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Gary Null is one of the founding fathers of the alternative health care movement, whose books, videos, television and radio programs as well as his nutritional supplement line have helped millions of people attain better health and vitality over the last 30 years.

Now, he's joining NAL with one of the most exciting books he's published in years-Power Aging. Cutting-edge science is proving in clinical trials for the first time that antioxidants, like vitamin C and beta-carotene, ...

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Gary Null is one of the founding fathers of the alternative health care movement, whose books, videos, television and radio programs as well as his nutritional supplement line have helped millions of people attain better health and vitality over the last 30 years.

Now, he's joining NAL with one of the most exciting books he's published in years-Power Aging. Cutting-edge science is proving in clinical trials for the first time that antioxidants, like vitamin C and beta-carotene, as well as lesser-known substances such as trimethylglycine, can effectively fight the symptoms of aging. We stand at the brink of a new paradigm that will change the very meaning of growing old.

Gary Null's Power Aging is a practical guide that anyone in their 40s, 50s, and beyond can use to live a longer, healthier life.

Part I explains how our modern environment, as well as our own biological processes, contribute to aging.

Part II looks at hormonal keys to health, and shows how they can address specific concerns- from maintaining cardiovascular function, facing the specter of cancer, and staying mentally sharp.

Part III puts it all together in a practical way, including a new diet and exercise program.

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Null, a well-known spokesperson for natural health and aging (Gary Null's Ultimate Anti-Aging Program), offers another volume on how to deal with the physical effects of aging. According to the author's research, illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and degenerative brain conditions are, in part, caused by damage inflicted by free radicals-unstable molecules that impair cells. The bodies' defenses against free radicals are antioxidants that can neutralize the free radicals' effect. In order to lessen the number of free radicals, Null believes it is necessary to drink pure water, exercise properly, follow a power aging diet and consume a variety of antioxidant vitamins, herbs and minerals that should boost the immune system. Null's exhortations to detoxify the body will sound familiar to devotees, but others may find his program overly stringent and too detailed. The cardiovascular protocol, for example, is quite complex. His diet program (he calls it the non-diet diet) is similar to what he has been recommending for years: strictly avoid red meat, caffeine, sugar, dairy, alcoholic beverages and wheat products. The mainly vegetarian meals (menus are included) that he advocates should be composed of organic products. (Dec.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451210500
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/2/2003
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Null

Gary Null is the author of more than 70 books, including The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing, and the host of "Natural Living with Gary Null," one of the longest running talk-radio health programs in America. He is also the producer of a number of record-breaking health-related public television specials, videos, and documentaries.

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Table of Contents

Part I Beginning the Process
Chapter 1 An Antiaging Overview: What We're Up Against, and How We Can Beat It 3
New Millennium, New Mind-set 3
Updating "Old" Ideas 5
Baby Boomers Do It Again 6
What's Here 10
Chapter 2 It's the Environment, Stupid! How the Environment Affects Our Health 13
No, You're Not Stupid, but the Environment Is All-Important 13
A Trip Back in Time 14
The Move to the Cities 16
A "Growing" Problem 17
Messing with Mother Nature 18
The Environment and Your Body 20
Every Breath You Take 21
Indoor Pollution 22
The Good Earth 24
What's Wrong with Artificial Fertilizer? 26
We're Eating What? 28
The Problems with Pesticides 28
Our Overly Processed Food 29
Irradiated and Genetically Modified Foods 32
The Danger in Sugar 34
More Bad News about the Sweet Stuff 37
Our Water 38
... And What About Your Emotional Environment? 40
Let's Ask Questions 40
Chapter 3 Why Do We Age? The Biological Processes of Aging 43
What Telomeres Tell Us 44
Free Radicals 45
Oxidative Stress 45
Chronic Inflammation 46
Hormone Imbalances 48
DNA Mutations 51
Immune System Dysfunction 52
Glycosylation 53
Methylation Deficit 53
Mitochondrial Energy Depletion 53
Excessive Calcification 54
Fatty Acid Imbalance 54
Digestive Enzyme Deficit 54
Nondigestive Enzyme Imbalances 54
Excitotoxicity 55
Circulatory Deficit 55
Aging's a "Thought Thing" Too 55
Part II What You Need to Know Now
Chapter 4 Hormonal Keys to Health: How Our Hormones Affect the Aging Process 61
How Does the Hormonal System Work? 62
What Causes the Hormonal System to Break Down? 62
DHEA Suppresses Inflammatory Cytokines 64
DHEA's Antiaging Properties 66
DHEA and the Brain 66
DHEA and Immune Function 67
DHEA and Women 68
Testosterone 68
Aging Men and Estrogen Overload 69
The Critical Need for Free Testosterone 70
Medical Testing Is Required 72
Why Testosterone Levels Decline 72
Testosterone and Libido 73
Testosterone and the Prostate Gland 74
Testosterone and Depression 76
Testosterone and Mental Decline 77
Hormone Imbalance and Obesity 78
Causes of the Estrogen-Testosterone Imbalance in Men 79
Some Natural Solutions to Male Hormone Imbalances 80
Insulin 82
Melatonin 84
Growth Hormone 84
Thyroid Hormone 85
Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid Gland) 85
Causes of Hypothyroidism 86
Treatment for Hypothyroidism 88
Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid Gland) 88
Causes of Hyperthyroidism 89
Treatment of Hyperthyroidism 89
Chapter 5 The Heart of the Matter: Understanding and Reversing Cardiovascular Disease 91
Heart Disease Is a Process 91
A Fresh Approach to Heart Disease 92
Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome 94
Correcting Inflammatory Risk Factors 95
Protecting Against Fibrinogen-Induced Heart Attack 95
Detoxifying Homocysteine 96
Controlling C-Reactive Protein 98
Lowering Your Stroke Profile 98
Blood Tests Recommended for Cardiovascular Care 99
How Excess Insulin Causes Heart Attacks 100
Testosterone and Your Heart 101
The Right Diet Is Crucial ... 102
... And So Is Exercise 104
What You Can Do: Three Specific Protocols for Heart Health 106
A Cardiovascular Protocol 106
A Protocol to Lower Cholesterol 110
A Protocol to Lower High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) 112
Chapter 6 Preventing or Facing Cancer: Strategies for Protecting Ourselves 115
The Long Dark Road to Cancer 115
Cancer Is Caused by Chemicals 117
What Causes Gene to Mutate? 118
Free Radicals 118
Diet and Cancer 119
Sugar and Cancer 121
Carcinogens in the Water 123
Dioxin and Cancer 123
Pesticides and Lymphoma 124
The Politics of Cancer 125
Prescription Drugs and Cancer 126
Breast Implants and Cancer 129
Hormones and Cancer 131
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Cancer 132
Tamoxifen and Cancer 133
Arresting the Cancer Process 136
Avoid Known Cancer-Causing Sources 137
Do Something Constructive About Cancer 139
Complementary Therapies for Cancer 140
Preventing Gene Mutation 141
Vitamins 143
Minerals 143
Essential Fats 145
Herbs and Foods 145
Research on Diet for Cancer 146
Alternative Medicine and Cancer 149
Herbs for Cancer 150
Calcium 153
Garlic 153
Conclusion 154
Chapter 7 Staying Mentally Sharp as We Age: Strategies for Fighting Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Depression 155
What Causes the Brain to Age Prematurely? 156
Free Radicals and Antioxidants 157
What Your Brain Needs 160
Vitamins 160
Acetyl-L-carnatine and Lipoic Acid 165
A Word about Mitochondria 165
Coenzyme Q10 166
Choline and Lecithin 169
Essential Fatty Acids 170
Vinpocetin 171
Ginkgo Biloba 171
Phosphatidylserine (PS) 172
Garlic 173
Melatonin 173
Target: Parkinson's Disease 174
Nutrients for Treating Parkinson's Disease 177
The Alexander Technique 179
Exercise and Parkinson's Disease 179
Target: Alzheimer's Disease 180
Nutrients for Treating Alzheimer's Disease 181
Depression 184
Chapter 8 The Antiaging Arsenal: What's New, What's Tried and True 186
Cutting-edge Supplements 186
Brain Boosters for Memory and Intelligence 189
Proven Age-Busters 195
The Antioxident Army and Major Supportive Nutrients 195
Chrono-Forte: The Antiaging Formula 208
Bone-Enhancing Nutrients for Women 209
Natural Prostate Helpers for Men 210
Herbal Aids 211
Part III Putting It All Together--For You!
Chapter 9 Gary's Non-Diet Diet, No-Exercise Exercise Program: Creating the Plan That's Right for You 221
Detox First 221
Life-Enhancement Protocols 222
Life-Enhancement Results 223
Don't Be a Statistic 225
You Are What You Eat 225
Give the Body the Right Building Blocks 226
The Power Aging Approach 226
Getting the Gist of Organic Juicing 227
Imbibing the Juice 227
How to Begin 229
How to Eat Right Without Dieting 230
What to Substitute 230
Substitutes for Animal Protein 231
Substitutes for Dairy 231
Substitutes for Caffeine and Alcohol 231
Substitutes for Sugars and Artificial Sweeteners 232
Substitutes for Carbonated Beverages 232
Substitutes for Wheat 232
What to Avoid 232
Fiber Is Detoxifying 233
Basic Rules for Eating 233
More about Meat 233
Break Out of Your Breakfast Rut 234
Let's Do Lunch--the Right Way! 235
Your Diminishing Dinner 235
Snack Power 235
Low Calorie Diets 236
The Importance of Exercise 237
How Long Should I Exercise? 239
Conclusion 240
Chapter 10 Recipes for Power Aging: Jump-start Your Detox 241
Seven-Day Jump-start Your Detox Plan 242
Recipes for Power Aging 245
Beverages 248
Breakfasts 254
Appetizers/Snacks/Miscellaneous 256
Salads 259
Soups 263
Vegetables and Main Dishes 267
Fish 271
Desserts 274
Condiments 277
Chapter 11 Countering Common Conditions: Specific Supplementation Plans 280
The Wellness Model 280
A Wellness Protocol 282
The Importance of Exercise 284
The Conditions 286
Read This First 286
A Note on Finding the Right Alternative Health Practitioner 316
Part IV More Help
Chapter 12 Techniques Toward Transformation: Affirmations for Bringing the Magic and Passion Back to Life 321
It's Time for "Inner Advertising"! 323
Outlining Goals 323
Resolving Pain and Resentment 326
Affirmations and Thoughts 327
Chapter 13 Voices of Experience: Testimontials of Life Change 329
References and Selected Bibliography 345
Index 369
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2008

    Gary Null did an excellent job of educating the importance of diet

    Dr. Null's writing style simplifies the jargon, and communicates recent scientific studies about the importance of diet and exercise in a clear and meaningful way. Fast-food and soft-drink distributors have infiltrated our schools while our educators and decision-makers slash P.E. classes and neglect the importance of teaching students the absolute importance of feeding our bodies right. Gary Null inform the general public that we can heal ourselves, we do not need to depend on prescriptions, and invasive medical techniques to fix a problem. And we can rid ourselves of our addiction to fast food and junk food. Supplement with nutrients that you can trust are pure, fresh and undiluted, Do a whole body cleanse with natural juices and fasting, -- Chew food slowly, do not eat when under stress -- Buy only organic produce whenever possible -- Eat only deep water seafood, like salmon, halibut, cod, etc. -- Do not eat shellfish, shrimp, lobster, or catfish. If you choose to eat meat or poultry, purchase only organic or all natural grass fed, and don't make it the main course, use meat sparingly to accent your other dishes, like beans, grains, and vegetables. -- Do not eat pork. Stay away from fast food resturants. There is no mystery to living a healthier and more active life, it's just that most Americans are under nourished and wondering why they are sick or have diseases. In his book, Null also explains that good nutrition means eliminating animal foods, caffeine, sugar, dairy, wheat, hormones and antibiotics from our diets. He describes the revolution in nutritional research, and demonstrates that there certainly are safe, effective, less expensive, and superior natural alternatives to man-made pharmaceuticals. The book also deals with alternative approaches to heart disease, cancer, the aging brain, and anti-aging in general. With Gary Null's Power Aging, we can make proactive choices to stay active and youthful for longer periods than ever before. You will not want to miss out on the critically important information contained in this book from Gary Null.

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