Author plans to live to 140 years old

Author, wellness expert and 1991 Nobel Prize nominee for medicine and nutrition Dr. Joel Wallach came to Cache Valley Thursday and announced that he plans to live until he’s about 140 years of age. Wallach is author of the provocative Dead Doctors Don’t Lie and in his new book, Immortality, Wallach tells how humans can live healthfully well over 100 years of age. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show, Wallach said 60 years ago a dog lived to be about 10 years old. Today, a dog often lives to be 25. “We didn’t do that with organ transplants and wonder drugs and genetically engineered proteins and stem cell research,” he claimed. “We did it simply by putting vitamins and minerals in their dog food, whether it’s canned dog food or dried dog food. And we’ve eliminated 900 different diseases in them.” Despite spending three-fourths of the world’s expenditures for health care, Wallach says Americans rank 48th in the world for health and longevity. He maintains that decreased metabolic rate, caloric restriction without malnutrition and an increase in the levels of antioxidant protection will significantly increase longevity.

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