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The Fountain of Youth: Living Longer with Youthful Fitness, Health and Happiness

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Enjoy a longer and fuller lifestyle. The study of the phenomenon of human aging is a comparatively new field, and it is not surprising that much confusion and misinformation exists among the general public. Finally, here is The Fountain of Youth, a practical, no-nonsense book that provides adequate, proven knowledge and guidance to deal intelligently with the many changes and personal problems that we all face when growing older. The book destroys many false myths about aging, and reveals realistic, proven means ...
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Overview

Enjoy a longer and fuller lifestyle. The study of the phenomenon of human aging is a comparatively new field, and it is not surprising that much confusion and misinformation exists among the general public. Finally, here is The Fountain of Youth, a practical, no-nonsense book that provides adequate, proven knowledge and guidance to deal intelligently with the many changes and personal problems that we all face when growing older. The book destroys many false myths about aging, and reveals realistic, proven means to pursue a good, healthy, natural lifestyle, to prevent premature aging, and to be happy when growing older.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595160051
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Edition number: 0
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Note to the Reader vii
Preface xiii
Introduction xv
Chapter 1 Keep on Living with Vigor 1
Importance of Mental Attitude 1
Physical Activity 10
Sexual Activity 26
Chapter 2 What is Aging? 32
Myths and Misconceptions 32
The Aging Process-Avoiding Premature Aging 35
Advantages and Benefits of Growing Older 52
Chapter 3 Good Nutrition 54
The Problem of Selecting and Eating the Right Food 54
The Right Healthy Nutrition 59
Nutritional Value of Food Products and Ingredients 60
Proteins 60
Carbohydrates 62
Fiber 68
Fat 70
Cholesterol 74
Vitamins 78
Minerals 91
Cooking for Best Nutritional Value 103
Consumption of Liquids 105
Eating in Restaurants and Fast Food Establishments 115
Vegetarian Diet 117
Food Additives 118
"Health Foods" 120
Medication and Food 122
Food and Weight Control 123
Losing Weight 126
Buying the Right Healthy Food 129
Chapter 4 Health Problems 134
You and Your Doctor 134
Medication--Drugs 139
Your Pharmacist 144
Surgery 145
Hospital Care 145
Common Ailments and Illness 149
Alcohol 163
Tobacco Smoking 170
Chapter 5 Retirement 180
Chapter 6 You and Your Family 190
Chapter 7 Your Home--Where to Live 197
Chapter 8 Money--Resources and Problems 209
Epilogue 217
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