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It all began in Costa Rica…

While on a business trip, lifelong entrepreneur William King traveled to an area along the Nicoyan Peninsula where there are no hospitals and where obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease are virtually nonexistent. In this tiny village of Nosara, life expectancies commonly reach 90 to 100 years or more…

William was captivated by this discovery and spent the next several years investigating this phenomenon. He learned from research scientists, doctors and experts including Sally Beare (nutritionist and author of 50 Secrets of the World’s Longest Living People) that this occurs in eight other parts of the world scientists refer to as Longevity Hot Spots. These places have been researched extensively by both Duke and Harvard universities, along with the National Institute on Aging and featured stories can be found in The New York Times, National Geographic and on NBC Nightly News.

It was in Costa Rica where William began to interview dozens of people, from the very young to the very old. He learned not only about their diets, but about their lifestyles, relationships and extraordinary connection to the land where they live.

In Longevity Hot Spots families live in multi-generational units, where young and old intermingle and learn from one another. This family has five generations under one roof.

 
Fermentation
 

A fascinating discovery was made when studying the diets of these extraordinary people. What exactly was special in their diets? What were they doing differently than those living in modern societies? How could these people, with little access to hospitals, doctors and medicine, be living such rich full lives well into their 90s and beyond? The answer in part was a simple practice, all but forgotten in western culture.

Turns out the process of fermentation is still widely practiced in all Longevity Hot Spots cultures from China to Greece and Italy to Costa Rica. Fermentation is a process for preserving food and has the added benefit of enhancing the nutritional value of foods and making the nutrition more available to our bodies with a minimum of digestion. People in Longevity Hot Spots consume a fermented food with nearly every meal. But here, we’re lucky to get these benefits once a month or more.

 
Harnessing the Wisdom of Ancient Diets
 

William King and Sally Beare with a 104-year-old Costa Rican woman who cooks, cleans and lives an active lifestyle with very few modern conveniences.

As a lifelong natural foods enthusiast, William worked with a with a team of experienced doctors and nutritionists where he developed a formula for bringing the benefits of fermentation home to our modern culture in an easy-to-use powder form.

Now with Fermented Essentials you can enjoy all the benefits of high performance, therapeutic whole foods from organic ingredients while delivering nutrients as nature intended.

Simply put, Fermented Essentials utilizes fermented superfoods to fill the gaps in your current diet.