Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today

Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today

by Sanjay Gupta
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Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Dr. Gupta has tried to answer a fundamental question that has irked humanity from time immemorial: How to increase human life-span and also improve the quality of our life, simultaneously? Man¿s quest for the elusive elixir of life, of course, has been going on since the ancient times indeed. This charming book stands out among the innumerable books of the genre - books that purport to tell you the secret to a long and productive life and also help you to live even longer than that sturdy oak tree in your backyard. It stands out because it is most readable. Written in simple, understandable English, full of humorous anecdotes and devoid of any hyperbole, the book will startle and astonish the reader with its array of scientific facts, shrewd observations and social commentary. Much of the facts assembled here are not new. Some of them have been known for over two thousand years, and many have been well known and understood for over thirty or forty years. For example, the ancient Indians knew, as mentioned in Ayurveda that turmeric is good for your health ¿ they called it a ¿blood purifier¿. Now scientists tell us that turmeric has anti-oxidants, and it is a bactericide also, and that it has the ability to heal some of the fungal and bacterial infections of skin and blood: ¿Eating foods like dark chocolate and dishes containing the spice turmeric and drinking red wine, green tea, and even coffee can all help you live longer and healthier, with a dramatically sharper mind, ¿ the author states. Also, it has been known now for over thirty years that it¿s better to be slightly under-nourished than over-nourished. With over-nourishment comes the danger of diabetes and hypertension. The author explains clearly why humans and animals live longer on a meager, low-calorie diet. It¿s an undeniable fact that nothing can stop aging, of course. We can only delay perhaps the effects of the onset of aging. Dr. Gupta says, ¿Nothing can stop aging, but we can take steps to increase our chances of living longer, healthier lives.¿ The book is full of startling facts: that although genetics do appear to play a role in how long we live, studies suggest that our DNA accounts for only about 30 percent of how long we live. And it also has many not so startling facts, such as: deep breathing is very important to live a long life. The author states that using stem cell therapy, it will be possible to cure some of the presently incurable diseases such as Alzheimer¿s and Parkinson¿s, and even cancer, and help people live longer. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The book is free of medical jargons. It¿s written in such simple prose that even average readers with ordinary education can read and understand it without reaching for a dictionary repeatedly. And more important, readers can implement in their own life the ideas espoused and suggestions given by Dr. Gupta, and improve both the quality of their life and also their longevity. I must say, however, that reading this book has raised a few interesting and pertinent questions in my mind, questions such as: On this planet, is there any sane person who wishes to live for ever? And, just as an eternal feast could result in an eternal bellyache, can living for ever, at some point, turn into an eternal nightmare?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sanjay Gupta has been a voice of reason in a crazy time of medical misinformation. His new book Chasing Life will bring clarity and excitement to people who have resigned themselves to simply growing old. My architect father grew the first grapes hydroponically in Mombasa and was running up stairs when he was ninety. He became the family's organic Mediterranean cook and he learned to speak Spanish when he was 85. He demonstrated to me what Dr. Gupta is teaching in his book. Vitality and curiosity can thrive will into advanced ages.
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joansie More than 1 year ago
Really excellent book. I bought two more copies and sent one to each of my badly overweight kids, in hopes that they'll get something out of it. Well written, easy to understand both the medical and the mind-set messages.
MARI1961 More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK OPENS YOUR EYES REGARDING YOUR HEALTH, QUALITY OF LIFE AND MAKING SENSIBLE CHANGES TO YOUR EATING HABITS. A GOOD PLACE TO START IS READING THIS BOOK. YOU LEARN ABOUT FOODS, THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND YOU AND HOW OTHERS LIVE LONGER AND HEALTHIER LIVES IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. I READ THIS BOOK AND ORDERED ONE FOR A FRIEND.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Chasing Life gives us fascinating and science-based information in a book that reads like fiction. Simple tips for how to live healthier and longer are included throughout the book, which teaches us how any of us, at any age can 'Chase Life'. A MUST READ!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had me hooked from the first chapter. Dr. Gupta simplifies a complex topic and gives you information you can use right now to actually extend your life. I¿m in my late thirties and plan to take Dr. Gupta¿s advice and make some changes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chasing Life provides page after page of insightful, yet practical, information. Dr. Gupta explains things in an easy to read format without being too generic. My favorite part is the ¿Paging Dr. Gupta¿ check list summary at the end of each chapter. It provides me a quick guide to refer back to in the future. I would recommend this book for the whole family¿I¿m in my 20¿s and the book inspired me to start my ¿chasing life¿ journey today!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say that I am very impressed with the wealth of information and insight Dr. Gupta has put into this book. From the advanced copies out there already I can tell you that this book will give you the information on making choices that will not only make you live longer but live better. Once again we can trust America's trusted doctor to guide us with simple information in this age of confusing and conflicting medical information. I reccomoned this book to everyone and stongly ecourage physicians to reccommend this book to their patients as well. Imran Ali (Student New York Medical College)