Longevity Tips From My Super-Powered Greek-American Mom

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'My husband, ethnobotanist and Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham, recently appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to talk about a recent study showing that Greek coffee makes the inner lining of blood vessels healthier, increasing longevity. When Chris mentioned his mother-in-law, Becky Castanas Greene, by her full name on the air, he won big points with my mother and with the greater Greek tribe. Well done, honey.

My mother has memories of elderly Greek ladies gathering at each others' houses and brewing up rich, thick coffee that they served in special demitasse cups, often passed down from mother to daughter, with small cakes or pastries such as kourabiedes or koulourakia and a heavy dose of girl talk about families and the old country. Men would usually go to the cafeneion (coffee house), where "they'd sit around sipping coffee while solving all the political woes of the world their way," she says.'


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