Anti-Aging Blue Zone Secret for the Lactose Intolerant Revealed on Dr. Oz
Blue Zones are regions around the world where an unusually high percentage of people live to be 100 years old or greater. These regions have attracted the interest of anti-aging experts who strive to uncover the secrets of long life by interviewing octogenarians and above about their lifestyle and the kinds of foods they eat that may be responsible for their fountain of youth. Dr. Oz’s special guest National Geographic freelance writer Dan Buettner tells viewers about one Blue Zone in particular―the Greek island Ikaria―where at least one food is credited with long life and has an added benefit for those who are lactose intolerant.
“He’s the modern day Ponce de Leon looking for the proverbial Fountain of Youth. Dan Buettner travels the globe looking for hot spots where people live unusually long and healthy lives called ‘Blue Zones,’” says Dr. Oz as he introduces his special guest Dan Buettner, author of the book titled “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest.”
According to Dan Buettner, “This [a Blue Zone] is a part of the world geographically defined, demographically confirmed, where people are living 8 to 10 years longer than we are. They are avoiding the diseases that kill us—heart disease and cancer. They have what we want—they live a long time, die quickly in their sleep and occasionally after sex,” says Dan Buettner.
In previous episodes of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz has focused on well-known Blue Zones located at the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, the island of Okinawa, the region of Sardinia, Italy and even here in the U.S at Loma Linda, California. But now, according to Dr. Oz, Dan Buettner has found a new Blue Zone in the tiny Greek island Ikaria located in the Aegean Sea where the citizens have low rates of heart disease and cancer, and are 3 times more likely than people in the U.S. to reach the age of 90.
The secret anti-aging Blue Zone food of the people of Ikaria? Goat’s milk.
“First of all, Ikarians drink it every single day—and that’s part of the secret. You have to do it for a long time and do it routinely. What’s amazing about goat’s milk is that it is very high in potassium and calcium and it has a “happy hormone” called “Tryptophan,” says Dan Buettner as he further explains that not only is goat’s milk associated with living longer, but is also a healthy substitute for sleeping pills for people faced with insomnia.
The recommended daily dose of goat’s milk is 4 ounces every day and has to be taken on a regular basis Dan Buettner reminds viewers adding that for people who are lactose intolerant, that most can handle goat milk without any problems unlike the gastrointestinal problems they face drinking cow milk.
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Reference: The Dr. Oz Show— “The Secrets of People Who Defy Age