So the oldest person ever to live was 121-years-old.
I've heard it will be quite possible that diet can cause people to live between 115 and 130 years. So imagine the world's oldest woman. Would she have lived to be 150? Crazy stuff.
No, they cannot. They cannot live to be a 130 period.
There is only one human being that has verifiably lived past 120. And she died at 122 years of age. There is no evidence that any human being has ever lived to 130 years of age. As it is, it is almost impossible to even 110. There are presently about 90 known people on Earth who are 110+. Even assuming we've only found 10% of those, then we're talking 1000 maybe out of 7 billion. That means there is only a 0.0000001% chance that any person will make it to 110. It is more or less meaningless to talk about that tail end of the distribution. It is some sort of combination of genetics, diet, environment and dumb luck. But they're such rare events that you'll never be able to factor out all the confounding factors. And pretty much none of those supercentenarians, so far as I'm aware, was out doing crossfit or doing triathalons or anything like that at 110. They're invariably old, shriveled and, while maybe able to take care of themselves and move around and whatnot, they're not people that scream vitality at that age. It just isn't possible. Period. Doesn't matter what your diet is.
The only thing that is going to get around that hard limit is mastering stem cells and genetic engineering.
That said, will paleo help you maximize your years and, more importantly, your productive years? I sure hope so. If I can still be physically active and have energy in my 70s that would be great. I'm just not expecting once I hit my 80s. Although, by then, I also suspect we'll have figured out how to replace our aging cell lineages with fresh ones and I'll be back in a 20 year old body again in no time.
is this really important? I would be extremely happy to live healthy up some 95 years of age. I mean do we need to live that much longer, like 120 0r 130 years? Longevity is great but is extra-longevity relevant? I am not sure...
I am not sure. I can say that for once I am not looking at my soon turning 40 as being 2/3's of the way done anymore. Seems like I am not even to the halfway point. At minimum I am not dreading tomorrow anymore. I used to fear getting older.
Even if I die tomorrow, these last couple years have made up for my decades of being sick and miserable. The quality of my life is vastly improved and is continuously improving because of my and my family's health being regained.
I think it's unhealthy to focus too much on mortality as you can get really hung up on it. Just enjoy being healthy NOW, enjoy NOW because anything can happen to any of us and you don't want to get to 110 and wish you hadn't spent the last 80 years so focussed on the future instead of the present. What will be will be and we can only look after ourselves now like an insurance policy but nothing is guaranteed. Seriously getting deep now but life is such a precious, precious gift and we should FULLY appreciate each day we are given to live.
I think the percentage of the population that already has a predisposition toward being, say, a supercentenarian on the SAD would likely live even longer. Some percentage of us are probably genetically or environmentally (outside of diet) doomed to a much shorter life. A lot of defeatists will say something to the effect of, "well, you could get hit by a bus tomorrow, so being healthy is pointless." To that I say, "proper nutrition ensures that my bones, immune system, muscles etc. are optimized to better cope with such a disaster and thus my chances of survival are far better." Besides, if I am to be smashed to bits by a meteor in 10 years, I would very much like to hardly ever get sick, to never really feel tired, and just to be as healthy and vibrant as possible until the end, whenever that is.
That being said, I personally refuse to accept mortality. As soon as you do, you've given up.
I think it's possible to live to 130 if you've got good genes and everything goes smoothly. Longer than that though, and you'd need some sort of medicine/technology (which I want to do as a career) because some of your major organs just wear out by this time. Theoretically paleo could get you there, but there are so many other factors that it's almost just luck.
when you look at the oldest people, like bluezones or people interview to their birthday. you find similiarities.
One thing in common is ordered life and beliefs. some drink a little bit alcohol by time
eat less, plant based diet, less meat, comunity happyness, and a lot other nice things