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With the recent news that U.S. life expectancy plunged in the first half of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, health is something we all think about these days. But Daniel Kennedy has an even deeper concern: to promote health so people can increase their years of healthy living—to help them have a healthy long life.
“Medicine has done an incredible job at fighting disease, but not promoting health,” says Kennedy, the San Diego-based CEO of Oasis of Hope, an alternative cancer treatment center offering innovations in cancer prevention and treatment. To that end, Kennedy has created and directed Oasis of Hope’s seven-part docu-series, Healthy Long Life, which he says, “goes through a lot of the top issues on how to be healthy as you age.” Available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV Streaming Box, the series provides information to help people prevent cancer and other diseases and to stay healthy as they age.
When Daniel Kennedy, the CEO of Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, set out to make his seven-part docuseries, Healthy Long Life, he knew he wanted to explore regions full of longevity secrets beyond the obvious (think Blue Zones communities of Sardinia and Okinawa). One such place: Mexico. “We went to Mexico to learn about the builders of the pyramids [of Chichen Itza] and the Mayan traditions modern-day healers still carry with them,” says Kennedy, who is the docuseries’s director and producer. “Mexico has an especially rich history of using medicinal plants, too.”
What does it really mean to promote wellness? Why does medicine not make you healthy? How do your daily lifestyle choices affect the overall health of your children and the future generations of your family?
In this podcast episode, Melissa Vogel speaks with Daniel Kennedy about how to live a healthy long life and steps you can start taking today to add healthy years to your life.
Meet Daniel Kennedy
Daniel E. Kennedy is a healthcare executive, counselor, author, and filmmaker. His passion for disease prevention was ignited professionally while working with thousands of cancer patients at Oasis of Hope Hospital, and personally, by witnessing cancer and heart disease-related deaths of his grandmother, uncle, aunt, and father.
One resolution on nearly everyone’s list this year is to get healthy and stay healthy.
A new film out now streaming on Amazon and Apple, HEALTHY LONG LIFE, is a seven-part docu series that explores keys to being healthy while aging through interviews with the world’s top experts, chefs, cancer survivors and healthy centenarians.
The writer and director of HEALTHY LONG LIFE, Daniel E. Kennedy, joined us along with a nutritionist featured in the film, Rosa Contreras-Tessada.
Kennedy says people in the United States are living 80 years or so, but only about 70 of those years are healthy ones. So, for 10 years, generally people aren’t healthy. HEALTHY LONG LIFE brings science and the real people who have beat cancer and heart disease together. It also explores ancient healing traditions.
One resolution on nearly everyone’s list this year is to get healthy and stay healthy. A new film out now streaming on Amazon and Apple, HEALTHY LONG LIFE, is a seven-part docu series that explores keys to being healthy while aging through interviews with the world’s top experts, chefs, cancer survivors and healthy centenarians. The series now also features a bonus episode with expert commentary on how to come back strong from COVID-19.
We’re joined by the writer and director of HEALTHY LONG LIFE, Daniel E. Kennedy, along with a nutritionist featured in the film, Rosa Contreras-Tessada to learn more about the creation and the message of the film.
Writer/director Daniel Kennedy and nutritionist Rosa Contreras-Tessada talk more about the seven part “Healthy Long Life”.
With 2021 already here, HEALTHY LONG LIFE – a new, seven-part docu series – reveals how to start the new year with keys to staying healthy while aging, featuring interviews from around the globe with leading longevity experts, chefs, cancer survivors and healthy centenarians – available now on Amazon Prime and Apple TV Streaming Box.
“Life expectancy is 79.9 years. Healthy life expectancy is 69.9 years,” said series Creator and Director Daniel E. Kennedy. “Too often, the last 10 years of life are spent in sickness, pain and paying expensive medical bills. The good news you’ll find in HEALTHY LONG LIFE is that it doesn’t have to be that way.”
Filmmakers traveled the world to explore practices and examples of healthy longevity in India, Mexico, Sardinia, Israel, China, Europe and Japan.