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Title:
The longevity paradox : how to die young at a ripe old age
ISBN:
9780062843395

9780062933041
Edition:
1st ed.
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373 pages ; 24 cm.
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Includes recipes.
Contents:
Introduction: This is a test -- Part I: The aging myths. Ancient genes control your fate. Protect and defend ; What you think is keeping you young is probably making you old -- Part II: Talkin' 'bout my regeneration. Get younger from the inside out ; Dance your way into old age ; Remember your old age ; Look younger as you age -- Part III: The Longevity Paradox program. The Longevity Paradox foods ; The Longevity Paradox meal plan ; The Longevity Paradox lifestyle plan ; Longevity Paradox supplement recommendations ; Longevity Paradox recipes.
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From the moment we are born, our cells begin to age. But aging does not have to mean decline. Dr. Steven Gundry has been treating mature patients for most of his career. He knows that everyone thinks they want to live forever, until they hit middle age and witness the suffering of their parents and even their peers. So how do we solve the paradox of wanting to live to a ripe old age -- but enjoy the benefits of youth? Dr. Gundry outlines a nutrition and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. A progressive take on the new science of aging, The Longevity Paradox offers an action plan to prevent and reverse disease as well as simple hacks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital.
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Plant Paradox comes a groundbreaking plan for living a long, healthy, happy life.



From the moment we are born, our cells begin to age. But aging does not have to mean decline. World-renowned surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry has been treating mature patients for most of his career. He knows that everyone thinks they want to live forever, until they hit middle age and witness the suffering of their parents and even their peers. So how do we solve the paradox of wanting to live to a ripe old age--but enjoy the benefits of youth?

This groundbreaking book holds the answer. Working with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered that the "diseases of aging" we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. In The Longevity Paradox, he maps out a new approach to aging well--one that is based on supporting the health of the "oldest" parts of us: the microorganisms that live within our bodies.

Our gut bugs--the bacteria that make up the microbiome--largely determine our health over the years. From diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's to common ailments like arthritis to our weight and the appearance of our skin, these bugs are in the driver's seat, controlling our quality of life as we age.

The good news is, it's never too late to support these microbes and give them what they need to help them--and you--thrive. In The Longevity Paradox, Dr. Gundry outlines a nutrition and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. A progressive take on the new science of aging, The Longevity Paradox offers an action plan to prevent and reverse disease as well as simple hacks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital.


Reviews 1

Kirkus Review

A heart surgeon and restorative medicine authority continues mapping his blueprint for a robust life through scientifically supported dietary changes.In his latest, readers will find Gundry's (The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods that Cause Disease and Weight Gain, 2017, etc.) friendly demeanor, sound advice, and compassionate motivational techniques unchanged as he takes a closer look at the aging process and examines a variety of ways to mitigate the damage done to the body across a lifetime. After debunking many commonly held myths about human aging, the author turns to one of his main areas of research: gut bacteria and how to make it advantageous for the body. In clear, concise language he describes the human microbiome (the body's collective microorganisms or "gut buddies") as being at the mercy of both a Western diet as well as a lectin-inducing plant-based one, each systematically hijacking and wreaking havoc on human cells. Gundry acknowledges this condition as reversible, however, as long as one adheres to his suggested nutritional therapies and lifestyle adjustmentse.g., avoiding lectins and carefully limiting alcohol and heartburn medications. Lay readers alarmed by the idea of micromanaging their microbial composition will find chapters on foods to best fight cancer and heart disease, as well as the enduring benefits of regular exercise for brain and memory health, more accessible and appealing. Gundry clearly lays out the immense potential for aging gracefully, and in the second half of the book, he presents a comprehensive program of wholesome organic food choices, meal plans, fasting intervals, vitamin supplementation, and lifestyle suggestions. Dedication and commitment are mandatory. Though the author sees aging as an unavoidable inevitability, that doesn't mean the process has to be arduous and unhealthy. Instead, he believes that once one's microbiome is improved and preserved, it can result in maximum health and longevity.A proactive, manageable, and practical approach to stemming the aging tide. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Table of Contents

Introduction: This Is a Testp. 1
I The Aging Myths
Chapter 1 Ancient Genes Control Your Fatep. 15
Chapter 2 Protect and Defendp. 35
Chapter 3 What You Think Is Keeping You Young Is Probably Making You Oldp. 65
II Talkin' 'Bout My Regeneration
Chapter 4 Get Younger from the Inside Outp. 98
Chapter 5 Dance Your Way into Old Agep. 121
Chapter 6 Remember Your Old Agep. 141
Chapter 7 Look Younger As You Agep. 165
III The Longevity Paradox Program
Chapter 8 The Longevity Paradox Foodsp. 189
Chapter 9 The Longevity Paradox Meal Planp. 215
Chapter 10 The Longevity Paradox Lifestyle Planp. 241
Chapter 11 Longevity Paradox Supplement Recommendationsp. 257
Chapter 12 Longevity Paradox Recipesp. 273
Afterwordp. 317
Acknowledgmentsp. 321
Notesp. 323
Indexp. 355
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