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Lifespan

Why We Age - and Why We Don't Have To
Narrated by: David A. Sinclair PhD
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
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Audio bonus! Includes exclusive conversations with the authors!

From an acclaimed Harvard professor and one of Time’s most influential people, this paradigm-shifting audiobook shows how almost everything we think we know about aging is wrong, offers a front-row seat to the amazing global effort to slow, stop, and reverse aging, and calls listeners to consider a future where aging can be treated.

For decades, experts have believed that we are at the mercy of our genes and that natural damage to our genes - the kind that inevitably happens as we get older - makes us become sick and grow old.

But what if everything you think you know about aging is wrong? What if aging is a disease - and that disease is treatable?

In Lifespan, one of the world’s foremost experts on aging and genetics reveals a groundbreaking new theory that will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it. Aging isn’t immutable; we can have far more control over it than we realize. This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the front lines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs - many from Dr. David Sinclair’s own lab - that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, the genetic clock. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes - the decedents of an ancient survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Dr. Sinclair shares the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes - such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, and exercising with the right intensity - that have been shown to help lead to longer lives.

Lifespan provides a road map for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future when humankind is able to live to be 100 years young.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 David Sinclair (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-12

was hoping for more

The book lacked new protocols and stacks for anti aging. I dont like how he added story about his grandma I rather keep it only about what aging is and how to stop it. It lacks info on ageing I read more informative books on ageing touched on many of same things but the other book was more informative and shorter.

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  • Jules
  • 2019-09-11

PDF?

I don't see where we get the PDF the author keeps referring to. Please advise me.

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  • J. James-Long
  • Portland, OR United States
  • 2019-09-13

A shift in paradigms

I've listened to four or five podcasts with Dr. Sinclair that took place over the last year. there is some repetition of that material in the book, but I appreciate that he goes into much more depth on the different ways aging happens (zombie cells, lower NAD causing less efficient repair enzymes, etc) and the sociological implications. I appreciate that he does not gloss over the challenges with overpopulation and food supply. I am also an optimist, so appreciate that he lays down pathways to how it could work. I most appreciate that he keeps government representatives and other parts of the government advised on the possibilities and probabilities. We definitely need this information percolating into the general public to get the conversation started. This is much better than a bombshell announcement. So thank you, Dr. Sinclair, for not endorsing any companies or labs. Thank you for staying independent and for reinvesting your own earnings back into this important work. I am so happy to see your work being pursued by the next generation. New and exciting things are coming!

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  • James
  • 2019-09-13

Truly leading insight

If you've ever heard about or listened to a clip or read some of Dr. David Sinclair's wisdom, you've likely sought out this book. The background thinking, the application for you or loved one's life, the science, and enjoyable narrated by David himself...this is the pioneering leading thought in longevity. It doesn't get more enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-13

Incredible

Sinclair is the single most interesting scientist I know of, and I just can't get enough of hearing about his and his field's discoveries and the promising future of human biology.

Sinclair's discoveries have had a direct impact in me completely regaining my own health after years of Lyme Disease and fatigue, and he is in large part the reason for my newly started journey towards medical school.

I can safely say this is currently my all time favorite book.
5/5 no question. Well written and well narrated by the author himself. I blew through it in two days.

Thank you, David.

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  • IndieFit
  • 2019-09-12

Lifespan is the book that ties the topic together!

Lifespan is paced well, written so that the complex subject matter is understandable and accessible to everyone, and narrated wonderfully.

It answers questions that you wanted to know and didn't even think to ask. It paints a picture of the struggle for scientific progress and acceptance in the field of anti-aging while offering great hope for the near and distant future. This is the book that ties it all together; direct implications for us as individuals, perspective on how longer lifespans will impact our societies, and for us all as a species. Hurry up and read it so you can spread the word. :-)

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  • alex
  • 2019-09-12

Thank you for David

I found him from the joe rogan podcast. Thank you for people like him on this earth to share there knowledge and finding of the human genome. I want to hear more from him. Maybe his own podcasts. Thanks for all you do David. Keep up the amazing work. Your a life saver literally!

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  • Fred Steube
  • Clearwater Beach, FL USA
  • 2019-09-14

Fantastic resource on anti-aging

This book is a compelling narrative on the current state of aging research, global, societal and personal benefits to living longer. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to live a healthier and longer life. Great work, David!

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  • Gregory
  • 2019-09-13

Too much politics not enough science.

All of the save the world bla bla, old people are bad, overpopulation concerns are tiring and boring. it sounds like he got traumatized by living in a hyper liberal bubble and it has made him constantly default to justifying why we should allow science to continue. The vast majority of the ethical discussion in microbiology is political moralizing that should be ignored. Just tell us the cool stuff and ignore the busybody haters.

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