The Telomere Effect

Author: Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455587964
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Health & Fitness

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The revolutionary book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres, slowing disease and improving life. Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our genetic heritage. Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel's research shows that the length and health of one's telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection. They and other scientists have found that changes we can make to our daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans (the number of years we remain healthy, active, and disease-free). THE TELOMERE EFFECT reveals how Blackburn and Epel's findings, together with research from colleagues around the world, cumulatively show that sleep quality, exercise, aspects of diet, and even certain chemicals profoundly affect our telomeres, and that chronic stress, negative thoughts, strained relationships, and even the wrong neighborhoods can eat away at them. Drawing from this scientific body of knowledge, they share lists of foods and suggest amounts and types of exercise that are healthy for our telomeres, mind tricks you can use to protect yourself from stress, and information about how to protect your children against developing shorter telomeres, from pregnancy through adolescence. And they describe how we can improve our health spans at the community level, with neighborhoods characterized by trust, green spaces, and safe streets. THE TELOMERE EFFECT will make you reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis. It is the first book to explain how we age at a cellular level and how we can make simple changes to keep our chromosomes and cells healthy, allowing us to stay disease-free longer and live more vital and meaningful lives.

The Telomere Effect

Author: Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781455587964
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Health & Fitness

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The revolutionary book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres, slowing disease and improving life. Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our genetic heritage. Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel's research shows that the length and health of one's telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection. They and other scientists have found that changes we can make to our daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans (the number of years we remain healthy, active, and disease-free). THE TELOMERE EFFECT reveals how Blackburn and Epel's findings, together with research from colleagues around the world, cumulatively show that sleep quality, exercise, aspects of diet, and even certain chemicals profoundly affect our telomeres, and that chronic stress, negative thoughts, strained relationships, and even the wrong neighborhoods can eat away at them. Drawing from this scientific body of knowledge, they share lists of foods and suggest amounts and types of exercise that are healthy for our telomeres, mind tricks you can use to protect yourself from stress, and information about how to protect your children against developing shorter telomeres, from pregnancy through adolescence. And they describe how we can improve our health spans at the community level, with neighborhoods characterized by trust, green spaces, and safe streets. THE TELOMERE EFFECT will make you reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis. It is the first book to explain how we age at a cellular level and how we can make simple changes to keep our chromosomes and cells healthy, allowing us to stay disease-free longer and live more vital and meaningful lives.

The Telomerase Revolution

Author: Michael Fossel
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781941631706
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Science

One of Wall Street Journal’s "Best Books for Science Lovers" in 2015 Science is on the cusp of a revolutionary breakthrough. We now understand more about aging—and how to prevent and reverse it—than ever before. In recent years, our understanding of the nature of aging has grown exponentially, and dramatic life extension—even age reversal—has moved from science fiction to real possibility. Dr. Michael Fossel has been in the forefront of aging research for decades and is the author of the definitive textbook on human aging. In The Telomerase Revolution, he takes us on a detailed but highly accessible scientific journey, providing startling insights into the nature of human aging. Twenty years ago, there was still considerable debate of the nature of human aging, with a variety of competing theories in play. But scientific consensus is forming around the telomere theory of aging. The essence of this theory is that human aging is the result of cellular aging. Every time a cell reproduces, its telomeres (the tips of the chromosomes) shorten. With every shortening of the telomeres, the cell’s ability to repair its molecules decreases. It ages. Human aging is the result of the aging of the body’s trillions of cells. But some of our cells don’t age. Sex cells and stem cells can reproduce indefinitely, without aging, because they create telomerase. Telomerase re-lengthens the telomeres, keeping these cells young. The Telomerase Revolution describes how telomerase will soon be used as a powerful therapeutic tool, with the potential to dramatically extend life spans and even reverse human aging. Telomerase-based treatments are already available, and have shown early promise, but much more potent treatments will become available over the next decade. The Telomerase Revolution is the definitive work on the latest science on human aging, covering both the theory and the clinical implications. It takes the reader to the forefront of the upcoming revolution in human medicine.

Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres

Author: Catherine Brady
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262261968
Release Date: 2009-02-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn -- one of Time magazine's 100 "Most Influential People in the World" in 2007 -- made headlines in 2004 when she was dismissed from the President's Council on Bioethics after objecting to the council's call for a moratorium on stem cell research and protesting the suppression of relevant scientific evidence in its final report. But it is Blackburn's groundbreaking work on telomeric DNA, which launched the field of telomere research, that will have the more profound and long-lasting effect on science and society. In this compelling biography, Catherine Brady tells the story of Elizabeth Blackburn's life and work and the emergence of a new field of scientific research on the specialized ends of chromosomes and the enzyme, telomerase, that extends them. In the early stages of telomere research, telomerase, heralded as a potential cure for cancer and diseases related to aging, attracted the voracious interest of biotech companies. The surrounding hype succeeded in confusing the role of telemorase in extending the life of a cell with a mechanism that might extend the lifespan of an entire organism. In Brady's hands, Blackburn's story reveals much about the tension between pure and applied science, the politicking that makes research science such a competitive field, and the resourceful opportunism that characterizes the best scientific thinking. Brady describes the science accessibly and compellingly. She explores Blackburn's struggle to break down barriers in an elite, male-dominated profession, her role as a mentor to other women scientists (many of whom have made their mark in telomere research), and the collaborative nature of scientific work. This book gives us a vivid portrait of an exceptional woman and a new understanding of the combination of curiosity, imaginative speculation, and aesthetic delight that powers scientific discovery.Catherine Brady is Assistant Professor in the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco. She is the author of two collections of short stories, The End of the Class War and Curled in the Bed of Love (a winner of the 2002 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction).

The Telomere Miracle

Author: Ed Park, M.D.
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401952587
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: Health & Fitness

What if everything you think you know about getting older and staying healthy is wrong? Ed Park, M.D., offers the revolutionary idea that disease and aging in humans all arises from a single source: genetic errors caused by shortening of telomeres, or the sequences of DNA at the ends of our chromosomes. Telomeres naturally wear down over time, and thus when cells replicate (as they do all the time in our bodies), they’re creating progressively poorer-quality duplicates of themselves, like making a Xerox of a Xerox of a Xerox. Ultimately, the body deteriorates, resulting in a range of ailments, many of which we associate with aging—from diabetes to hypertension to macular degeneration to cancer.

Happily, Ed tells us, it’s possible to slow or even reverse this process and effectively turn back the clock. In The Telomere Miracle, he explains cutting-edge science in a lively style, using illustrations and metaphors ranging from auto parts to superheroes. Then he shows readers how they can intervene in the aging process by boosting the activity of the enzyme telomerase naturally by understanding and optimizing six key areas of breathing, mindset, sleep, exercise, diet, and supplements.


The Telomere Effect

Author: Elizabeth Blackburn
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781409173014
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Genre: Self-Help

Have you ever wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds, and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? More importantly - can you choose which outcome will happen to you? Written by Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel, The Telomere Effect reveals the ground-breaking science at the heart of ageing - and what you can do to help reverse it. While many factors contribute to ageing and illness, Elizabeth and Elissa's award-winning research has revealed that the length of our telomeres - the part of our chromosomes which determine how fast our cells age and die - can have a direct effect on how quickly or slowly we age. In this pioneering book, discover for the first time the many simple changes you can make to your diet, sleep and mental wellbeing to look after your telomeres. From which foods to eat, types of exercise to practise, various mind tricks to prevent stress - and how to shield your children from developing shorter telomeres from conception through to adolescence - start protecting your telomeres and your youth today.

AARP The Immortality Edge

Author: Michael Fossel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118370148
Release Date: 2012-04-23
Genre: Health & Fitness

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. Based on Nobel Prize–winning genetic research, AARP The Immortality Edge provides a simple plan to keep your telomeres healthy for better health and longevity. Telomeres play an important role in protecting our chromosomes from critical damage. The shortening of the telomere disrupts vital cellular function and promotes the previously seemingly inevitable onset of aging and various diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer's. Drawing from the groundbreaking discoveries about telomeres that won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine, this book includes a highly prescriptive program that shows you how to live longer by slowing telomere shortening and rejuvenating your cells through relatively simple alterations in nutrition habits and other lifestyle changes. Written by authors with extensive knowledge of genetics, telomeres, and longevity Offers a simple action plan you can start using immediately Includes a revolutionary new eating plan Recommends individualized supplement programs Shares a diet and exercise approach grounded in solid scientific research The exciting recent discoveries about telomeres promise to revolutionize our approach to anti-aging much as antioxidants did ten years ago. Unlike trendy diet and fitness books with no basis in science, The Immortality Edge targets health at its innermost level by laying out a realistic, lifelong plan using easy steps that can fit into any busy schedule-steps that can improve the length and quality of your life.

Bio identical Hormones and Telomerase

Author: Chein, MD, JD, & Demura, MD, PhD
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450255769
Release Date: 2011-08-25
Genre: Medical

As we grow older, many of us experience a tremendous amount of frustration because something inside us doesn’t work the way it used to. Nutrition experts tell us to eat certain kinds of food ... some claim free radicals are the sole cause of aging, and that the only way to longevity is through antioxidant supplements. Fitness gurus tell us the only answer is exercise. When we do exercise or go on a diet, we feel a little better—but not much, and not the way we felt when we were younger. We exercise or diet twice as much to stay at the same place, and even that is a challenge. The story has been the same throughout history, so we wonder if we should continue to fight the battle, or if we should just learn to grow old gracefully. Improvements in medical technology and new knowledge about exercise, nutrition, and rest are all part of the solution to remaining young and healthy. However, we continue to see some people who do not take particularly good care of themselves, yet are aging more gently—and we know instinctively that parts of the anti-aging puzzle must still be missing.

The One Minute Workout

Author: Martin Gibala
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399183669
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Health & Fitness

Finally, the solution to the #1 reason we don't exercise: time. Everyone has one minute. A decade ago, Martin Gibala was a young researcher in the field of exercise physiology--with little time to exercise. That critical point in his career launched a passion for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), allowing him to stay in shape with just a few minutes of hard effort. It also prompted Gibala to conduct experiments that helped launch the exploding science of ultralow-volume exercise. Now that he's the worldwide guru of the science of time-efficient workouts, Gibala's first book answers the ultimate question: How low can you go? Gibala's fascinating quest for the answer makes exercise experts of us all. His work demonstrates that very short, intense bursts of exercise may be the most potent form of workout available. Gibala busts myths ("it's only for really fit people"), explains astonishing science ("intensity trumps duration"), lays out time-saving life hacks ("exercise snacking"), and describes the fascinating health-promoting value of HIIT (for preventing and reversing disease). Gibala's latest study found that sedentary people derived the fitness benefits of 150 minutes of traditional endurance training with an interval protocol that involved 80 percent less time and just three minutes of hard exercise per week. Including the eight best basic interval workouts as well as four microworkouts customized for individual needs and preferences (you may not quite want to go all out every time), The One-Minute Workout solves the number-one reason we don't exercise: lack of time. Because everyone has one minute.

Reversing Human Aging

Author: Michael Fossel
Publisher: Quill
ISBN: 0688153844
Release Date: 1997-06-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Explains the effects of aging on the human body and describes groundbreaking medical advances in age reversal, citing their potential cures for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and stroke

The Secret Life of Fat The Science Behind the Body s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

Author: Sylvia Tara
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393244847
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

A biochemist shows how we can finally control our fat—by understanding how it works. Fat is not just excess weight, but actually a dynamic, smart, and self-sustaining organ that influences everything from aging and immunity to mood and fertility. With cutting-edge research and riveting case studies—including the story of a girl who had no fat, and that of a young woman who couldn’t stop eating—Dr. Sylvia Tara reveals the surprising science behind our most misunderstood body part and its incredible ability to defend itself. Exploring the unexpected ways viruses, hormones, sleep, and genetics impact fat, Tara uncovers the true secret to losing weight: working with your fat, not against it.

The Circadian Code

Author: Satchin Panda, PhD
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9781635652444
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

When we eat may be as important as what we eat. Like most people, you probably wake up, get hungry for meals and doze off in bed around the same time every day. If you’ve ever experienced jet lag or pulled an all-nighter, you know that this schedule can easily be thrown off kilter. But for some people, that imbalance—difficulty sleeping at night, hunger at odd times, or sudden fatigue at noon—is a constant. If you're one of those people, Dr. Satchin Panda, one of the leading researchers on circadian rhythms, has a plan to reset your body clock. Beginning with an in-depth explanation of the circadian clock—why it’s important, how it works, and how to know it isn’t working—The Circadian Code outlines lifestyle changes to make to get back on track. It's a concrete plan to enhance weight loss, improve sleep, optimize exercise, and manage technology so that it doesn’t interfere with your body’s natural rhythm. Dr. Panda’s life-changing methods show you how to prevent and reverse ailments like diabetes, cancer, and dementia, as well as microbiome conditions like acid reflux, heartburn, and irritable bowel disease.

Telomere Timebombs

Author: Ed Park
Publisher:
ISBN: 0989583708
Release Date: 2013-08
Genre:

Telomere Timebombs: Defusing the Terror of Aging showcases a revolutionary new way to think about aging and health. Dr. Ed Park's entertaining and insightful new book introduces readers to Telomeres - repetitive DNA sequences that play a vital role in aging. Telomeres, if kept intact, can afford a lifetime of better sleep, healthier skin, better mood, better exercise recovery time, and even an improved sex life. Life-changing Information For millions, the fear of growing old is in itself enough to force out grey hairs and wrinkles. However, this compelling book presents a wholly-refreshing way to embrace aging and total health. While life-changing, Dr. Park's wisdom is far from complicated. In fact, using entertaining analogies ranging from queen bees to automobile repair, the book is poised to resonate with young and old around the world. Synopsis This fresh, fascinating and often funny book teaches you why we get old and sick and describes the journeys back to health and youth experienced after taking Telomerase Activation Medicine. It outlines a future in which Telomerase Activation Medicine has changed all your expectations about getting old. Dr. Park explains how it works: "Telomeres, or 'end bodies' are the caps that protect our chromosomes like the plastic tips on shoelaces. Each time a cell divides into two daughters, the daughters are left with shorter telomeres. These telomeres caps shorten like burning fuses on the end of a firecracker. When those 'fuses' become too short, the chromosomes are damaged and the cell either stops functioning properly or dies," he says. Continuing, "There is a cure for this erosion called the Telomerase Enzyme, and it is built into every single stem cell in your body. Stem cells are like queen bees that need produce many thousands of worker drones, so a stem cell always needs to add back telomere length to prevent premature damage and death." By keeping the Telomere length as long as possible, the individual can enjoy prolonged vitality, youthfulness and overall health. This is achieved through an ingestible supplement called TA-65, a molecule discovered by scientists to be a Telomerase activator. As one of the first twenty people in the world to trial it and, after noticing astonishing results, Dr. Park became the first medical doctor licensed to prescribe TA-65. Since then, hundreds of physicians and tens of thousands of patients have jumped on board with amazing results and no adverse effects. A Grand Unified Theory of Aging and Disease Dr. Park has developed a simple and intuitive new model of aging based on Telomere erosion and Stem Cell biology that will shift and unify much of the research and efforts currently in vogue. With his renowned knack for presenting his concepts in an engaging and easy-to-understand way, Dr. Park likens it to the on-going upkeep of an automobile. "Why not think of it as car maintenance? You are just changing your oil and replacing old parts. There is a man in New York who has maintained his Volvo for 3 million miles. Is the Volvo Corporation going to strike him down with a lightning bolt? No! They love him!," he adds. Those wanting to find out how to embark on their own personal journey back to youthful health by using Telomere Activation Medicine are urged to purchase this book.

Improving Mental Health

Author: Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781615370825
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS

In Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight, Dr. Lloyd Sederer, a renowned psychiatrist, clinical administrator, and public health advocate, explores four foundational truths he has identified over his extensive career. These "secrets," as he calls them, are hidden in plain sight. They are epiphanies, which can enable practitioners, patients and families to better understand mental illness and improve lives. Written for clinicians in both mental health and primary care, as well as lay readers, this eloquent and concise book is full of apt, beautifully crafted patient stories designed to illuminate four secrets for a happier life. Dr. Sederer also uses historical incidents, wisdom culled from books and movies, and research findings to support his theme. Rarely are books written for mental health practitioners so richly drawn, compassionate, and insightful. Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight will help clinicians understand their patients—and patients understand themselves.

Age is Just a Number

Author: Charles Eugster
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 9780751565386
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Genre: Health & Fitness

Retired dental surgeon Charles Eugster rekindled a love of competitive rowing he'd neglected for most of his adult life at the age of 63. He took up bodybuilding at the age of 87. And at the age of 95 he started sprinting for the first time in his life, becoming World Champion at 200m indoor and 400m outdoor. He is a world record holder for his age group in a number of sports, and has 40 Gold Medals for World Masters Rowing. In this book, Charles shares his journey and his passionate belief that growing older needn't slow you down. And he shows his readers how taking on new challenges, learning new things, and improving your body as it ages is not only fun, but rewarding for the individual, and beneficial to society.