Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Growing Young: A Doctor's Guide to the NEW Anti-Aging Paperback – October 1, 2011
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
When I asked him about the book he told me that my wound having not healed properly to that point was due at least in part to my diet. He had treated many patients with chronic wounds that changed their diet to help their wound heal and had stayed with it because it had helped in other ways. He said that his book describes the diet he recommends. In many ways it is similar to the Paleo or the Primal or even to the old Adkins diet, but permits a limited use of some dairy products provided there are no allergies. He calls it the Synergy Matrix diet.
We bought the book and both my wife and I started the diet. We have been on it about a month. Neither of us really needed to lose weight, she has not lost any, and feels great! I have lost over 10 pounds. More important to me, I have lost a lot of strength during my weight workouts even after supplementing my diet with extra protein (whey and hemp.) I have to get used to eating additional fat which along with very low carbohydrates is central to this diet. I'm hoping that in time I will regain my strength. In the meantime I am looking a bit slimmer!
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good information. Easy to understand and follow. Difficult diet to get used to but really works, never hungry..Published 9 days ago by Gary C. Raffaele
This is my go-to gift for friends when they ask me about my weight loss and my boundless energy. I researched several books on anti-aging and wellness. Read morePublished 19 months ago by D. Osborne
The best book I have read on the anti aging subject. The author has nothing to sell, just years of knowledge to share. Everything he recommends is easy and inexpensive to obtain. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Tammy from WI
excellent book, well written and easy to understand with numerous healthy tips and clear guidlines.Published 21 months ago by SyracuseO
I am grateful to have discovered this book and I thank Dr. Gitterle for his work that has made this regime available to anyone who desires to feel great and is willing to do what... Read morePublished on April 16, 2014 by Diane Sheehan
This book is an easy read that makes putting together an anti-aging program a snap. Besides recommending regular exercise and certain dietary changes, he outlines a supplement... Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 by Helena Jackson