Recently both the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph have run an inspirational article by Dan Beuttner about a 65 year old man in New York who had “terminal” cancer and went home to his native Greek island of Ikaria to die. He didn’t die and thirty years later is still alive like many other nonagenarians on the island. The whole lifestyle on Ikaria seems to help them avoid many of the ailments of the West and live longer healthier lives. This island has triggered several longevity and health studies.
Importantly the story illustrates well that, given the right diet and environment, the human body can heal itself – even from cancer – more easily than modern medicine gives credit for.