Age-Proof Your Body: Your Complete Guide to Lifelong Vitality

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 400 pages
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Comprehensive, lively, and easy to understand, this is the definitive guide to living a longer, healthier, happier life -- packed with practical programs, strategies, and tips that will defy the aging process.

New research shows that we can easily stretch our life expectancies from the current seventy-six years to as long as one hundred years by making a few simple changes in what we eat and how we live. And it's never too late to start -- that's where Age-Proof Your Body comes in.

Elizabeth Somer, MA., R.D., has assessed literally thousands of studies, and in this genuinely vital guide she shares the diet, recipes, fitness, and supplement plans that will add years of healthy, happy life and foster the mental outlook that promotes longevity and vitality.

No other book is as comprehensive as this one. It combines current nutrition research with practical dietary/health guidelines that you can use immediately to age-proof your body -- from sneaky ways to meet your body's need for fruit and vegetables to a dietary strategy that protects your eyesight . . . from mood-enhancing snacks to midday energy boosters from avoiding kidney stones to averting Alzheimer's with your diet and environment. . . even how to sift through the facts and fallacies about the latest anti-aging pills from DHEA to growth hormones . . . and much, much more.

Learn to lower your risk for many diseases, heighten your sex life, sail through menopause, and enhance your immune system. Discover how to beat body fat, improve your appearance, and increase your stamina. The secret of a long and healthy life is in your hands -- Age-Proof Your Body!

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Information about anti-aging techniques is constantly changing, and it can be difficult to sort the proven facts from the hype. Somer (Food and Mood, LJ 12/94), a registered dietician who appears ... Read full review

Contents

How Does Aging Happen?
15
Exploring Vitality
30
Stacking the Deck Against Aging
45
DHEA Growth Hormone Melatonin Carnitine
62
What You Should Avoid
74
The AntiAging Diet
86
The AntiAging Fitness Program
118
Your AntiAging Arsenal
145
A Change for the Better
251
Can Diet Improve Your Love Life?
262
wmmmmi
273
The World Around You
283
A Final Word
289
AntiAging Superfoods
323
Organizations Books and Related Materials
329
Selected References
335

How to Prevent the Diseases of Aging
159
MiddleAge Spread
231
Index
363
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About the author (1999)

Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D., is a nationally recognized nutrition expert & award-winning writer. She is a former consultant to "Good Morning America," a regular guest on "Later Today," a contributing editor to both "Shape" magazine & "Eating Well" & the author of six books. She lives in Salem, OR. Her website can be found at www.elizabethsomer.com.

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