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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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.
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.
The Happiness Curve is an expose on how to embrace the third part of our lives. Mr. Rauch, an acclaimed journalist having experienced the hump of the ‘midlife crisis’ brings to us the stories of people from all walks of life who have rebooted the “hump” into a ‘curve’ - and have found the ways to embrace what millions fear to be an impending malaise - to say the least.
The Personalized Diet reveals the surprising yet obvious fact that while some foods may be beneficial for some, the same diet can prove to be detrimental for others. Since Drs. Segal and Elinav brought readers their research on personalized nutrition, the world of dieticians and nutritionists has been forced to recalibrate every one of their standardized formulas.
Expanding on years of research by Kelly McGonigal in the field of stress, the reader is given an insight into the ways we can benefit from certain forms of stress. This work explains the processes of stress from a psychological, physiological, and emotional perspective - enabling us to pivot the negative aspects of stress into beneficial personal strengths. As a psychologist, researcher, and lecturer at Stanford University, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, has drawn on her personal and professional experience to demonstrate how to use the reactions that stress causes within the brain to cope with situations from an alternate perspective.