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Nutritionist and health expert Oz Garcia urges readers to take advantage of cutting-edge medical advances and pharmaceutical feats to maintain excellent health and ensure longevity. In this impressive, mind-boggling compendium, Garcia evaluates all the most up-to-date treatments -- everything from botox to genomics -- and details how and where readers can avail themselves of these medical resources on their own.
The author's enthusiasm is palpable as he describes the five major "pillars" that contribute not just to physical health but to general wellness and enjoyment of life: Frontiers, Life Extension and Life Enhancement, The Body Beautiful, Sexuality, and Supernutrition. Within the context of each pillar, Garcia elaborates on all manner of gadgets, treatments, and dietary approaches; however, the book is arranged so that readers can just as easily look up a particular problem or concern and find the best and most current solution.
Garcia's extensive research into the wealth of topics that are covered in the book is also evident. Presenting both the potential drawbacks as well as the benefits, the book proves to be a potent tool for readers who choose to let science work for them. While a few of the possibilities may strike some readers as far-fetched or intimidating, features such as the Paleotech Diet and the chapter on the Power Brain will certainly appeal to a wide audience. (Karen Burns)