New science updates the "blue zones" secrets to healthy longevity with a flexible, holistic approach that incorporates epigenetics, nutrition, and mental health.
Through his documentary film series, The Human Longevity Project, Jason Prall traveled to select regions around the world known for their long-lived, healthy populations. He sought to understand not only the longevity secrets of these societies but also the scientific basis underpinning their health wisdom. Through his travels, he came to the realization that while the pursuit of longevity is sexy, it’s insufficient and hollow—what most of us really want is an extended life filled with vibrant health, meaning, and purpose. We want to thrive as we age.
This book combines his own personal experiences with the knowledge and wisdom gained from interviewing more than 100 health experts and dozens of amazing elders from around the world. You’ll discover that when experiential wisdom is supported by the latest scientific research, a more integrated picture emerges of how you can most effectively increase your happiness, health, and longevity.
Life is a mysterious process with a natural development, order, and cycle. It is lent to us for a brief moment before the physical body is left behind. If we wish to thrive in the modern world, we must create a mental, emotional, physical, and energetic environment that is congruent with this natural lifecycle.
The reality that humanity has created, filled with next-generation technologies and increasing comforts, presents both unique opportunities and novel challenges. We have the option to choose a more harmonious path that establishes greater coherence within ourselves, one another, and the environment. This is the amazing opportunity that lies before us. When we live from alignment, all life benefits.
About the Author
Jason Prall is a former mechanical engineer turned educator, health practitioner, speaker, and filmmaker. Due to 20 years of his own health challenges, Jason discovered the reality behind his chronic symptoms. Through this process, he began working remotely with individuals around the world to provide solutions for those suffering from complex health issues that their doctors were unable to resolve. In 2016, Jason transitioned from working in the integrative disease-care model to a model of health optimization and lifestyle medicine. These lessons culminated in the documentary film series The Human Longevity Project, which uncovers the complex mechanisms of chronic disease and aging and the true nature of longevity in our modern world. You can visit him online at beyondlongevitybook.com.