The Healthiest People on Earth

Your Guide to Living 10 Years Longer
with Adventist Family Secrets and Plant-Based Recipes
The Adventist enclave in Loma Linda, California, is America's only "Blue Zone" -- one of five regions on Earth where people live measurably longer (about 10 years more) than average, as identified by National Geographic-funded research. This Blue Zone status is thanks largely to the foods Loma Linda residents and Adventists choose to eat -- and the foods they choose not to eat.
Loma Linda was established in 1905 by the Adventist founder and prophet Ellen G. White. Her great-great-grandson, John Howard Weeks, still lives there. He knows firsthand what it's like to fall into the rut of unhealthy habits -- and to relearn how to live and eat in a healthy way. Through the teachings of his family, Weeks was able to conquer his temptations and embrace a healthy way of living. He'll show you how to do the same, no matter what your personal battle looks like.
In The Healthiest People on Earth, Weeks shares the secrets of how anyone, anywhere, can create a "Blue Zone" of their own and live a longer, healthier life. A lively read full of exclusive family stories, gainful tips and tricks, happy home remedies, and plant-based recipes, this book will be your first step on the journey to a longer, healthier, more fulfilling life.
This is not a book about religion—it is about health and happiness. It’s a guide for being healthy in body, mind, and spirit. Start by eating like the healthiest people on Earth.


“A fascinating and important book that I hope will inspire many more people to embrace optimal nutrition and improve their quality of life.”

— T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PhD
Coauthor of international bestseller The China Study and New York Times bestseller Whole

“With humor and a rich family history, John Howard Weeks brings the basics of Blue Zone living into the new millennium—and right into your own kitchen.”

— LANI MUELRATH
Author of The Mindful Vegan, The Plant-Based Journey, and Fit Quickies

“In his lively, conversational tone, Weeks tells how he fell from health and how he returned. Offering practical tips, remedies, and recipes, he also shines light into North America’s only Blue Zone, in which people live, on average, ten years longer.”

— JEFF STANFORD
Coauthor of Dining at The Ravens

“John Howard Weeks has written a book for people like me—who love life and want to live as long as possible. It’s an accessible, practical guide for how to adopt optimal habits and enjoy the process. Easy to read, and easy to do!”

— PAMELA A. POPPER, PHD, ND
President of Wellness Forum Health


Author John Howard Weeks

John Howard Weeks is a career journalist and longtime columnist for Southern California’s largest newspaper group. He is author, co-author, or editor of six previous books and has degrees in English literature from the University of California at Riverside and Birmingham University in England. He has lived for more than fifty years in or near Loma Linda, California, the health-minded community established in 1905 by his great-great-grandmother, Ellen G. White, founder and prophet of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Seventh-day Adventist Founder Ellen G. White

Ellen Gould White (née Harmon), (1827-1915) was a prolific author and an American Christian pioneer. Along with other Sabbatarian Adventist leaders such as Joseph Bates and her husband James White, she formed what became known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Smithsonian magazine named Ellen G. White among “100 Most Significant American Figures” in an acknowledgement of her influence on religion.

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Blue Zone: Where People Live Longer and Happier

The Adventist enclave in Loma Linda, California, is America's only "Blue Zone" -- one of five regions on Earth where people live measurably longer (about 10 years more) than average, as identified by National Geographic-funded research. This Blue Zone status is thanks largely to the foods Loma Linda residents and Adventists choose to eat -- and the foods they choose not to eat.

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