The Metabolic Plan
The choice is yours: You can add forty or more vigorous, fulfilling years to your life. It sounds like science fiction, but in fact it’s cutting-edge science grounded in exciting new research. In The Metabolic Plan,internationally renowned biochemist Stephen Cherniske reveals the medical breakthroughs that enable all of us to extend our lives—and the quality of our lives—starting today.
Far from giving out due to inevitable wear and tear, the human body is naturally endowed with astonishing powers of renewal, self-repair, and regeneration. The secret to unlocking these powers lies not in genetic tinkering or a high-tech fix but in “tricking” your body into adopting the metabolism of a twenty-year-old. The Metabolic Plan offers a comprehensive diet and exercise regimen specifically tailored to boost antioxidant levels, combat disease, increase muscle, reduce fat, and enhance memory and vision. Cherniske shares the age-defying properties of such cutting-edge supplements as 7-Keto and debunks myths about acid/alkaline foods. Here too are detailed metabolic plans geared to the different needs of men and women and to every decade of our lives—so we’ll know exactly what to focus on when.
Longer life, more energy, improved health, a pervasive sense of well-being: It’s all within our grasp. At once revolutionary and eminently practical, this is the book that finally solves the puzzle of aging.
From Publishers Weekly
Cherniske, the author of The DHEA Breakthrough, offers another self-help guide to the fountain of youth. As humans age, their anabolic metabolism (the ability to rebuild and repair tissues) decreases as catabolic metabolism (the breakdown and degeneration of tissues) increases. Cherniske posits that it is possible, through the adaptation of mind and body techniques, for an older person to reverse this process and become biologically younger. Although he promises a simple plan, the overwritten and highly detailed text may be discouraging to those looking for a clearer outline to follow. Cherniske recommends a sensible dietary program based on increased consumption of unrefined food, limiting meats and relying heavily on fruits and vegetables. He stresses the importance of moderate but consistent exercise and includes a number of stress-reduction strategies. Cherniske’s metabolic plan also includes taking nutritional supplements such as DHEA and a wide variety of antioxidants that, according to the author, are based on the latest research in the anti-aging field. He advocates a complicated system, individualized by age, of self-checks, medical tests and the use of supplements that he claims will slow the aging process.
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The Metabolic Plan “includes the latest medical breakthroughs to slow the aging process, increase energy, enhance memory, and protect against heart disease.”
“A SENSIBLE DIETARY PROGRAM . . . Cherniske, author of The DHEA Breakthrough, offers another self-help guide to the fountain of youth.”