From a renowned Johns Hopkins- and Stanford-educated cardiologist at Intermountain Medical Center—a hospital system that President Obama has praised as an “island of excellence”—comes the story of his time living in Longevity Village in China, and the seven lessons he learned there that lead to a happy, healthy, long life.
At forty-four, acclaimed cardiologist John Day was once overweight and suffered from insomnia, degenerative joint disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol. On six medications and suffering constant aches, he needed to make a change. At the same time as lecturing in China, he’d heard about a remote mountainous region referred to as Longevity Village, a wellness Shangri-La free of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, dementia, depression, and insomnia, and where living past one hundred—in good health—is not uncommon.
In the hope of understanding this fantastic phenomenon, Day, a Mandarin speaker, made up our minds to spend some time living in Longevity Village. He learned everything he could about this place and its people, and met its centenarians. His research revealed seven principles that work in tandem to create health, happiness, and longevity—rules he applied to his own life. Six months later, he’d lost thirty pounds, dropped one hundred points off his cholesterol and twenty-five points off his blood pressure, and was once even cured of his acid reflux and insomnia. In 2014 he began a series of four-month give a boost to groups comprised of patients who worked together to apply the lessons of Longevity Village to their lives. Ninety-two percent of the participants were able to adhere to their plans and stay on pace to achieve their health goals.
Now Dr. Day shares his story and proven program that can assist you feel sharper, more motivated, productive, and pain-free. The Longevity Plan isn’t just a fascinating travelogue but also a practical, accessible, and groundbreaking guide to a better life.