"What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean." - Isaac Newton
When the fascinating story of the longevity pathways mTOR, AMPK and the sirtuins went around the globe in the form of 'Lifespan', many thought that was all there was to longevity and health maintenance. In fact, however, there are many roads to Rome and numerous researchers are just as willing as David Sinclair to share their longevity theories with the world. However, longevity is not only medicine and biology, but also economics and technology. For this reason, longevity investors and people from non-medical backgrounds also have their say in the literature.
We have compiled a (growing) list of longevity books that educate and inspire in equal measure. Don't like reading? You can also consume most of the Longevity information in the form of audio books. We wish you happy reading (or listening)!
"Learning is like rowing against the current. As soon as you stop, you drift back." - Benjamin Britten
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- David A. Sinclair, Matthew D. LaPlante, Sebastian Vogel
David A. Sinclair has made one of the greatest breakthroughs in biology: He has not only slowed down ageing in laboratory animals, but reversed it. If the experiments with humans at Harvard University also succeed, the first anti-ageing pill will soon be on the market. Our genome takes damage over the decades. This damage to our DNA strands ages us and makes us more susceptible to disease. The epigenome - that pulsating structure into which our genome is wrapped - determines which of our genes take effect and which do not. If genes are switched off, this damages the organism. David A. Sinclair is researching how to reactivate the right genes and thus heal the organism.
- David A. Sinclair & Matthew D. LaPlante
From an acclaimed Harvard professor and one of Time's most influential people, this paradigm-shifting book shows how almost everything we think we know about aging is wrong, offers a front-row seat to the amazing global effort to slow, stop, and reverse aging, and calls readers to consider a future where aging can be treated.
For decades, experts have believed that we are at the mercy of our genes, and that natural damage to our genes-the kind that inevitably happens as we get older-makes us become sick and grow old. But what if everything you think you know about aging is wrong? What if aging is a disease-and that disease is treatable? Lifespan provides a roadmap for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future when humankind is able to live to be 100 years young.
Life Force: Increase your energy, strength, vitality, longevity and performance with the latest breakthroughs in health research.
- Tony Robbins
What if there were scientific solutions that could erase your deepest fears of disease, a life-threatening diagnosis, or the effects of aging?
Life Force shows you how to wake up each day with more energy, a strong immune system, and the know-how you need to turn back your biological clock. This book is for everyone from high-performance athletes to the average person looking to increase their energy and strength to people seeking healing. It provides answers that can change and even save your life or the life of a loved one.
- Sandra Kaufmann
Aging Solutions is a continuation of The Kaufmann Protocol: Why we Age and How to Stop it. The first scientifically organized methodology for developing personalized longevity protocols. Following the overwhelming success of book one, Aging solutions introduces twenty-eight unique molecular agents, classified by the Kaufmann Rating system in addition to a new systems-based approach, making the process of protocol development even more user-friendly. Along the way, cutting-edge scientific discoveries are introduced leaving the reader not only educated but also entertained.
- Sandra Kaufmann
The Kaufmann Protocol is the first comprehensive approach to aging that tackles why we age, and then recommends a strategic, scientific formulation to decelerate the process. The book brings practical information to everyday people, and takes the science of aging out of the laboratory and into the real world. The first half of The Kaufmann Protocol discusses aging on a cellular level, which separates it from all other anti-aging fads. We age because our cells age and it is this understanding that allows the protocol to combat aging for people from all walks of life. This is presented in terms of the seven tenets, or categories, of aging which comprise topics such as DNA alterations, mitochondrial energy, and aging pathways.
- Dave Asprey
In his mid-20s, Dave Asprey was a successful entrepreneur and multi-millionaire, but weighed 140 kilos and suffered from numerous symptoms of premature ageing. From then on, he did everything he could to reverse this process. After more than 20 years of research, he is much closer to his goal of living to 180. With simple changes in diet, sleep, exercise and light, as well as hacks like ozone therapy and proper jaw alignment, the body can heal and rejuvenate itself. In his new book, he presents his revolutionary approach to stopping cellular ageing and turning back the biological clock.
Science and Technology of Growing Young: An Insider's Guide to the Breakthroughs that Will Dramatically Extend Our Lifespan . . . and What You Can Do Right Now
- Sergey Young
The prospect of living to 200 years old isn't science fiction anymore. A leader in the emerging field of longevity offers his perspective on what cutting-edge breakthroughs are on the horizon, as well as the practical steps we can take now to live healthily to 100 and beyond.
In The Science and Technology of Growing Young, industry investor and insider Sergey Young demystifies the longevity landscape, cutting through the hype and showing readers what they can do now to live better for longer, and offering a look into the exciting possibilities that await us. By viewing aging as a condition that can be cured, we can dramatically revolutionize the field of longevity and make it accessible for everyone.
- Nina Ruge, Dominik Duscher
Is ageing an inevitable fate? No - is the answer of modern ageing research. Because the body is indeed the proverbial miracle. But the miracle begins in the cell, as presenter Nina Ruge and the renowned gerontologist Dr Dominik Duscher describe in this new standard work on the subject. They take us on a voyage of discovery to the latest findings from cell research and also contribute their personal assessments and experiences. The authors outline the processes of ageing and show how it can be cured in the future: for example, with medicines, stimulating nutrition, with the help of fasting, foreign blood or stem cells. The focus is on the 3 elementary abilities of the cells: natural cell renewal, detoxification at cell level and stabilisation of energy production.
- Nir Barzilai, Toni Robino
How do some people avoid the slowing down, deteriorating, and weakening that plagues many of their peers decades earlier? Are they just lucky? Or do they know something the rest of us don't? Is it possible to grow older without getting sicker? What if you could look and feel fifty through your eighties and nineties?
Founder of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and one of the leading pioneers of longevity research, Dr. Nir Barzilai's life's work is tackling the challenges of aging to delay and prevent the onset of all age-related diseases including "the big four": diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's. In Age Later, Dr Barzilai reveals the secrets his team has unlocked about SuperAgers and the scientific discoveries that show we can mimic some of their natural resistance to the aging process. This eye-opening and inspirational book will help you think of aging not as a certainty, but as a phenomenon-like many other diseases and misfortunes-that can be targeted, improved, and even cured.
The big book on sleep: The enormous importance of sleep - Best prevention against Alzheimer's, cancer, heart attacks and much more.
- Matthew Walker
Why sleep is so important: Prof. Dr. Matthew Walker, Director of the Sleep Laboratory at UC Berkeley, shares his groundbreaking research findings and illustrates the enormous impact of a good night's rest. Because sleep is one of the most important and at the same time most underestimated aspects of a healthy, long and happy life. Proper sleep makes us smarter, more attractive, slimmer, prevents cancer and dementia, strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of heart attacks and diabetes.
- Aubrey de Grey, Michael Rae
Almost all ageing researchers agree that ageing will one day be slowed down. Aubrey de Grey summarises the latest findings (as of 2010) and shows that those biotechnologies that not only delay but periodically reverse physical decline are already within reach. Ageing results from an accumulation of the forms of damage we know. We are rapidly moving towards the development of therapies that can repair this damage. By demystifying the ageing process, de Grey systematically dismantles the fatalistic assumption that ageing must forever remain an unalterable fate.
- Kara Fitzgerald
Based on the groundbreaking study that shaved three years off a subjects' age in just eight weeks, discover a proven, accessible plan to prevent diseases and reduce your biological age.
It's true: getting older is inevitable and your chronological age can only move in one direction. But you also have a biological age, which scientists can measure by assessing how your genes are expressed through epigenetics. Exciting new research shows that your bio age can actually move in reverse-and Dr. Kara Fitzgerald's groundbreaking, rigorous clinical trial proved it's possible. By eating delicious foods and establishing common-sense lifestyle practices that positively influence genetic expression, study participants reduced their bio age by just over three years in only eight weeks! Now Dr. Fitzgerald shares the diet and lifestyle plan that shows you how to influence your epigenetics for a younger you.
- Peter Spork
When the human genome was successfully decoded, it was believed that all the secrets of our existence would soon be revealed. Character, talent, diseases, life expectancy - there seemed to be a corresponding gene for everything. But this idea was naïve. Because genes alone are nothing - how they work can be controlled. And not least by ourselves. Peter Spork takes us on a fascinating journey of discovery through the world of a revolutionary new science: epigenetics. He explains why even people who have neither inherited cancer genes nor lived unhealthy lives keep dying of cancer. Why you are prone to certain diseases as an adult if you didn't get enough love as a baby. Why our lifestyle can sometimes even influence the fate of our grandchildren. And he shows what each of us can do to stay healthy and grow as old as possible.