In the tradition of Andrew Weil's bestseller Spontaneous Healing, this is a physician's breakthrough medical program for the brain designed to diminish the effect of memory impairment caused by stress, aging, and Alzheimer's disease. As we grow older and experience the stresses of life, at about age 40 many of us begin to have trouble remembering things, concentrating, and generally staying mentally sharp. This book contains a four-part program including nutritional, stress-relieving, pharmacological, and mind-body exercise therapies to help people overcome the undesirable effects of normal brain "aging". By controlling cortisol, a hormone that is toxic to the brain and present in excessive levels as we age, Dr. Khalsa's plan can help improve memory and emotional zest. This is the first book to: Describe a program that may diminish age-associated memory impairment Feature a clinical method that can promote memory functioning impaired by Alzheimer's disease Detail the physical damage done to the brain by stress, how it adversely affects memory and our other mental abilities, and what can be done about it.
Living life to the fullest now - and later. Modern life can be dangerous to one's health. Things like burnout, excess weight, stress, lack of sleep, poor diet, and pollutants can have a negative impact on the quality of life and ultimately one's healthspan. Written by doctors, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Secrets of Longevity provides a clear and easy path to unlocking the secrets to living healthier and looking younger. Readers will learn about: ?Diet, exercise and supplementation ?The pitfalls of longevity-threatening lifestyle choices involving bad relationships, harried schedules, and lack of sleep ?Insights into toxins from food, cleaning products, and cosmetics ?The incredible power of laughter, optimism, and a positive attitude
This book Healthy Longevity Techniques, East-West Anti-aging Strategies provides extensive practical advices on preserving health and longevity. It is a book for people of all ages. It is Joseph P. Hous most important and far-reaching book yet. The goal of this book is to help readers live to 100 or to your Tian Nian.
A revolution is occurring in the Western science of longevity, regeneration, and health that is elucidating the potential for extended human lifespan in an optimal state of health. This investigation is being conducted on the molecular, cellular, physiological, and psychological levels. Rigorous integrative medicine research can only be adequately developed if collaboration between scientists and practitioners from both fields is involved. This volume brings together researchers and scholars from both the Indo-Tibetan traditions and the international scientific community to open a dialogue about the potential to build a program of collaborative research to study the impact of Indo-Tibetan practices on longevity and health. Indo-Tibetan Buddhism claims that its core of meditative, yogic, and related practices can potentially produce dramatic enhancements of physiological and psychological functioning, and a substantial body of Western scientific evidence is supportive of these claims. The evidence includes direct and indirect clinical medicine and data from basic science research in physiology, neurobiology, and medicine. The reports in this volume establish a basis for a program of research that will advance our current understanding of longevity and health. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member.
Draws on the latest scientific discoveries to outline tests and exercises for improving cognitive fitness, in a reference that focuses on recent understandings about the frontal lobe to explain how to promote brain health at any age.
Stories of long-lived animal species—from thousand-year-old tubeworms to 400-year-old sharks—and what they might teach us about human health and longevity. Opossums in the wild don’t make it to the age of three; our pet cats can live for a decade and a half; cicadas live for seventeen years (spending most of them underground). Whales, however, can live for two centuries and tubeworms for several millennia. Meanwhile, human life expectancy tops out around the mid-eighties, with some outliers living past 100 or even 110. Is there anything humans can learn from the exceptional longevity of some animals in the wild? In Methusaleh’s Zoo, Steven Austad tells the stories of some extraordinary animals, considering why, for example, animal species that fly live longer than earthbound species and why animals found in the ocean live longest of all. Austad—the leading authority on longevity in animals—argues that the best way we will learn from these long-lived animals is by studying them in the wild. Accordingly, he proceeds habitat by habitat, examining animals that spend most of their lives in the air, comparing insects, birds, and bats; animals that live on, and under, the ground—from mole rats to elephants; and animals that live in the sea, including quahogs, carp, and dolphins. Humans have dramatically increased their lifespan with only a limited increase in healthspan; we’re more and more prone to diseases as we grow older. By contrast, these species have successfully avoided both environmental hazards and the depredations of aging. Can we be more like them?
Mike Loew goes undercover in this collection of transcripts of calls he's made to a variety of organizations. Every word in the book is from Mike's real conversations with: --a temp agency, inquiring about hiring slaves --a sausage factory, as a vegetarian --a yoga center, as a man seeking treatment for a bone sticking out of his arm --the office of The Drug Czar, seeking the man behind the title --a car dealership, as the seller of a car possessed by an evil spirit
Add years to your life with this age-old approach to good health For thousands of years people have turned to yoga to enhance their quality of life -- for good reason. Regularly practicing yoga builds physical flexibility and strength, improves concentration, and relieves stress. With this unique yoga program, you'll discover just how easy it is to develop and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle, regardless of age or physical condition. Step-by-step instructions and detailed line drawings guide you through more than 80 gentle asanas (poses), specifically selected to help you: Keep your body strong and youthful Maintain your vitality Alleviate chronic health problems, ranging from back pain to arthritis Plus, a full chapter teaching modified yoga positions will allow you to begin your practice gently and set a pace that best suits your needs.