Dan Buettner, Founder, Blue Zones, LLC

Joining delegates in Tel Aviv to present new research on the profound impact of diet on longevity

Dan Buettner, who famously identified the Blue Zones–those five places around the world where people live significantly better, longer lives–will keynote at the 2022 Global Wellness Summit. Buettner will share surprising insights from his upcoming new book, Blue Zones American Kitchen, which uncovers the regions and cultures that have shaped America’s healthiest food landscapes. Studying some of the most under-recognized plant-forward communities, from Hmong elders in Minnesota to Quakers in New England, Buettner explores how a restoration of these specific, traditional healthy eating subcultures around the world could save us trillions of dollars a year in healthcare costs.

About Dan Buettner. An explorer, a National Geographic Fellow, an award-winning journalist, and the author of four runaway bestsellers, Buettner has been researching Blue Zone communities (Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California) for almost 20 years to understand what keeps people thriving and healthy to age 100. His discovery: their longevity has nothing to do with self-discipline, or complex health and fitness regimes. Instead, it’s these holistic ecosystems that make the healthy choice the easy one. They are communities where residents are naturally “nudged” toward daily movement, a plant-based diet, strong social connections, and a sense of purpose.

Buettner’s books, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way, The Blue Zones of Happiness, and The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, were all global bestsellers. His new book, Blue Zones American Kitchen, which uncovers the traditional roots of plant-forward cuisine in the US, will be released in December. A four-part Netflix series on lessons from the Blue Zones will premiere in early 2023. He regularly appears on major news programs, including the Today ShowNBC Nightly News and the BBC, –and has keynoted at some of the most important global conferences, including the World Economic Forum and Bill Clinton’s Health Matters Initiative. He also holds three Guinness World Records in distance cycling.

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