The New York Times bestselling book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres, slowing disease and improving life.
Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our genetic heritage. Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel's research shows that the length and health of one's telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection. They and other scientists have found that changes we can make to our daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans (the number of years we remain healthy, active, and disease-free).
The Telemere Effect reveals how Blackburn and Epel's findings, together with research from colleagues around the world, cumulatively show that sleep quality, exercise, aspects of diet, and even certain chemicals profoundly affect our telomeres, and that chronic stress, negative thoughts, strained relationships, and even the wrong neighborhoods can eat away at them.
Drawing from this scientific body of knowledge, they share lists of foods and suggest amounts and types of exercise that are healthy for our telomeres, mind tricks you can use to protect yourself from stress, and information about how to protect your children against developing shorter telomeres, from pregnancy through adolescence. And they describe how we can improve our health spans at the community level, with neighborhoods characterized by trust, green spaces, and safe streets.
The Telemere Effect will make you reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis. It is the first book to explain how we age at a cellular level and how we can make simple changes to keep our chromosomes and cells healthy, allowing us to stay disease-free longer and live more vital and meaningful lives.
“With so much misinformation out there on what we should be eating, it's refreshing to see such a well written and researched guide for a balanced, low inflammatory diet. Ginger is an experienced practitioner who understands that life is busy and helps her readers figure out realistic solutions to maintaining a healthy diet. The recipes are delicious, quick, and easy, and the shopping lists make it a no brainer. I look forward to sharing it with my patients!” ―Wendy Ellis, ND
“This is the perfect book to help anyone ‘break up with processed foods’ through structured meal plans and healthy recipes. Ginger Hultin expertly combines her years of experience with current nutrition research to give us a simple and digestible plan for success.” ―Jessica Tulloch, PhD, Research Scientist
“Anti-Inflammatory Diet Meal Prep is a comprehensive guide to help those with inflammation eat their healthiest, especially during the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The author provides science-based information and easy-to-follow meal plans along with more than 80 mouthwatering recipes using wholesome ingredients. Anti-Inflammatory Diet Meal Prep is a fabulous resource for those looking to fight inflammation, and the recipes can be added to any healthy cooking collection.” ―Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND, award-winning nutrition expert and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook and Smart Meal Prep for Beginners
About the Author
GINGER HULTIN, MS, RDN, CSO, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and owner of Seattle-based virtual nutrition practice Champagne Nutrition. A health writer and experienced speaker, she presents to people around the country and the world and serves as president of the board of the Greater Seattle Dietetic Association.
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