Monday, February 9, 2015

Book Review: Do you want to live longer ?

Go ahead lie about your age! It may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life.

If those fibbers truly believe that they are younger than what it says on their birth certificate, a new study shows they are among a group of people who have a lower death rate.

That's compared with those who felt their age or who even feel older than their years. - CNN

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The Longevity Code: Your Personal Prescription for a Longer, Sweeter Life

by Zorba Paster (Author), Susan Meltsner (Author)

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We're all interested in living a long life, but few of us are willing to sacrifice everything to attain that longevity. After all, what good is living an additional decade at the expense of enjoying the previous ones?

In this remarkable book, Dr. Zorba Paster -- host of the public radio show Zorba Paster On Your Health -- takes a detour from the traditional negative, abstinent approach that addresses only physical factors. Instead, Dr. Zorba introduces us to the five "spheres of wellness" that encompass all aspects of life: the physical, of course, but also the mental, kinship/social, spiritual, and material spheres. He reveals well-documented research that indicates that you must address and balance all of these areas, and not just the physical, to achieve optimal longevity -- and also your greatest enjoyment of that longevity.

Within each sphere, Dr. Zorba pinpoints the most threatening "busters" -- those lifestyle aspects that will, sooner or later, kill you. And for each buster, he recommends the most advantageous "boosters" -- habits that will counteract the buster and extend your life. Many of these boosters will come as a complete surprise. For example, even the most diet-conscious, performance-oriented athlete may be at risk for heart disease and stroke by ignoring all the other spheres: mentally, with chronic depression; socially, with limited, distant relationships; spiritually, with an uncaring attitude; and materially, with an unsatisfying, underappreciated job.

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Stop Aging Now!: Ultimate Plan for Staying Young and Reversing the Aging Process, The

by Jean Carper (Author)

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In Stop Aging Now!, Jean Carper -- winner of the 1995 Excellence in Journalism Award from the American Aging Association (the nation's leading group of scientists investigating the biomedical aspects of aging), nationally syndicated columnist and leading authority on health and nutrition -- documents how antioxidant vitamins, minerals, herbs and food chemicals are the magic youth potions humans have been seeking for centuries.
Based on exciting new scientific findings from leading institutions, Stop Aging Now! reveals the stunning truth: Much of what we call aging is not inevitable, but is needless and can be prevented and reversed to a startling degree by supplements and foods. Indeed, aging is often due to unsuspected deficiencies that can be readily corrected, and even people in their sixties, seventies and eighties can turn back the clock and recover their youth.

Leading scientists have found that:

Vitamins can prevent and reverse memory loss and other signs of aging.

Vitamins and minerals can rejuvenate immune functions, restoring youthful resistance to infections and cancer.

Antioxidants in foods and supplements can help prevent clogged arteries, heart attacks and general bodily deterioration.

Many unfamiliar but readily available food chemicals can prolong life and preserve your vitality.
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Grow Younger, Live Longer: Ten steps to reverse ageing

by Dr Deepak Chopra (Author)

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Human ageing is reversible. Scientific research shows that we can literally turn back the markers of getting old, including blood pressure, muscle strength, cholesterol levels and many others. Using the tools in this book, you can learn specific strategies for melting away those biological years so you can feel, perform and look like you did as many as fifteen years ago. Grow Younger, Live Longer is a complete anti-ageing manual, including a simple programme, at the heart of which are ten essential steps. If you incorporate these into your weekly routine, your age-reversal process will very soon be underway. Combining all the knowledge and pioneering spirit that made Ageless Body, Timeless Mind into a huge international bestseller, with all the latest discoveries in mind/body medicine, Grow Younger, Live Longer will show millions of readers round the world how they can achieve a long life filled with joy and vitality.
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Emotional Longevity: What REALLY Determines How Long You Live

by Norman B. Anderson (Author)

Why do optimists have lower blood pressure and heightened immunity? Why have studies found asthmatics breathe easier after writing down traumatic events? And how is it that good relationships are a buffer against everything from heart disease to the common cold, and religious observance so often goes hand in hand with longevity?

In his cutting-edge and compelling Emotional Longevity, one of America's most prominent behavioral science leaders bridges the two poles of recent scientific research-biological and behavioral science-to formulate a new paradigm of what it means to be healthy. It is far more than genetics, diet, or exercise. Far more than the mere absence of disease. More multifaceted even than the now-established mind/body link. Emotional Longevity maps out the life-long web of scientifically proven connections between biology and social environment, biology and beliefs, biology and emotions. Dr. Norman Anderson illustrates the crucial links between the existential and the physical in dozens of lives, from his own and his family's to those of figures such as Maya Angelou, Wally "Famous" Amos, and Linda Ellerbee. And he shows readers how to orchestrate this interplay in themselves-the key to surviving illnesses, disasters, or traumas, living life to the fullest, and aging successfully.

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