“While heart disease kills hundreds of thousands of Americans every year and costs nearly a billion dollars a day, the Tsimane remind us that wealth doesn’t necessarily buy health and that simple solutions surround us, if we just take the time to notice.”
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, released an article about his journey with the Tsimane Tribe, who reside in the Amazon. Reports were released stating that the Tsimane Tribe have the healthiest hearts in the world, with virtually no heart disease.
Dr. Gupta goes on a journey to find out how the Twsimane live and what makes their diet so heart-healthy.
They live with no electricity and spend a lot of time socializing, foraging, hunting and staying active. Notably, their diet consisted of 70% carbs from cassava, plantains and other root vegetables. They consume no processed foods and have been know to fast (not because of the trend) for food security.
“The social fabric of the Tsimane was strong, with lots of laughing, chatting and sharing. There is no doubt this socialization, and lack of loneliness, is also protective against heart disease,” says Dr. Gupta.
We can learn a lot from the Tsimane tribe and how they spend their days. It is always important to reflect on the routines of others that show positive effects on mental and physical health.
SAVE THE DATE | First Anniversary Open House
Thursday, Sept 26th 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy some heart-healthy food, some laughing, chatting and sharing, some chair yoga and some door prizes! All very heart-healthy!
Please mark your calendars to join us and foster your Healthy Connections.