The Hunza people are some of the most isolated people in the world, living high up in the mountains of the Himalayas. They were discovered by westerners in the 70s and at the time, it was a remarkable discovery. The Hunza people had prefect teeth but no dentists, they didn’t get cancer, heart problems, diabetes or any detectable degenerative disease. And they didn’t have doctors.
The Hunzas lived until 110, sometimes up to 130 and more. Scientists were astonished to find that people who were in there triple figures were out playing sport and carrying boulders up and down the mountains.
It is because they were isolated that they were able to live like this, as close to paradise as perhaps we could get.
Their diet totally unprocessed, full of fresh fruit and vegetables in the most nutrient rich soil in the world, with vitamins and minerals quadruple the amount found in the fresh produce of western countries.
The complexion of the women flawless, the strength and energy levels and good nature in abundance. No mental institutions here, not even a hospital.
Now that tourism and trading have opened up the area to our debilitating habits of life, who can say if these people will survive in this way. It seems they are already showing signs of going down hill, even though they try to keep things the way they’ve been for centuries. Even though they’ve never had an insect problem, the authorities told them they had to use pesticides on their crops, they used a special charcoal combination with pure water instead, it did the same trick.
I guess the lesson here is, don’t fix something that ain’t broke.