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IN People ON 17 May, 2016
Immortality is just a concept. Mankind is at a stage where scientists spend years together trying to formulate drugs which could at least alter the genes which influence our aging process and judging by the results the possibility seems bleak.
In the meantime, here are the secrets and the names of the people who have lived the longest lives ever.
Okawa was born in 1898 in Osaka, Japan. Her secret is eating three meals a day consisting of having sushi at least once a month. "Eat and sleep and you will live a long time. You have to learn to relax." She also is said to sleep eight hours every night." A very wise woman indeed.
Gertrude Weaver was born on the 4th of July and lives in a care facility in Arkansas. As the oldest living American, she says "You have to follow God. Don't follow anyone else. Be obedient and follow the laws and don't worry about anything. I've followed him for many, many years and I ain't tired."
Susannah eats bacon, grits, and scrambled eggs for breakfast every day. The only health problem she has encountered in her 115 years is high blood pressure and vision loss due to glaucoma. Living in New York, this feisty young woman loves lacy lingerie, saying, "You can never get too old to wear fancy stuff."
Jeralean hails from Michigan and lives with her daughter after her husband of 52 years passed away. She says, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, that's my way of living," she told a Michigan news affiliate in 2013."
Born at the turn of the century, the Italian-born Emma was born in November of 1899. Her diet consists of one raw egg and one cooked egg per day, per the advice that was given to her at the age of 20 by her doctor. Dinner includes a glass of milk and she gets plenty of sleep. She lives by the old adage "early to bed, early to rise, going to bed at 7 pm and getting up before 6 am.
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