With the vast amounts of literature published on Longevity, we are continuously highlighting books that stand out and best represent the sector.
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Contemporary life provides us with infinite opportunities. We can eat whatever we want, whenever we want. We can immerse ourselves in the vast, enticing world of digital media. But living in this 24/7 hyper-reality comes at a steep cost: Left unchecked, it poses serious risks to our physical and mental health, relationships, and even the ability to control our own thoughts. Based on the latest science, the book reveals the mental hijacking that undermines each and every one of us, and presents the tools necessary to think more clearly, make better decisions, strengthen bonds with others, and develop healthier habits.
Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott outline the challenges and intelligent choices that all of us, at any age, need to make to take advantage with the dividend of a greater life expectancy. The book has received extensive coverage around the world and is one of the best summaries of the challenges and opportunities arising from increasing longevity.
Juvenescence is the introductory book for anyone starting their quest into the world of longevity. Co-authored by Jim Mellon & Al Chalabi, two successful serial entrepreneurs and investors - the reader gets a bird’s-eye view of the state of affairs within the longevity industry, the sciences currently being explored, and integrative methods to improve our health along the path of aging.
The MindBody Self is a must read for anyone interested in how our mind-body connection as well as cultural conditions and beliefs influence healthy longevity. Dr. Martinez is combining science, anthropology and the wisdom from his research on centenarians all over the world.
Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab and a leading scientific expert reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep. He explains how we can harness sleep to improve our cognitive health and learning, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes, as well as slow the effects of aging and increase longevity. Did you know that routinely sleeping less than six or seven hours a night increases your risk of cancer by 50 percent. Sleep is one of the most underrated health strategies and this book is one of the best resources of information out there to optimize your sleep.
Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome – the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What is’s taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions. Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become “sick,” and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain’s destiny for the better.
Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that has’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our “smart genes” through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs.
The Longevity Paradox puts the desire to live longer side by side with the dreaded fear of age-related diseases and points to the microbiome button that enables a seamless transition into a “ripe old age”. Dr. Gundry lays out an approach to aging through a nutritional lifestyle plan that focuses on coddling our internal microorganisms - this knowledge having been acquired from his experience as a surgeon for decades.
An inspiring but also a practical guide to optimal aging by Elsie Collins and Cate Stillman. How does physical movement, diet or fasting prevent disease and decrease and reverse the symptoms of illness and impact our longevity? How can we radically change our mindset to embrace our aging, enjoying the process and be proud of what wisdom we have to share? This book presents a mix of Eastern philosophy, Western science, and personal experiences focusing on aging gracefully in our modern world.
Mindfulness books are exploding in popularity in Western culture, and it can be hard to know where to start. Jon Kabat-Zinn approaches the subject from the point of view of how mindfulness can help you with healing. He explains what we know about neuroplasticity and the brain, how meditation can affect our biology and our health, and what mindfulness can teach us about coming to terms with all sorts of life challenges, including premature aging.
Mitochondria are the “energy factory” of our body. Their job is to process oxygen and convert substances from the foods we eat into energy. Mitochondria produce 90 percent of the energy our body needs to function. This book by Lee Know provides a great base to understanding how our mitochondria work, and how it is possible to add years to our lives and life to our years by understanding the process. What is the connection between mitochondrial health and aging? Why does cancer develop? What is the connection between heart or kidney failure and Alzheimer's disease or dementia? Can we extend life span, and if so, how? What is the importance of physical activity in mitochondrial health?