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Ellsworth Wareham

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– Born in Texas to farming parents
– Grew up in Alberta, Canada
– Retired as a cardiothoracic surgeon at 74
– Associated with training residents until 95
– Co-founded the Loma Linda University Overseas Heart Surgery Team

– Loma Linda is a Blue Zone with high longevity
– Featured in documentaries about longevity
– Emphasized preventative medicine for a healthy life
– Daily routine included exercise and family time
– Maintained low cholesterol levels for heart health

– Became a vegan in middle age
– Ate two large plant-based meals a day
– Avoided refined sugar and rarely ate out
– Described his diet as similar to the Garden of Eden
– Occasionally ate fish or salmon

– Passed away at home in Loma Linda, California in 2018
– Survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren

See also:
– List of pescetarians

– CBS News article on longevity
– Obituary on
– Book “The Blue Zones Solution” by Dan Buettner
– Article on living to 100 in Loma Linda
– Interviews and articles about Ellsworth Wareham

Ellsworth Wareham (Wikipedia)

Ellsworth Edwin Wareham (October 3, 1914 – December 15, 2018) was an American cardiothoracic surgeon and centenarian from Loma Linda, California who promoted the health benefits of plant-based nutrition.

Ellsworth Wareham
Born(1914-10-03)October 3, 1914
DiedDecember 15, 2018(2018-12-15) (aged 104)
Known forOne of the earliest practitioners of open heart surgery
RelativesDayton Wareham and Goldie nee Baldwin
Medical career
FieldCardiothoracic surgery
InstitutionsLoma Linda University
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