Five simple ways to improve your health and longevity

Back in early 2020, when the coronavirus first reared its ugly head here in the U.S., I grew concerned that the borderline panicked response from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) would wreak havoc on our floundering healthcare system. 

I immediately worried that the months-long, strict lockdown of our medical system would turn into a huge, tragic, short-sighted mistake. And I was convinced it would have some very dire consequences for people suffering from a condition that’s far deadlier than COVID-19. 

And, indeed, that’s exactly what we did see happen… 

Depression rates, alcohol and drug abuse, car accidents, and suicides ALL skyrocketed during the pandemic. There was also a deadly backslide in the floundering “war on cancer.” And, in general, we saw a spike in so-called “excess deaths” not related to the coronavirus, because people delayed or were simply denied getting much-needed, routine medical and health care. Including all kinds of hands-on pain management approaches. 

And now, I have another grim statistic to report that relates and results from all these outcomes… 

A drastic drop in U.S. life expectancy. 

U.S. life expectancy dropped dramatically in first six months of 2020 

According to the most recent data from the CDC (the agency in charge of keeping us safe during the pandemic), U.S. life expectancy fell by a full year in the first six months of 2020. Specifically, Americans are expected to live 77.8 years now, on average…down from 78.8 years in 2019. 

This one-year drop reflects the biggest decline since World War II. And takes us back to life expectancy levels not seen since 2006.  

Worse yet—the decline doesn’t even include data from the second half of 2020 yet. Meaning life expectancy will drop even further!  

Of course, all the bureaucrats claimed what caused this drastic drop was the coronavirus. And they claim we’ll bounce back—now that we’re moving past the worst of it.  

But I’m doubtful.  

For one, during the lockdown, death rates from cancer, diabetes and heart disease increased due to lack of routine medical screening, detection, diagnosis, and treatment. And these diseases are far bigger killers, year in and year out, than the coronavirus, and the effects last far longer. 

Secondly, the coronavirus-related shutdowns denied access to hands-on, non-drug approaches (such as acupuncture, bodywork, massage, meditation, and yoga) to millions of Americans living in chronic pain. Leaving them only with dangerous pain drugs, in the midst of a very real, skyrocketing opioid drug epidemic. And drug addiction also has lasting effects. 

And finally, I’m most doubtful that life expectancy will bounce right back because we just can’t entirely blame its decline on the coronavirus. 

In fact, among one group of people, a drop in U.S. life expectancy began long before we’d ever heard about the novel virus. It happened, most notably, among middle-aged, middle-class, white Americans 

This group of people were dying at such unprecedented rates, it brought down life expectancy for the entire U.S. population! (Meanwhile, life expectancy among other population groups was continuing its century-long increases.) 

Focusing on prevention is the only way to lasting health 

In the end, it remains a persistent problem with how healthcare in the United States is still so reactionary. Even when not dealing with a pandemic, most mainstream practitioners settle for “managing” diseases. 

But we should focus much more on prevention, including giving people honest, science-backed information about natural approaches that work. (Instead of promoting medical myths designed to push harmful drugs onto people who don’t need them.)  

The truth about how to attain REAL and LASTING health will empower men and women, especially in rural areas, to live happier, longer, disease-free lives. 

So, as the mainstream continues to promote failed drugs and aggressive, dangerous surgical interventions, I suggest you think of the small, simple things that have a big impact on your health and longevity, including…  

1.) Shopping for meat, produce, and dairy at your local farmer’s market or by purchasing a community-supported agriculture (CSA) “share.” You can even start growing your own food in the backyard! My family does, and you can learn more about it at  

2.) Avoiding ultra-processed foods (including “plant-based,” fake meat) manufactured by industrialized big food conglomerates. 

3.) Getting some regular exercise, without overdoing it with “excess-ercise,” as I call it. Studies show just 2.5 hours of light-to-moderate exercise per week is the optimal amount for improving your overall health and longevity. Even light yard- and housework count toward your weekly total!  

4.) Opting for science-backed, natural solutions, instead of drug interventions or aggressive surgeries, whenever possible.  

5.) Continuing to be your own advocate by always demanding complete information, answers, and options when meeting with any health professional.   

You can learn much more about simple, natural strategies for increasing your longevity and staying vibrant, youthful, and healthy well into your 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond in my protocol, The Insider’s Ultimate Guide to Outsmarting “Old Age.”To learn more about this online learning tool, or to enroll today, simply click here now. 


“U.S. life expectancy fell by one year in 2020, CDC data shows.” Reuters, 2/18/21. (