Best-selling author Dan Buettner at Shaklee Live 2015


Shaklee is pleased to welcome National Geographic Explorer and New York Times® best-selling author of The Blue Zones to Shaklee Live!

More about Dan…

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author.  His New York Times SundayMagazine article, “The Island Where People Forget to Die,” was the second most popular article of 2012.

He founded Blue Zones,  LLC in 2009, a company that puts the world’s best practices of longevity and wellbeing to work in people’s lives.  Buettner’s National Geographic cover story on longevity, “The Secrets of Living Longer,” was one of their top-selling issues in history and resulted in his being a finalist for a National Magazine Award.   His books The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest (2008) and Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way (2010) appeared on many bestseller lists and were both featured on Oprah. His new book, THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION:Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, is available in stores now.

In 2009, Dan Buettner and his partner, AARP, applied principles of The Blue Zones to Albert Lea, Minnesota, and successfully raised life expectancy and lowered health care costs by 40%.  Since then, he has teamed with Healthways to implement the program in more than 20 cities in America and has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date.  Their strategy focuses on optimizing the health environment instead of individual behavior change. Writing in Newsweek, Harvard University’s Walter Willet called the results “stunning.”

Dan also holds three world records in distance cycling and has won an Emmy Award for television production. You can learn more at


Dan is on the cutting-edge of some very revolutionary work that connects with our mission to help create healthier lives. As a company that is always at the forefront of innovation, we’re excited to hear more about Dan’s pioneering work and how it can help us share health in a more impactful way. Plus, can anyone say “National Geographic Explorer?” Hello!


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