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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A great introduction to the past, present and future of longevity research, written by one of the world authorities on genetics and aging. Dr. David Sinclair reveals some of the most significant breakthroughs in the longevity field but also emphasizes that simple lifestyle changes—such as intermittent fasting, better sleep, the right diet, and exercise are the foundation and the road map to our healthy longevity.
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.
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?
Based on one of the largest international health studies ever conducted; the relationship between diet and the issues of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer is clearly defined. Common knowledge handed down through generations of lobby groups, governments and nongovernmental bodies has led to a preponderance of misinformation which this book dispels. Through the data gathered in this extensive study, Drs. Colin and Thomas M Campbell II (father and son) untangle misconceptions, erroneous information, and health myths through medically backed and tested evidence of the benefits of plant-based diets and highlight their positive impact on the diseases mentioned previously. As the science behind this book is continuously revised and expanded - the reader is given the most up-to-date information on today’s ever-growing awareness of plant-based nutrition.
An exploration of the ways the immune system, epigenetics, affect regulation, and attachment intersect in mental health. Dr. John Arden believes integration between healthcare and psychotherapy is the only path toward optimal health in the 21st Century. An insightful introduction on how successful psychotherapy and the modification of feedback loops can support and promote the reregulation of immune system functions, nutrition, microbiome (gut bacteria), sleep, physical inactivity, emotion and stress management.