Recommended
Books

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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Why We Sleep

Dr. Matthew Walker

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

Dr. Steven Gundry

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.

Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine

Dr. Lee Know

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?

The China Study

Dr. T. Colin Campbell

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.

Mind-Body-Gene

Dr. John B. Arden

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.

The Longevity Code

Dr. Kris Verburgh

The Longevity Code brings us up close and personal into the latest science and technology used to dampen and even reduce the issue of aging. Dr Verburgh’s thorough understanding of the latest research in longevity makes these complex subjects easily digestible for nonscientific readers.

World Medicine

Dr. Dietrich Gronemeyer

World Medicine takes us far beyond conventional medicine to explore the inner circles of healers and shamans in the regions of alternative medicines. Dr. Gronemeyer encapsulates his travels around the world for the reader and highlights the wealth of resources that can be found in herbs, meditation, to traditional Chinese medicine, and beyond.

Finally Free of Pain and Living Well Again

Dr. Gustav Dobos

Finally Free of Pain and Living Well Again is a ‘How to’ guide on clinically tested strategies to alleviate the symptoms of pain resulting from age- related diseases such as rheumatism, osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), migraines, and more. Dr. Dobos shares with us the same techniques he shares with his patients in order to make life more liveable.

The Longevity Diet

Dr. Valter Longo

The Longevity Diet outlines a healthy, easy to follow, eating plan combined with the scientifically engineered fasting-mimicking diet (FMD). Dr. Longo, a biogerontologist and cell biologist, explains how specific diets can dramatically activate stem cells and promote regeneration & rejuvenation in multiple organs - thus reducing the risk of age-related diseases such as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease.

RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?

Dr. Michael F. Roizen

This book tackles the question of chronological age versus biological age while giving readers the means to calculate and change the rate at which their cardiovascular and immune systems decline. In RealAge, Dr. Michael Roizen, an anesthesiologist and chief wellness officer at Cleveland Clinic, combined research from over 25,000 studies to evaluate what factors determine aging and its prevention. Throughout the book, the reader is given ways to calculate their biological age and over 100 different techniques (including vitamin supplements, exercise, diets) to improve the chances of reducing the effects of aging. It is backed up by research outlined with charts, fact sheets, and the personal benefits to be found within the data.