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The choice is yours: You can add forty or more vigorous, fulfilling years to your life. It sounds like science fiction, but in fact it’s cutting-edge science grounded in exciting new research. In The Metabolic Plan, internationally renowned biochemist Stephen Cherniske reveals the medical breakthroughs that enable all of us to extend our lives—and the quality of our lives—starting today.

After years of dedicated study and research that took him to six continents, Cherniske has arrived at a new paradigm that radically alters our understanding of the aging process and the human potential for longevity. Far from giving out due to inevitable wear and tear, the human body is naturally endowed with astonishing powers of renewal, self-repair, and regeneration. The secret to unlocking these powers lies not in genetic tinkering or a high-tech fix, but in outsmarting mother nature at her own game.

As Cherniske explains, a simple adjustment in your metabolism can profoundly alter your energy level, strength and stamina, your body’s ability to fight disease, even the intensity of your sexual desire and fulfillment. In short, by following his regime, you can essentially “trick” your body into adopting the metabolism of a twenty-year-old. The Metabolic Plan takes you step-by-step through the process of natural rejuvenation. Here is a comprehensive diet and exercise plan specifically tailored to boost antioxidant levels, combat disease, increase muscle, reduce fat, and enhance memory and vision. Cherniske shares the age-defying properties of such cutting-edge supplements as 7-Keto and debunks myths about acid/alkaline foods.Here too are detailed metabolic plans geared to the different needs of men and women and to every decade of our lives—so we’ll know exactly what to focus on when.

Longer life, more energy, improved health, a pervasive sense of well-being: it sounds too good to be true, but it’s all within our grasp. At once revolutionary and eminently practical, this is the book that finally solves the puzzle of aging.
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Feeling over the hill? We've come to believe that's it's normal to experience aches and pains once we reach a certain age, but nutritional biochemist Stephen Cherniske says otherwise. Sure, our genes come into play, but we have more control over the aging process than we think. It all has to do with "tricking" our bodies into thinking that we're still young -- which is as simple as eating the right foods and getting a decent (as little as one hour a week) amount of the correct exercise. Practical and full of realistic suggestions for kick-starting your metabolism, this is one plan it doesn't take a scientist to follow!
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Cherniske, the author of The DHEA Breakthrough, offers another self-help guide to the fountain of youth. As humans age, their anabolic metabolism (the ability to rebuild and repair tissues) decreases as catabolic metabolism (the breakdown and degeneration of tissues) increases. Cherniske posits that it is possible, through the adaptation of mind and body techniques, for an older person to reverse this process and become biologically younger. Although he promises a simple plan, the overwritten and highly detailed text may be discouraging to those looking for a clearer outline to follow. Cherniske recommends a sensible dietary program based on increased consumption of unrefined food, limiting meats and relying heavily on fruits and vegetables. He stresses the importance of moderate but consistent exercise and includes a number of stress-reduction strategies. Cherniske's metabolic plan also includes taking nutritional supplements such as DHEA and a wide variety of antioxidants that, according to the author, are based on the latest research in the anti-aging field. He advocates a complicated system, individualized by age, of self-checks, medical tests and the use of supplements that he claims will slow the aging process. Author tour. National advertising. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345441010
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/4/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.14 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2003

    THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ WHEN IT COMES TO STAYING HEALTHY!!!

    I AM AN AVID READER AND HAVE FOUND THIS TO BE THE MOST VALUABLE HEALTH RELATED BOOK I HAVE EVER READ TO DATE. I PLAN TO GIVE A COPY TO MY INTERNIST. THANKS FOR THE GIFT OF THIS INFORMATION

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    Posted April 24, 2003

    You have it in you to live longer and healthier!!

    This book is outstanding! It explains in plain english why some people look and feel younger than others the same age, then gives you the knowledge you need to join them, regardless of how busy you are. It's candid tone motivates the reader to take action.

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