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Forever Young: The Science of Nutrigenomics for Glowing, Wrinkle-Free Skin and Radiant Health at Every Age Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 14, 2010

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439177341
  • ASIN: B005OHS9YI
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #677,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Celebrity dermatologist Perricone (The Perricone Prescription) claims to have the key to blocking age-related illness while achieving youthful skin and energy. Based on nutrigenomics, an emerging field linking nutrition and longevity, his plan claims to activate age-reversing genes and biochemicals with superfoods (e.g., wild salmon, watercress, chia seeds, barley grass, cinnamon, cocoa); supplements (e.g., vitamins K and D, astaxanthin, Pycnogenol); a fat-burning diet with recipes; yoga; and rest. While other recent titles--particularly Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz's YOU: Staying Young--echo such counsel, Perricone takes a beeline approach, backed by new technologies (Perricone's own Cold Plasma cream) and noninvasive skin treatments (micro-current). A resource list directs readers to Perricone-brand or promoted products (Williams-Sonoma cookbooks, Le Creuset cookware, etc.). Many favorite foods are forbidden in exchange for ageless beauty without chronic dieting and excessive workouts. After a few days free of dietary devils, readers might even embrace Perricone's model of success: Madonna and her salmon retox.
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“I am a huge fan of Dr. Perricone and his philosophy ‘true beauty is radiant health.’ In Forever Young, you will discover the keys to that kingdom, the miracle foods and nutrients for a fabulously rejuvenated face and body. Thank you Dr. Perricone!” –Eva Mendes, internationally acclaimed actress and philanthropist

“There are a lot of things about Dr. Perricone’s science that really resonate with me. Here is one of them: growing up Italian has kept me in touch with the magical properties of olive oil. Dr. Perricone has taken this and others to a new level!” –Steven Tyler, lead singer, Aerosmith

“From his vitamin line to his superb skin care products, Dr. Perricone has not only helped me look better but has improved my overall quality of life.” –Uma Thurman

“Dr. Perricone's years of clinical and laboratory research have resulted in technological breakthroughs.” —Harry G. Preuss, MD, professor of medicine, Georgetown University

“Always ahead of the crowd, Dr. Nicholas Perricone takes another giant leap—this time into the science of Nutrigenomics. In Forever Young he teachers readers how to alter their gene expression through a variety of novel nutrients. By turning off inflammatory markers you can prevent disease and enjoy beautiful radian skin. Highly recommended.” –Harry G. Preuss, MD, MACN, CNS, professor of Physiology, Medicine and Pathology, Georgetown University Medical Center

“Pioneering scientist, inventor and dermatologist, Dr. Nicholas Perricone’s latest field of research is Nutrigenomics. This fascinating new science demonstrates how we can alter our genetic blueprint for total face and body rejuvenation. Forever Young shows how we can overcome heredity and reinvent ourselves for the better—both inside and out.” –Elaine D’Farley, Beauty Director, SELF Magazine

More About the Author

Nicholas Perricone, MD, FACN, is a board certified clinical and research dermatologist. He completed his internship in Pediatrics at Yale Medical School and his Dermatology Residency at Ford Medical Center. Dr. Perricone is regarded as the father of the Inflammation Theory of Ageing. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Wrinkle Cure which reached # 1 on both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times bestseller lists in 2002 with sales of one million copies. Dr. Perricone is certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is the recipient of the 2002 Eli Whitney Award, awarded annually to an outstanding individual for significant contribution to science.

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I will be incorporating his advice into my routine.
His books are easy to read and the information and recipes are easy to follow.
Gary E. Jones
The book is a great investment in your overall health, I think.

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82 of 84 people found the following review helpful By G Gibson on September 24, 2010
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Dr Perricone finally recommends getting sun exposure in moderation. It's not that he was wrong about UV rays damaging effect on the skin. He and other dermatologists have come to the conclusion that the benefits of vitamin D that your skin produces with sunlight outweighs the negative effects of UV rays. If you take his advice and take astaxanthin or AstaREAL, you will limit the UV damage. Dr Perricone devotes 10 pages of the book to this superb antioxidant. He explains how it provides protection from UV rays and also how it protects against oxidative damage during and after exercise. I thought he would provide information in this section about krill oil as a source of astaxanthin, but instead he writes about his beloved salmon.

The beginning of the book discusses the basic causes of cellular dysfunction, mainly free radicals and inflammation. Dr Perricone presents a few of his novel ideas about delivering glutathione to the inside of the cell and consequently protecting the mitochondria against free radical damage. He covers a new class of mitochondrial antioxidants called SS peptides that are able to penetrate the mitochondrial membrane. He also discusses supplements that most nutrition savvy readers already know about such as; acetyl l-carnitine, alpha-lipoic acid, N-acetylcysteine and Co-Q10. Unfortunately, he does not give any information about CoQ-Quinol.

Chapter 2 Nutrigenomics, is a combination of nutrition and genomics. He explains how antioxidants and phytonutrients can positively effect gene expression. This means that what you eat before your children are conceived can actually effect their genetics. Also included in this chapter are 3 old superfoods; cinnamon, turmeric, and watercress. Other foods given in-depth coverage are; cocoa, chia seeds.
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This latest book by Dr. Perricone lives up to it's title. I've read several of his other books and followed his diet suggestions for about 4 years. His products are expensive, but they work as promised. The information in this book, like his other books is easy to understand and apply to your daily life. Following his advice not only makes your skin look years younger, but really does improve your overall health, helps to keep your blood sugar stable and thereby helps to keep your weight stable. I had oily skin and acne my whole adult life until I started following Dr. Perricone's diet suggestions. I'm now 62 years old and get compliments on my skin on a regular basis. People are shocked when they find out how old I am. I have no wrinkles and my skin even looks good without makeup. This was not the case 5 years ago! I've made Dr. Perricone's suggestions part of my daily life so that I can look and feel good well past 100!
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Mary VINE VOICE on September 14, 2010
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Nicholas Perricone, MD is a pioneer in anti-aging medicine, and is consistently on the cutting-edge when it comes to our understanding of nutrition and inflammation and their effects on skin, health, metabolism, and weight loss. "Forever Young" is a terrific book, and in a readable, practical way, Dr. Perricone has tackled the the science of nutrigenomics -- big long medical word alert!! Basically, nutrigenomics is looking at how nutrition affects our DNA and genes, and ultimately, our health. While everyone else is messing with creams, plastic surgery, hormones, and Botox -- Dr. Perricone is talking about how beautiful skin and a healthy body always start from the inside out. If you're over 40, "Forever Young" is required reading....and much more affordable than a jar of department store wrinkle cream! -- Mary Shomon, Thyroid Patient Advocate & Author
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. White on October 7, 2010
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Dr. Perricone's theory of inflammation as the source of weight gain and retention worked out well for me. I lost nearly a full size in 10 days! Friends who did the diet along with me lost 6 and 7 pounds. Previously, I never lost more than three pounds in a week's dieting.

The 10 day metabolic diet gives a menu and suggested supplements to aid weight loss and keep blood sugar on an even keel. Dr. Perricone writes he designed the diet to ensure comfortable success, and he succeeded.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Wester of Mesquite on October 20, 2010
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There is a lot of useful information in Dr. Perricones book "Forever Young". It's a shame that a non-inflamatory diet is not common knowlege in this country. Eating a healthier diet would definitely take a great load off of the dependancy on medications in our country, but until there is a great change in the conventional medical approach of treating symptoms instead of searching for the root cause of a medical issue, most people will just continue to take a pill and believe that's all they can do.
Forever Young gives examples of what you can do to take control of your life and possibly have a more fulfilled "quality" of life.
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54 of 76 people found the following review helpful By GeorgiaPeach on September 23, 2010
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You are what you eat - who doesn't already know this? There is absolutely nothing new in this book that is not available for free EVERYWHERE else on the internet. This book has been written a million times before by other "celebrity" doctors who don't practice medicine for a living, but publish books.
If you can wade through all of the clinical mumbo jumbo here, then you are a clinical technician or a doctor yourself, but the average person will not understand a word of it, only the results of the studies are of any importance. While references to the clinical studies are important to anyone who DOES want to get deeper into the subject, it does nothing here but fill up pages. The relevant, useful information here could have been condensed into a pamphlet, for free.
A previous review pointed out that details on how to implement this "program" are sparse and hard to follow. This is quite true. Where he could have been more precise on how to implement this on a day to day basis, he wastes our time on all of the arcane clinical junk.
I am quite certain that all of the foods he recommends are worthwhile, all these foods and their positive qualities have been known for 20-30 years. What is new here?
Beyond Salmon and watercress, most of the foods recommended here have to be specially ordered or found online somewhere. More importantly, these foods are not on the menu at any restaurant that I can afford to go to. So this is not going to be cheap, and I suspect, will not suit the majority of people's taste.
Follow Madonna's diet? Good God, give me a break - her supposed youthful looks have a much to do with cosmetic surgery as with an anti-aging program.
In the end, this book is a joke, as it contains nothing new.
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