On August 17, 2010 Bernando LaPallo turned 109 years old. This Arizona resident lives on his own, still drives and walks around just fine, and looks fantastic.
In 1906, at the age of five, Bernando LaPallo began to learn the secrets of long life and optimum health from his father, a Brazilian-born doctor and herbalist. He was patiently taught the importance of proper nutrition, the wisdom of movement and exercise, and the profound value of faith. It was the start of a remarkable journey- a life that has spanned 109 years without disease or any of the other afflictions so prevalent in today's aging population.
Bernando eats primarily raw fruits and veggies. He does eat fish once and awhile, and meat is a treat he has only once a year. For breakfast each morning he eats bread with peanut butter, a superfood drink, and cinnamon tea.
He believes his clean lifestyle is why he's still alive.
"Well, I don't think I know that eating is what you are, you've heard people say you are what you eat, well you are."Bernando reads daily, walks a mile and a half as soon as he gets up in the morning and his favorite product to use on his skin is olive oil.
Extra virgin olive oil is an age old secret he's practiced for years.
His faith is his foundation and his father his role model.
At 109, he's a popular man. He consults people who are trying to change their life for the better and makes speeches around the country. He's written one book, Age Less and Live More and is working on a second. His phone never stops ringing.
"I get calls from all over..Miami, Italy..I'm on TV in South America."
I asked him if he thinks about his final days.
"I never gave dying any thought. I still don't. I know I've got to die. Everybody dies." said Bernando.
So what's next for a man who's lived over a century?
He wants to open a restaurant with raw foods on one side and healthy American food on the other.
This is what an admirer has to say about Bernando:
"At 109, he still has his teeth, most of his hair, smooth skin, his keen intelligence and the ability to walk more than a mile every day. We would all do well to take notice of this human treasure. It shows that we don't have to be last in health, or physically inferior and that we may be this way because we listen to those who do not have our best interests at heart. Look what has happened to us as a result of relying on this "civilization" to dictate what is best for us and everyone else. Let's return to Nature and put our faith in what she has always provided for us, not in Big Med and Big Pharma. We must survive to inherit the earth, as it was promised we would."
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