Life on the Good Road LIFE ON THE GOOD ROAD
Meet Dr Ellsworth Wareham. 102 year young, vegan for over 50 years and only retired from being a heart surgeon at the young age of 95! He manages his weight by eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, and then there's his philosophy of life.
Ellsworth Wareham born October 3, 1914 is a centenarian from Loma Linda, California. Wareham retired as a cardiothoracic surgeon at the age of 74 but continued to associate himself with training residents at the Loma Linda University until the age of 95 during which time he drove 60 miles to assist in operations. Wareham was among the earliest practitioners of open heart surgery, soon after the first such procedure was performed. He is described as being able to move around his multi-storied house, walk without a cane, and maintain his garden. He considers himself to have adequate mental faculties. All this Wareham attributes to having adopted a vegan diet about fifty years ago. Wareham is a Seventh-day Adventist and a World War II veteran.
Loma Linda, Wareham's home town has been described as USA's only Blue Zone, an area where the longevity is appreciably higher than the national average and one of the four places in the world to have a substantial proportion of people live past 100 years. According to Dan Buettner whose book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest, published by National Geographic discusses Wareham's longevity and good health, to adherence to percepts of the Adventist faith. The city has strict controls on the sale of alcohol, has a ban on smoking, and its largest supermarket doesn't sell meat.
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