Don’t just live longer—live better!
Everyone wants to feel fitter, sexier, more energetic, more productive, and younger—but what if the solutions were already here? What if there were already ways to ease the negative effects of aging and prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease from ever starting? What if we could translate all the exotic science and research breakthroughs of today into a practical plan that could help us win the war on aging? Here’s the truth: We can.
The Fountain is a sensible, comprehensive, and scientifically based anti-aging guide packed with essential information. With actionable advice, biting humor, and savvy insight, Dr. Rocco Monto, a top national health expert and board-certified orthopedic surgeon, explains why we age so poorly now and how the latest breakthroughs in science and medicine can help change this. Focusing on the four pillars of science, diet, exercise, and medicine, Dr. Monto’s findings interlace the clinical and the cultural and suggest that simple choices provide profound results.
Blending fascinating stories with new research findings, illustrations, infographics, and exclusive interviews, it will educate the reader on how aging really works and provide practical ways to hack the system. It will debunk long-held diet and fitness myths while highlighting safe, effective therapies backed by cutting edge research. Interlacing the clinical with the cultural, this reference is as entertaining as it is helpful.
Debunking long-held diet and fitness myths while highlighting safe, effective therapies backed by cutting-edge research, Dr. Monto includes the diet, supplements, exercise, mental training, and new medications to help us all live longer, happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Much more than a compilation of longevity research, The Fountain is an essential toolkit that will redesign lifestyles and forever transform the way we look at aging.
Dr. Monto concludes that our brains have evolved to the point that we need exercise, and that exercise truly is medicine. Here is an example of four reasons why exercise truly IS medicine:
- It Prevents Disease–Exercise increases NAD+ (metabolism booster), autophagy (body self-cleanser), mitogenesis (cell transformation), and PGC-1 alpha (protein). It can also repair chromosomes.
- It Helps You Live Longer–Exercise decreases your risk of stroke, heart attack, cancer and dementia.
- It Makes You Smarter–Exercise releases BDNF (protein produced inside nerve cells) and ketone bodies to stimulate brain growth. The brain uses lactic acid as an energy source.
- It Helps You Sleep Better–Exercise improves circadian rhythms and melatonin production to help you get some proper rest.
Despite the clear health benefits of working out, 80 percent of Americans don’t get enough exercise. According to Dr. Monto, you need 60 minutes every day.
The lessons in The Fountain are clear. Eat a sensible, plant-based, calorie-controlled diet limited to 12 hours or less a day. Use supplements tactically to address specific shortfalls in your diet or lifestyle. Exercise as intensely as you can for an hour daily. Set aside time to just think. Get comfortable with silence and get sleep. Do something that interests you every day. Find humor in the commonplace. Be heroic. Fall in love.
In the end, quality of life trumps longevity. If you take care of your body, your mind, and your family, you will craft a life worth living no matter how much time you’re given.
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.