"The Protocol is the first ever organized system that answers the question why we age as organisms. It offers a personalized program to legitimately curb the effects of time on the human body"--Page 4 of cover.
The Telomere Effect
Author: Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Elissa Epel
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The revolutionary book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres, slowing disease and improving life. Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our genetic heritage. Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel's research shows that the length and health of one's telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection. They and other scientists have found that changes we can make to our daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans (the number of years we remain healthy, active, and disease-free). THE TELOMERE EFFECT reveals how Blackburn and Epel's findings, together with research from colleagues around the world, cumulatively show that sleep quality, exercise, aspects of diet, and even certain chemicals profoundly affect our telomeres, and that chronic stress, negative thoughts, strained relationships, and even the wrong neighborhoods can eat away at them. Drawing from this scientific body of knowledge, they share lists of foods and suggest amounts and types of exercise that are healthy for our telomeres, mind tricks you can use to protect yourself from stress, and information about how to protect your children against developing shorter telomeres, from pregnancy through adolescence. And they describe how we can improve our health spans at the community level, with neighborhoods characterized by trust, green spaces, and safe streets. THE TELOMERE EFFECT will make you reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis. It is the first book to explain how we age at a cellular level and how we can make simple changes to keep our chromosomes and cells healthy, allowing us to stay disease-free longer and live more vital and meaningful lives.
Author: David Wolfe
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Nourish the hair, skin, and eyes.
Susie Orbach on Eating
Author: Susie Orbach
Publisher: Penguin UK
'Eating is pleasurable, eating is delicious, eating is sensual' says Susie. But for so many of us eating is associated with anguish and abstinence. From the first page this little book shows us how to think and feel differently about what we eat. So that we eat when we are hungry, eat what we want to eat to satisfy us and stop when we are full. Each page contains an easily absorbed bite-sized statement to transform eating that hurts into eating that nourishes and calms. This book isn't magic but it feels as if it is.
Author: Peter Falloon-Goodhew
Publisher: Dk Pub
An upbeat, modern approach to help bring balance and health to one's life. In today's hectic, fast-paced world, millions of people are beginning to discover the health benefits of the ancient discipline of yoga. To help focus this new awareness, DK presents Yoga For Living, a new series that targets some of today's most common health problems, shows how to reduce stress, and how to live easier and feel better. The Yoga Biomedical Trust is a charitable organization established in 1983 to promote and advance the study and practice of, and research into, the therapeutic effects of yoga as a means of improving the mental, physical, and spiritual health of the community.
Author: Dana Berkowitz
Publisher: NYU Press
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery estimates there are about two-and-a-half million Botox procedures performed annually, and that number continues to increase. The procedure is used as a preventive measure against aging and a means by which bodies, particularly women’s, can be transformed and “improved” through the appearance of youth. But why is Botox so popular, and why is aging such a terrifying concept? Botox Nation draws from engaging, in-depth interviews with Botox users and providers as well as Dana Berkowitz’s own experiences receiving the injections. The interviews reveal the personal motivations for using Botox and help unpack how anti-aging practices are conceived by, and resonate with, everyday people. Berkowitz is particularly interested in how Botox is now being targeted to younger women; since Botox is a procedure that must be continually administered to work, the strategic choice to market to younger women, Berkowitz argues, aims to create lifetime consumers. Berkowitz also analyzes magazine articles, advertisements, and even medical documents to consider how narratives of aging are depicted. She employs a critical feminist lens to consider the construction of feminine bodies and selves, and explores the impact of cosmetic medical interventions aimed at maintaining the desired appearance of youth, the culture of preventative medicine, the application of medical procedures to seemingly healthy bodies, and the growth and technological advancement to the anti-aging industry. The first in-depth social investigation into the development of Botox as a phenomenon, Botox Nation is a captivating and critical story of how norms about bodies, gender, and aging are constructed and reproduced on both cultural and individual levels.
An authentic glimpse into food and cultures around the world, this cookbook is filled with Allegra's favourite dishes, eaten over 20 years of travelling, tasting and scribbling. It provides recipes from West Coast ricotta cake in San Francisco to seafood stew in Salvador, from slow-cooked lamb in Marrakech to artichokes with polenta in Milan.
The Fast Mimicking Diet promises to extend lifespan, prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and tumors.The goal of the fast mimicking diet is to allow cells to regenerate and protect the body from obesity and other chronic aging-related illnesses. The results obtained just after the 5 days of fast mimicking diet are:- Reduction in glucose levels in the blood- Increase of the ketone bodies- Reduction of insulin growth factor (IGF-1)- Reduction of C-Reactive Protein (CRP)- Cholesterol and triglyceride reduction- Body Weight reduction- Reduce cancer incidence- Protect from bone loss- Promote neurogenesis- Stimulate stem cells production- Regenerate beta cells- Remyelinate neuro sheathsThe menus presented are 100% vegetarian, they do not include fruit, legumes and cereals.The web application 'The fasting mimicking diet' is also illustrated, a tool to put you back in control of your diet.Eating smart has never been easier.Creating your meal planning simple, automatic, customizable, and most importantly, doable. You can customize your Fast Mimicking Diet or popular eating styles like Prevention Diet, Vegetarian, Paleo to match your needs and preferences.
This comprehensive yet concise pocket reference offers a systematic approach to the analysis and interpretation of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound images. For ease of use, it is divided into 2 distinct sections: Part I addresses the diagnostic information that ultrasound reveals about early pregnancy, fetal well-being and growth, and structural fetal anomalies. Part II helps the practitioner sonographically evaluate pediatric and adolescent patients, as well as fertile and postmenopausal women. Combines extensive lists of differential diagnosis in obstetric and gynecological ultrasonography with a brief description of sonographic and clinical features. Includes concise notes on the clinical relevance of ultrasound images. Matches ultrasound findings with common or uncommon possible causes. Features the latest ultrasound modalities and their clinical applications, including power Doppler and color Doppler. Includes increased coverage of sonographic appearances, as well as additional lists of differential diagnoses. Incorporates updated key references throughout. Presents a redesigned layout that makes information easily accessible.
The Human Genome
Author: T. Strachan
Publisher: Bios Scientific Pub Limited
A concise description of the structure of the human genome and the ways in which recent knowledge is influencing medical research and practice. If you have any interest in the Human Genome Project, this book is a must!
Author: Luis De Rivera, M.d., Prof Luis de Rivera MD
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Autogenics is the new way to personal enlightenment and psychosomatic health. Based in medical research initiated by JH Schultz in Germany and continued by W. Luthe in Canada and by Luis de Rivera, autogenics trains the basic brain functions needed for personal development and psychosomatic health. This book is useful for new learners of meditation and for seasoned practitioners. Many students of mindfulness have benefited from autogenics to improve their regular technique. The autogenic methods of Sensory Meditation and Feeling Meditation easily enables the practitioners of Samatha and Vipassana meditations to learn and train the two basic mental processes of Passive Concentration and Passive Acceptance, described by Autogenics. This is a practical psychotherapy book, based on the most recent medical and neurobiological research.