Sanford Bennett, born in 1841, was most famous for growing young at the age of 70. At around 50 years old, Sanford suffered from a wide range of chronic diseases and many wrinkles made him look much older than he actually was.
He tried to solve his health issues through conventional medicine with no success. After that he came up with around 35 exercises which he did before getting out of bed in the morning. Using these workouts, he managed to look like a young guy at the age of 70, which was proven by medical examinations. Strangely enough, his face became free of wrinkles and Sanford’s claimed that the reason for this is quite simple. Judging from his theory, mineral deposits accumulate in our tissues as we get older, causing them to become inelastic and stiff.
Therefore, his exercise routines are focused on contraction and relaxation of every muscle in the body in order to get rid of accumulated mineral deposits. All these exercises are explained in his book “Exercising in Bed” written in 1907. After five years, he published one more book entitled “Old Age – Its Cause & Prevention”, to be used along with the first one.
Take a look at this video to find out how to do thirty exercises from his book:
Bennett would probably live a very long time if he hadn’t been killed in an accident around 1926, at the age of 85.
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So you know of any additional evidence of or experience with this theory of mineral deposits in our tissues?
I’ve heard some similar things from several people, but I haven’t actually looked for the evidence. I do recall David Wolfe discussing calcium deposits, and the nanobacteria it contains in his Longevity Now Program.
In your opinion does it seem like large, multi-joint movement patterns would yield sufficient results, assuming this theory is valid?
As far as the needs for movement are concerned yes. I would think that mineral deposits, would be more a factor of your nutrition, both what you take in and detoxing the body.
I FOUND THIS interesting quote from Mr. Bennett, which adds a lot of valuable perspective to his program as a whole. The distilled water is believed to remove the mineral deposits.
“It is Mr. Bennet’s theory that old age and ill health are caused by the collection in the arteries and about the joints of lime and clay sediments contained in drinking water. This mineral coating, he believes, interrupts the proper circulation of the blood, prevents the necessary irrigation of the skin, produces stiffness of the joints and dulls the action of the brain.”
“Distilled water and olive oil, one used internally, the other used externally, are my elixirs of youth,” declared Mr. Bennett. “They will counteract the decaying conditions in the body. You must DRINK LARGE QUANTITIES OF DISTILLED WATER, rub yourself with pure California olive oil, and take a moderate exercise. That is the secret which my friends have so long wished to learn.”
“Why, ten years ago I could not read without glasses. Today, I can read the smallest print without artificial aid of any kind.”
— Mr. Sanford Bennet, excerpted from The San Francisco Call, September 24, 1900