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Welcome to another episode of the 2% Solution, where we delve into practices that extend our lives and enrich them profoundly. I'm Diamond Well, and today we're exploring the fascinating intersection of radical remissions and the lifestyle habits of the Blue Zones. Let's embark on this journey with science as our compass and stories as our sails. Before we dive deeper into our discussion, let's talk about what radical remissions are. This term comes to us from the groundbreaking research of Dr Kelly Turner, who studied over a thousand cases where individuals defied medical odds. These are people who experienced significant reversal from serious or terminal diseases, often without conventional medical treatments or after such treatments had failed. Dr Turner's work is revolutionary because it identified nine common factors among all these thousand-plus cases, factors like making radical dietary changes, seeking social support, embracing spirituality and cultivating positive emotions. The significance of our study cannot be overstated. It challenges us to look beyond traditional medical treatments and consider the profound impact of our choices that we make in our lifestyle every day, our emotional, health and social environments on our well-being. By shedding light on these extraordinary cases of healing, turner's research offers hope to those facing dire diagnoses and invaluable insights into how we might all live healthier, more resilient lives. So as we explore these pathways to health and longevity, let's remember the powerful lessons from the world of radical remissions. Radical remission might sound like a medical miracle, but there's solid science behind the nine factors identified by Dr Kelly Turner. Let's break them down with some data and some insights. Number one radically changing your diet. Research shows a plant-based diet can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including cancer. A study in the Permanente journal emphasizes the role of nutrition in chronic disease prevention, citing lower rates of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and certain cancers among those who follow a plant-based diet. Number two taking control of your health. A patient-centered approach in health care has been linked to better patient outcomes. According to the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Being proactive about your health can lead to more personalized and effective treatments. Number three following your intuition. While harder to quantify, the psychological aspect of healing is recognized, the Journal of Behavioral Medicine notes the positive effects of intuition on health decision-making, suggesting a link between gut feelings and health outcomes. Number four using herbs and supplements. The National Institutes of Health acknowledges that certain herbs and supplements can support health, but emphasizes the importance of evidence-based usage. For example, turmeric has been studied for its anti-inflammatory properties. Number five releasing suppressed emotions. The Journal of Psychosomatic Research has found that emotional expression can influence physical health, suggesting that dealing with emotional distress can have tangible health benefits. Number six increasing positive emotions. Positive psychology. Research such as that published in the Journal of Positive Psychology highlights the health benefits of positivity, including longer lifespans and lower rates of heart disease. Number seven embracing social support. A meta-analysis of the PLOS medicine concluded that strong social relationships are associated with a 50% increased likelihood of survival across one's lifetime, which underscores the importance of social connections with longevity. Number eight deepening your spiritual connection. Systematic reviews, like in the Journal of Religion and Health, have found that spirituality and religious participation can lead to better health outcomes, including lower mortality rates. And lastly, number nine having strong reasons for living. A sense of purpose has been linked to various health benefits. The Lancet reported that individuals with a high sense of purpose in life are less likely to suffer from heart attacks and strokes. So, before we continue, let's take a moment to explore the blue zones, these extraordinary pockets of the world where people aren't just living longer, they're thriving into their 90s and beyond with vigour, clarity and joy. Imagine communities in places like Okinawa, sardinia, nikoia, icaria and even Loma Linda and California, where reaching a century is not the exception, but a beautifully common milestone. What makes the blue zones truly captivating is not merely the longevity of their residents, but the equality of life they maintain. Through meticulous research into these areas, scientists have distilled a formula for longevity known as the power nine Principles, encompassing diet, exercise, relationships and, of course, purpose. The magic of the blue zones isn't just in their ideal ex-settings or genetic luck. It's in their lifestyle choices, community values and daily habits. By unraveling the secrets of the blue zones, we unlock a blueprint for living fuller, healthier lives ourselves. It's a testament to the power of lifestyle over genetics and a compelling reason for all of us to sit up, take note and maybe, just maybe, rethink how we live our lives. The blue zones offer a real world lab of longevity. Here's how the power nine stacks up scientifically. Number one move naturally. The American Journal of Preventative Medicine shows that regular low-intensity physical activity like walking or gardening can extend life expectancy by several years. Number two purpose. Research in psychosomatic medicine found that having a purpose in life is associated with reduced mortality risk and cardiovascular events. It's starting to sound a little familiar, isn't it? Number three downshift Studies, including one in health psychology, show that stress reduction techniques can lower blood pressure and stress formables, contributing to longer life. Number four the 80% rule. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that calorie restriction, as practiced with the 80% rule, can extend lifespan and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Number five a plant slant. A meta-analysis in JAMA internal medicine found that a vegetarian diet is associated with reduced mortality rates, particularly from cardiovascular causes. Number six and a lot of people are going to like this one wine. At five, moderate alcohol consumption, especially red wine, has been associated with reduced risks of heart disease, and studies published in the BMJ. Number seven belong. A study in social science and medicine found that participation in religious services is associated with lower mortality, equating the importance of a sense of belonging. Number eight loved ones. First. The Journal of Health and Social Behavior emphasizes the health benefits of strong family connections, including lower stress levels and decreased risk of mental health issues. And lastly, number nine the right tribe. Research in the American Journal of Public Health highlights the influence of social networks on health behaviors, suggesting that those surrounded by health conscious peers are more likely to adopt healthy habits themselves. Jim Rohn always said the five closest people we tend to hang out with is usually our net sum as an individual. If you start to question some of your habits just take a quick look around at where you spend most of your time You'll probably find that those influences are definitely influencing some of your daily choices. Now, as we move on to this next segment, I really want to try to help us unite the pass of longevity and create really a unified narrative between both the power nine and those radical remission nine factors. So, as we've seen, both radical remissions and the blue zone share core principles grounded in solid scientific evidence. It's not just about living longer, it's about living well. These principles guide us toward a life filled with joy, purpose and community, demonstrating that our health and longevity are deeply intertwined with our diets, emotions, social connections and sense of purpose. Now let's venture into the heart of our discussion today the remarkable parallels between the radical remissions factors and the power nine of the blue zones. This conversion is not just fascinating. It's a beacon of hope, a testament to the human body's incredible capacity for healing and longevity when supported by the right environment and lifestyle choices. First, consider the emphasis both frameworks place on diet and nutrition. Radical remissions highlight the shift to plant based whole food diets mirroring the blue zones focus on a plant slant. This isn't about trendy diets, but a profound return to eating what the earth naturally provides us. It's a reminder that food is more than sustenance it's medicine. Then there's the power of community and social support, a cornerstone of the radical remissions and blue zones. In an age where isolation is all too common, these stories underscore the vital role of connection, belonging and love in our health and well-being. It's called to cherish our relationships, to build our tribe, not just for the joy it brings, but for its incredible impact on our health. Both paths also stress the importance of a positive mindset and emotional health. Increasing positive emotions and releasing suppressed ones pave the way for healing and longevity. It's a profound reminder that our mental and emotional landscapes are deeply entwined with our physical health. And let's not overlook the significance of having a purpose, something that both the radical remissions patients and the centenarians in the blue zone share. This sense of purpose fuels resilience, drives recovery and inspires a life well lived. It's a compelling message to us all Binding and holding onto your why can change your life and potentially extend it. A little side note there's a great quote by Nietzsche where it says with a strong enough why, we can endure anyhow. I think that's very appropriate based on what we just heard. What's truly amazing about these parallels is the universality of these principles. They transcend cultural, geographical and medical boundaries, suggesting that, regardless of our circumstances, there are fundamental aspects of human life that, when nurtured, can lead to extraordinary health outcomes. Is this incredibly motivating and inspiring? Because it means that the power of to influence our health and longevity lies within our grasp, within the choices we make every single day. So, as we reflect on these insights, let's be inspired by the common ground between the radical remissions and the blue zones. It's a powerful reminder of the body's innate ability to heal and thrive and of our lifestyles, communities and attitudes incredible impact on our health. This isn't just about living longer. It's about living better, richer and more connected lives, and that, my friends, is something truly worth striving for. Let's have a little heart to heart as we hit the pause button on today's adventure through the wild worlds of radical remissions and those envy inducing blue zones. The secret sauce to living longer and laughing louder isn't locked up in a vault somewhere on Mars. It's right here, in the choices we make every single day, from chowing down on greens to choosing our friends wisely. It's like the universe saying, hey, I got you. Today we've bounced around stories of awe-inspiring comebacks and folks who've found the fountain of youth in their backyard gardens. And there's anything to take away from these tales? It's that our journey to hitting a hundred and enjoying the ride at the same time is a mix of science, a dash of spirit and a lot of beans who knew right. So thank you for hanging with me on the 2% Solution today. It's been a ride in a kale-powered rocket, but a ride nonetheless. Keep that spark of curiosity alive, let inspiration be your co-pilot and always remember being part of that top. 2% isn't about living longer. It's about making the most of every moment, whether it's with a belly laugh, a heartfelt hug or even just enjoying a good ol' bean burrito under the stars. I'll catch you on the flip side, where we'll continue to crack the code on living our best lives one chuckle and one chew at a time. Stay funky, stay fresh and, as always, live like you mean it. Peace out and keep on thriving.