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4.35 out of 54.35 out of 54.35 out of 54.35 out of 54.35 out of 5 4.35 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Robbins Narrator: Raymond Todd Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455185009
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Why do some people age in failing health and sadness, while others grow old with vitality and joy? In this revolutionary book, bestselling author John Robbins presents us with a bold new paradigm of aging, showing us how we can increase not only our lifespan, but also our health span.

Through the example of four very different cultures that have the distinction of producing some of the world’s healthiest, oldest people, Robbins reveals the secrets for living an extended and fulfilling life in which our later years become a period of wisdom, vitality, and happiness. Bringing the traditions of these cultures together with the latest breakthroughs in medical science, Robbins reveals that, remarkably, they both point in the same direction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Robbins marshals a great deal of excellent data from reputable scientific sources to support his arguments.”

    Roanoke Times

  • “This is a remarkably open and heart-felt book full of wisdom and love by an extraordinary man who has been teaching us how to live more healthy and compassionate lives for over twenty years”

    John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods

  • “If you are interested in extending your health span as well as your life span, read this book! Healthy at 100 is a masterpiece.”

    Dean Ornish, MD, president and director of the Preventive Medicine Research

  • Healthy at 100 is a marvelous blend of wisdom, hope, courage, and common sense. John Robbins gives us caring, science, and inspiration—a beautiful diet for the heart.”

    Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

  • “Commonsensical and scientifically sound…readers seeking that elusive fountain of youth would be wise to listen up.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Thought-provoking...highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Advocates greater respect for the elderly, their experience, and their wisdom in contemporary, youth-obsessed Western culture.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronit | 2/15/2014

    " What I loved most about this book is that is speaks to people who commonly say things like, "It comes with aging" when referencing their physical pain and health conditions. We don't have to take that road! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl | 2/13/2014

    " This changed my view of eating. It strengthened my thoughts on nutrition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy Ho | 2/11/2014

    " It's fascinating to learn about the longest-lived, healthiest people in the world and the case for a mostly plant-based diet, exercise, and positive social relationships. I appreciate that this book is part of John Robbins' stand for a thriving, just, sustainable way of life for all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 2/3/2014

    " Absolutely wonderful synopsis of the entirety of living healthy. It combines about 5 other good books into this single reference (Anti-Cancer, Blue Zones, etc). I enjoyed the first 80% and then the author went on a little bit of a soapbox preach of how government should be doing this or that and left the personal application (skip that chapter and it's 5 stars)... but he wraps up the book well :) Well put together book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 2/1/2014

    " The author of this book is John Robbins. His father created and owned Baskin-Robbins. John walked totally away from his family fortune to start a life for himself. He has written many books on health. I had heard of John Robbins and wanted to read some of his books. Our daughter, Bridget, found this book for me at the library and it is a real winner. He teaches the reader how you can, at any age, dramatically increase your life span and your health span. I have loved reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anney Ryan | 1/28/2014

    " Okay, I read half of it. Then it was due at the library. What I read was great. John Robbins gives anthropological proof that the healthiest lifestyle is the vegan lifestyle with daily exercises. He also argues that disease-riddled aging is a western phenomenon. Given the right food, the right activity, the right state of mind, he says anyone can live healthy and active into the age of 100. There is so much evidence for and against this belief, that I lie in the middle of the road: a yogurt-slurping vegan who would work out for longer if her knees weren't so weak. It's pretty hard to work out until 100 if you have hereditarily bad knees. And unlike John Robbins, you don't want to live without vegan ice cream. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 1/21/2014

    " Loving it so far! Excellent book...must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 1/19/2014

    " It was especially interesting to me to learn about some little-known cultures and their simple lifestyles. Robbins can be a little wordy at times, and a tad too "New Agey" for me, but he comes from the heart, and the information is valuable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/19/2014

    " Interesting look at the lifestyles and diets of some of the world's healthiest cultures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydel | 1/5/2014

    " Very interesting . . . and sad, too, to see these long-lived peoples going the way of the rest of the world who want to emulate the US in every way, especially the Western diet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gus Luong | 1/3/2014

    " Great book on the secrets to living a healthy life with less complications during the golden years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 12/29/2013

    " Our food choices and the companies that make the food are killing us. Looks into societies that live to 100 and what they eat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 12/15/2013

    " I love this book! It's life changing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 10/13/2013

    " Hope for a long happy healthy life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Denning | 9/11/2013

    " Loving this book so far :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 6/24/2013

    " I read this awhile ago, but I would definitely read it again...I remember a lot of good insight on cultural impact on living well... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 6/8/2013

    " My favorite book! John Robbins is amazing and this book is beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucy Bilik | 12/15/2012

    " One of the most influential book on health and wellness I've ever read. Everyone can derive something helpful and healthful from this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Memo | 8/4/2012

    " I would give it 4 stars if it wasn't that looong, but I learned a lot from it. Provably stuff all you cultured friend already know, but for me it was a good "read". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Plummer | 7/27/2012

    " The discussions about the world's longest living peoples was a bit redundant for me, I had heard most of it before. However, Robbins conviction that our relationships and how much we give of ourselves has every bit or more to do with our health & longevity was interesting...& inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jani | 1/14/2012

    " a lot of good information, changed my perspective on aging and how society views the elderly "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 1/5/2012

    " I remember reading Robbins' Diet for a New America with pleasure, but that was a long time ago. This one seemed tedious in several places. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy Miller | 11/5/2011

    " Nothing earth shattering for me, but for the uninitiated it is terrific. Great info on other cultures. Great line...we have not extended the life span we have extended the dying process...along with many others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 3/27/2011

    " Hope for a long happy healthy life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucy | 11/17/2010

    " One of the most influential book on health and wellness I've ever read. Everyone can derive something helpful and healthful from this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 10/17/2010

    " Loving it so far! Excellent book...must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbie | 8/9/2010

    " Currently reading. John Robbins continues sharing vital information through his warm style of story telling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 7/9/2010

    " Excellent! Written by John Robbins, writer of Diet for a New America. This book describes healthy lifestyle of world elders. Inspiring! Read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 6/26/2010

    " Loving this book so far :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/17/2010

    " A great book. It was very motivating. I especially liked at the stories of amazing people in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydel | 11/8/2009

    " Very interesting . . . and sad, too, to see these long-lived peoples going the way of the rest of the world who want to emulate the US in every way, especially the Western diet. "

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About the Author

John Robbins is the author of Diet for a New America, the milliion-copy bestseller that was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and numerous other widely acclaimed books, including Reclaiming Our Health. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Rachel Carson Award and the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award. Groomed to follow in the footsteps of his father, the founder of the Baskin-Robbins empire, he chose a different, more authentic path for himself. The founder of EarthSave International, he is widely considered one of the world’s leading experts on the dietary link between the environment and health. He lives with his family in California’s Santa Cruz mountains.

About the Narrator

Raymond Todd is an actor and director in the theater as well as a poet and documentary filmmaker. He plays jazz trombone for the Leatherstocking quartet, an ensemble that gets its name from one of his favorite Blackstone narrations, The Deerslayer. Todd lives in New York.