Slow down the aging process and live well for longer
Do you know exactly how and why you age? And what you can do—whatever your current age—to slow that process and have a longer, healthier life?
In The Longevity Code, medical doctor Kris Verburgh illuminates the biological mechanisms that make our bodies susceptible to heart attacks, dementia, diabetes, and other aging-related diseases. With the facts laid out, he provides the tools we need to slow down the aging process. His scientifically backed Longevity Staircase outlines a simple yet innovative step-by-step method offering better health and a longer life span– especially the crucial role of proper nutrition and exercise.
But diet and exercise might not be the only way to crack the “longevity code”: With each passing day, advances in biotechnology that were once the stuff of science fiction are emerging. 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—and when paired with the right lifestyle, lead to longer, healthier lives than we’ve ever imagined.
About the Author
Kris Verburgh, MD, is a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies at the Free University of 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.
“A worthwhile addition to any collection.”—Choice
“Verburgh examines how we age and takes a valuable look at ethical issues surrounding the prevention of aging.”—Library Journal
“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