Dr. Ellsworth Wareham - 98 years old vegan
Vegan since his 50s, Dr. Ellsworth Wareham is a famous cardiothoracic surgeon who retired at the age of 95.
"He believes his healthful lifestyle contributes to his longevity, and
he points to Loma Linda's Adventist Health Studies as evidence.
Dr. Ellsworth managed his weight by eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, and then there's his philosophy of life."
"I'm 98 years of age and I practiced cardiothoracic surgery until I was
95. I first tried to be active, working around my yard, doing my
pruning and my bushes on my own land so I tried to keep a little
exercised doing that. As far as my dietary program is concerned I
happened to be a vegan, I've been a vegan for half of my life. I think
that's the healthier form of nutrition, I try to maintain calm approach
to the problems of life, not worry and threat over problems that come
along. I get a good night sleep and if I feel Like I take a nap during
the day, so I really try to be as careful as I can, preserving the
energy I have.
I quit work when I was 95 because of this I have
attracted some publicity from the National Geographics. Incidentally the
people I worked with, very much wanted me to continue but I felt I
should have spent a little more time at home with my family. I could be
working right now, I could do anything that I did then even if I'm 98
now. But I picked 95 as an arbitrary time when I would quit. I've always
been inclined to be a vegetarian, my folks were farmers and we had
quite a bit of meat available but it never appealed to me to eat animal
products, I never drink milk by the glass, I was naturally inclined
towards the vegetable type of diet..."
I also would like to recommend World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle, see www.worldpeacediet.org