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Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today Paperback – Bargain Price, April 1, 2008
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Is it possible to have the exquisite combination, the wisdom of experience along with biology of youth? In his book, CHASING LIFE, Dr. Sanjay Gupta shows you how. -- Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind
My friend Dr. Sanjay Gupta has written a book that makes sense when it comes to staying healthy, making important medical decisions and preserving quality of life. This book is probably the closest we'll get to a map to the fountain of youth. -- Lance Armstrong, Cancer survivor, Seven-time Tour de France Champion and founder of the Lance Armstrong Foundation
Sanjay Gupta is at his best in CHASING LIFE, covering everything from illegal stem cells to the scientific edges of memory. To achieve your own version of immortality, you can simply 'page' Dr. Gupta by turning the first page of this groundbreaking new book. -- Mehmet C. Oz, MD, coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers You: The Owner's Manual and You: On a Diet --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A morbid topic indeed, and one that most of us would like to postpone for as long as possible. Dr. Gupta does not give us a magic potion on how to achieve longevity, but he does discuss the proverbial "fountain of youth" with wisdom, insight and wit.
This book is an easy read, and most enjoyable. It is filled with pearls of sage advice, including a great discussion of the importance of mind-body connections, great diet tips, the importance of emotional as well as physical health, and tips for achieving all of these goals, and much more.
One of the best parts of the book is that each chapter begins with a single page titled "Paging Dr. Gupta". These pages highlight the important points of each chapter.
My favorite theme of the book was the excellent advice on nutrition. Suffice to say that your mother was right - eat your fruits and vegetables! But you have to love a book that also lets us know that some "unlikely elixirs" may very well be good for us. So after we finish those fruits and vegetables, Dr. Gupta reminds us that "dark chocolate, wine and coffee" all have health benefits. My kind of doctor!
This charming book stands out among the innumerable books of the genre - books that purport to tell you the secret to a long and productive life and also help you to live even longer than that sturdy oak tree in your backyard. It stands out because it is most readable. Written in simple, understandable English, full of humorous anecdotes and devoid of any hyperbole, the book will startle and astonish the reader with its array of scientific facts, shrewd observations and social commentary.
Much of the facts assembled here are not new; some of them have been known for over two thousand years, and many have been well known and understood for over thirty or forty years. For example, the ancient Indians knew, as mentioned in Ayurveda that turmeric is good for your health - they called it a "blood purifier"; now scientists tell us that turmeric has anti-oxidants, and it is a bactericide also, and that it has the ability to heal some of the fungal and bacterial infections of skin and blood: presto- it's a blood purifier! "Eating foods like dark chocolate and dishes containing the spice turmeric and drinking red wine, green tea, and even coffee can all help you live longer and healthier, with a dramatically sharper mind, " the author states.
Also, it has been known now for over thirty years that it's better to be slightly under-nourished than over-nourished. With over-nourishment comes the danger of diabetes and hypertension. The author explains clearly why humans and animals live longer on a meager, low-calorie diet.
It's an undeniable fact that nothing can stop aging, of course. We can only delay perhaps the effects of the onset of aging. Dr.Read more ›
There is a lot of good basic longevity information but nothing that has not been revealed elsewhere. There are some gems in here, like the very clear explanation on what happens in cells to promote the aging process. At the same time, Gupta covers a lot areas that are still very speculative but doesn't tell you that until after you've read the few paragraphs or pages on that topic. This habit starts with the introduction, where he talks extensively about stem cell injections currently occuring in Russia, only to end the section by saying, essentially, "we're not there yet but there's a lot of other good stuff in my book you can follow".
The meat in this book is located at the end of each chapter where Gupta lists the top tips for that section to promote longevity. Again, most of these are not anything new, but each page could be a handy reference (for the rest of us) to help us establish new, longevity promoting habits.
In sum, the book is a good primer on longevity but takes too many detours in speculative areas and can sometimes jar you with its poor writing.
It has given me insight into how I can chase life, and also hope that it's still not too late to start all over again. Who knows I can even run a 5k some day? Positively, it is one of my reference books!
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I liked it especially the brief lists at the end of each chapter that summarized key points. Quality information. Interesting reading making complex topics simple for the layman.Published 12 months ago by Kindle Customer
Great read (listen) with wit for health lovers. Great source of information and fun to listen.Published 18 months ago by Walter
I use the book for reference and showing people how important antioxidents are for our bodies, not just ageing. Nrf2 technology is the best thing for our bodies & we have it.Published 21 months ago by Nancy Gray
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a medical personality for a reason - he has a friendly, enthusiastic manner that distills medical... Read more
I just like Sanjay Gupta. He's a high profile medical person I can trust. Great advice on how to enjoy more years by living and eating right.Published 24 months ago by Cindy P
I have not as yet had the opportunity to read this book but it is recommended reading by my superiors for my marketing position.Published 24 months ago by Cheryl Belluomo
Great book for those who care about their health. It has recommendations for diet, exercise & lifestyle for better health & long life.Published on November 29, 2013 by Marilyn Rushing