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Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better Hardcover – 18 January 2022
Based on the groundbreaking study that shaved three years off a subjects' age in just eight weeks, discover a proven, accessible plan to prevent diseases and reduce your biological age.
It's true: getting older is inevitable and your chronological age can only move in one direction. But you also have a biological age, which scientists can measure by assessing how your genes are expressed through epigenetics. Exciting new research shows that your bio age can actually move in reverse--and Dr. Kara Fitzgerald's groundbreaking, rigorous clinical trial proved it's possible. By eating delicious foods and establishing common-sense lifestyle practices that positively influence genetic expression, study participants reduced their bio age by just over three years in only eight weeks!
Now Dr. Fitzgerald shares the diet and lifestyle plan that shows you how to influence your epigenetics for a younger you. In Younger You you'll learn:
- It's not your genetics that determines your age and level of health, it's your epigenetics
- How DNA methylation powerfully influences your epigenetic expression
- The foods and lifestyle choices that most affect DNA methylation
- Simple swaps to your daily routines that will add years to your life
- The full eating and lifestyle program, with recipes and meal plans, to reduce your bio age and increase vitality
- How to take care of your epigenetic expression at every life stage, from infancy through midlife and your later decades
We don't have to accept a descent into disease and unwellness as we age as inevitable: when you reduce bio age you reduce your odds of developing all the major diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and dementia. With assessment tools for determining your bio age, recipes, and plans for putting it all into practice, Younger You helps you repair years of damage, ward off chronic disease, and optimize your health--for years to come.
"I first learned the power of nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle to dramatically improve our lives when treating my multiple sclerosis. Now Kara Fitzgerald has taken it a step further with her clinically-proven program for a longer and more vibrant life."--Terry Wahls, MD, author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
"Younger You challenges the long held notion that we are helpless as it relates to the seemingly inexorable decline in our physical health as time marches on. Dr. Fitzgerald makes it clear that we can absolutely change our destiny as it relates to various parameters associated with aging and provides a straightforward program for achieving this important goal."--David Perlmutter, MD, author, #1 New York Times bestseller, Grain Brain, and Brain Wash
"After years of working alongside Dr. Fitzgerald on reaching and maintaining optimal health, I can safely say she is one to look out for to not only live a longer life, but a healthier and more vibrant one."--Amy Myers, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution and Thyroid Connection
"A lifestyle program has never been more worthwhile or more revolutionary than Dr. Fitzgerald's in Younger You. She shows how the simple things like nutrition, exercise, and daily routines can profoundly affect your quality of life--and that it's never too early or too late for the whole family to start thinking about optimizing their epigenetic expression."--Sara Gottfried, MD, three-time New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure
"As a scientist and educator in nutritional epigenetics and longevity, I commend Kara's extraordinary ability to make science accessible and actionable to a lay audience. Her guest lecture for my course on the biology of longevity at Stanford University drew rave reviews from my students. I will recommend Kara's new book Younger You to my students who want to deepen their knowledge and practice of nutritional longevity.--Dr. Lucia Aronica, PhD
"Dr. Fitzgerald has published groundbreaking research that proves that we can change the aging of our body through a specific lifestyle intervention program. Now she has made this program available for all of us to benefit from in this extraordinary book. This is a 'must' for anyone interested in what they can do in slowing the aging process naturally."--Jeffrey Bland, PhD, president, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute
"Dr. Fitzgerald is among the first to realize that epigenetics is destined to be a game-changer for 21st Century medicine. Now she shares her program to modify our epigenetics safely, with exercise, a natural diet and a surprising array of other practices. Let's try it!"--Josh Mittteldorf, PhD, author of Cracking the Age Code
"Finally a well-explained, dynamic, science-backed guide to optimizing your health by affecting the core of what makes all of us tick--our genes. I've been using Dr. Fitzgerald's program in my practice for years and I'm so pleased this information is now accessible to all."--Mark Hyman, MD, fourteen-time New York Times bestselling author and founder and director of The UltraWellness Center
"It is a new era--aging 'backward' is no longer a fantasy, it is now a fact proven by clinical trial. Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, lead author of this paradigm-shifting trial, now describes her approach in her new book, Younger You. This is the first book in the new era of 'aging reversal' medicine and health, and for all of us who are aging, this is a must-read."--Dale Bredesen, MD, professor and author of the New York Times bestseller, The End of Alzheimer's
About the Author
- Publisher : Hachette Go (18 January 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 512 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0306924838
- ISBN-13 : 978-0306924835
- Dimensions : 16.19 x 3.81 x 23.81 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 125,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One little mistake in the book though (but it has nothing to do with her program!). On page 27 she mentions the twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly and says that we can remember Scott as the astronaut singing "Major Tom' in space. In fact it was Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who did this beautiful rendition of Bowie's chef d'oeuvre.
Reviewed in Canada on 31 January 2022
At the start of the book introduces the concept of your “Bio Age”, and how this differs from your actual chronological age. She explains how the field of epigenetics has recently allowed for a much more accurate assessment of bio age, and a better understanding of what steps can be taken to lower a person's bio age.
The first part of the book explains “The New Science of Aging”, discussing epigenetics, genes, and diet and lifestyle choices that can lower bio age. The second part of the book focuses on general advice and diagnostic tools to help asses your bio age, plan a diet, and add in supplements. The third section is more about customizing the plan to fit your specific needs, and monitoring changes to design a strategy that is optimal for you.
At the end of the book, the first Appendix section contains dozens of recipes. These recipes consist of simple instructions, without pictures of the food. All of the recipes DO include nutritional information; such as total protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and calories. This is very helpful in planning out a precise and targeted diet, and I wish more recipe books included this information. The recipes are divided into: Breakfast, Light Dishes, Main Courses, Snacks and Sweets, and Beverages. There are also more pages of useful resources; such as supplement lists, ingredient notes, and even information about the methylation cycle.
Overall I enjoyed reading this book. The text was informative, and the list of recipes and nutritional information at the end was very helpful. Even though I had previously read very similar information about aging, I still appreciated the way that the information was presented here; and the resources at the end really helped to provide examples of positive changes that you can make right away.
Following this program, we’re less likely to incur age-related diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart ailments. Yes, I’ve heard of many of these interventions before, but I love the fact that we now know the best ones – a clear, concise list. This PROOF compels me to make it happen much more than theoretical diet changes; the “shoulds” that I sometimes do and sometimes don’t. I’ve always been overwhelmed by the “shoulds” because they seem so infinite that I just want to bury my head in the sand. This book, although packed with science, brings relief in its simple, doable actions.
Sure, some of the more educated out there know about methylation, but I never quite understood it and its importance. Thankfully, this book is for laypeople, like me. I’ve never understood epigenetics, either. Now I understand that means that I can turn off certain genes, so I’m not as doomed to inherit my paternal grandparents’ heart problems and my maternal grandparents’ cancers… and I can do it with food, moderate exercise and meditation... uh, excuse me but, WOW! The research behind this book is very exciting, ground-breaking and, I feel, the beginning of a new era in health. I’m gratefully trading in my persistent, debilitating overwhelm for a new, clear pathway to health… ahhhhhh (relief + joy)!