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Younger Next Decade [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Ebel M.D.
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Looking for straight talk when it comes to your health after fifty? Want sound advice for the decade Doctor Ebel calls the transitional decade and beyond? Want to know the why, what, and how to maximize your well-being before it’s too late?

In fourteen chapters, Doctor Barbara writes with affability and in lay persons language about bodily changes over fifty, smoking and its toll, diet and weight, alcohol, stress and caffeine, and exercise, to name a few. She touches on medical issues such as Diabetes and hypertension, and even the benefits and harm about sunshine.

Doctor Barbara gives us suggested rules and guidelines to improve our health using many of her own examples. And to top off this insightful read? She brings on board new refreshing ideas and topics such as spirit, dogs, and productivity!

REVIEW:

As a primary care physician practicing in a small town, I am always looking for resources that help patients understand how their diet and exercise habits impact their overall health. Recently, I had a chance to review Younger Next Decade by Dr. Barbara Ebel.

In her book, Dr. Ebel focuses on lifestyle changes that can make a big difference in thwarting the effects of aging. Much of her material focuses on how age alters our bodies, with an emphasis on life after fifty. She does a good job of communicating medical information in layman’s terms, and she makes good points about why people should abandon unhealthy habits before they cause irreversible harm.

Her chapters focus not only on aspects of physical health, like diet, exercise, and the dangers of smoking, but also on the importance of mental and spiritual health. At the end of each chapter, she makes practical suggestions on how one can make simple adjustments to start down the path of healthier living. Her tone is cheerful and encouraging – sort of like a motivational speaker – and mostly avoids finger wagging.

I believe the book is a good resource for a person who is nearing that fiftieth birthday and wondering how to start a healthier living plan. As Dr. Ebel points out, taking care of both the physical and spiritual components of our health are necessary to make life after fifty more enjoyable.

Steve Cooper, M.D.
Smithville, TN

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"As a primary care physician practicing in a small town, I am always looking for resources that help patients understand how their diet and exercise habits impact their overall health. Recently, I had a chance to review Younger Next Decade by Dr. Barbara Ebel.

In her book, Dr. Ebel focuses on lifestyle changes that can make a big difference in thwarting the effects of aging. Much of her material focuses on how age alters our bodies, with an emphasis on life after fifty. She does a good job of communicating medical information in layman's terms, and she makes good points about why people should abandon unhealthy habits before they cause irreversible harm.

Her chapters focus not only on aspects of physical health, like diet, exercise, and the dangers of smoking, but also on the importance of mental and spiritual health. At the end of each chapter, she makes practical suggestions on how one can make simple adjustments to start down the path of healthier living. Her tone is cheerful and encouraging - sort of like a motivational speaker - and mostly avoids finger wagging.

I believe the book is a good resource for a person who is nearing that fiftieth birthday and wondering how to start a healthier living plan. As Dr. Ebel points out, taking care of both the physical and spiritual components of our health are necessary to make life after fifty more enjoyable."

Steve Cooper, M.D.
Smithville, TN

From the Author


This is a practical book for healthy living advice & problems after fifty without fad diets or quick fix solutions.  Doctor Barbara is also a fiction author, sprinkling credible medicine into the background of her plots.  Her characters and plots take center stage. Visit her website at barbaraebel.weebly.com or visit her books: Operation Neurosurgeon:  You never know...who's in the OR  amzn.to/dwy9S1 and Outcome, a Novel:  There's more than a hurricane coming... amzn.to/oSrMRg.

Please also check out the popular Chester the Chesapeake series for children. The books are written from the point of view of the author's therapy dog & are illustrated with real pictures. Visit Chester at dogbooksforchildren.weebly.com.

Chester the Chesapeake Book One, Chester the Chesapeake Book Two: Summertime, and Chester the Chesapeake Book Three: Wintertime
.  All three books are bundled together in The Chester the Chesapeake Trilogy (The Chester the Chesapeake Series).

Product Details

  • File Size: 1224 KB
  • Print Length: 90 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0982935153
  • Publisher: Barbara Ebel, M.D. (November 12, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00675IB08
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,434 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahh ... to be young again! July 26, 2012
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Finding this book while lurking in a writers Amazon Discussion group, the title bore witness to my middle age concerns about aging, and while not quite feeling my mortality, I was feeling my thickening body and the crow's feet around my eyes. Ego and vanity had arrived in my left frontal lobe, making a landing in my mirror, haunting me. I squinted my eyes, but it didn't help. I tried new makeup and clothing styles and that didn't help either. I didn't stop buying clothes in my beloved size 8, promising to use those clothes as a proposition I could make with fattening foods.

I liked the title, so I bought Dr. Barbara's book, Younger Next Decade, hoping for some magical simple age undoing advice.

Thanks to Dr. Barbara, I know what telomeres are. And the analogy she used to teach it to me was perfect for a right brainer like me who sees what she is hearing or reading. While I was reading the first pages I began to get some hope that there might be a secret,easy magic way to undo my aging self, and make it young again.

Telomeres plays a part in aging she tells us and she tells it without making you rush to the dictionary of science. Her tell on the specifics of aging includes a logical promise that the future holds the answer to the actual undoing of the appearance of old age written on our bodies.

As any good doctor will, she gave me a new mantra. "Don't eat anything passed through a window and don't eat anything that wasn't available a hundred years ago." That was after she detailed the reasons why we age so fast after age 30, and I knew that her quote borrowed from Albert Einstein was true. "If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is not hope for it." The absurd idea is that researchers will one day find a way to bring youth back to your body.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Dr. Barbara never ceases to amaze me with her wonderful style of writing and versatility. It does not matter if it is one of her great novels or this latest Younger Next Decade. Her writing style is always informative and easy to read. She writes from her years of experience as a doctor but with the finesse of a caring and compassionate women that loves life and eager to share her success. She provides technical and practical information that is always easy to understand. And this latest is great for anyone from Thirty Plus.

I am past my fifties of Transitional years that she speaks of, but there was so much great information for me to use to improve my own life. It gave insightful ways of learning things I can do do help myself live longer and enjoy whatever stage of life I am in. It is a combination of practical advice, along with the medical basics to explain why we need to be making changes as we get older. But the changes are not intimidating or difficult to make. Just knowing the reason in medical terms helped me understand more and what changes I can make to improve the quality of my life.

Dr. Barbara writes with a vast personal knowledge and she lives her life true to form. She is a very intelligent and an extremely wise woman. We can all benefit from this wonderful, and informative book. It flows beautifully and never boring. No matter what stage of life we are in, we can all use improvements and Dr. Barbara not only explains what needs improving but how to it without, feeling overwhelmed. She provides us with simple and practical things we can do. And with Dr.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nifty for Fifty Advice May 9, 2012
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Dr. Ebel presents a lifestyle check for those approaching or past fifty in Younger Next Decade. Her presentation of medical information is easy to follow. Relatable examples contribute to the easy flow of the educated explanations. She alerts the reader to become aware of the physiological changes to expect and provides an arsenal of functional changes to insure optimal life past fifty. The risks of potential disorders provide incentive to modify harmful habits. The negative impact of smoking, alcohol, stress, diet, weight, and excess sun exposure are well clarified. The positive impact of pets, exercise, sleep, spirit, proper nutrition, and just the right amount of sunshine encourage immediate implementation. Everyone approaching this new decade in life needs this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A doctor's perspective on aging July 17, 2013
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Full of down-to-earth advice and sensible explanations of the medical reasons behind the body's slow disintegration, Dr. Ebel has penned a practical guide to improving our health as we fight the aging process. She makes no-nonsense recommendations and suggestions the average person can easily follow without hiring a personal trainer, dietician, or life coach. No magic formulas here, just a good common sense approach to living a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Ebel has a knack for interpreting the medical jargon so it's easily understood. A quick and easy read, and not just for middle-age women. If younger people followed her counsel, youth might last a whole lot longer. Thanks Doc!
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5.0 out of 5 stars practical guide December 10, 2011
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Finally some advice and guidance that is easy to understand and follow. You don't have to be a former athlete to follow the down-to-earth advice.
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More About the Author

A physician, speaker, and former chemist, Barbara Ebel's writing draws heavily from her experience as an anesthesiologist, her dealings with family court, and her interactions with people and places from around the world.

Since Ebel writes credible medicine into the background of her novels and her O.R. scenes shine, it's no wonder the first in her Dr. Danny Tilson Novels, Operation Neurosurgeon, was the top finalist for best selling medical mystery books in 2012. (Best Selling Books' blog announced on PR Buzz Press Release Wire, Chicago, IL). The ranking derives its roster of bestsellers from sources such as Amazon and Goodreads and uses readers' ratings, reviews and title sales for a blended score that creates each book's final rank. Silent Fear: a Medical Mystery, launched in mid-March 2014, is the second Dr. Danny Tilson novel.

In addition to her adult writing, she has illustrated and penned a children's book series called Chester the Chesapeake. The books developed during her philanthropic visits with her therapy dog, Chester. The dog books continue to inspire adults and children alike.

Along with her husband and four pets, "Doctor Barbara" lives in a wildlife corridor in middle Tennessee.

Please visit her at her website: http://barbaraebel.weebly.com
her dog and children's book website is: http://dogbooksforchildren.weebly.com

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