longevity books

In the not too distant past, the computing power that now slips easily into our micro Prada bags lay within a machine that took up an entire room. It’s that kind of rapid innovation that has us on the edge of our seats when it comes to the kinds of wellness research and longevity innovations that are being buzzed about now.

Futurist, Dr. Ian Pearson has often been quoted as saying: “If you’re under 40 reading this article, you’re probably not going to die unless you get a nasty disease.” Dr. Pearson, and many world-renowned engineers like him, believe that, in as little as thirty years, medical and lifestyle technologies will have advanced so far that ‘dying of old age’ will be postponed dramatically — or even indefinitely.

Whether you’re interested in the wild news stream coming from the health tech sector or not, there are all kinds of practical insights coming out of the rapidly advancing research around how we age.

These three fascinating books cover some of the latest in longevity studies, from telomere length to bio-optimal nutrition.

We’ll be talking more about this topic as the year goes on, although almost everything we speak to on TCM — from non-toxic homegoods to seasonal eating — is designed to support a better quality (and quantity!) of life.

Lifespan | Author David Sinclair Phd has been hitting the podcast circuit lately and we recommend finding one with whichever wellness, world news or bio-hacking host you love (it seems he’s visited them all).

Dr. Sinclair is a leading voice in genetics and longevity and is most often quoted as saying, “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.”

Keep an open mind and prepare to be amazed as you explore the ideas presented in Lifespan. Sinclair also covers simple life-extending habits for which the science is in — from cryotherapy to intermittent fasting. SHOP NOW

how not to die

How Not To Die | Previously included in our reading list ‘for hypochondriacs’, How Not To Die is an impressive aggregate of important studies regarding prevention and longevity — all nutrition-related. The giant book by Michael Greger MD has made itself at home on most nutrition nerd’s shelves already and if you’ve never leafed through it, we highly recommend that you do. SHOP NOW

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer | Elizabeth Blackburn PhD won a Nobel Prize for discovering telomerase and telomeres’ role in the aging process. Her co-author, health psychologist, Elissa Epel PhD conducted original research to find the lifestyle habits that protect our telomere length most profoundly. In reviews, Blackburn and Epel’s research is crediting with unveiling “a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection.” SHOP NOW 

Want to learn more about the latest in longevity? Read our book report on Super Human and this guide to aging well with a nutritionist we love.

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