Grow Young with HGH: The Amazing Medically Proven Plan to Reverse Aging

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Overview

"Want to be healthy, vital , alert, and active on your 100th birthday? Then you must read this book."
—Dr. Bob Goldman, president, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Discover the Age-Reversing Benefits of Human Growth Hormone
  • Lose Fat, Gain Muscle
  • Increase Energy Level
  • Increase Immune Function
  • Enhance Sexual Performance
  • Increase Cardiac Output
  • Improve Skin Elasticity
  • Remove Wrinkles
  • Eliminate Cellulite
  • Improve Vision
  • Increase Memory Retention
  • Improve Quality of Sleep
  • Increase Exercise Performance
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Improve Cholesterol Profile
  • Increase Bone Mass
  • Quicken Wound Healing
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Total Health
A pratical guide to gaining all the benefits of HGH through diet, exercise, nutrients, supplements, and hormone replacement therapies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060984342
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 303,881
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald M. Klatz, M.D., D.O., is a leading authority on maximum human performance, advanced biotechnologies, anti-aging medicine, and aging-related diseases. He is president and cofounder of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and is board certified in family practice and sports medicine, and by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Klatz holds academic, clinical, or research affiliations with Oklahoma State University, Tufts University, and the Central America Health Sciences University. He is the author of numerous books, including Grow Young with HGH; has served as the senior medical editor of Longevity magazine and as a contributing editor to the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics; has been a respected consultant to the U.S. Congress and the General Accounting Office; and is a popular lecturer and television guest.

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No More Grumpy Old Men (or Women)

What if I told you could live to be age one hundred in as healthy and vigorous condition as you are now? Or if you are already suffering the ill effects of aging, you could turn back the clock twenty years and stay that way until the century mark? Would you be interested? And what if that extra thirty years added to the average life span allowed you to live long enough to take advantage of new scientific breakthroughs so that your healthy functional life span could be extended to 120 or 130 years and beyond? And what if the launching pad to that wonderful prospect involved taking a substance that caused your body to lose unwanted fat and build muscle, regrew your organs, improved your heart and lung activity, made studs out of men, increased sexual pleasure in women, and gave you the energy, sleep, and wonderful sense that the world is your oyster? Would you say, "What is this substance and how can I get some?"

There is such a substance. It is an Alice-in-Wonderland kind of hormone. Too little of it makes us dwarfs and too much of it turns us into giants. But the right amount of it at the right time promises to bring about the most fundamental revolution in society today--the beginning of the end of aging.

The "Fountain of Youth" Hormone

On July 5, 1990, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published a clinical study on a drug that sent shock waves throughout the world. It was instantly hailed as a fountain of youth. In a scene that seemed like something out of the movie Cocoon, injections of synthetic human growth hormone--a substance naturally produced by the pituitary gland--had turnedtwelve men, ages sixty-one to eighty-one, with flabby, frail, fat-bulging bodies, into their sleeker, stronger, younger selves. In language rarely used in conservative medical journals, Daniel Rudman, M.D., and his colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin wrote: "The effects of six months of human growth hormone on lean body mass and adipose-tissue mass were equivalent in magnitude to the changes incurred during 10 to 20 years of aging."

In interviews with reporters, the men in the study and their wives reported other startling changes. The gray hair of a sixty-five-year-old man was turning black. The wife of another man had trouble keeping up with her newly energized husband even though she was fifteen years younger. A third man, who saw the wrinkles disappear on his face and hands, was now opening jars with ease, passing younger people on the street, and gardening for hours on end. Some of the users and their spouses made sly references to reinvigorated sex lives. What happened to the control group? In group 2, as they were called in the study, "there was no significant change in lean body mass, the mass of adipose tissue, skin thickness, or bone density during treatment." In other words, they continued aging on schedule.

Double-Blind Clinical Proof

Drugs and therapies that claim to reverse aging are nothing new. For decades youth seekers have trekked to the four corners of the world seeking youth and immortality. Recent examples include Ana Aslan's clinic in Rumania for injections of Gerovital H3, which is essentially the same Novocain your dentist uses. Konrad Adenauer, Gloria Swanson, Groucho Marx, and more than 50,000 lesser-known patients have had their buttocks shot with fresh fetal lamb cells at Clinique La Prairie in Switzerland. Others swear by ginseng or placental extract or nucleic acid therapy, which unleashed a craze for eating RNA-rich sardines. While some of these therapies might have genuine merit, none of them has passed the gold standard of drug testing: controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical study. Today there is immense interest in the hormone melatonin, released by the pineal gland in the brain. But melatonin has yet to be tested in double-blind trials in human beings. The only age-reversing drug that has passed placebo-controlled double-blind clinical trials with flying colors is human growth hormone. Not once, but many times over.

HGH Today

Following up his own work, Rudman found that HGH given to twenty-six elderly men regrew the livers, spleens, and muscles that had shrunken with age back to their youthful sizes. Improved muscle strength, he pointed out, could make the difference between someone's being on his feet or being confined to a wheelchair, between being spoon-fed or cooking a meal, between living independently or living in a nursing home. "The overall deterioration of the body that comes with growing old is not inevitable," he concluded. "We now realize that some aspects of it can be prevented or reversed."

Rudman's landmark discovery opened the floodgates to the point that there are now thousands of studies in the world medical literature documenting the benefits of growth hormone therapy. The National Institute on Aging has funded a multimillion-dollar effort in nine medical centers that will run for five years to test whether human growth hormone and other trophic factors--defined as substances that promote growth or maintenance of tissues--can reverse or retard the aging process. In 1992 medical researchers at Stanford University stated, "It is possible that physiologic growth hormone replacement might reverse or prevent some of the 'inevitable' sequelae of aging."

But many people are not waiting for the results of these studies. In this country and abroad, doctors at dozens of clinics are treating thousands of old and middle-aged people who wish to erase the effects of aging. Hundreds of case histories have now become available, some of which you will read about in the coming chapters.

As we go to press, the FDA has just approved HGH for use in adults. Until now the only indication had been for treatment of children who failed to grow due to lack of growth hormone. The adult indication is for somatotrophin (growth hormone) deficiency syndrome (SDS). Signs of SDS include decreased physical mobility, socialization and energy levels, along with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease and lower life expectancy. Grow Young with HGH. Copyright © by Ronald Klatz. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 No More Grumpy Old Men (or Women) 3
2 The Story of Growth Hormone 16
3 GH Therapy in 202 Aging Adults 30
4 The Biology of Growth Hormone 39
5 A Disease Called Aging 49
6 The Global Impact of Growth Hormone: Case Studies 64
7 Immune Rejuvenation: The Key to Longevity 77
8 The Medical Miracle 85
9 Losing Fat, Gaining Muscle 103
10 Losing Wrinkles, Growing Hair 115
11 GH and Sex: The Hard Facts 122
12 Powering the Brain 132
13 Determining Your Need: A Self-Test 153
14 Finding an Anti-Aging Doctor 166
15 Replenishing the Hormones 174
16 Growth Hormone Naturally: A Guide to GH-Releasing Nutrients and Drugs 198
17 Maximizing the Effect: Diet and Nutrition 226
18 Maximizing the Effect: Exercise and Strength 249
19 A Shot at Youth 274
20 Minimizing Side Effects 282
21 Growth Hormone: The Next Generation 290
Epilogue: Bridges to Immortality 307
Afterword 313
App Resources for HGH and Anti-Aging Therapies 315
App Physicians Who Specialize in Anti-Aging Medicine 317
App Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of HGH 320
App Suppliers of GH-Releasers, Secretagogues, and Anti-Aging Nutrients 321
App American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Survey 323
Bibliography 325
Index 357
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    Young at Any Age

    Well written and informative, Dr. Ronald Klatz walks the reader through the history and promise of HGH. What was held as promise in the later chapters has come to fruition and more. I'd love to share what I've learned.

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