The Longevity Code: Slow Down the Aging Process and Live Well for Longer-Secrets from the Leading Edge of Science

The Longevity Code: Slow Down the Aging Process and Live Well for Longer-Secrets from the Leading Edge of Science

by Kris Verburgh MD

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Overview

Slow down the aging process and live well for longer

Do you know exactly how and why you age? And what you can do—whatever your current age—to slow that process and have a longer, healthier life?

In The Longevity Code, medical doctor Kris Verburgh illuminates the biological mechanisms that make our bodies susceptible to heart attacks, dementia, diabetes, and other aging-related diseases. With the facts laid out, he provides the tools we need to slow down the aging process. His scientifically backed Longevity Staircase outlines a simple yet innovative step-by-step method offering better health and a longer life span– especially the crucial role of proper nutrition and exercise.

But diet and exercise might not be the only way to crack the “longevity code”: With each passing day, advances in biotechnology that were once the stuff of science fiction are emerging. Dr. Verburgh discusses how new types of vaccines, mitochondrial DNA, CRISPR proteins, and stem cells may help us slow and even reverse aging—now and in the future—and when paired with the right lifestyle, lead to longer, healthier lives than we’ve ever imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615194254
Publisher: The Experiment
Publication date: 01/23/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 456,408
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Kris Verburgh, MD, is a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies at the Free University Brussels and is on the faculty of Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank devoted to tackling the world’s biggest challenges with emerging technology. Dr. Verburgh researches interventions that can extend healthy life span and combat aging-related diseases through nutrition and state-of-the-art biotechnology. He has established a new scientific discipline, nutrigerontology, which researches diets and guidelines to slow down aging and reduce the risk of aging-related diseases. Dr. Verburgh is frequently invited to speak at venues all around the world about new developments and paradigm shifts in medicine, health care, the science of aging, and more.
Kris Verburgh, MD, is a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies at the Free University of Brussels and is on the faculty of Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank devoted to tackling the world’s biggest challenges with emerging technology. Dr. Verburgh researches interventions that can extend healthy life span and combat aging-related diseases through nutrition and state-of-the-art biotechnology. He has established a new scientific discipline, nutrigerontology, which researches diets and guidelines to slow down aging and reduce the risk of aging-related diseases. Dr. Verburgh is frequently invited to speak at venues all around the world about new developments and paradigm shifts in medicine, health care, the science of aging, and more.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction ix

1 Why Do We Age? 1

Making Room? 2

Dying Before Growing Old 3

Young and Healthy, Old and Sick 12

Sex and Aging 16

2 What Causes Aging? 29

Proteins 31

Carbohydrates 52

Fats 77

Our Energy Generators and Their Role in Life, Death, and Aging 95

Shoelaces and Strings 110

Other Causes and Conclusion 118

3 The Longevity Staircase 121

Step 1: Avoid Deficiencies 122

Step 2: Stimulate Hormesis 137

Step 3: Reduce Growth Stimulation 151

Step 4: Reverse the Aging Process 186

Conclusion 202

4 Some Thoughts About Aging, Longevity, and Immortality 213

Do We Really Want to Grow That Old? 218

A New Society 224

5 Recipes 230

Afterword 252

Afterword to This Edition 255

Additional Reading 258

Glossary 263

References 271

Index 293

About the Author 310

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