Barry Sears The Anti-Aging Zone

ISBN 13: 9780060933050

The Anti-Aging Zone

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9780060933050: The Anti-Aging Zone

Ask yourself these life-changing questions:

  • Why am I aging?
  • Is it too late to reverse aging?
  • What type of diet will increase my sexual energy and desire?
  • What is my biological Internet?
  • How do my hormones control aging?

  • Can I make my hormones communicate more effectively?
  • Do high-carbohydrate diets accelerate aging?
  • How does stress reduce brain longevity?
  • What are passing grades on my Anti-Aging Report Card?

Begin you Anti-Aging lifestyle today!

The Anti-Aging Zone includes:

  • A week of Anti-Aging Zone meals for males and females
  • Anti-Aging Zone meals for the business traveler
  • Anti-Aging Zone meals in fast-food restaurants
  • A simple, at-home Anti-Aging Zone exercise program.

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Barry Sears started the diet movement of the decade with the Zone's 40-30-30 eating plan (40 percent carbohydrate, 30 percent each fat and protein). In The Anti- Aging Zone, Sears explains that he thinks aging is not caused so much by depleted hormone levels but by a lack of communication among hormones.

So what exactly do these hormones have to do with aging? Estrogen and testosterone levels affect sex drive and skin tone; a drop in melatonin can lead to insomnia. Wavering serotonin levels have been shown to be a factor in depression. Insulin gone haywire can mean diabetes. While the intricacies of these hormonal interrelationships are the makings of a graduate degree in endocrinology, Sears offers a layperson's short course. It boils down to this: the vastly complicated hormonal action in humans is controlled by eicosanoids, what he calls "super hormones." And eating in the way advocated by The Anti-Aging Zone, he argues, can help maintain proper eicosanoid functioning, thereby preventing the litany of health problems associated with aging--both mental and physical.

The Anti-Aging Zone is sure to be controversial: Sears recommends a daily intake of just 1,200 calories for women and 1,500 for men, about 40 percent fewer than the U.S. RDA. It's also not just a diet plan, but a lifestyle plan, with guidelines for meditation (to reduce levels of cortisol, a stress hormone) to improve brain longevity, and moderate amounts of exercise, including strength training. But Sears adds a solid guide to supplements (the essential, the important, the exotic and expensive) and herbs, and a rundown of the mind-body-diet connection. While The Anti-Aging Zone isn't especially easy to follow, it's an eye-opening and educational guide to the aging process and the control you have over your own health.

About the Author:

Dr. Barry Sears is recognized as one of the world's leading medical researchers on the hormonal effects of food. He is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller The Zone as well as Mastering the Zone, Zone-Perfect Meals in Minutes, Zone Food Blocks, A Week in the Zone, The Age-Free Zone, The Top 100 Zone Foods, The Soy Zone, The Omega Rx Zone, Zone Meals in Seconds, and What to Eat in the Zone. His books have sold more than five million copies and have been translated into twenty-two languages in forty countries. He continues his research on the inflammatory process as the president of the nonprofit Inflammation Research Foundation in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The father of two grown daughters, he lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts, with his wife, Lynn.

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Sears, Barry
Published by HarperLuxe (1999)
ISBN 10: 0060933054 ISBN 13: 9780060933050
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