The Longevity Solution: Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets to a Healthy, Long Life

The Longevity Solution: Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets to a Healthy, Long Life


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Getting older doesn’t have to mean experiencing more pain and illness, becoming less mobile, or developing disease. Renowned cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy Dr. James DiNicolantonio partners with leading physician and bestselling author Dr. Jason Fung to deliver The Longevity Solution, a groundbreaking new book that unlocks the secrets of healthy aging. Using evidence drawn from their years of medical research and clinical practice, Dr. DiNicolantonio and Dr. Fung lay out five simple, easy-to-follow steps you can take now for a longer, fuller, healthier life.

The Longevity Solution explains how to incorporate time-honored wellness traditions while doing away with fads, unnecessary supplements, and unsubstantiated wellness practices. It investigates the dietary habits and other practices of the healthiest, longest-lived humans on the planet, who live in regions known as Blue Zones, as a model for what and how we should eat. It teaches the benefits of intermittent fasting and calorie restriction, which have been shown to slow the aging process, while consuming proper ratios of protein and healthy fats. It also looks at how red wine, tea, and coffee play key roles in optimizing health and why salt is an ally, not an enemy, in the longevity equation.

In this comprehensive guide, Dr. DiNicolantonio and Dr. Fung unveil cutting-edge science in an approachable format that is easy to understand and can be put into practice immediately. Simple dietary changes can help you break the cycle of carbohydrate dependence, kick your metabolism into high gear, and jump-start your longevity genes. The Longevity Solution puts healthy aging back in your control!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628603798
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 49,086
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. James DiNicolantonio

James J. DiNicolantonio, PharmD is a cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. A well-respected and internationally known scientist, and expert on health and nutrition, he has contributed extensively to health policy and has even testified in front of the Canadian Senate regarding the harms of added sugars. He serves as the Associate Editor of British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Open Heart, a journal published in partnership with the British Cardiovascular Society. He is the author or coauthor of approximately 200 publications in the medical literature. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of several other medical journals.

Dr. DiNicolantonio is the author of the best-selling books The Salt Fix and Superfuel.

Dr. Jason Fung

Dr. Jason Fung trained in Los Angeles and Toronto as a kidney specialist. It soon became obvious that conventional medical treatments were failing patients. The problem is obvious, in hindsight. Many of today’s medical issues are related to obesity and if you don’t deal with the root cause, the other problems don’t get better either.

Following core physiologic principles, he founded the Intensive Dietary Management Program ( to provide a unique treatment focus for type 2 diabetes and obesity: rather than focusing on medications, this clinic focuses on dietary changes that are simple yet effective. He pioneered the clinical use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal.

Dr. Fung is the author of The Obesity Code, The Complete Guide to Fasting and The Diabetes Code He is also the scientific editor of the Journal of Insulin Resistance and the managing director of the non-profit organization Public Health Collaboration (Canada), an international group dedicated to promoting evidence based nutritional information.

Table of Contents

Preface 4

Chapter 1 Aging: Nature Doesn't Care How Long We Live 8

Chapter 2 Calorie Restriction: A Double-Edged Sword 24

Chapter 3 mTOR and Longevity 38

Chapter 4 Dietary Protein 52

Chapter 5 Plant Versus Animal Protein 62

Chapter 6 The Optimal Amount of Protein 82

Chapter 7 Fasting 96

Chapter 8 Tea 114

Chapter 9 Red Wine and Coffee 128

Chapter 10 Eat More Salt and Magnesium 146

Chapter 11 Healthy and Unhealthy Fats 164

Chapter 12 The Blue Zones: The Longest-Living Cultures 190

Chapter 13 Full Plan for Healthy Aging 208

Epilogue 220

Endnotes 223

Index 249

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