If you’re interested in being healthy, aging well, looking younger and just enjoying your life a lot more, the following is a list of good books that might be able to help:

7 Years Younger: The Revolutionary 7-Week Anti-Aging Plan
7YY Publication (January 1, 2013)
Imagine looking seven years younger than you currently do. Imagine that you can do this in just seven weeks, without getting surgery or Botox. Imagine also getting more energy, glowing skin, glossy hair and a flat belly. Sounds too good to be true right? All you need to accomplish this is to follow the plan in the book 7 Years Younger. Read More

The Official Anti-Aging Revolution
Basic Health Publications; 4th edition (December 20, 2007)
When it comes to anti-aging medicine, The Official Anti-Aging Revolution by Ronald Klatz, M.D. and Robert Goldman, Ph.D. may be one of the most complete books on the subject to date. The book covers all areas of anti-aging medicine from theories on aging to hormone therapy, through lifestyle choices (exercise, sleep, stress, skin-care) and even into biotech-human enhancements. Read More

The 15 Minute Heart Cure
Wiley (January 12, 2010)
Whether it is traffic on your way to an appointment, a tight deadline at work, or a difficult conversation with a loved one, we all deal with many different types of stressful situations. In 15 Minute Heart Cure:The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal your Heart in Just Minutes a Day, Dr. John M. Kennedy explains the stress-heart disease connection and how stress reduction can help you prevent and even cure heart disease. Daily stressors trigger a fight-or-flight response that can harm your cardiovascular system, and if you experience a frequent state of stress, your heart could be at risk. Relaxation techniques are great for reducing stress to get you through those difficult days, but it also has a positive effect on your overall heart health. Stop stress in its tracks with his proven B-R-E-A-T-H-E (Begin, Relax, Envision, Apply, Treat, Heal) technique.
Whether you have had a heart attack, have been diagnosed with a heart condition, or simply want to keep your heart in great shape, this unique, practical guide gives you the tools you need to make everyday less stressful and mitigate the impact of each stressful situation on your heart.

A Long Bright Future: An Action Plan for a Lifetime of Happiness, Health,
and Financial Security
Crown Archetype (August 4, 2009)
Due to unfounded fears of unhappiness and regret, many intelligent, otherwise rational people, even into their forties and fifties, are so convinced that old age is a time of misery that they simply deny any other outcome and refuse to plan their own destiny. In A Long Bright Future, Laura L. Carstensen seeks to shed the myths and misconceptions about aging that stop individuals from adequately preparing for healthy, fulfilling, and financially stable long lives.

Dr. Perriconne’s 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health and Longevity

Ballantine Books (November 13, 2007)
This is another one of dermatologist Nicholas Perricone’s antiaging books. In this book, published in 2006, Dr. Perricone explains cellular rejuvenation and its effects on aging. There is also lots of advice on keeping your cells in top condition.

Younger Next Year Journal* Workman Publishing Company. (December 31, 2006)
This is a needed record-keeper for every trip to the gym, or better yet, bike vacation or ski trip. Beginning with a short introduction to working out the Younger Next Year way—how to use a heart rate monitor, why keeping a journal is important, how to look at exercise as your new job—here is a 224-page fill-in book with prompts that help you keep meticulous track of your workouts, your heart rate, your diet, how you feel, how you’ve reached out to others, and more.

Younger Next Year*
Workman Publishing Company. (2004)
Turn back your biological clock. A breakthrough book for men–as much fun to read as it is persuasive–Younger Next Year draws on the very latest science of aging to show how men 50 or older can become functionally younger every year for the next five to ten years, and continue to live like fifty-year-olds until well into their eighties. To enjoy life and be stronger, healthier, and more alert.

Counter Clockwise
Ballantine Books; 1 edition (May 19, 2009)
If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counterclockwise, she presents a conclusive answer: Opening our minds to what’s possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better health—at any age.

Put Old on Hold
Image F/X Publications (October 2003)
This book reveals super keys that unlock the secrets of staying young, healthy, mentally alert and productive. Whether you’re in your 20’s or 50’s, Morris strategies will empower you to Put Old on Hold!

Boomers Really Can Put Old On Hold
Image F/X Publications (October 2002)
This book reveals super keys that unlock the secrets of staying young, healthy, mentally alert and productive. Whether you’re in your 20’s or 50’s, Morris strategies will empower you to Put Old on Hold!

Fitness Atfer 50
Human Kinetics; 1 edition (February 2, 2006
Written by Walter Ettinger, MD; Brenda Wright, PhD and Steven Blair, PED. This book, published in 2006, is actually a book and workbook in one. The three authors, all of whom are over 50, developed a well rounded plan to help those over 50 become more physically active. Although it is published by a company that specializes in health and physical education they have a series of books designed for home use. Fitness After 50 is a wonderful antiaging book

Ten Years Younger
Broadway (January 9, 2007)
This book by Steven Masley, M.D., published in 2005 outlines a ten week plan to help you look ten years younger. Dr. Masley is the former medical director of the Pritikin Longevity Center. He gives nutrition, fitness and lifestyle advice including menu plans and recipes.
Power Aging
NAL Hardcover (December 2, 2003
Gary Null, Ph.D. has written many anti-aging and natural health books. This anti-aging book was published in 2003 and does a good job explaining how toxins in our environment and in our food affect our aging. He also gives advice on how to age well, naturally.

Life Extension Revolutions – The New Science of Growing Older Without Aging
Bantam (May 17, 2005)
For the first time the lay public can benefit from the anti-aging secrets discovered by the Life Extension Foundation, the world’s largest, most respected organization dedicated to anti-aging research. Working with the Life Extension Foundation, renowned anti-aging physician Philip Lee Miller shows you how to retain your physical health and vigor, mental clarity, and youthful appearance–for life. This groundbreaking book translates cutting-edge anti-aging advances into a practical, easy-to-use program that will maximize your chances of living not only a long life–but a healthy, vibrant life.

Stopping The Clock
Keats Publishing; illustrated edition edition (May 1996)
Written by Dr. Ronald Klatz and Dr. Robert Goldman, this book was published in 1996. Although it is over 10 years old, it does provide a wealth of information. The authors are the founders of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. They outline the aging process and theories to slow the aging process. There is quite a bit of medical terminology, however it is easy to read with many tips that one can use to “stop the clock.”

The Anti-Aging Solution
Wiley; 1 edition (December 23, 2004)
Dr. VIncent Giampapa is one of the founding physicians of the A4M, while Dr. Pero collaborated with Dr. Giampapa to develop the first anti-aging program related to DNA repair. This book, published in 2004, gives 5 steps to help you look and feel younger. While some chapters do contain a lot of scientific terminology, there are some good antiaging solutions tucked in between.

Ageless Face, Ageless Mind
Ballantine Books; 1 edition (November 13, 2007)
This book, by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Nicholas Perricone, M.D., gives information on how to erase wrinkles and rejuvenate the brain. Published in 2007, the book explains what AGEs are and the role they play in the aging process. Dr. Perricone also give suggestions for food and supplements that can aid in antiaging.

50 Secrets of the World’s Longest Living People
Da Capo Press; Rev., Expanded Ed edition (December 21, 2005)
This book, by Sally Beare, explores five different areas of the world where there are large pockets of people living to be over 100 years old. The author talked with individuals living in these areas and learned their secrets to long life. They are all things that we can incorporate into our own daily routines. This book was revised in 2006.

The Blue Zones
National Geographic; Reprint edition (April 21, 2009)
Published in 2008 by Dan Beuttner, this book explores four areas of the world known as blue zones. In these blue zones live some of the world’s oldest people. The author introduces us to some of these centenarians and shares their secrets to long life.

Forever Young
Atria (September 14, 2010)
Celebrity dermatologist Perricone claims to have the key to blocking age-related illness while achieving youthful skin and energy. Based on nutrigenomics, an emerging field linking nutrition and longevity, his plan claims to activate age-reversing genes and biochemicals with superfoods, a fat-burning diet with recipes, yoga, and rest.

The Baby Boomer’s Diet
Hay House (January 8, 2013)
As baby boomers, we’re a generation that has transformed society. How will we redefine aging? This book provides a blueprint for restoring a vital friendship with our bodies and, in turn, renewing our bond with the earth. It shows us how we can live fuller, healthier, more meaningful lives. Read More

Aging Well
Little, Brown and Company (January 8, 2003)
This groundbreaking sociological analysis is based on three research projects that followed over 800 people from their adolescence through old age. Subjects were drawn from the Harvard Grant study of white males, the Inner City study of non-delinquent males and the Terman Women study of gifted females, begun respectively in 1921, 1930 and 1911. In all three studies, subjects were interviewed at regular intervals over time, a design that prevented observations from being skewed by the distortions of memory and allowed for analyses that distinguished effect from cause.

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
Penguin Press HC, The; 1 edition (April 23, 2013)
In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Read More

Wheat Belly
Rodale Books; 1 edition (August 30, 2011)
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health is not just a book—it’s also a movement. When cardiologist William Davis started talking about the dangers of eating modern dwarf wheat, he struck a chord. In the intro to his book he states, “I will make the case that the world’s most popular grain is also the world’s most destructive dietary ingredient.” Read More

The Blood Sugar Solution
Little, Brown and Company (February 28, 2012)
In THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION, Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that the secret solution to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels. Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness-nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind-and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program. Read More

The Fast Diet
Atria Books (February 26, 2013)
The Fast Diet, a how-to diet book by Dr. Michael Mosley asks one question: “is it possible to eat normally, five days a week, and become slimmer and healthier as a result?” His answer is yes. Read More

Constant Craving: What Your Food Cravings Mean and How to Overcome Them
Hay House; Revised edition (October 15, 2011)
Do you crave chocolate, bread, cheese, fries, or other foods? If so, there’s a reason why, as Doreen Virtue’s breakthrough book explains. Each food craving actually corresponds to a specific underlying emotion; so once you understand the meaning behind your particular craving and apply the information and affirmations within these pages, you’ll be able to heal your cycle of emotional overeating. Read More

The Great Cholesterol Myth
Fair Winds Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2012)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26.5 million people have been diagnosed with heart disease in the United States. It is the #1 killer. The most common notion has been for years that cholesterol and saturated fat lead to heart disease and we should be concentrating on engaging in low-fat diets and chugging down prescription drugs to regulate these things.  Read More

The End of Diabetes
Harper One (December 26, 2012)
At last, a breakthrough program to combat the rising diabetes epidemic and help millions of diabetics, as well as those suffering with high blood pressure and heart disease. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, the research director of the nutritional research project of the National Health Association, shows you how to live a long, healthy, and happy life—disease free.

The Plan
Grand Central Life & Style (January 1, 2013)
In this revolutionary, New York Times bestselling book, cutting-edge nutrition expert Lyn-Genet Recitas reveals the surprising truth behind what actually makes people pack on the pounds. Carbs and portion sizes, it turns out, are not the problem.

Younger (Thinner) You Diet
Rodale Books (December 22, 2009)
New research in nutrition and weight loss has revealed an amazing discovery: the brain—virtually neglected in all other diet plans—is the most important organ in dieting. Dieters can actually lose weight by eating foods, nutrients, teas, and spices that change the chemical balance of the brain for permanent weight loss—a major factor contributing to how quickly the body ages. In fact, everyone can take years off their age by changing their brain chemistry.

Super Foods for Seniors F C & a Pub (June 30, 2006)
Super Foods for Seniors was written by the Editors of FC&A Medical Publishing. This book, published in 2007 is an easy and fun book about nutrition for older adults. Of course, it also applies to those of us interested in anti-aging. It lists specific foods, as well as tips and information, to combat various ailments to keep us looking and feeling our best.

The Sonoma Diet
Meredith Books (December 27, 2005)
Stop Starving and Start Enjoying Food Again! Inspired by the sun-drenched foods and vibrant lifestyle of California’s breathtakingly beautiful wine country, The Sonoma Diet is a surefire weight loss plan based on wholesome, satisfying, flavorful meals.

The South Beach Diet Super Charged
St. Martin’s Griffin; 1 edition (April 28, 2009
In the all-new The South Beach Diet Supercharged, Dr. Agatston shows you how to rev up your metabolism and lose weight faster while following the proven healthy eating principles of the original diet: choose good carbs, good fats, lean protein, and low-fat dairy. Collaborating with Dr. Joseph Signorile, a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Miami, Dr. Agatston presents a cutting-edge, three-phase workout that perfectly complements the three phases of the diet itself.

The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan
QUILL (December 1, 2000)
With Volumetrics, leading nutritionist Barbara Rolls, PhD, has devised a plan to give people what they′ve always wanted: a way to lose weight while still feeling full and satisfied. By concentrating on energy density (the amount of calories in a given volume of food) and its relation to feeling replete, Rolls and co-author Bob Barnett guide the reader towards a more rewarding and manageable lifetime approach to eating – one that doesn′t include deprivation.

Flat Belly Diet
Rodale Books (October 28, 2008)
Prevention magazine brings you a weight-loss plan that’s specifically designed to target your number-one trouble spot: BELLY FAT. For women over 40, belly fat is incredibly stealth and incredibly stubborn. It’s also the most deadly, contributing to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and chronic illness than any other type of fat on your body. Finally, science has helped uncover a key dietary weapon in the fight against belly fat. Monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs, help dieters lose more weight-in their bellies specifically-and keep it off longer. Fat Belly Diet! will lead you step by step, day by day, meal by meal toward a flatter belly…and a longer, healthier life.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body
Three Rivers Press; Reprint edition (December 28, 2010)

THE KEY TO A BETTER BODY—in shape, energized, and youthful—is a healthy brain. Based on the latest medical research, as well as on Dr. Amen’s two decades of clinical practice at the re¬nowned Amen Clinics, where Dr. Amen and his as¬sociates pioneered the use of the most advanced brain imaging technology, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body shows you how to take the very best care of your brain.

Healthy Eating For Life – For Women
Wiley; 1 edition (January 18, 2002)
Eat your way to better health and well-being. This book gives you a clear look at how women’s bodies work and how common health problems arise, then provides detailed nutritional guidelines that have been carefully drafted by Physicians Committee nutrition experts. It includes over 100 delicious, easy-to-make recipes to help you put these healthy eating principles to work right away. Healthy Eating for Life for Women contains important information on: Age-proofing from the inside out, Losing weight, Improving fertility and alleviating PMS, Relieving menopausal symptoms, Preventing cancer and arthritis, And more.

Clean, Green and Lean
Wiley; 1 edition (March 1, 2010)

Now you can lose weight and be good to the environment, too—without starvation diets, calorie counting, complicated meal plans, or even having to exercise. Dr. Walter Crinnion, a naturopathic doctor and environmental medicine physician, shows you how to clean up your diet and clear out your body and home to eliminate unwanted pounds and toxins from your life.

Food Rules
Penguin (Non-Classics); 1 edition (December 29, 2009)
Michael Pollan, our nation’s most trusted resource for food-related issues, offers this indispensible guide for anyone concerned about health and food. Simple, sensible, and easy to use, Food Rules is a set of memorable rules for eating wisely, many drawn from a variety of ethnic or cultural traditions. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat-buffet, this handy, pocket-size resource is the perfect guide for anyone who would like to become more mindful of the food we eat.

Food, Inc.
PublicAffairs; First Edition, Media tie-in edition (May 5, 2009)
“Most of you have probably heard about Food, Inc., the movie, but did you also know there’s a companion book to the film? The book explores the challenges raised by the movie in fascinating depth through 13 essays, most of them written especially for this book, and many by experts featured in the film. Highlights include chapters by Michael Pollan (Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food), Anna Lappe (Hope’s Edge and Grub), Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation and film co-producer), Robert Kenner (film director), and a chapter on asking the right questions from Sustainable Table! The book is so popular it’s already in its fourth printing.”

The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods
Atria; 1 edition (September 20, 2005)
The most comprehensive and practical guide available to the nutritional benefits and medicinal properties of virtually everything edible. As countless studies have affirmed, diet plays a major role in both provoking and preventing a wide range of diseases. But just what is a healthy diet? What does the body need to stay strong and get well? In The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Michael T. Murray, N.D., and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., two of the world?s foremost authorities on nutrition and wellness, draw on an abundant harvest of research to present the best guide available to healthy eating. Make healthy eating a lifetime habit.

Cooking Ingredients
Southwater; Reprint edition (September 16, 2010)
A comprehensive illustrated reference guide to the ingredients of the world. Each entry has information on varieties, provenance, appearance, flavors, aroma and suitable dishes. A classic reference encyclopedia for the kitchen, with more than 2300 photographs.

The Fiber 35 Diet
Free Press (February 12, 2008)
It’s time to revolutionize the way you think about dieting! New York Times bestselling author Brenda Watson has an incredible secret that helped her transform her body and vastly improve the quality of her life — the Fiber35 Diet. This incredible program will show you how to lose those unwanted pounds and maintain optimal health by taking advantage of the extraordinary power of fiber. Fiber is one of the most useful and beneficial ingredients on the planet. In addition to helping prevent many of the major diseases of our time — including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer — fiber helps to curb appetite, increase satisfaction, and actually flush calories out of the body.

Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing
William Morrow & Company (May 1, 2013)

Family physician Daphne Miller, M.D., long suspected that farming and medicine were intimately linked. Increasingly disillusioned by mainstream medicine’s mechanistic approach to healing and fascinated by the farming revolution that is changing the way we think about our relationship to the earth, Miller left her medical office and traveled to seven innovative farms across the country, on a quest to discover the hidden connections between how we care for our bodies and how we grow our food. Read More

bone brothBone Broth Diet
Rodale Books (December 8, 2015)

From Hollywood to New York City, bone broth is the hottest new craze in the food world. But while people know it’s trendy, here’s the real secret: It’s also powerful medicine. In fact, bone broth is the most crucial element in a weight-loss and anti-aging program. The Bone Broth Diet by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci has arrived right on time and offers insights and recipes for incorporating bone broth into your daily meal plans. Read More


Staging Your Comeback
Health Communications, Inc (March 3, 2008)
Known as The Makeover Guy ® from his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and other national television programs, Christopher Hopkins believes that as they age, women become more beautiful but often feel less attractive. He’s out to change that. For more than twenty years he’s encouraged women who often feel like they’ have taken a backseat to everything and everyone else to come out of the shadows and take center stage.

Dr. Perriconne’s 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health and Longevity
Ballantine Books (November 13, 2007)
This is another one of dermatologist Nicholas Perricone’s antiaging books. In this book, published in 2006, Dr. Perricone explains cellular rejuvenation and its effects on aging. There is also lots of advice on keeping your cells in top condition.

Forever Young
Atria (September 14, 2010)
Celebrity dermatologist Perricone claims to have the key to blocking age-related illness while achieving youthful skin and energy. Based on nutrigenomics, an emerging field linking nutrition and longevity, his plan claims to activate age-reversing genes and biochemicals with superfoods, a fat-burning diet with recipes, yoga, and rest.


The Hundred-Year Lie
Plume (June 26, 2007)
In a devastating exposé in the tradition of Silent Spring and Fast Food Nation, investigative journalist Randall Fitzgerald warns how thousands of man-made chemicals in our food, water, medicine, and environment are making humans the most polluted species on the planet. A century ago in 1906, when Congress enacted the Pure Food and Drug Act, Americans were promised “better living through chemistry.” Fitzgerald provides overwhelming evidence to shatter this myth, and many others perpetrated by the chemical, pharmaceutical, and processed foods industries. Read More

Super Immunity
HarperOne; 1 edition (September 20, 2011)
Why do some of us get sick more often than others? What makes us more susceptible to illness? What’s the secret to staying healthy? According to Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a leading expert and board-certified medical specialist his latest book, Super Immunity, offers a comprehensive guide to superior health. Read More

The Body Toxic
North Point Press; First Edition edition (July 21, 2009)
This is a chilling look at the questionable safety of nearly everything we store food in, drink from, wear, walk on, rest on and drive. Chemicals used to make everything from water-repellant jackets and flame retardants to unbreakable plastics used for food storage are building up in our bodies and the environment with possible far-reaching consequences, says journalist Baker. She focuses on endocrine disruptors that alter hormone levels, even in fetuses.

The Empowered Patient
Ballantine Books; 1 edition (August 10, 2010)
Every year in America nearly 200,000 people die due to preventable mistakes or infections acquired in hospitals. CNN senior medical correspondent Cohen uses these sobering stats and a horror story of her own (her sick newborn received unnecessary spinal taps) to launch this tract on patient empowerment. Cohen counters numerous examples of medical errors, rude and rushed doctors, and hostile insurance companies with practical tips to guarantee quality medical care.

The New Healing Herbs
Rodale Books; 3 edition (March 16, 2010)
The New Healing Herbs uses the latest studies to offer guidelines on dosages, drug interactions, and results for herbal healing. Included are herbal prescriptions to treat ailments ranging from the common cold, allergies, and back pain to more serious conditions such as diabetes and cancer. Featuring hundreds of cures and therapies proven to work, this book shows you which herbal remedy to take for each condition, how it’s taken, what interactions to watch for, and where to buy the featured herbs. The easy-to-use Cure Finder organizes herbs by health condition, healing actions, and alternative uses, guiding you to the right herbal remedy for your ailment.

Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements
Three Rivers Press; 1 edition (July 24, 1996)
In his new book, Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements, naturopathic physician Michael T. Murray guides readers through the often complex, conflicting information regarding nutritional supplements. Each chapter profiles major vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, nutrients, and glandular extracts. Based on extensive scientific research, Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements empowers readers to make educated decisions about which supplements to take for health conditions including cancer, arthritis, depression, high cholesterol, allergies, heart disease and more.

The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth
Fair Winds Press (January 1, 2008)
A comprehensive look at natural treatments and healing methods that work.Jonny Bowden takes his practical, knowledgeable, and open-minded approach — the same approach that made his previous book, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, so successful — and focuses it on natural cures, revealing the best of alternative medicine for a mainstream audience.

The Organic Pharmacy: The Complete Guide to Natural Health and Beauty
Duncan Baird; 1 edition (March 3, 2009)
Bringing together all her knowledge in one beautifully designed volume, Margo Marrone explains how herbal remedies, homeopathy, and nutritional approaches work with the body’s systems to enhance our health and beauty. She provides detailed profiles of 33 conditions—from arthritis to infertility to sore throat—and suggests tailored organic treatments for each.

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