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The Anti-Aging Zone Hardcover – December 30, 1998
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So what exactly do these hormones have to do with aging? Estrogen and testosterone levels affect sex drive and skin tone; a drop in melatonin can lead to insomnia. Wavering serotonin levels have been shown to be a factor in depression. Insulin gone haywire can mean diabetes. While the intricacies of these hormonal interrelationships are the makings of a graduate degree in endocrinology, Sears offers a layperson's short course. It boils down to this: the vastly complicated hormonal action in humans is controlled by eicosanoids, what he calls "super hormones." And eating in the way advocated by The Anti-Aging Zone, he argues, can help maintain proper eicosanoid functioning, thereby preventing the litany of health problems associated with aging--both mental and physical.
The Anti-Aging Zone is sure to be controversial: Sears recommends a daily intake of just 1,200 calories for women and 1,500 for men, about 40 percent fewer than the U.S. RDA. It's also not just a diet plan, but a lifestyle plan, with guidelines for meditation (to reduce levels of cortisol, a stress hormone) to improve brain longevity, and moderate amounts of exercise, including strength training. But Sears adds a solid guide to supplements (the essential, the important, the exotic and expensive) and herbs, and a rundown of the mind-body-diet connection. While The Anti-Aging Zone isn't especially easy to follow, it's an eye-opening and educational guide to the aging process and the control you have over your own health.
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Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
- Publisher : William Morrow; 1st edition (December 30, 1998)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060392436
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060392437
- Item Weight : 1.6 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.13 x 1.33 x 9.25 inches
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From my own research, I have found out about a naturally occurring antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, detoxifiying molecule in our body called glutathione. Glutathione is so vital to health, our cells die without it. Dr. Sears makes no mention of it.
Therefore, I recommend this book as an important part but not the whole of anti-aging health information.