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.
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.
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.
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.
Tackling the widest collection of diseases and illnesses with the healthiest foods that negate their existence - this book is the be-all and end-all of dietary guides. The philosophy of fruit, vegetable and grain-based regimes is thoroughly explained with a selection of succulent recipes served on the side. Reviewed and strongly recommended by today’s who’s who in nutrition, healthy lifestyle and longevity - this book is a must-read.
Our immune system is the underlying foundation that keeps our structure intact - and this book shows where we, in our quotidian, are given opportunities to strengthen or weaken it. Professor Davis clues us in on how our immune system works and is affected by stress, sleep, age, and our state of mind.
The Stress-Proof Brain is a guide for mental health professionals and health-conscious readers alike in methods of evaluating and deciding the importance of various events to alleviate unnecessary stress caused by minor issues faced each day. Melanie Greenberg, a psychologist and coach with a PhD in clinical psychology from Stony Brook University, divides her book into three parts: Understanding Stress, Calming the Amygdala, Moving Forward with the Prefrontal Cortex. Dr. Greenberg clarifies the brain's process of handling stress under different conditions and offers readers coping strategies. Not intended as a way to avoid stress - this is a guide to understand stress and cope through various techniques.
The Blue Zones is the cornerstone of the Longevity movement today. Written by the National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner, this extraordinary book takes us on the voyage that has evolved our understanding of centenarians and what factors, regardless of borders, contribute most strongly to passing the 100-year marker.