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Contents Foreword Acknowledgments Before You Begin This Book Section I: Reclaiming Your Vitality Chapter 1 - What is This Thing Called Aging? How Long Can We Expect to Live? What Are the Biomarkers of Age? Do Women Live Longer Than Men? Diet and Exercise Maximize Longevity: Promising New Findings Chapter 2 - How Does Aging Happen? Metabolism Meltdown: What Happens to Our Bodies As They Age? Theories of Aging You Can Reverse the Aging Process Chapter 3 - Exploring Vitality What Is Vitality? Where Does Vitality Come From? The Link Between Health, Attitude, and Vitality Go for It Ageless, Timeless Chapter 4 - Stack the Deck Against Aging Antioxidants Against Age The Phytochemicals Fish Oils Calorie Cutback Move It Chapter 5 - Anti-Aging Portions Don't Believe Everything You Hear or Read DHEA: The Mother of All Anti-Aging Tonics Growth Hormone Melatonin Coenzyme Q10: Myth or Miracle Pill? Chapter 6 - Pro-Aging Foods and Substances: What You Should Avoid to Stay Young Saturated Fat Meat and Potatoes Trans Slam Don't Smoke Chapter 7 - The Anti-Aging Diet You Deserve Better The Anti-Aging Diet: The Eight Dietary Guidelines Guideline 1: Eat Eight Colorful Fruits and Vegetables each day Guideline 2: Eat legumes (cooked dried beans and peas) at least five times a week. Guideline 3: Eat Minimally Processed Foods Guideline 4: Include fish, nuts, and olive oil at least twice each a week. Guideline 5: Eliminate Excess Calories, by cutting back on sugar, fat, and refined grains. Guideline 6: Include three low-fat, calcium-rich foods in the daily diet. Guideline 7: Enjoy Food Guideline 8: Supplement Responsibly The Empty Nest Kitchen Chapter 8 - The Anti-Aging Fitness Program Hold On to Your Youth The Aging Muscle Exercise and Vitality Exercise: The Natural High The Anti-Aging Exercise Program Cardiovascular Fitness: Your Target Heart Rate Strength Training Flexibility and Balance How to Stick with It The Bottom Line Section II: Avoiding the Diseases of Aging Chapter 9 - Your Defense System Against Aging Immune Power The Antioxidant Defense System The Total Picture Medications on the Menu Chapter 10 - How to Prevent the Diseases of Aging The Big Four Diabetes - Under Control Cancer Cures Arthritis: Staying Limber Eyesight Survival Skills Radiant Smile, Beautiful Teeth Battling the Blues Fatigue Busters Listening Well Sleepless Nights? Kidney Stones: Avoiding the Big Chill Osteoporosis: The Silent Thief Skin and Hair: Turning Back the Hands of Time Chapter 11 - Thinking Clearly, Remembering When Smart Foods The Dumbing Effect of Diet Is There a Dietary Cure for Alzheimer's Disease? More Than Diet Vitally Thinking Section III: Use Experience to Master Aging Chapter 12 - Middle-Age Spread Is Weight Gain Inevitable? Are You an Apple or a Pear? How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off Knowing Where You're Going Snack Rules in the Anti-Aging Diet Chapter 13 - Menopause: A Change for the Better Just Another Milestone The Soy Connection Food & Mood Salt Cravings Bone Up on Calcium Protect Your Heart The Dietary Nuts and Bolts for Menopause What's Exercise Got to Do with It? Looking Forward to the Change Chapter 14 - Can Diet Improve Your Love Life? Looking for Mr. Good Potion From Lusty Prunes to Rabbit Pie Modern-Day Sex Potions Candy Is Dandy, but Liquor Is Quicker Amorous Edibles: Foods That Really Work Oyster Ambrosia Candlelight, Soft Music, and a Smidgen of Nutrition Section IV: Beyond Diet and Exercise Chapter 15 - Mind Over Aging Stress: Sorting Out the Good from the Bad Laugh and Lighten Up The Power of Prayer and Meditation Forgiveness and Gratitude A Suitcase Full of Vitality Chapter 16 - The World Around You Home Life Friends: How Well Have I Loved? How Does Your Environment Affect Your Health? When All Is Said and Done A Final Word Appendix A: A Week's Worth of Anti-Aging Meals Appendix B: Anti-Aging Recipes Appendix C: Anti-Aging Superfoods Resources: Organizations, Books, and Related Materials Selected References Index
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