Better With Age

Let’s face it: We live in a youth-obsessed culture.

  • Category
    Health
  • Written by
    Michele Garber

Let’s face it: We live in a youth-obsessed culture. So often our pursuit of a “healthy lifestyle” is code for a quest to find the elusive miracle cure that will magically make us look and feel younger. And with Gen-Xers now turning 50 and the oldest Baby Boomers entering their 70s, our relentless search for youth makes complete sense.

Perhaps we shouldn’t feel too guilty about our narcissistic endeavors. The search for a proverbial fountain of youth is thought to predate the infamous Ponce de León, dating back to the Greek historian Herodotus in the fifth century B.C.

Fortunately, in 2016 we benefit from remarkable advancements in the science of aging, and those advancements are right at our nimble fingertips—documented in countless books. Here are a handful that may help us stave off the effects of aging and, if we’re lucky, restore and maintain that coveted youthful glow.


The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body
from the Inside Out

By Dr. Robynne Chutkan

 Microbiome is the collective of trillions of microorganisms that reside on and in our bodies. The human body is composed of only 10% human cells; the remainder are non-human bacteria.
In The Microbiome Solution, gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan explains the critical importance of a balanced gut and how our Western lifestyle is adversely affecting this vital balance. She shares with readers why she believes we need to “live dirty and eat clean” to restore our bacterial equilibrium. Dr. Chutkan presents a powerful three-level program to replenish and optimize our microbiome to ensure and maximize our comprehensive good health and longevity.  

 

 

The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength,
and the Privilege of Time

By Cameron Diaz

 Microbiome is the collective of trillions of microorganisms that reside on and in our bodies. The human body is composed of only 10% human cells; the remainder are non-human bacteria.
In The Microbiome Solution, gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan explains the critical importance of a balanced gut and how our Western lifestyle is adversely affecting this vital balance. She shares with readers why she believes we need to “live dirty and eat clean” to restore our bacterial equilibrium. Dr. Chutkan presents a powerful three-level program to replenish and optimize our microbiome to ensure and maximize our comprehensive good health and longevity.  

 

 

Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying)

By Bill Gifford

 Veteran reporter Bill Gifford offers his informative yet irreverent look at the science of anti-aging and our collective obsession with how to prevent getting old. Gifford’s thorough examination of aging guides readers through the complex process—from the obvious initial signs like balding and wrinkles to the invisible stages occurring on a cellular level. He journeys to labs where scientists are working to halt and reverse the aging process; he explores both the scams and the breakthroughs in antiaging treatments, separating fact from fiction and dispelling aging myths; and he offers a realistic and enlightening perspective of what we actually can do to successfully promote longevity and overall well-being.

 

 

 

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