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The Science of Longevity
How to optimize health and life span

Most people want to live a long life provided you can remain reasonably healthy in your old age. 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; it is something that anybody can do regardless of your current circumstances and state of health. It is never too late. Clearly, if you need expensive medical attention for a specific condition, then having money may help. But that apart, you don't need to be a millionaire to be super healthy.

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.

If you're expecting a diet book with recipes, diet plans and 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.

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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. In spite of the scientific approach, the book 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.

Along the way, this book explodes many myths and misconceptions surrounding the subject of longevity. 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.

There is no magic pill that extends life. For example, resveratrol supplements (or foods high in resveratrol) do nothing to help improve health or prolong life. Taking vitamin and mineral supplements also do nothing to help improve health or prolong life. In fact taking antioxidant supplements such as A, C, and E actually shorten life. In this book you will discover why this is so, and why there are only two particular vitamin supplements you should consider taking.

Another myth is the advice to do exercise to improve health and live longer. In 'The Science of Longevity' you will discover a shocking truth: all exercise that is sufficiently vigorous to make you sweat or pant for air is bad for health and shortens life. Instead of exercise you should be physically active in your daily life (e.g. walking, not running) if you want to be super-healthy and live long.

Hormesis is yet another myth related to longevity. It is widely believed that a so-called 'hormetic effect' can improve health and prolong life. For example, it is believed that the regular use of a sauna does you good by making the body more resistant to illness. Hormesis advocates say that you build up resistance as a result of shocking the body with heat (the hormetic effect).

A similar hormesis argument is that cold-shock improves health and prolongs life (e.g. winter bathing or ice-baths); this is also debunked in the book. As explained in The Science of Longevity, hormesis is a myth; saunas and icy baths cause ill heath and should be completely avoided.

Another widespread myth about longevity refers to calorie restriction. 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.

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