The Rebel Podcast

Ep. 104 – How to Live a Healthy Long Life – with Daniel Kennedy

Is it enough to live a long life full of sickness when there’s an opportunity to live a long, healthy life?

For a long time, science has focused on prolonging the length of our life without increasing the quality of our life. We take it as a given that our final years in this world will be filled with discomfort, disease, and sickness—but they don’t have to be.

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, and personally, by witnessing the cancer- and heart disease-related deaths of his grandmother, uncle, aunt, and father.

Through the process of writing and ghostwriting 15 books on cancer and heart health, Daniel honed the skills necessary to create, write, and direct the 8-episode “Healthy Long Life” documentary series. Over the last three decades, he has formed relationships with researchers, clinicians, and the world’s top experts on healthy life expectancy.

What We Can Learn From Blue Zones

In his documentary, Daniel traveled to various Blue Zone countries to explore the secrets of long life. He breaks down some of the biggest lessons he learned from studying these areas that we can incorporate into our lives:

  • Rich, unhealthy foods should be eaten on rare occasions and in small portions.
  • Using fresh ingredients, like homegrown vegetables
  • Walking every day
  • Going through the day with a sense of calm and relaxation

These are just a few of the things we can learn from these parts of the world where people are living long, healthy lives.

Key Takeaways From “Healthy Long Life”

Daniel already distilled 110 hours of footage into less than six hours that he thought were the most important, but here are five things he believes to be the core ideas to take away from it:

  • Medicine can keep you alive, but it won’t help you thrive
  • Do not eat in excess. Eat less, live longer and better
  • Make connections
  • Healing foods turn good genes on and bad genes off
  • We have to be active

Download this Episode MP3.


Do you want more to empower yourself through healthy living? Is your busy lifestyle an obstacle to your health? Join The Rebel Health Coach community for the support and knowledge you need for better performance, better business and a better you!

Click here to join The Rebel Health Coach community now.

Disclaimer: The activities and research discussed in these podcasts are suggestions only and are only advised to be undertaken following prior consultation with a health or medical professional. Fitness training, nutrition, and other physical pursuits should be tailored to the individual based upon an assessment of their personal needs.

The #1 most important document for gut health repair

The Gut Health Cheat Sheet

2 pages covering my best strategies and hacks on improving your gut health. If you want better health, energy and weight loss. This cheat sheet is for you
© Thom Underwood Wellness 2022+. All rights reserved.