Have you ever heard of the Hunza People? Learn how to live longer by separating myth from fact, and utilizing natural solutions.

There are many myths and stories about people, such as the Hunza people, who lived happy and healthy for a long, long time. Some of these myths are just that, a hoax, and that’s why separating these ideas from facts are important.

So, what is the secret to a long and healthy life?

To answer that question, I went through the most amazing life stories of those centenarians who were willing to share their wisdom on the net. To be honest, many of those stories were different and I was not able to make any final conclusion at first about the “secret” I was looking for. I found many different answers and they confused me even more.

For example,Emma Moranofrom Italy lived 116 years, and she explained that the reason for her long life is staying single.She said:

“I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone”

So, after her divorce at the age of 38, she spent the rest of her life single. She even won the battle against anemia by eating two raw eggs a day her whole life.

Another life story aboutMushatt- Jonestells about eating fried bacon every single day. A California centenarian said that his secret was eating one donut a day…Then I found out about the life story ofClarice Emley, who was born and raised on a farm.

She explains that her entire family ate only what they grew and caught. She is still physically active, working out every day together with her friends. Then, I found out stories about centenarian twins and their secret of getting older together and that being close to each other was the main reason for their long life.

Hunza people and the secret of longevity

The myths like the one about the Holy Grail, or the Fountain of Youth are still found quite interesting even after all these years. But, it is no secret that there are myths that many people live longer than the rest of us.

Confused as I was, I continued searching for the “secret” of longevity. An article about the Hunza people grabbed my attention and I thought that I was closer to my answer. The people or Hunzas are a population in a mountainous valley in the region of Pakistan.

Unfortunately, there are myths and truths interwoven to create a unique picture of these people. One assumption was that the Hunza people are descendants of Alexander the Great, which is the only speculation. Anyway, I am here to separate the truth from fiction.

First of all, let’s debunk the myths.

  1. Hunza people do not generally live to be anywhere near the age of 150 years old. This is a myth. In fact, the Hunza people are only documented at living around the age of 100. Speaking of documents, how do we know how old these people are? The Hunza people do not even keep birth certificates!
  2. Yes, the Hunza people can give birth after the age of 60, and this is because the people aren’t considered adults until after 50. This would make the act of older birth quite normal.
  3. The Hunza lifestyle is simple. They catch the own fish, hunt their own meats, and raise their own vegetables.
  4. The Hunza people do not eat processed foods. They also eat lots of apricots which is said to have cancerous tumor eradication properties.
  5. They also work hard on their lands in the valley, usually all day long.
  6. The literacy rate is rather outstanding with a 90% rate. Most Hunza people have a high school education.
  7. The Hunza region is home to people of four ethnicities.
  8. The Hunza people are of two different religions and divided because of them.

With these myths and facts, you can clearly see how to live a longer and healthier life. Here are the basic longevity tips learned from simpler people.

1. You do need to get an education in life

You can start developing a healthy mind during your youth, and you should never stop reading and thinking actively. Clarice Emley was a teacher, almost all Hunzas are educated, so we can say, we need a healthy developed brain to have ahealthy life.

2. Maintain healthy relationships

A “Healthy relationship” can sometimes mean a good connection with yourself, knowing and acknowledging all those hidden feelings, and helping them dissolve into healthy energy, no matter how contagious they can be.Using self-learning techniques andmeditationcan help you develop a better understanding of your needs and wishes, which can lead to a bigger and wider loving atmosphere for yourself and everyone around you.

Don’t hesitate to express your feelings, for suppressing them can sometimes lead to an abyss. Expressing your feelings can make your relationships “grow in a healthy direction. So don’t stay away from marriage, but be able to “jump out” of an unstable and unhealthy one. At the end, it is your life that matters most, and the lives of those you love.

3. Avoid stress!

Yes,stressis a silent killer, the modern “exterminator” of your life force. Nowadays it is hard to ignore those stressful situations like hard working days, paying the rent etc. But, if you somehow manage to survive these modern obligations and complications, you can retire and slow down in a peaceful place. Here, you can reconnect with nature and try to live a calmer life.

4. Try to eat organic, natural food, and grow it yourself!

Maybe this is something you hear every day or even think of it often, but look at the Hunza people -they eat only what they grow, and they are healthy! They don’t even know what cancer is! Although they don’t live to be 150, like previously thought, they do live a long life.

Maybe they don’t know what pizza is, but they appreciate nature and raw foods. They may even get to witness things that some of us don’t get to see. So think about that the next time you reach for a fast food snack!

5. Don’t skip the physical activity!

Think of all the working hours on the fields that Hunza people endure each day! It’s hard but keeping your muscles “warm” can never be a bad thing. Clarice Emley (we mentioned before) exercises every day, and she is 105! So, if she won’t give up her regime to be sedentary, why should you? You will not get younger, only older!

Ignore the myths~ there are many inspirational things we can learn from the Hunza people.

Getting older is hard. Sometimes we have to give up things to change our life’s direction, but we do it for ourselves.Why not try these things? Maybe they will help you after all? Perhaps you will live longer than anyone in your family. Who knows, maybe you will be the first one that can live for 200 years! One day you could be telling us your secret. But till then, let’s continue to be inspired by great stories of people who truly lived life to the fullest!

Good luck, and have a long and healthy life!


  1. http://biblelife.org/hunza.htm
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  3. https://link.springer.com

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This Post Has 149 Comments

  1. Blerim Gashi

    They are ilirians the outpost of aleksander te great the dardan soldiers

    1. Elke Lattmann

      That is interesting!

    2. Shrl Hsn

      no they aren’t, that’s a lie; they are indigenous to the region and have nothing to do with you moron Slavs; and they have no relationship to the Illyrians either. They are genetically distant from White Europeans……

    3. Zubair Khan

      The tribe who’s origin is traced back to Alexander, lives in Kelash Valley Chitral, not in Hunza.

  2. Gypsy Ned

    2 Apricots a day, one of the cures for cancer…..bet it works as a preventative…

    1. Mirek Hotový

      A cure? You must be confused. They don’t cure a disease they don’t actually ever have.

  3. Stormy McAllister

    I bet they don’t shoot up their children with 50 different vaccines full of carcinagens and mercury by the age of 2 either. And the produce they grow and live on,,I bet it’s not GMO and covered in monsanto’s pestacides.

  4. Sidney Dona

    No Cops There??

  5. Walt Sims Jr

    No vaccinations

  6. Arturas Skyrius

    Stay away from west industry – living 100 years

  7. Kashif Ahmed

    Hunza is beautiful place i have been there even captured photos there which i have been sharing on my account and page.

  8. Eleanor Laurel

    ….and don’t forget….DANCE !!

  9. Claudia Bauer

    No Pharma around, pesticides, vaccination, cornsugar…………

  10. Sharafat Hussain

    Home land <3

  11. Prem Kumar Singh

    Samina Baig is it true

  12. Sonmi Brooks

    Light body

  13. Pappy J Okes

    Early sex and birth by young couples might be a good secret tips alright

  14. Shehzad Khan

    No Politics, less religion, less corporates.

    1. Anna Grey

      Less religion seriously??

    2. Shehzad Khan

      Yes. At least they don’t kill in the name of God.

  15. Gene Davis

    Depending on how u look at it, If life is good then longevity is, if not then visaversa

  16. Gene Davis

    Must be blessed in one way or another though. My mother in law said the same thing about her neck of the woods.

  17. Kashif Ahmed

    Hunza valley!

  18. Pedro Ramakers

    Don’t eat western fabric foods

  19. Michael A Salinas

    They don’t eat GMO tainted foods. Everything that is commercially available is something guaranteed to make you ill slowly so the medical industry can make millions while they continue to poison you til your dead !

    1. Jim Blushi

      A lot more than not eating GMO food.. but your on the right track

    2. MaQsood Alam

      It is a myth and exaggerated claim that hunza people lived to 125 yrs avg. Though avg max life is above 90 Only Some of people could live upto 110 and it was rare. Now we have access to processed foods and make lazy tech, the expected life is falling

    3. Vanyel Herzig

      Wanna know why America’s life expectancy is so low? Because there is no universal healthcare.

  20. Kristin SchneiderKoons

    Keri Weiss-Lawing simple but hard. I think some of us need an extra dose to kick-start something!

  21. Ghorra Ghorra

    It is true thy live in northern area of Pakistan

  22. Steven Crow

    I read somewhere that the water there is part of why they live so long.

    1. Afaq Baig

      You read it right Mr Steven

    2. Eleanor Laurel

      ….it’s nothing than Rain water !!

    3. Ammad Baig

      Glacial water, Get your facts right sir.

    4. Kashif Ahmed

      The mountain water full of minerals and heavy as well

    5. Jim Blushi

      Lol.. minerals made them live longer!! Let’s try the part of multiple generations not being poisoned by food, water and things like vaccines n more. I think it’s a lil more than minerals in the water. They also eat less meat to!!

    6. Chris Tuckwell

      Talk shit about how we are dying young cos of vaccines, food and water we are eating but we have the highest life expectancy we’ve ever had haha. Muppet.

  23. Paul Quinn

    Prob cause they dont eat cancer ridden foods chemically enhanced

  24. John Butler

    Rum. It’s rum.

  25. Tara Anderson

    If they’re all educated and literate they probably do know what a pizza is tbh.

  26. David Lyall

    It’s avoiding stress, the stories tell of doing things everyday that make you happy, exercise is a good way to lessen stress

  27. Kristin Jain


  28. Naomi Simms

    Don’t eat meat, stop drinking milk.

  29. Patrick Haven

    Ya hard life no gmo or bills mainly vegan again

  30. Usama Chaudhery

    because Gilgit is not fully developed which is a blessing in disguise and its all hilly area and life is tough there that is why!

  31. Bashir Hanad

    There is 17 years between the two of them. Hmmm what was I doing when I was 17 I wonder

  32. David Fine

    They don’t bathe.

  33. Dion Schwulst

    They don’t take Rx which is our road to slow death.

  34. Rayelene Morgan

    My understanding from things I have read is they have magnesium rich pure water to drink etc, they also eat apricot kernel seeds , live a simple life , eat what they grow. But I wonder what is missing as many of them have little or no teeth ?

    1. Benn Hollinger

      The poison sodium fluoride

    2. Rayelene Morgan

      Ah Benn is that a tongue in cheek answer ?

    3. Dan Hess


    4. Grant Armantrout

      They probably use something like a Miswak stick.

    5. Ivan Vargas

      A dentist?

    6. Joshua Rognstad

      A dentist

    7. Stephen Walker

      Perhaps (after many years) they learned to stop eating sugar. 😛

    8. Dlihc Lanrete

      They should go and take a bath in the sea, always .. and, I remember my grandfather who died with his teeth all complete and no cavities, though yellowish in color ‘coz maybe he only used his fingers and a pinch of table salt to clean his mouth.

      1. joel

        Dlihc Lanrete what was your grandpa’s diet like, sleep, water intake,salt intake and daily dental hygiene routine?

    9. Ilsha Ish

      I am from Hunza and trust me their teeth are as normal as other people and as far as the toothbrush is concerned, they are one of the advance people living in Pakistan.

      1. joel

        what are the hunza doing daily for teeth health? do they eat salt?if yes, how much per day and what type of salt and how much water they drink er day?

    10. Devin Koshney

      Their diets are rife with malnutrition, that’s why their life expectancy is only 50-60 years…

  35. Eleanor Laurel

    …I guess everyone have an idea…of what makes us turn into a prune…early !!

  36. Ross Radley

    Answer is: don’t live under the materialistic capital society that most people are trapped in

  37. Timothy Briere

    probz because they aren’t exposed to the stresses of modern life. and Rx meds, plastics. pesticides. pollutants. etc. just for starters..

  38. Afaq Baig

    That was all before we had a road which brought manufactured goods and edibles

  39. Evelyn Allison

    They’re are no raced eating “kid’s McDonalds meals”

  40. Brian Bush

    Already do what they do. But drink.

  41. Fatih ünsal

    To not to give a fuck about anything just live it through

  42. Heidi Gotschi

    B17 AKA Laetrille AKA Amygdalin

  43. Cathy O'Brien

    Who the hell would want to live this existence in this world for 120 years? NOT ME. THAT’S FOR SURE.

  44. Waleed Tafheem

    Hunza water

  45. Jacqueline Trampedach

    Both freshly married to two girls age 14 and 16

  46. Jerry Sims

    So not bathing will make me live longer?

    1. Michael Walter

      First you have to live clean

    2. Jerry Sims

      Michael Walter unsterstand.

  47. Nicki Thorn

    Because they don’t have pizza and coke for their dinner. When are people going to learn to eat the right foods !!

  48. Jordan Caraxis


  49. Marlene Van Wyk

    Okay so I am evidently vain, I won’t even argue the point, but I wouldn’t want to have no teeth etc. etc. etc. I think I’d rather die at about 100

  50. Robert Lindenberg

    I will add that the Hunzas live in a high valley that gets pure mountain spring water. And they live a simple life. No rush hour smog, cell phone radiation, etc. Meaning, very little toxins in the air they breathe and water they drink. Also, most important, they eat a lot of apricot kernels which have a natural cancer killer in them called amygdalin. The western societies have tried to make a patented version of this called Laetrile.
    Laetrile is a partly man-made form of the natural substance amygdalin, found naturally in raw nuts and the pips of many fruits, particularly apricot, or kernels. The kernels do have a natural form of cyanide.

    Healthy cells contain the enzyme Rhodanese which neutralizes Benzaldahyde and Hydrogen Cyanide in B-17. It converts them to the useful nutrient compounds Thyiocyanate and Benzoic acid. The glucose delivers B-17 to the cancer cells, but cancer cells do not have Rhodanese to neutralize the cyanide. Instead, they have an enzyme called Beta-Glucosidase. This enzyme, found only in cancer cells, releases the Benzaldahyde and Cyanide from the glucose and each other to create a targeted poison that kills the cancer cell.

    While laetrile (e.g. apricot seeds) is a very good cancer treatment it should not be the primary cancer treatment for any cancer patient but can frequently be used as an effective supplemental treatment.

    You can get them on Amazon. Best to get organic ones. The Hunzas actually sell or trade them so you’re helping them by buying them. Amazon, Whole Foods, Walmart also have various types of dried berries from International Harvest that helps them as well.

    1. Jim Blushi

      Kind of hard to get cancer also if you don’t live somewhere full of cancer causing poison!

    2. Cheryl Swafford

      So true Robert Lindenberg

  51. Igor Mohoric

    The son looks like Tom Hanks in Castaway

  52. Maame Efua Kaedabi I

    Boi….that 78 looks like a 95 Ghanaian and the 95 gosh!

  53. April Danielle Ruiz

    Letting go of fear and embracing love is the key to life

  54. Babar Shahzad Khan

    Adventure Travel Pakistan … Attabad Lake, Hunza

  55. Leticia Riedel Bennett

    Nicholas Bennett-Despres Stephanie Costa Genna Vive sharing the secret with you because if I make it that far you better be there with me

    1. Stephanie Costa

      Let’s start planning our 100 year birthday celebrations!!

    2. Nicholas Bennett-Despres

      Sorry I’ll only be 90 I can’t join the club

    3. Genna Vive

      Love you guys but I don’t EVER want to be that old

    4. Frances Barrett

      Genna Vive why ever not, you don’t have to look like that..lol

  56. Philip Natale

    Proof that the SUN does NOT cause cancer. Stupid people do.

  57. Nancy

    Thats the problem with massive goverment commercial farming etc…..you take away the ability of people to care for themselves. When people had tribes they cared for one another. They did all the work themselves. And they endured. In any western country you have no control on what is grown, how it is grown. Or even what is available. It’s all up to commercial farmers who are out for a profit.

  58. Robert Conroy

    See what happens when you smoke hash every day…

  59. Juliette Killen

    Yeah because they arent eating McDonald’s and sucking down Coca-Cola all day… duh.

  60. Rody Terrón

    No worries in your mind much R&R love peace community shareness kindness humble unselfishness OM on you Munay

  61. Rody Terrón

    DMT on you all, food for your brain!! Liquid chlorophyll juice for your body. Sun Gaze! Love earth She will love you back honor those before you! We are ONE so there is only ONE Love! #MUNAY

  62. Lara Matthews Clayton

    Life abundant = keep it simple, keep it natural

  63. Derek Parker

    Grandfather couldn’t be on this photo as he was at his aerobics class.

    1. Paul A Jenkins

      Nah, he was taking the pic

  64. Barbara

    They are also probably not exposed to all the environmental toxins those of us in “modern society” are – from the chemicals in our cleaning products, cosmetics and other personal care products, the pollution, the plastics, and other carcinagenic agents in almost everything we are exposed to. They have strong familial bonds and the elderly are treated with respect…none of the social isolation and disrespect experienced by our elderly.

  65. Neo Sasha

    Having fruit and non GMO organic fresh vegan diet and life style. They were also far from all vaccines and drugs, chemtrails, wi fi, flouride in water,..

    1. Dlihc Lanrete

      I remember my grandpa died with his teeth, though yellowish in color, but no cavities and still complete. He brushed using his fingers with a pinch of table salt.

  66. Joshua Rognstad

    Don’t eat processed foods, think positive, and exercise it’s not that hard to figure out. People just want it easy and that’s one thing a long life is not

  67. Di Heath

    Just breathe!

  68. Ben Neal

    The people of Hunza are by some noted for their exceptionally long life expectancy, others describe this as a longevity narrative and cite a life expectancy of 53 years for men and 52 for women although with a high standard deviation. In fact, not a single shred of evidence has ever been presented to indicate that the Hunza people have a life expectancy significantly above that of the average poor, isolated region of Pakistan.

    Writers who made bold claims about the health and long life of the Burusho almost always did so based solely on the words of the local Mir (king). The only author to have significant and sustained contact with the Burusho people was John Clark, who reported that they were a generally unhealthy people.

    Do your research folks

  69. Kirsten Arms-Arbo

    Alkalinity in food/water is one major key. I’ve been alkaline for 20 years. Not easy, but worth it. I don’t feel or think I look in my 50s, but I’m sure someone will be kind enough to say I do or bash me. Which is okay. I will continue to live my life alkaline. <3

    1. Jim Blushi

      It’s not alkaline.. it’s about what’s called the lymphatic system!! You should look that up you might dig it!

  70. Frances Barrett

    no stress, no newspapers, no Donald trump to worry them

  71. Lizzie Glanville

    Lee Glanville good article. Goes with what you believe x

  72. Courtney Fizer

    They don’t have access to fear-mongering media and Big Pharma? 🙂

  73. Nantas Sodano

    Lived to be 150? I’m not stoned enough for that one

  74. Tom Rymer

    yeah, what’s their dental health like?

  75. Brandon Ratzlaff

    No thank you. I have no desire to live anywhere near that long.

  76. Sarmad Latif Thebo

    Kamal Hunzai is this true ?

    1. Kamal Hunzai

      This is true about the people who live there and have been physically involved.

    2. Sarmad Latif Thebo

      You are from there, you must know what is the secret behind it ?

  77. Goga Matke

    That smile is a smile of a free folk.That is not a smile of a slave….

  78. CyberianFox

    Any records to verify any of this? Probably not. Able to give birth at 65…hmm sounds like BS!

  79. Bob Monday


  80. Patricia Bradley

    I’m 74 my mother is 97, born in U.K. What would that secret be?

  81. Kerrie Sharpe

    What a load of Bollocks….where are the women? Dead!!!

  82. Jim Blushi

    Wrong my man.. but this isn’t just in Pakistan.. it can be pretty much any where in the world where people for multiple generations live off their own organic food n more n not passing along new mutations in the genetics thru poison in the food n more.

  83. Abelardo Platas

    And the conclusion is yet that Alt medicine somehow works.

    Believe me I’m Zapoteco and our remedies “work” half of the time lol

  84. Hashim Raza

    Zakia Najafi Pls help me finding a house in there. I’ll move there this year

  85. Deryck Evans

    They just don’t keep good records

  86. Xameer Khan

    Yup its a wonderland

  87. Raj Kaur


  88. Sun Ly

    Fountain of youth. Otherwords, good water source.

  89. Matt Wagner

    Lack of birth certificates and proper record keeping? It was the same when I was in Africa, people pretty much said they were whatever age they felt like and being an “elder” is a respected position in certain societies.

  90. Richard Erno

    not just any water living water

  91. Raphael Ramde

    You can’t be king in your own village

  92. Asim Razzaq

    Victoria Solovyova we should move here

  93. MaQsood Alam

    I am from Hunza and this is a bunch of crap. People used to live long lives when they were active in life back then when technology was in rare and they had to work their asses day night, they were fit and healthy and most importantly this area is geographically fortunate and the climate was cold enough to stop spread of germs and diseases and hot enough for humans to survive. There is no magic shit or fruits of heavens.

  94. MaQsood Alam

    Yes this claim is not true but avg life is above 80 even 90. I have never seen an old man dying of natural causes before 90.

  95. Emma McKenzie

    No American food!!!

  96. Jenelle Grogan

    Yes darling, I’ve read this post before.
    You are what you eat

  97. James William Ashton

    Definitely some true meaning behind these word’s bro! Living for the living.

  98. Caveman Clinic

    The simple truth is ‘We’ have moved so far away from the environment that created us…

  99. Steve Bernfeld Dc

    They don’t use detergents and artificial chemicals to sterilize their lives for no reason.

  100. Pervaiz Ali

    These doesn’t look from Hunza at all. I don’t know about the authencity of this post.

  101. Suzy Reynolds

    they look like happy lil elves

  102. Geoff Hobson

    One of them must be you, then James, given one is the father & the other the son.

  103. Kanza Feris

    Was born there…!!

  104. Andrew Craig

    And that’s just the men…….

  105. Connie Larsen

    Living to 140 would be great, but only if your children are also still alive, otherwise it don’t matter much

  106. Pablo Aragón

    I know their secret and is very simple. They are the descendants of Methuselah.

  107. Ali

    These are not Hunzas. Secondly, the terms never sick, living up to 120 years, always organic food and practices, no cancer etc are not more than a kind of hasty gernalizations!

  108. Missy

    The majority of these articles are sponsored by the medical industry as they don’t want people to self eliminate cancer or have a preventive so they will never get cancer. The medical industry thrives on cancer and they will never cure cancer as it is a 200 billion dollar industry just in the US alone. Listen to the medical and pharmaceutical industries and end up dying or do more research on apricot seeds and get the truth. Question, if apricot seeds don’t eliminate cancer why did the FDA band apricot seeds in the 1971?

  109. Jorge Sicre

    You forgot to mention their consumption of apricot seeds! By applying it to the skin as a paste, the women stay youthful; a good thing when you live over 100!

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