes.
Although you may find the look of chapatti bread a little strange at first, youll soon get used to it. Just remember that the Hunzas are unconditional about their preference, and will not eat any other type of bread.
The energy and endurance of the Hunzas can probably be credited as much to what they don't eat as what they do eat. First of all, they don't eat a great deal of anything. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that the average daily food intake for Americans of all ages amounts to 3,300 calories, with 100 grams of protein, 157 grams of fat and 380 grams of carbohydrates, In contrast, studies by Pakistani doctors show that adult males of Hunza consume a little more than 1.900 calories daily, with only 50 grams of protein, 36 grams of fat, and 354 grams of carbohydrates. Both the protein and fat are largely of vegetable origin (Dr. Alexander Leaf, National Geographic, January, 1973).
That amounts to just half the protein, one-third the fat, but about the same amount of carbohydrates that westerners eat. Of course, the carbohydrate that the Hunzas eat is undefined or complex carbohydrate found in fruits, vegetables and grains, while westerners largely eat our carbohydrates in the form of nutritionless white sugar and refined flour.
take a moment to summarize the basic principles and ingredients of the Hunza
diet which, as we said, is no doubt one of the main reasons for their
rule: frugality. Here in the
west people eat too much - much too much sometimes two or three times more
than our organism actually needs. And were not talking about people who have
a weight problem either. Try to fashion your diet according to Hunza standards:
remember that these mountain people eat only two light meals a day, even though
they perform extremely laborious physical work for hours at a stretch, take part
in demanding forms of physical exercise, and spend hours hiking along steep
mountain paths each and every day. At the same time they do not feel in the
least fatigued or anemic on the contrary, their endurance and longevity is
so great it has become almost legendary.
fact, an excellent way to regenerate your organism and give your digestive
system a rest is to fast, or drink only juice, for one day a week. Every
spring the Hunzas fast for a number of days.
you dont have to go that far (if you do decide to fast, make sure you are
properly monitored by a competent health professional) you can gain inspiration
from the Hunza approach to nutrition.
number two: make fresh fruits and vegetables a major part of your diet. Eat most of your vegetables raw, or very lightly steamed. Cut down on
your intake of meat, and try preparing your own chapatti bread (if you dont
have the time, at least replace white bread with bread made from whole grain
number three: fasting for one day a week,
and maintaining a frugal diet based on Hunza principles for the rest of the
week, will be certain to prolong your life and keep you healthy. In fact, you
will probably feel completely rejuvenated, both physically and mentally.
be surprised if you find your life completely transformed, as your newfound
physical and mental health results in greater serenity and peace of mind.
great Hunza health secret concerns the considerable amount of time each day
devoted to physical exercise. Most exercise is done outdoors in order to
take advantage of the pure mountain air, which in itself has a beneficial effect
a large part of their day is spent outdoors, working the fields, the Hunzas do a
lot more than that. For one thing, they take regular walks - a 15 or 20
kilometer hike is considered quite normal. Of course they dont walk that
distance every day, but doing so does not require any special effort. You should
also keep in mind that hiking along mountain trails is a lot more demanding than
walking over flat terrain.
course were not suggesting that you move to the mountains and become a
farmer! You dont have to change your way of life completely in order to stay
healthy and live longer. But one thing the Hunza life-style does prove is that exercise
is very important for health.
for an hour each day, something most people can manage, is excellent for both
your body and your mind. In fact, walking is the simplest, least costly and most
accessible form of exercise there is. And contrary to what you may think, it
also provides you with a complete workout. So get in step with the Hunzas and
addition to daily physical exercise, the Hunzas practice certain basic yoga
techniques, notably yogic breathing, which is slow, deep and rhythmic, and
which makes use of the entire thoracic cavity.
valuable yoga-related technique used by the Hunzas concerns the fine art of
relaxation. Most westerners are not even aware that they are living in an
almost constant state of stress.
is the key to health, and the
Hunzas, both young and old, practice it regularly, doing short meditation
sessions a number of times a day.
they work very hard for long hours each day, the Hunzas are familiar with the
art of relaxation and energy management. For one thing, they tend to work
at a slow steady pace instead of in frenetic bursts. This saves both time and
energy over the long run, and allows them to accomplish more than they would by
overextending themselves, and then becoming exhausted. The Hunzas know that you
can work much longer if you are not tense, since nervous and muscular tension
result in a considerable waste of energy.
addition to working slowly, the Hunzas take short but regular breaks, during
which they practice various meditation and relaxation techniques. Although
these exercises take only a few minutes, they are incredibly effective for
recharging energy. What do people here in the west do when they take a
break? Have a coffee or smoke a cigarette, both of which drain energy in the
long run, although they may have a temporarily stimulating effect.
who has had a bit of training can rapidly enter a state of deep relaxation. For
the Hunzas, relaxation is essential. During their pauses they do not talk,
but instead focus inwards, listening to the silence of their soul. Why not
let this ancient wisdom work for you? Learn to take time out during each working
day to meditate and relax. Taking only twenty deep breaths is enough to
regenerate both your mind and your body.
the Hunzas, knowing when to take a break and using the time to relax is
instinctive. Here in the west, however, we seem to
have lost touch with our
instincts. The unfortunate, and often tragic result is that the body, in an
attempt to claim the rest it so desperately needs, will eventually refuse to
function altogether. In other words, it gets sick, suffering a nervous breakdown
or worse a fatal heart attack.
ordinary Hunza day starts early - around five a.m. Actually, the Hunzas rise
with the sun, and go to bed at nightfall.
Hunzas do not seem to worry about the future, nor are they burdened with
concerns about the past. They live in the present moment. And it
is only in the present that eternity exists.
doubt and the fear of failure,
which tend to undermine the well-being of so many people, are unknown to
Hunzas seem to be completely immune to these kinds of stress-related health
problems. They are perfectly adapted to their environment, and to their way of
life. In some respects they are like children - happy in the present moment, not
worried about the future. But at the same time they possess the wisdom of the
sages. We are the mirror of our thoughts. The serenity and vitality of
the Hunzas proves that they have attained perfect mastery over their
thoughts, and possess what is so sorely lacking among people here in the
west: peace of mind.
ask yourself: How different is that attitude to our own, in light of what the
Hunzas have accomplished?
in a century or two, or maybe even sooner - in 30 or 50 years people here in
the west will consider it completely normal to live to a hundred or more, as the
Hunzas have been doing for centuries.
why wait even that long? The Hunzas, whose philosophy and way of life I hope I
have helped you understand, are living and irrefutable proof that it is possible
to add years to your life right now! And not just ordinary years - extraordinary
years of perfect health, happiness and serenity. All it takes is a little
you can overcome disease, stress and depression.
Follow the example set by the Hunzas, and apply the secrets revealed in this
booklet. Its up to you to put them into practice and transform your life, so
that you remain almost eternally young.
wait - the best time to start living right is right now!
feel a whole new life opening up before you as soon as you start applying these
marvelous secrets, which have been handed down from generation to generation,
through the ages, and which are now yours to enjoy.
that remains is to wish you a long and healthy life!
Hunza Diet Bread
Hunza Diet Bread is a delicious, dense, chewy bread that's very nutritious and almost impervious to spoilage.
Hunza Diet Bread is made from natural buckwheat or millet flour, and is rich in phosphorous, potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, and other minerals. As nothing has been destroyed in the preparation from the wheat, it contains the essential nourishment of the grain. This is why it is important to ONLY use Natural Buckwheat or Millet flour to make Hunza Diet Bread.
The following recipe makes a huge batch of approximately 60 (sixty) two-inch squares, high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. It keeps weeks at room temperature, even longer in the fridge, and indefinitely in the freezer. It's a great survival food to take camping and hiking.
The recipe for this wonderful bread is as follows:
4 cups of water
3.5 (three & one-half) to 4 pounds of buckwheat or millet flour
1.5 (one & one-half) cups of coconut oil or canola oil
1.5 (one & one-half) cups of natural unrefined sugar
16 ounces of honey
16 ounces of molasses
4 ounces of powdered whey or soya milk (one-half cup)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder (non-aluminium)
While Hunza Diet Bread has a taste that is very satisfying and chewy all on its own, apricots, raisins, chopped walnuts, almonds, or sliced dates can also be added.
Mix all the ingredients. Grease and lightly flour your cooking pan(s). Ideally, use baking trays with 1-inch-high sides. Pour batter into pan(s) to a level of one-half an inch deep. Bake at about 300 degrees Farenheit (150 C) for 1 hour. After baking, dry the bread in the oven for two hours at a very low heat - 90 degrees Farenheit (50 C). After the bread has cooled, remove it from the baking pan and cut into approximately 2 inch x 2 inch squares. Store it wrapped in cloth in a container.
You may need to repeat the baking depending on the size of your baking pan and oven until all of the mixture has been baked.
Nothing stated on my pages should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your Doctor for individual guidance for specific health problems. My pages are for informational and educational purposes only, and is simply a collection of information in the public domain.
Information conveyed herein is based on pharmacological and other records - both ancient and modern. No claims whatsoever can be made as to the specific benefits occurring from the use of this information.
that remains is to wish you a long and healthy life!
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