Disease Proof

72 and Going Strong

How does this 72-year old guy stay in peak physical condition? Plenty of exercise, and, lots and lots of fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts—go figure! Take a look:


A pretty good role model right here—don’t you think?
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Maarten - September 15, 2007 4:18 AM

That will be me as well!

Russell - September 15, 2007 11:54 AM

Ironically, the news people were giggling about his diet. I liken it to people laughing about the dangers of cigarette smoking in 1950, little did the public know the real dangers. There was an article in the LA Times about his life and his diet a few weeks ago. He eats pretty much 100% ETL, nothing processed not even oatmeal and absolutely no meat.

biff - September 15, 2007 2:04 PM

of couse, if he improved his diet (ate more animal protein), his genetically gifted physique would look even better than it already does.

Maarten - September 17, 2007 1:20 AM

Biff, you obviously do not know the little fact that per calorie eaten; Broccoli will give you MORE protein (per calorie) than beef.
Suggestion read Eat To Live
Secondly; if the guy is doing this for 20 years with this diet and gets these results, it is time for you to reexamine your belief system and load up on some less than well known facts

Walter Pittman - July 31, 2008 12:42 PM

The television piece SAYS he eats "nuts, beans, fruits and vegetables", but that doesn't mean that IS what he eats. I didn't hear HIM say that's what he eats. And let's not be naive -- people lie all the time, for many reasons or none at all. That's one of the weaknesses of anecdotal evidence like this (and even of nutrition studies that rely on food diaries). Furthermore, although he LOOKS healthy, this doesn't mean that he actually IS healthy. This slight story means absolutely nothing at all.

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