First, I am not an expert on diet, nor on Peru and what I'm writing are just observations and conversations I had with locals.
We were volunteering with CONOPAC, a non-profit that provides basic assistance, educational support, and clean water to rural communities along the Amazon River, as long as they protect the forest and life around them. We assisted, while visiting, in delivering school supplies, building structures, painting, and several other menial jobs that they cannot do themselves because of lack of tools, know-how or supplies.
In these villages there isn't electricity so the villagers wake up and go to bed with the sun. They have very little money so they grow, hunt/fish or find most of their food. There aren't jobs that require them to sit all day, in fact all of their chairs are VERY uncomfortable making even the most tired volunteer want to stand. There aren't cars, factories or pollution creating machinery nearby and thus creating quality air.
But one of the most amazing observations was that their aren't any food distribution services, CAFOs, or large farms, but there are chickens, pigs and cows running around the village. There are fruit trees and food growing plants everywhere. There isn't a single bottle of chemical laying around to clean, preserve or to make farming easier. And there is always a net close to the river's shore to catch a few unfortunate fish for lunch
What is the result? I hardly need to say. They live long, they are healthy, no allergies, cancer, heart disease that I could find. I even asked locals, and if they knew what I was talking about they said they couldn't think of anyone with those conditions. Due to some of the blessings of modern medicine they have access to antibiotics in case they contract an acute disease such as Malaria, Dengue or other tropical ailments.
Tens of millions of Americans want nothing more than to have freedom from their chronic disease, and here is an entire region in Peru who suffers very little from them. We cannot replicate everything in Peru, but some things are very simple to do such as eat organic, fresh food. Know where your food is coming from. Know where the chemicals are in your life. Make sure you receive enough sleep and relax when possible. And, if you can, let some chickens run around in your yard.
Your Freshest Food is inspired by helping people get their hands on the freshest, most wholesome grown produce for good prices. We tell you exactly where the food was grown if you ask, so you can make your own decision if you want it to enter your body. And as the owner of Your Freshest Food, viewing a world where chronic disease is almost non-existent is very inspiring. It reminds me that this business isn't only about making a profit, but to assist in one of many steps in creating lives without chronic diseases.