Ga teacher About the IPL intense pulsed light which I have three times It works Almost immediately after the treatment the spots on the sides of my face darken this is goodA day or so later the spots look like coffee grounds Then the coffee grounds flake off Two researchers from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts a physiologist and a medical doctor outline 10 uantifiable indications that they believe predict health and vitality
FOUR OF THE 10 BIOMARKERS AREof the 10 biomarkers are related intertwined really lean body mass strength basal metabolic rate and body fat percentage The Tufts researchers say that the average American loses 66 lbs of muscle every 10 years starting right after young adulthood After age 45 the rate accelerates Older people are weaker than younger people because they have less muscle mass and the muscle they do have is less dense and works less efficiently Basal metabolism declines by 2 percent every decade after age 20 Increased muscle mass leads to increased strength which is directly related to a uicker youthful metabolism In fact between voting age and retirement age the average person doubles his or her ratio of fat to muscle The you can lower your percentage of body fat the younger bi I really enjoyed this story of the author s year long uest into the world of anti aging Throughout the year the author does research visits labs talks with scientists and implements suggestion to fight every aspect of aging everything from commonly tried ideas like eating superfoods and experimenting with dietary supplements to things I ve never thought about like muscles and mitochondria In particular the author repeatedly notes throughout the book the effects of lifestyle on aging noting that how uickly we age is determined 70% by our own choices One of the strongest points of the book is that it pulls all of the research experiments and focuses on the different aspects of aging into one memoir I ve certainly read a lot of article isolating aspects such as which foods to eat and how to protect your face but it was great to read a book that offers a comprehensive view as well as teaching me something new Reading this book is like having a long cozy chat with your best friend as long as your best friend is smart inuisitive curious skeptical and ust a little bit snarky But what best friend isn t Kessler investigates all those too good to be true schemes to make us look and feel younger and tells us which ones are to be believed and which ones to be ignored What I found most helpful is the information on superfoods What I found most enjoyable was Kessler s easygoing accessible language I love this book Lauren Kessler is one of my favorite authors She won me over with Dancing with Rose Finding Life in the Land of Alzh Seemed mostly centered on physical appearance of health rather than actual healthThe supplements chapter was Very Useful Rather Humorous useful Rather humorous of the author s uest to verify or at least research the various anti aging claims touted by media celebrities etc I was impressed with the author s common sense. Ssion and decides on a very personal level what to do about it She is at once the careful reporter the immersion ournalist the self designated lab rat and a midlife woman who is not interested in being as old as her driver’s license insists she isKessler’s mission isn’t about vanity well maybe a little but about discovering ways to maintain stamina vitality fortitude and creativity right to the very ,
The author writes in a breezy style not uite as sarcastic as Mary Roach but does has some witful critiuesShe provides a counterpoint and commonsense to all the amazing claims of the many variety of anti ager hawkers and huckstersSometimes there are too many irrelevant details added to all of the author s encounters one example would be her going on and on about the art gallery look of a doctor s officeStill she give a fairly comprehensive and understandable look at various anti aging strategies including various bewaresShe definitely personalizes her research she has either investigated andor participated in many of the anti aging strategies of which she writes and then she tells the reader what happened to her Very enjoyable and informative how to How to live better how to avoid the pitfalls associated with aging how to be healthier how to progress along the lines of healthy healthy healthy dead instead of healthy healthy sick sick dead Or something like that I enjoyed reading this book it was both informative and entertaining I learned a few things with information not being oversimplified too much What I can not get over though why is there no source list of any type Throughout the book there are plenty of sources described using author names names of ournals dates locations etc From what I could tell Kessler provides plenty of information on the sources within the text and they we re often good peer reviewed studies and papers but there were no citations of any kind or style not even footnotes There is no source list in the back For me this undermines the purpose and value of the book Without sources for the huge amount of information described the author s intention could not have been for book Without sources for the huge amount of information described the author s intention could not have been for beyond thought provoking entertainment Or she thinks readers are gullible and will believe anything printed and bound Reviewer s note I am an independent writer I am also a freelance reviewer On occasion I receive advance copies of books from publishers for review My reviews are based solely on the merits of the book and I receive no remuneration from the publisher or author other than a copy of the book in exchange for posting a review on my blogs Through a contest sponsored on Goodreadscom I recently won an ARC of Lauren Kessler s latest non fiction book COUNTER CLOCKWISE The following is my review Disclaimer I have taken care to not with a couple of minor exceptions directly uote from the book Please note that the opinions and any claims the reader may infer from this review are mine and not necessarily those of the author Thank you vmls If I could turn back time if This is the first book by Lauren Kessler I ve read Kessler spends a year trying to turn back time cue Cher or don t as it s all auto tune and I can t take it I can relate At 41 I am definitely interested in staying healthy and active I am Not Interested In Living Into My Golden Years If They interested in living into my golden years if they going to be full of illness and someone else wiping me I know I can t predict the future but there are things I CAN control now to make my later years robust As of yet I haven. A bootcamp in Utah in 118 degree heat A raw food diet Hypnotic suggestions A team of crack computer scientists who can age and de age a face with the click of a mouse The World Convention on Anti Aging Medicine in Las Vegas headlined by Suzanne Somers These are Black Heart, Red Ruby just a few of the stops Lauren Kessler makes on herourney to reverse time from the inside outAt this moment one in three Americans are entering mid. T had to worry about the looking older part as I have a baby face and look much younger than I am I am not sure what I will do when that does happen but it s nice to know what the options are even if I never use themKessler
explores everything from botox to mitochondrial testing from supplements to VO2 output It s a lot of researcheverything from botox to mitochondrial testing from supplements to VO2 output It s a lot of research science but written in an accessible way What it comes down to is You need to exercise Study after study after study shows that one way to stay young is exercising And one of the best barometers of your health is your blood pressure The farther apart the systolic diastolic numbers are the blood The farther apart the systolic and diastolic numbers are the arteries are agingThe health of your aging body is about 30% genetics and 70% environment The best news is that it doesn t matter if you are middle aged and ust now figuring out that you need to take care of your body you can start today and it will make a differenceThere is so much good information in here it would be impossible for me to share everything But here are some highlights What I am interested in what I powerfully and passionately want is to be all those good things we associate with young Because despite my independence of spirit and my modest successes and a strong streak of feminism I am part of a culture that labels old bad weak sickly sexless boring crabby and young good healthy vibrant sexy creative adventurous My DNA and my eggs are the only parts of me that date back to the day of my birth My skin cells are sloughing off and replacing themselves every moment Over about a month my entire epidermis is replacedThe entire lining of my stomach and intestine is continually re created with a turnover time of a week or lessMy red blood cells are never than four months old My liver cells are perhaps a year old My skeleton rebuilds itself too with estimates ranging from a two year to a seven year regeneration process The body is not a permanent structureIt is in a constant state of renewal The Balti Longitudinal Study of Aging a massive effort that tracked 3000 people from their 20s to their 90s concluded that people age at such vastly different rates that by the time they reach 80 or 90 the differences are so marked that birth dates are entirely irrelevant Recently researchers at the University of Southern California found that while life expectancy increased by 1 year during the past decade people also faced an additional 12 years of serious illness and an extra 2 years of disability By some estimates nearly 85 percent of people over 65 suffer from one or degenerative disorders The forehead wrinkles The brow droops and don t forget the eyelids The midface thins Lips flatten Jowls appear The aw suares The neck bands Perhaps the best anti aging appearance news I come across is this Good posture and a strong steady gait can make you look up to 10 years younger The shoulders back abdomen tucked head lifted position is said to also have other rejuvenating effects like improving circulation and digestion making breathing easier and deeper and keeping muscles and oints in proper alignment Just ask any yo. Life and many are wondering ‘How did I get to be this old’ Plenty will turn to miracle creams injections fillers and surgery to reverse the hands oftime but Kessler investigates the largely unexplored side of antiaging what it takes to be younger not ust look younger Guided by both intense curiousity and healthy skepticism a sense of adventure and a sense of humor she investigates America’s youth obse.