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About the Author

Dr. Gitterle is a practicing M.D. with more than 20 years experience treating patients in a hospital-based setting. Over the past 15 years, he has developed unique protocols utilizing completely natural methods, to produce extraordinary results for those with health challenges, and for healthy individuals seeking to maintain peak wellness. 

One of the first earliest physicians in the U.S. to recognize the validity of Anti-Aging Medicine, he has been sought after as a consultant, health coach, teacher, and speaker to diverse groups. An expert on the importance of multi-system synergy in Anti-Aging and Wellness, Dr. Gitterle has created protocols which go well beyond traditional western medicine, delivering on the promise of the latest cellular and Integrative Medicine research. 
"Dr. Gitterle is a fountain of knowledge, wisdom, compassion and encouragement. His dedication and commitment to providing the latest in scientific research into anti-aging have given me extraordinary health, vigor and power. I recommend his book and his coaching completely." 
- Brad Armstrong, attorney, author and playwright
"I'm so grateful that Dr. Marc Gitterle has written this brilliant book. It's packed with affordable ways to take care of your health so you can live longer, happier and healthier. Some of his secrets and insights are breathtakingly simple, yet backed by science. All of the tips are doable by anyone who can read this book. You don't need anything else, either. Far too many health books are teases to get you to buy into some expensive program or auto-ship of supplements. Not this book. Everything you need is right here." 
- Dr. Joe Vitale, Author of Zero Limits


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466382155
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466382152
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #994,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Marcus L. Gitterle, M.D., is the author of Growing Young: A Doctors Guide To The New Anti-Aging. Long recognized for his innovative wellness strategies, he has served as a consultant to other physicians seeking to provide anti-aging and integrative wellness strategies to their medical practices, as well as providing state-of-the-art guidance to a select group of anti-aging patients, since 1996. In addition, he is the founder of two nutritional products companies, Ideal Nutrition, LLC, and Frontier Nutritional Research, LLC.

Dr. Gitterle is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, and a member of the clinical faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. For 5 years he served as Medical Director of a high-acuity, regional emergency department. At present, he serves as Medical Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care specialty unit, as well as Chairman of the Infection Control Committee, and the Limb Salvage Commitee, at one of the top 50 hospitals in the US.

Dr. Gitterle is board certified in Emergency Medicine (BCEM of American Academy of Physician Specialists), and was also one of the first physicians in the US to pass the demanding, written board examination of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine (ABAAM). He holds certifications in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is also trained and certified in Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Gitterle is also a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS).

His research has included the use of advanced information tools for decision analysis in medical diagnosis, including research using the Mass General Hospital DxPlain System, for which he was recognized for outstanding research as a resident. He has appeared on Fox TV, and nationally syndicated radio, discussing such topics as anti-aging, immune enhancement and natural wellness strategies.

Dr. Gitterle is an audio engineer, and has worked with major label recording artists, and on film and commercial projects, including international documentary productions. He is an avid electronic tinkerer and licensed amateur radio operator (KF5IAE).

He is also a proponent of alternative energy, having lived completely "off grid" since 2005, in a solar powered home, using some of the most advanced, currently available alternative energy technology. Living off grid has created the impetus to develop a wide range of expertise in the area of system design and evaluation in alternative energy, particularly in the areas of climate control, energy storage, and remote, system monitoring.

He lives in Central Texas with his wife, noted sculptor Heather Carter, and two sons, Aidan and Gabel.

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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By mctuftab05 on July 7, 2012
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I have read Dr. Gitterle's book and am currently following the program he recommends. He offers sound information for the lay reader (no technical jargon) that is backed by fresh,factual, evidence-based science. For that I am very appreciative. My personal physician is a wellness-oriented individual who continually reads, researches, and loves to learn. It was my doctor who informed me of the book, so I immediately bought it. I have also watched a 90-minute video of Gitterle addressing a small group in Texas. This served me as a good follow-up review of the core of Gitterle's book, although he does not present his supplement suggesions in that video. For the content of the book, my subjective feelings of better health, and Gitterle's sincere approach to helping the public to help themselves, I most heartily give 3 stars.

One star was omitted because of the presentation of the (apparently self-published) book. There is no index and the printing font chosen kind of d-r-a-g-s the information across the pages. The informative content could have easily been condensed by at least a third of the number of pages, perhaps even in the form of a brochure. Further, there are pages upon pages of redundancy in the volume. My best conclusion is there must not been an editor for the manuscript. There is a wretched excess of extraneous and misplaced commas in the body of work. Those commas appear to have been liberally sprinkled onto every page from a large spice container. My Business English and Technical Writing instructors would have eaten Gitterle's lunch if he handed them this book for review before it went to publication. I forced myself to finish reading Growing Young because I trust his medical expertise and I truly wanted to learn what he could teach me about anti-aging strategies.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By patlani on March 20, 2014
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At the risk of sounding overly dramatic and cliche, this book has literally given me my life back.

I originally bought this book to read for a paper I was writing on current antiaging practices, and I found the information so intriguing that rather than simply write about Dr. Gitterle's ideas, I implemented them.

For 14 years, I struggled with many chronic issues of fatigue, exhaustion, poor memory, brain fog, inadequate/disturbed sleep, weight gain -- just to name a few issues. I went to one MD after another and had many lab tests performed, yet I was always told that I was "normal" and that there was nothing wrong with me. My body, however, was telling me differently.

I began studying holistic health and was able to make many improvements in my health. I felt better, but I wasn't quite back to "normal" for me. After a life-threatening emergency, I was diagnosed with stress-induced Type 2 diabetes and have been working diligently to reverse this diagnosis. So, when I came upon Dr. Gitterle's book, having so many health issues to deal with, I thought this approach of working with the body's physiological systems to rejuvenate myself at the cellular level was just what I needed to put me over the top. And, boy, was I right!

I have been following his program for a year now, and I can honestly say that I now have the energy I had when I was in my early 30s (and that was twenty years ago!). Even better is the fact that I am now pre-diabetic instead of diabetic, and I am sure that as I continue with Dr. Gitterle's program, I can reverse the diabetes entirely.

I can't thank Dr. Gitterle enough for sharing his knowledge.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kelly J. Ballard on November 1, 2011
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Wow! This guide is packed full of truly astounding information! I was stunned! The research and personal experience referenced in this book point to some unusual suspects lurking at the source of the chronic, debilitating ailments which plague our modern lives...some that are contrary to most of our long-held beliefs about exercise and nutrition. This is now the third title I have read that is saying the US's food pyramid has it all wrong, so I am starting to listen. Better still, he lays out a plan to harness this information to turn things around for ourselves. Easy to read and absorb, this is a real game-changer and should honestly be required reading for all wellness enthusiasts...especially our physicians!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve W. on December 24, 2014
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I turned 50 last year, and since then have started a journey I have called Steve 2.0. I started out with my general practitioner, just asking him to check a few things I had not checked before, like vitamin D. As it turned out, it was very low, and I had to add more vitamin D to my multi vitamin regimen. 6 months later, and it still wasn't high enough, so my dose was increased to 10,000 units/ day. While I don't work outside in my day job, I do push mow our lawn 2 times a week about 2 hours each time, but that amount of time was insufficient to increase my vitamin D. Anyhow, it was that experience, coupled with turning fifty, that made me begin to wonder what else may be sub-optimal, and the journey toward age management / anti aging began.

In my quest for understanding, I have come a long way, including meeting with an Endocrinologist and Urologist (who both only sub-optimized their recommendations by not considering the whole picture), and seeing a wonderful specialist who conducted an Executive Evaluation (5-6 hour meeting with the doctor with detailed testing, blood work and more). I am now followng the recommendations that came out of that. However, I have continued to research this field in my quest for knowledge on how to best mitigate the risks of growing old while getting older (while my father, an Army vet, reminds me "it's hell to get old", to which I reply "it's better than the alternative!"). I have joined the Life Extension Foundation, bought and read numerous books, watched a number of seminars on YouTube and listened to numerous podcasts and audiobooks while I mow or drive.

Out of all that I have done thus far, the best, most simplistic yet integrated approach I've seen thus far is that by Dr. Gitterle.
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