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January 20, 2013

Dr. Mao's Secrets of Longevity Cookbook can help you live to 100

Niagara Gazette — When asked, centenarians will tell you that the greatest secret to a long, fulfilling life is that you hold the key to your own longevity. 

You simply need to listen to your body and treat yourself with the respect and kindness you deserve! 

Your body was designed to last 100 years or more and as a result, you already possess the innate ability to heal yourself at every level—all you have to do is get out of your own way. 

Eating a healing diet of living, natural foods is your strongest ally in getting out of your own way and activating your own self-healing mechanisms. A balanced diet truly is the cornerstone to your longevity and healthy food is the greatest healer of all.  Food is not the enemy. Food can be your greatest healer, and when its power is harnessed with knowledge, you can become your own greatest doctor. It is my hope that this cookbook will plant a small seed in changing the way you look at food, which in turn will inspire you to feed your body so you can thrive as centenarians have done for generations.

We often rush through each meal as if it were a chore, thinking of food merely as fast fuel, rarely enjoying the taste because we are always on the go. Furthermore, we are living at a time where it is easy to overeat, yet still be undernourished. All of these factors are slowing down our metabolism and worsening our national health as rates of heart disease, cancer and diabetes are all on the rise. The trusted so-called solutions — fad diets, prescriptions, expensive medical interventions that could be avoided — further add to the systemic problem, all while depleting our personal health, energy, and well-being. Taking all of this into account, it is easy to see that as a nation, we are gaining weight and taking years off our lives. This is a serious problem that we need to address now.

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