Friday, November 13, 2015

You: Staying Young; The Owner’s Manual to Looking Good and Feeling Great by Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. and Michael F. Roizen, M.D.

Now substantially updated with a groundbreaking new introduction on telomeres, bioidentical hormones, and more, Drs. Oz and Roizen—the bestselling coauthors of the blockbuster YOU series—present a new edition of their #1 New York Times bestselling indispensable guide to maintaining vibrant health, improving longevity, and aging gracefully.

Most people think that by age forty-five, every aspect of our bodies is bound to decline. But the wear and tear associated with aging is not inevitable. In fact, the biological processes that age you can be reprogrammed to work the same way they did when you were younger. In this revised edition of the bestselling classic, Drs. Oz and Roizen show you how to beat the seemingly inevitable aging process.

With their entertaining style and signature insight, Dr. Oz and Roizen share a new introduction on telomeres, the nucleotide sequences that cap your chromosomes and may the hold the key to determining your lifespan. There are steps we can take to protect and lengthen these sequences, and YOU: Staying Young explains what to do.

Grounded in the latest scientific research and filled with illustrations, Dr. Oz and Roizen’s fourteen-day plan for staying young will help readers boost vitality, increase energy, and improve vitality…and age beautifully. Because living longer isn’t about dodging disease, but about sustaining a high quality of life for years to come.

As a fan of Drs Oz and Roizen’s “You” series (You: The Owner’s Manual, You: On a Diet, etc), I was excited to own their latest book. The book (like the rest of their series) is a version of ‘health for dummies’. They are able to break down the most complicated science in a way that makes it easily understandable. 

The book is separated into 14 chapters of “Major Agers”. These include the obvious (like Toxins and Calorie Consumption) to the surprising (Nitric Oxide and Atrophy). They’re fun chapters with little factoids, quizzes and drawings. I had to take my time with each chapter in order to properly digest all the information. The second part of the book is an actual plan that you can customize to your specific needs

. I am a big fan of their no-nonsense writing style and wacky humor and I think that anyone who is even a tad bit concerned with aging will benefit from owning this book. And you have to own it since you will come back to it time and time again (this is not a book to borrow). As the authors say “Aging is inevitable, but the rate of aging is not” or better yet “In the end, genetics loads the gun but your lifestyle pulls the trigger”.    

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Roberta

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