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100 year old obese smokers...

Updated on March 27, 2012

OK I admit it, none of these are smoking or look obese, but photos of Ashkenazi's are hard to come by, so I took what I could get!

This hub sprung of the page at me when I read about a doctor who is promising a new revolutionary pill that will extend our lives.

Don't they always?

Anyhow, turns out that these doctors noticed that one group of folk, the Ashkenazi's lived to an average age of 100 years old and that got them interested....

Hmmmm.... they thought, if we can identify WHY they live longer, maybe we can make a buck from it.....

Whoops, sorry, of course they never thought that, they thought, maybe we can help folk to live longer and enable them to draw their pensions for longer, creating a fiscal crisis for their countries.....

NO that wasn't it either.... they want to help people live longer more productive lives.


Now that's what I call Chutzpah!
Now that's what I call Chutzpah!
...and this is their DNA CODE...
...and this is their DNA CODE...

But the BIG thing which leapt off the page, was the fact that when they studied these centogenarians, 30% of them were obese, and 30% smoked 60 cigarettes per day, and had done all their 100 plus years (OK they probably didn't start until they were ten, but that's long enough).

Now that was different, and challenges everything the scientists tell us, I can hear Joe Jackson updating his website as we speak.....

So why would this be, indeed, how could this be, I mean we are told daily, everywhere that smoking will cause you a slow lingering death, and they are even putting photos on the ciggie packs now of rotting lungs and burnt our hearts.... they have no shame.

And then here are these folk who seem to have disregarded all the science and lived longer than the rest of us who obey the scientists. So what can possibly be the answer to this seemingly impossible fact?

Could it be where they live?

No not really, although this story does lay to rest a story that is often told about these folk, one where they are supposed to have been Turkish refugees that converted to Judaism and therefore are not really Jews.

In the light of this information, if that were true, then their Turkish cousins would also be living to 100 years plus.

No I believe this is to do with their DNA code (yep, I think it's a code, not a 'sorta code', but a 100% reliable code designed by God) and I think that the fact that these folk do not intermarry with 'goyem' outside of their faith (Judaism) is another contributing factor.

I would warrant that if you took a DNA sample from all of them, you would find the self same DNA sample scattered all over the world, but ONLY in Ashkenazi Jews

For those who don't have a clue about Jewish bloodlines, there are two basic varieties of Jewish stock, Ashkenazi's, and the Sephardics.

To keep this hub short, the main differences are that the Ashkenazi's hold all the best jobs, but the Sephardic have more fun!

1st Century movement
1st Century movement
2nd Century movement
2nd Century movement
Auschwitz, final destination for many Jewish people, just having Jewish blood in the last six generations was enough to get there.
Auschwitz, final destination for many Jewish people, just having Jewish blood in the last six generations was enough to get there.

When the diaspora occurred, the Ashkenazi's went north towards Russia and Germany (smart move huh!) and the Sephardic went westward around the Mediterranean to Morocco and Spain.

Sephardics are relaxed, live in the sun and enjoy a good party, the Askenazi's are serious, live in the frozen north and enjoy business.....because they are good at it.

You can get the picture, it's a generalisation, so please don't take it as any attack on either cultures.

If family history was to be believed, I'm 1/64th Ashkenazi (OK, I guess some will have married out!) on my mothers side. Not enough to gain admittance to the synagogue, but sufficient to have gotten into Auschwitz, had I had the misfortune to be born in Germany in the last century.

So, what does this tell us.....

Well, first off that scientists really cannot be trusted to give us health advice, they make pronouncements based upon their perceived facts, then try to make them established facts that we cannot, neigh MAY NOT disagree with, for they have their 'empirical evidence'.

Secondly that scientists are unwilling, or maybe unable, to examine ALL the possible evidence that does not fit their narrow criteria.

You see, these long living people are also called Gods chosen people, and they have held God in high regard for a few thousand years.

They have tended to invent a whole number of unwarranted rules and regulations and done their best to keep to their rules. That may be a fault, but it's been a good fault.

I guarantee that NOT ONE of these centogenarians has EVER eaten one morsel of food without thanking God for it, before and after they ate.

They will have washed their hands in a ritual manner before every meal. They were digging latrines OUTSIDE the camp centuries before anybody even thought about hygiene in defaction.

Their God had told them to do that, and even though they had no idea WHY, they obeyed.

They will have asked God to consecrate everything they touched, to their body and that it would do them only good, not harm.

They have trusted God for their health, not listened to the 'doctrines of devils' spoken by men.

We could learn a lot from them, indeed, science is learning a lot, but what they learn will not make much differnece, for men die from sin, not disease.

The demise may well be accompanied with a dibilitating sickness or disease, but the CAUSE of the death is sin, and there is ONLY one cure for that, and He also was Jewish, but He died young, aged only 33 years of age.

His name is Christ, and if you want long life, even eternal life, look to study His life, for the answers are there, not in the world.


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      9 years ago

      Those guys! Maybe their diet is excellent but they're just fat and smokers, lol? Very interesting and thought-provoking! Voted up and awesome.........Jesus is the King of my heart.

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      50 Caliber 

      11 years ago from Arizona

      Aye! It is truth, and I'll inquire of the great physician, Jesus Christ, it is he who sets my expiration date.

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      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Great job. You really have a way. You're "keyed in." Thanks

    • aguasilver profile imageAUTHOR

      John Harper 

      11 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      says, you are correct, it does support that particular teaching, one which the probationists and modern Pharisees tend to avoid.

      As Christ said... I tell you AGAIN, are you so DUMB you cannot hear....

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      11 years ago


      This is a really interesting hub.

      Maybe, this supports the teaching of Jesus when he said, It is not what goes in that defiles the man, but rather what comes out(from the heart) that defiles the man. You have helped us to see a people who did honor God in all things. And that photo of the woman lighting up from her candle is Priceless.

      God Bless

    • aguasilver profile imageAUTHOR

      John Harper 

      11 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      My prayer is that you too may light your cigar from your 100th birthday candles!

      How could I resist that photo!


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      Dave Smith 

      11 years ago from Michigan

      Nice story. I like the picture of the old lady lighting up off the cake.

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      Judah's Daughter 

      11 years ago from Roseville, CA

      This is cool! This is the most unique hub I've ever read. I did read up on sects of Judaism that allow smoking, under the auspices of "the Lord watches the simple" (Psalms 116:6). While they eat kosher, etc. even some Jewish Rabbis smoke! Amazing. Be blessed.

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      11 years ago from North Texas

      A really fun, interesting hub. I had no idea about the Ashkenazi.

      I come from a long line of Ulster Scots. There sure are lots of us in America. Someday I need to write a hub about them, unless you beat me to it first. Seriously, it would be an interesting endeavor.

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      The Rope 

      11 years ago from SE US

      Quite a story. Your research is terrific and clear. I can't wait to share this! Thanks!


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