Eggs and Longevity

Eggs & Longevity

bowl of eggs on a counterA recent news article introduced a woman from Italy who has lived 117 years.  When asked to what she attribute her longevity, she prompting answered that she ate two or three eggs daily.

Eggs are delicious, they’re low in calories, no carbs, inexpensive and I agree with Dr Sears – eggs do not cause heart disease.

Here in Oklahoma we enjoy pastured eggs but mostly we buy organic due to convenience. How many eggs do you eat per week? I usually eat 10-12 eggs per week so who knows? Maybe I’ll live to 100.

PS  I once interviewed a 107 year old woman, an actress from the silent era in Hollywood, at our Unity Church in Long Beach, CA. She walked to the front of the church wearing a black boa with the assistance of her companion and told the congregation that she attributed her longevity to drinking a shot of bourbon daily, smoking a daily cigar and going to Disneyland once a month.  LOL!

The 4 Most Important Things to Know When Buying Eggs

  1. Look for eggs labeled"Pastured" or "Pasture Raised." I call them the "Rolls Royce" of eggs. They have much higher nutrient levels and less chance of passing along disease.

    Pastured chickens live on small farms where they run around freely. Each day they're herded in small groups to fresh pastureland. They have fresh greens to eat and a clean environment. These chickens have plenty of space, sunshine and a natural diet to eat.

  2. Don't get pastured confused with"free-range." The USDA allows a "free-range" label if the chicken coop has a door to the outside. But that doesn't mean the chickens actually ever see the light of day.
  3. If you can't find pastured eggs, my second choice is organic. Organic eggs come from cage-free hens fed organic, vegetarian feed. Neither the hens nor their feed are subjected to antibiotics, hormones or pesticides.
  4. To find pastured eggs from a local farmer or farmer's market near you, check

Friday noon my sons and I were enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers when the conversation changed to men’s health, vitamins and how to promote a healthy prostate. Both of my sons are super aware of healthy living as they were raised by me. They do not drink, or smoke and they eat extremely clean but prostate health is a concern, especially since they’re now 44 and 51. The following article is something I saved because I learned that tomatoes can protect the prostate gland. For the past few years, we have served sliced tomatoes at almost every breakfast I have prepared. Share this with your sons and special male friends.

National Health Dossier –

Ian Robinson,
Editorial Director, NHD "Health Watch"