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Over time there have been certain health related books that have made a difference in the way I think, the knowledge I have, and/or my behavior. Here are a few that I recommend.

I have chosen these because they are easily read without a background in science or healthcare.They are not in any particular order other than that in which I pulled them off the shelf –

“Younger Next Year” A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You’re 80 and Beyond
by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D.
also “Younger Next Year for Women” same authors

Everyone over 45 should read these and anyone planning on being 45 should read these.These books are well written with lots of information based on the most current science. But the science won’t bog down the average reader; it just explains why the authors recommend certain lifestyles. The authors are a wonderful ‘tag’ team. Chris Crowley has a great sense of humor and gives you the nuts and bolts of living in a youthful way. Henry Lodge gives the science behind the lifestyle recommendations. Its a great kick in the butt for anyone thinking about getting off his/her butt.

“The China Study”
by Dr. T. Colin Campbell

The China Study details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.”

“Healthy at 100″
by John Robbins

Bringing the traditions of four ancient and vibrantly healthy cultures together with the latest breakthroughs in medical science, Robbins reveals that, remarkably, they both point in the same direction. The result is an inspirational synthesis of years of research into HEALTHY aging in which Robbins has isolated the characteristics that will enable us to live long – and most importantly – joyous lives.

“Spark” – How Exercise Will Improve the Performance of Your Brain
by Dr. John J. Ratey and Eric Hagerman

Did you know you can supercharge your thinking, beat stress, reverse aging, lift your mood, fight memory loss, and sharpen your intellect simply by breaking a sweat? The evidence is undeniable: for your brain to function at its peak, your body needs to move.

“How To Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor”
by Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn

Mendelsohn,is a renowned pediatrician and author. In this book he advises parents on home treatment and diagnosis of colds and flus, childhood illnesses, vision and hearing problems, allergies, and more. He also has a section on picking the right doctor for your child, step-by-step instructions for knowing when to call a doctor, and a lot more helpful information for parents.

“The Great Cholesterol Con” – The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How To Avoid It

by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

What if you knew that high cholesterol levels don’t cause heart disease; a high fat diet does not affect blood cholesterol levels; the protection provided by statins is so small as to be not worth bothering about for most men and all women; statins have many more side affects than has been admitted and their advocates should be treated with skepticism due to their links with the drugs’ manufacturers? If you have been chasing an ever lowering, unattainable cholesterol level, perhaps you should read this book.


“Thinner This Year” Lose Weight, Get Fit, Stay Young

By Chris Crowley and Jen Sacheck

Chris Crowley and nutritional scientist Jen Sacheck spell out a game-changing weight-loss and exercise plan: eat decently and exercise seriously. While Jen outlines a diet to follow (and explains why “dead” food with few nutrients can make us dead, too!), Chris enlists two of the best professionals in the field of sports training – Riggs Klika, Ph.D., a great trainer of both Olympic athletes and older people surviving cancer, and Bill Fabricini, PT, one of the most respected physical therapists in the USA – to work on the 25 Sacred Exercises. Do them, along with some serious cardio work, and, bingo! Drop the extra pounds, get fit, get sexy, stay young.

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