In honor of the oldest resident, Mahmud Bogir ogli Eivazov (1808 – 1960), who lived to be 152 years old, a postage stamp was even issued in 1956.


The topic of longevity is not much discussed these days. In the media, people who have reached a respectable age are more often heard in the context of social problems: small pensions, poor care, etc.

There can be two variants of longevity. The first is an enviable existence alongside life-support systems, presented as an achievement of modern medicine. The second option is as nature intended for us, that is, moving without aids, maintaining a clear mind at the ages of 120 – 140 years. These numbers are not taken from literature but from historical evidence, copies of archive documents, and documentary chronicles, referring to specific facts. They were real people, just a couple of centuries of recent history.

The figure of 140 years, which is scientifically considered to be the genetically programmed human lifespan, is calculated based on the lifespan of animals – that is, multiplying the age of sexual maturity by the number 7. If, for example, an animal, whose natural lifespan is 12 – 15 years, typically reaches sexual maturity at 1.5 – 2 years of age, while for humans it is 20 years. Thus, 20×7=140 years. However, old age, if one lives according to nature, only sets in once the 100-year threshold is crossed.


What did centenarians do differently, and can we do it too?
There is no single recipe for longevity. The number of years lived is a sum of many components, both positive and negative, and each person ends up with their own number.
Inherited genes only influence lifespan by a few percent. The main factor is the environment these genes find themselves in. But care for the environment should start much earlier, even before pregnancy. Unfortunately, over the last century, toxemia of pregnancy has become a societal norm. Under such conditions, a perfectly healthy child cannot be born, however, changing lifestyle can avoid toxemia.
Water is one of the most important factors. It should be evaluated not only based on chemical analyses but also on biophysical and biochemical parameters. This is unequivocally proven by the correlation between the number of centenarians and the quality of water in a specific area. There are about a hundred thousand people in the world who have crossed the 100-year threshold, and half of them live in and around Okinawa, where the water is negatively charged and correctly structured with low surface tension.

Nowadays, in Latvia, technologies and everything necessary to prepare such water at home are available, with prices for such devices in the range of several hundred EUR. All that is needed is the motivation to act.

Healthy diet.
This is the main rule of longevity. Regardless of where these people lived, their diet has common features. There is a high proportion of raw plant-based "living" food in their daily diet and a low consumption of animal-derived proteins, along with moderation in eating.

Another commonality among centenarians is the avoidance of industrially processed products, primarily consuming what grows in their own gardens, in regions where the soil is rich in minerals. Centenarians have mostly lived in one place, consumed natural fats, and little thermally processed carbohydrates.

Unexhausted soil.
This topic is not widely discussed in the media yet, but it is very important. The concentration of centenarians alongside water exactly matches how rich the soil in a given area is in all the minerals necessary for humans. Even a single mineral deficiency in the diet will inevitably affect health over time. Those who have delved into this topic and understand it cherish every unharvested field overgrown with leafy trees, left for nature to restore. It is the greatest wealth that can be left for future generations because if there is quality food and an unspoiled environment, everything else will follow.

Switching to a healthy diet significantly reduces the demand for fodder, meaning that soil exhaustion decreases and the biological environment improves.

Physical activities in fresh air, physical labor daily, sweating, and sauna. All this is related to detoxification. As is known, reducing the amount of food ingested intensifies the detoxification process. Thus, fasting and eating in smaller amounts are also considered detoxification. Moderation in eating can be related to the seasonality of the diet, crop failures, etc. Fasting, for example, associated with religion, also helps detoxify.

Post-mortem examinations of longevity record holders often reveal severe traces of atherosclerosis, meaning that with less pollution of the body, one could live even longer. A clean, unpolluted organism is a unifying factor and common feature among centenarians.

Additional factors that were not present before.
Electromagnetic radiation and environmental pollution.

It's impossible to completely avoid the effects of global environmental pollution and electromagnetic radiation, but it is possible to significantly reduce their harmful impact, for example, by not purchasing microwave ovens, avoiding the use of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communication ranges, which are even more dangerous than those used in mobile phones, therefore trying to use optical cables. One option could be moving to live in a rural environment. Latvia offers such possibilities.

GMO products could rather be considered weapons of mass slow destruction, and they have nothing to do with longevity. They affect the composition of the gut flora, the reproductive system, and impact the surrounding environment irreversibly and unpredictably. It's hard even to imagine what more evidence and arguments are needed for those who advocate the opposite. In Latvia, it is still possible to avoid GMO products.
Advances in medical technology.
This is the only positive factor that has been added to longevity in modern times. Medical achievements should not include the wonders of the pharmaceutical industry because we can never long-term deceive nature. Nature has everything needed for a person to be healthy. All that is needed is knowledge, and with today's information technology, spreading it is not a problem, one just has to want to. Another positive factor is the possibility of diagnosing potential health problems very early on, when correcting these deviations with natural means is quite simple.
Conclusion – longevity is possible
By putting together all the factors, their positives and negatives, one can conclude that it is possible, even nowadays, to live 100 years or more, to be as vigorous and maintain as clear a mind as the people seen in old photographs. All that is needed is knowledge and willpower.

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These are the people living in the Caucasus Mountains and elsewhere, for whom surpassing the age of 100 is not unusual; it is a common occurrence in every village. In these faces, one can see kindness and peace.



Although there were many more long-livers, and they even lived longer lives, these photographs only show those about whose data researchers have no doubts. Below are many documentary evidences - various ancient historical photographs, as well as shots from a documentary chronicle filmed in the late 1940s.


This is Shirali Farzali ogli Muslimov (born March 26, 1805 – died September 2, 1973). His mother lived to 90 years, but his father to 110 years.


Shirali's youngest daughter was born from his third wife when he was 136 years old.
But in this photograph is seen the eldest daughter Halima Gambarova, who is with her grandchildren and still feels spry, although she has already surpassed the 104-year mark.
Shirali Farzali ogli Muslimov
In his last years, Shirali was often invited to various events. According to local residents' stories, a couple of days after returning from an event in Moscow, where he was treated to modern food, the long-liver's organism could not withstand it, and Shirali passed away.
Mahmud Bogir ogli Eivazov (1808 – 1960). The mother lived to 150 years, but the daughter to 120 years.
This is 125-year-old Dzadzhagba before going hunting.
Mansur Kiuts at the age of 146 is cheerful and actively works in the fruit garden.
107-year-old Cmell Hadzem, who climbed a high tree around which grapevines are entwined, his youngest daughter Natella helps to collect the grape harvest.
In 1912, marking the centenary of the famous Battle of Borodino, participants and witnesses of this battle were gathered and honored.
The recent long-liver Magomed Labazanov (1890-2012) from Dagestan.



It is Tamana Azizova from Lankaran, Azerbaijan, who turned 131 years old.
Tamana Azizova
These are frames from an Azerbaijani television news broadcast. In these photographs is seen Tamama Azizova from Lankaran in Azerbaijan, who was born in 1891 and lived to 131 years, raising 4 children and surviving 3 wars. Next to this long-liver stands her youngest daughter Telnaza Azizova, who was born when her mother was 64 years old. The daughter told that her mother ate twice a day, did not eat dinner, and ate what was grown near the home. Did not use alcohol and did not eat meat, because she believed that a person ages quickly and gets sick from meat. Before lunch, she liked to eat honey, adding turmeric, ginger, and a bit of lemon to it.
Here is a typical modern long-liver, who has slightly surpassed the 100-year threshold. As seen in the photograph, the face is covered with papillomas, which indicates significant pollution of the organism.
In Azerbaijan, in the Lerik district (near the Iranian border), where there was a particularly large number of long-livers, a museum (the only one in the world) dedicated to long-livers has been established, where documentary evidence of these people is kept.
The Oldest Person
If the records in the church parish register are to be believed, the oldest known person in the world is Thomas Carn, who lived 207 years (1381-1588) in the city of Shoreditch, England.


Long-livers in Latvia
There were also long-livers in Latvia. Although there were no world record holders, those who surpassed the 100-year threshold were found in every corner of Latvia. According to my grandmother's stories, such were also among my relatives. My great-grandfather Andrievs lived almost to 100 years, unfortunately, the war did not allow him to live longer, and all his teeth were healthy. I already had huge problems with my teeth at the age of 20. This raises a logical question – ‘’Why?’’ To understand that, I had to process huge volumes of information in my head. This website is proof of that.


Factors affecting lifespan were the same in the past
In the past, for objective reasons, the level of hygiene was much lower, which allowed the spread of infectious diseases. Especially high was the mortality rate among newborns. Therefore, when calculating the average lifespan, it turned out that people lived much less. Even in manors, aristocrats lived short lives and suffered from today's popular diseases because they did not work physically and often held feasts, followed by overeating. Compared to ordinary people, who could not afford it, aristocrats consumed a lot of animal products. Although pesticides were not used at that time and animals ate natural feed, this factor significantly affected lifespan.

A particularly high number of long-livers was among the Old Believers. Their faith did not allow them to eat animal products for almost 300 days a year. During fasting, the body additionally cleansed itself.