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Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach Paperback – June, 1983


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 858 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Books (June 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446387355
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446387354
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Thank you Durk and Sandy for your efforts!
Doug Macrae
This is a great reference book chock full of info for keeping yourself healthy.
Shelbert Wilkins
I read that book from cover to cover at least twice.
Clagger

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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful By David Siegfried on May 1, 2004
Format: Paperback
I got thoroughly involved in this book in the 1980s, so much so that I completely bought into Durk and Sandy's megadose vitamin regimen, purchased pure vitamin powders by the kilogram and blended and encapsulated them myself. I eventually had bad reactions to taking such high doses (headaches, terrible itching, dizziness) and had to stop. While their research is intriguing, they set their doses so ridiculously high that they come off as kooks. Twenty grams of vitamin C per day?? That's absurd and probably dangerous. I saw Durk and Sandy on a talk show years ago and Sandy had developed a serious speech impediment. I was never able to find out if it was due to the megadoses of supplements they were taking, and they have been curiously absent from the scene in recent years. Although they still have product formulations on the market, they have no website or any way to contact them, and have done absolutely no follow-up writing to confirm their research in 20 years.
Durk and Sandy, where are you? It's time you come out of hiding and show us the results of this experiment you have performed on yourselves.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
Yikes! How can this INFORMATIVE, WONDERFUL book be out of print? My father cured himself of non-Hodgkins lymphoma using this book and I now need to have a copy to send to my son who is ill. Why doesn't every household have a copy of this book? This book is decades ahead of the rest of the world. My brother and I initially laughed at my Dad(about 12 years ago) when he started to talk about "free radicals" but he made a believer out of us! A couple of years ago he told us to stop eating TRANS FATS and now the government has picked up on the dangers of trans fats and is starting to make food producers label the foods with "Contains Trans fat" rather than "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil". If anyone knows where to obtain a copy of this book, please e-mail me! Thanks
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 19, 1999
Format: Paperback
When I first read "Life Extension, APSA" in 1987, I knew that Pearson and Shaw were brilliant researchers who had spent the last 13 years of their lives studying the vitamins, minerals and amino acids that would greatly improve and extend life. Literally everything they had advised years ago has been proven to be true with later scientific research from "free radical" damage to developing the anti-oxidant formula. I gave their first book, after I had read it, to a friend with a terminal disease. I am now heartsick to find out that the book is out of print. It's a bible of prevention and cure. I have been following their "radical" plan for nearly 13 yrs. I am 53, beautiful, totally fit, feeling great and look a decade younger than I am. I am in excellent health, run races, and my doctors are always amazed at my lab work. But I do want my book back 'cause I want to live to be 100!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Rhino on January 2, 2006
Format: Paperback
Let me say that I am not a Doctor, I am not an expert on this at all. I am just going to tell you what happened to me this past week, and you can take it or leave it...

I was selling a house to a prospect, and in the course of talking to this gentleman I found out he was seventy six years old. This blew me away. This guy looked no more than fifty-five, I kid you not. I told him so. He laughed and said," Alot of people tell me that. Have you ever heard of a book called Life Extension?"

I told him that I hadn't.

He then told me that he got ahold of the book thirty years ago and has followed the regiman religiously for the past thirty years. I am telling you, this guy looks good. He has lived a very active life, and at the age of seventy six he is starting a new business!

This guy so impressed me that I am going to used bookstores looking for this book!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Doug Macrae on June 16, 1998
Format: Paperback
I recomend this book to anyone who wants to improve their health. It is so thorough in its coverage on the subjects of nutrition, vitamins, supplements, lifestyles, accident prevention, the FDA, and supplement sources. Don't let the 1982 publishing date fool you, these guys did their homework and the information is still current. Thats why the book continues to fly of the shelves all these years later. Its funny, well written and reasearched, and a must read for anyone who eats! Believe me. I read it front to back, back to front, and middle out a dozen times over the last 2 years. It is so good! Does this sound like a rave review to you? Buy the book. Buy 2 books and give one to your best bud. I did. Thank you Durk and Sandy for your efforts! Now I need to find the companion.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By rhhayes@awod.com on December 11, 1997
Format: Paperback
I read this book in 1996-7. and spent much of a year comparing Durk's writings with current thoughts on nutrition. I was surprised with the depth of knowledge in this book and how much current nutritional books and magazines match the recommendations he made so many years ago. (and how many recommendations Sandy made so many years ago)--- My greatest wish would be for a updated version by Durk and Sandy adding all their knowledge on emerging supplements and medical trends. Ray H. Hayes, DDS
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Paulrub12@aol.com December 22,1999 on December 22, 1999
Format: Paperback
I too read this book in the eighties. Unfortunately, I loaned it to someone and it was never returned. I am sorry to see that it is no longer in print, I was hoping to get another copy. I have been interested in nutrition my entire life and have never found a book to be more informative. I hope the publishers will consider issuing another.
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