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Younger You: Reverse Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better Audio CD – Unabridged, 18 January 2022
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It's not quite Back to the Future. But Fitzgerald, a doctor in naturopathic medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon., says it is possible to reverse your biological age--or 'bio age'--a term scientists use for determining how old someone's tissues, systems and genetic material are.-- "New York Post"
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Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP, is the first-ever recipient of the Emerging Leadership Award from the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in recognition of her work on DNA methylation. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine and lectures globally on functional medicine. She is on the faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), and is an IFM certified practitioner with a clinical practice in Newtown, Connecticut. She runs a Functional Medicine Clinic Immersion program for professionals and hosts the podcast New Frontiers in Functional Medicine.
Rachel Perry narrates audiobooks from her home studio in Los Angeles, California. She is a prolific narrator of romance, but also enjoys working in the mystery, self-development, religion, parenting, and young adult genres. With a background in fine arts, she has studied art and acting in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and Second City improv in Chicago. She has been a TV host, performed comedy, acted in TV shows and commercials, and worked in radio.
- Publisher : Hachette B and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (18 January 2022)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1668606976
- ISBN-13 : 978-1668606971
- Dimensions : 14.73 x 2.79 x 14.22 cm
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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)!