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Dr. Max Gouverne’s List of Recommended Reading on Anti-aging

The following books are excellent and oriented toward the interests that many of your cosmetic surgery patients may have regarding age management. With all such references, however, you should maintain a critical attitude toward any information that is not scientifically based.

The Anti Aging Zone

By Barry Sears, MD

Table of Contents

PART I: HORMONES AND AGING
1. THE QUEST: LONGER LIFE OR BETTER LIFE?
2. WHY ARE WE LIVING LONGER?
3. THE BIOLOGICAL MARKERS OF AGING
4. HORMONES: THE SHORT COURSE
5. MECHANISMS OF AGING: THE FOUR PILLARS OF AGING

PART II: BEGINNING YOUR ANTI-AGING ZONE LIFESTYLE TODAY
6. GUARANTEED ANTI-AGING: CALORIE RESTRICTION
7. THE ZONE DIET: CALORIE RESTRICTION WITHOUT HUNGER OR DEPRIVATION
8. TYPE 2 DIABETICS: CANARIES IN THE COAL MINE OF AGING
9. EXERCISE: ANOTHER “DRUG” TO ALTER HORMONES
10. THE BRAIN: IT’S A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE
11. THE ANTI-AGING ZONE LIFESTYLE: THE SELF-CARE PYRAMID
12. YOUR ANTI-AGING ZONE REPORT CARD: THE TESTS YOU WANT TO PASS

PART III: WHY THE ANTI-AGING ZONE LIFESTYLE PYRAMID WORKS
13. HORMONES: THE LONG COURSE
14. INSULIN: YOUR PASSPORT TO ACCELERATED AGING
15. CORTISOL: WONDER DRUG OF THE 50s, MESSENGER OF AGING IN THE 90s
16. EICOSANOIDS: YOUR INTEL COMPUTER CHIP

PART IV: OTHER HORMONES AND THE ANTI-AGING ZONE
17. SEX AND THE ZONE FOR MEN: THE SECRETS OF VIAGRA
18. SEX AND THE ZONE FOR WOMEN: WHERE HAS THE FERTILITY GONE?
19. ESTROGEN: DOES EVERY WOMAN NEED IT?
20. TESTOSTERONE: HORMONE OF STRENGTH, HORMONE OF DESIRE
21. GROWTH HORMONE: TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME?
22. SEROTONIN: YOUR MORALITY HORMONE
23. THYROID: THE MYSTERY OF METABOLISM
24. DHEA AND MELATONIN: THE HYPE BROTHERS?
25. NITRIC OXIDE: THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

PART V: WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU KNOW?
26. ANTI-AGING SUPPLEMENTS: BEYOND THE ANTI-AGING ZONE LIFESTYLE PYRAMID
27. THE SKIN ZONE: BEAUTY IS SKIN DEEP
28. EMOTIONS: THE MIND-BODY-DIET CONNECTION
29. THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE

APPENDIX
A. Resources
B. Glossary
C. A Week in the Anti-Aging Zone
D. Zone Meal Tips
E. Zone Snacks
F. The Fast-food Zone
G. Zone Meals for the Business Traveler
H. References

The Okinawa Program: How the World’s Longest-lived People Achieve Everlasting Health – and How You Can Too

By Bradley J. Willox, MD, Craig Willcox, PhD, and Makoto Suzuki, MD

This book takes a look at traditional Okinawan society, of interest because of the unusual number of centerarians within this population. The authors introduce the lifestyle factors associated with the culture of Okinawa and examine their potential impact on health and longevity.

RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?

By Michael F. Roizen, MD, et al

The RealAge concept is all about calculating the value of different types of health behaviors and making personal choices. Says the author, an internist, “In biologic terms, the difference between your calendar age and your RealAge is a calculation of the net present value of your health behaviors; it is the estimate of what age you are physiologically when compared with the rest of the population.”

Prescription for Nutritional Healing A-to-Z Guide to Supplements: A Handy Resource to Today’s Most Effective Nutritional Supplements

By James F. Balch, MD, & Phyllis A. Balch

Cambridge World History of Food

By Kenneth Kiple & Kriemhild C. Ornelas, Vol. 1 & 2

Includes:

Part I – bioanthropological investigation into foods consumed by early humans
Part II – farming and domestication of plants and animals
Part III – important beverages throughout history
Part IV – discovery and importance of chief nutrients; diseases resulting from nutritional deficiencies
Part V – history and culture of food and drink around the world
Part VI – food- and nutrition-related subjects of contemporary and historical interest, including the controversial nature of vegetarianism
Part VII – contemporary food-related policy questions, including optimal dietary needs, food labeling, supplements, food safety, and food biotechnology
Part VIII – brief histories of vegetable foods (details not provided in earlier text)

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