ISBN: 9781615194131
Publishing: January 23, 2018
Price: $25.95 US
Hardcover: 320 pages
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The Longevity Code
Secrets to Living Well for Longer from the Front Lines of Science
 

A leading proponent of a bold new approach to slowing aging details the fast-developing science of longevity—and the steps we can take—at any age—to live well for longer

We all know that we age—but do you know exactly how, and why? And do you wonder what you can do—whatever your age—to slow the process so you can live well, for longer?

This book comprehensively answers these questions. Medical doctor and polymath scientist Kris Verburgh illuminates the biological mechanisms that make our bodies susceptible to heart attacks, strokes, dementia, diabetes, and other aging-related diseases. We learn about the crucial role of poorly functioning mitochondria, shortened telomeres, proteins and carbohydrates, and more.

Having explained the aging process at work, Dr. Verburgh then provides the tools we need to slow it down: his scientifically backed Longevity Staircase. This simple yet innovative step-by-step method offers better health and a longer life span through nutrition—currently our best defense in the fight against aging and disease.

And with each passing day, advances in biotechnology—once the stuff of science fiction—are emerging as part of the “longevity code.” Dr. Verburgh discusses how new types of vaccines, mitochondrial DNA, CRISPR proteins, and stem cells may help us slow and even reverse aging—now and in the future.

“Why do we grow old? In The Longevity Code, Kris Verburgh tackles this age-old question and arrives at some startling conclusions—with practical suggestions for how to slow down our biological clock.”
David Ludwig, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, author of the #1 New York Times—best seller Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently

“A brilliant and important book. Dr. Kris Verburgh, like no other, is able to represent the complex relationships between nutrition and aging . . . Recommended for anyone who wants to know what to eat in order to age as healthily as possible.”
—Hanno Pijl, MD, PhD, endocrinologist and professor of diabetology at Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands

“Informative, fascinating, and inspiring. . . . Based on current knowledge, The Longevity Code clearly describes how we ourselves can delay the unwelcome symptoms of aging and presents an extraordinary preview of what the future will bring.”
—William Cortvriendt, MD, author of Living a Century or More and Total Health Reset

The Longevity Code summarizes current scientific knowledge of the topic, dispels common and persistent fallacies, and offers perspectives on the future. It does all this in easy-to-read and understandable language.”
—Emmy Van Kerkhove, professor emeritus of physiology, Faculty of Medicine and Center for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Belgium
 

Kris Verburgh, MD, is a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies at the Free University Brussels and is on the faculty of Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank devoted to tackling the world’s biggest challenges with emerging technology. Dr. Verburgh researches interventions that can extend healthy life span and combat aging-related diseases through nutrition and state-of-the-art biotechnology. He has established a new scientific discipline, nutrigerontology, which researches diets and guidelines to slow down aging and reduce the risk of aging-related diseases. Dr. Verburgh is frequently invited to speak at venues all around the world about new developments and paradigm shifts in medicine, health care, the science of aging, and more.