Being healthy throughout life is by far the greatest way to extend your life. Contrary to popular belief, there are simple things you can do starting today that can vastly improve your health and longevity.
You really can improve your health much more than you realize and it is never too late to start. What you need is a blueprint (a strategy if you like) that you can follow, step by step to optimize your health. This book gives you that.
Unlike other books which focus on the historical and social aspects of longevity, this book is a practical manual showing how you stay fit, young and healthy all the way into your old age. It is written in plain language with no fluff or hot air. This is a ‘how to’ manual for both health professionals and lay-people alike.
If you’re expecting a diet book with weight loss strategies please do see our sister book ‘The Lipo Diet’. This book, The Science of Longevity, is entirely focused on health optimization and life span extension.
Along the way, the book explodes many myths. For example, there is no ‘longevity gene’. It is likely that the genetic aging process is the result of hundreds of thousands of closely intertwined genetic factors rather than a specific longevity gene.
There is no ‘disease of old age’. Chronic illness is by far the biggest cause of death at any age. The long-lived die from exactly the same causes as everybody else. But there is one important difference, when the long-lived die from chronic illness they do it 20-30 years later compared to others. You will discover why this is so and how you can do the same.
Calorie restriction is another longevity myth. It used to be thought that a low calorie diet is healthy and extends life. But all the latest research is showing the opposite, that calorie restriction makes you ill and shortens life.
The secret to longevity is to postpone death from chronic illness by 30 years or so. And you do this by optimizing health throughout your life, as explained in the book. The strategy then is to ‘postpone’ chronic illness, i.e. to postpone or avoid illnesses as long as possible like Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, stroke, Parkinson’s, and others.
The Science of Longevity is a fully referenced book that is up to date with the latest research. It’s a book that everybody should read – you can start applying the advice in the book today and begin to see great improvements in your health and well-being.
(This revised edition published July 2016)