Can it really be done? Is this a realistic concept? There are an estimated 80,000 people in the U.S. who are more than 100 years old. Virtually all of these people have been completely free of disease all of their lives. That makes sense in a way, doesn’t it? Because they’re 100 years old. If they had a disease, would they be 100 years old? I don’t think they would have made it. Almost all 80,000 of these people have never ever been sick in their life.
I happen to have had a grandmother who was exactly like that. She was never sick until about three months before she died, at the age of 101. So, yes, it can be done. It’s being done by a heck of a lot of people. I have patients in their 80’s whose oxygen utilization levels are that of a 35 year old. I’m 67. In my game that’s not all that old; it’s old enough. My oxygen utilization is 35% better than a 40 year olds’. That’s not by accident. It’s not because I have superior genes. It’s because I work at.
I hope I have your attention on this. Yes, it really can be done. This is not a pipe dream. There’s no reason you can’t be in that 80,000. Especially when you consider that’s an accidental 80,000. There’s nobody out there helping them. There was nobody helping my grandmother live to be 100. She just did it. If you actually have a program, and you’re really working with it, and you have somebody to help you, I think those numbers could be a lot higher than 80,000. Can it really be done for everybody? No, not really, because of genetics; not everybody is able to have optimum oxygen utilization.
I have been measuring oxygen utilization in lots of people. The truth is, some people work their little butts off, try everything they can, and they don’t do as well as their wife or their husband that do half as much. That surprised me initially. It really shouldn’t, should it? Some of us are good at it and some of us aren’t so good. So, no, I don’t think it’s possible for 100% of the population to live to be over 100 years old and be fully functional. However, I do think that everyone can significantly decrease their risk of disease by improving their oxygen utilization. Also, to feel a lot better, and have a much better quality of life as they age. How do you do that? You measure your oxygen utilization. I think people should have it done every 1 to 2 years.