A World Free of Cancer

Most of us, in one way or another, have been impacted by the horrifying consequences of cancer. We all dream of a world without cancer. We all dream of the day when the cure to cancer will be found, in hopes that it will never again have the power to ruthlessly take the lives of our loved ones. But, what if I told you this world already exists? 

The Hunza people live in a world free of cancer. "How?" you may ask. But the right question is what. What is the key to “curing” the ruthless disease? Experts have found that the secret to their world is actually quite simple, their nutrition and lifestyle. 

Let’s begin with the question, who are the Hunzas? They are a small population of 30,000 who live in the Himalayas located at the ultimate northern point of India where the borders of India, China, Kashmir, and Afghanistan meet. 

An important aspect to note about the health of these people without cancer is that in addition to the absence of disease, they’re energetic, enthusiastic, and peaceful all at the same time. Moreover, unlike the average 70-year lifespan of a Westerner, the Hunzas’ average age is 120 years. Their exceptional longevity allows the Hunza to do things that Westerners can not after a certain age. For example, it’s typical for a 90-year-old Hunza man to become a father.


So, what about their nutrition and lifestyle allows the Hunza to live for so long and disease – more specifically – cancer) free? Well, many of you may have heard the phrase, “the food you eat is the best medicine”.  A large portion of the Hunza diet consists of grains such as millet, wheat, buckwheat, and barley. They also eat fruits and vegetables (potatoes, peas, spinach, string beans, apples, cherries, pears, etc.) which for the most are eaten fresh and raw. Particularly, they enjoy apricot seeds, which are believed to cure cancer. Additionally, the Hunza diet includes milk and cheese, and although minimally – only about once a week – the Hunzas also eat meat. Another staple to their meals includes yogurt, which is proven to be very advantageous for the human body, and nuts such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc. Often, nuts served with fruit or in salads make up a meal.


Now, you may be asking yourself, what is the difference between their diet and mine? I eat rains, fruits, vegetables, yogurt, nuts, meat (although in bigger proportions), etc. One part of the difference is their special bread – eaten with every meal – called “chapatti.” Believed to be the secret behind the Hunza people’s ability to reproduce at 90, this special bread consists of all the essential elements. Unlike the refined flour, which means the germs have been removed, sold at Western stores, the flour used by the Hunza people is whole. One specific aspect of the nutrition of the germ of grains to be noted is the Vitamin E content, which is known to play an important role in maintaining sexual activity. 

Another part of the difference between our diet and the Hunza diet is their “frugality” which is largely due to the harsh climate and the lack of farming land. The Hunzas only eat twice a day and mainly eat to maintain their health rather than for pleasure. Therefore, their food is made with no chemical additives and is completely natural. Additionally, the Hunza fast for about two to three months a year, meaning they only drink dried apricot juice during this time. 

We must also examine the lifestyle of the Hunza people. For starters, a really interesting aspect of their lifestyle are their showers in cold water even when it’s 10 degrees below zero. More over, despite spending a large part of their day working outside in the fields, the Hunza people devote a considerable amount of time every day to exercise. They take walks regularly and practice basic yoga techniques, especially yogic breathing. 


Additionally, unlike Westerners who are under constant stress, the Hunzas focus greatly on relaxation. They work at a slow and steady pace, and regularly take short breaks during which they practice their daily meditation to remain at a constant state of relaxation. Although these meditation sessions only last a few minutes, they’re proven to be astonishingly effective in energy restoration. 

For specifics on how to change your lifestyle and diet to be healthier or to schedule a free consultation and evaluation, please contact Gary Merel at gary@annarborholistichealth.com or call 734-222-8210.