|Publisher:||Fair Winds Press|
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About the Author
Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition, and health. He is the author of best selling books, includingThe Great Cholesterol MythandThe Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook,The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy. He has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, GQ, Muscle and Fitness, Self, Fitness, Men’s Health, Prevention, In Style, and Shape, among others. A popular, dynamic, and much sought-after speaker, he’s appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS, and speaks frequently around the country. He lives in Southern California. Visit his website at www.jonnybowden.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My Thoughts: The very first thing I want to say about this book is that I absolutely loved every page. But let me start at the beginning. The book itself is really nice. The satin finish to the pages coupled with loads of beautiful color illustrations make this book feel nice in your hands and is a treat for your eyes. Now, what you'll find written on those scrumptious pages is some of the best information explained in the most logical and sensible manner that I've ever read. While I enjoy books on health and wellness, I don't usually find them to be 'page turners'. Not true with this book. I was so hooked in the first ten pages that I read the whole thing in one afternoon and evening. Then I read it again, this time taking notes. You see, I'm going to put this information to use in my own life. And I promise to give you an update in a few months as to how it is working for me.I usually give a 'Teaser Snippet' in my reviews, but there are just too many to choose from. I couldn't make up my mind. So I'm going to give you two chapter titles to whet you imagination. Here they are: 'Start with the Seven Pillars of Longevity' and 'Calm the Silent Killing of the Fourth Horseman of Aging...'Please take the time to read the book information above, then check out the links, and finally, give some serious thought to examining this book for yourself.
When I saw the opportunity to review this book I knew immediately that it was right up my hubby's alley. He tries to work hard at living a very healthy lifestyle and wants to do everything he can to not just live longer but to live longer healthy. He's got good genes; his mother is 96 and still going strong!We have both enjoyed going through the book but I have to admit he has implemented more of the concepts than I have. He is a dedicated man! The book is broken down into three sections each dealing with a specific goal. The first section deals with "Reining in the Four Horsemen of Aging." These include Free Radicals, Inflammation, Glycation and Stress. There is also a chapter on what role genes play on these "horsemen." I had known a bit about three of these four by glycation was new to me. I now know that this is when - and this is a direct quote from the book - "when sugar molecules glom onto protein (or fat) molecules." I, for one, tend to eat too much sugar in the form of chocolate.The second section deals with "How to Keep the Key Players in Your Body Fit" and goes into The Seven Pillars of Longevity. These are the areas over which one can exert some control; food, supplements, detoxification, exercise, sleep, stress reduction and a category the author calls emotional intelligence. The section goes on to give tips and advice on how to exert that control to better benefit. I am all about eating healthily - we haven't bought a vegetable in two years. We grow them all here on the farm. Well, except for garlic. The gophers keep eating the garlic. We grow the chickens and eggs too!The third section goes further into the Emotional Intelligence and offers a plan for Healthy Aging. This is something everyone can use. There is a workbook and journal guide for you to use to create your own going forward. While I know I won't be following everything in the book - it's the chocolate that calls my name, hear it? - my husband is very intrigued and if I know him he will be using the exercises listed and adding them to his current walking regime. He already meditates so he is far ahead of me.The book is full of good information and I think it's a good addition to any healthy living library.
Dr. Bowden's website can be accessed here. Start your New Year right. Get to know Dr. Jonny Bowden, your heart will be glad you did. I particularly loved Dr. Bowden's Anti-Aging Action Plan on how to boost your immune system because most of the suggestions simply make for a better life all around: Learn to relax Learn to laugh at yourself Learn to listen My Opinion In A Nutshell: The book has over 264 pages of information about living a long, healthy life. The beautiful, colorful pictures accompany easy to read, easy to follow advice on how to slow the aging process by fighting "The Four Housemen of Aging" - Free Radicals or Oxidation, Inflammation, Glycation and Stress. As a 43 year old women with grandparents in their 90's this book is very interesting to me. My mom died before 35 and my dad has always had medical issues but I can look at how my grandparents lived and see that Dr. Jonny Bowden's book is right on target. My grandfather had a triple bypass over 20 years ago but is still going and that has to do with the way he lived. Practice forgiveness Put yourself in other people's shoes The quote that sticks with me the most today is: For every 1 pound of weight lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in the load exerted on the knee for each step taken during daily activities. I have terrible knees and will eventually need knee replacement surgery. This is very motivational for me to drop at least 10 pounds over the next year.