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Welcome To Vilcabamba
"The Sacred Valley of Longevity"

This Is A Privately Circulated Blog, scribbled exclusively for Friends & Familiars, that peers into and pontificates about Expat life in the hinterlands of South America. If your eyesight is less than optimal (like mine), then just click the type size up a notch on your browser..

Here you will find a series of curmudgeonly commentaries that I've posted from atop my rickety old soapbox for the past few years. And yes, there are indeed political rantings, so place your seats in the upright position and fasten your seat belts .... it may be a bumpy ride.


My Book Is Published!

I am delighted to announce the publication of the long and patiently awaited book on "living long and well", which I've been scribbling away on for what seems to have been forever.

Thirty years of research, two full years in the writing, "An Operations Manual For Humankind" is indeed a complete compendium of natural health. You can read the entire Introduction at www.vilcabambahealthyliving.com .

This is actionable information that is especially beneficial for Baby Boomers, but it's never too early to start making the kind of lifestyle and dietary choices that will add life to your years and years to your life. The manual tells you how to take charge of your own health choices the natural and far less expensive way. It's all in there.

A recent review stated: “A tour guide to health and longevity, skimming the surface of its topics in an easy, conversational style. From the ageless health practices of our ancestors to cutting-edge longevity science, attaining maximum wellness by properly ‘fueling’ the body is addressed in an easy-to-understand manner.

“The manual doesn’t teach as much as it reminds, helping the reader to remember the cultural truths about nutrition that were handed down by mothers and grandmothers. These ‘forgotten secrets’, particularly the chapter on the energetic Life Force of food, is priceless actionable information.”

It will be available as an instantly downloadable E-Book with the retail price set at $19.95. However, check out the pre-publication offer just below at:


There is a whole chapter devoted to "The Living Laboratory Of Longevity", the magical South American Andes Mountain Shangri La that is called Vilcabamba ... said to be one of the four healthiest places on earth, with more Centenarians than can be found anywhere else on our planet.

And that is just one of the twenty-five chapters devoted to healthy nutrition and robust aging. Facts, not filler, truth instead of Big Pharma's and the medical establishment's propaganda. Check it out at: www.vilcabambahealthyliving.com


Says Who?

Recently, my email inbox has been filled to overflowing with messages of Doom & Gloom that surpass even my own curmudgeon mumblings. The truth of the matter is that things are far less dire than the pundits, prognosticators, and pettifoggers would have us believe. So much of what passes for informed opinion is "ignorant twaddle, tendentious, misinformed bullshit, or thinly-veiled axe-grinding" .... as someone with far more adjectives at hand than me once put it.

On the other hand, as the investment guru Doug Casey says: “The nasty things that you think are coming always take longer to arrive than you think they will, but once they get here, they make up for their tardiness by being worse than you thought they’d be.”

Be that as it may, but maybe it's time for us to take a deep breath, sit back, and remember the words on an Enlightened Being some 2,500 years ago, before turning on the nightly news or surfing the internet Blogosphere:

All of which can be reduced to THINK FOR YOURSELF!


A Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words

"What Inflation?

Fed Chairman Benoccio