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Lifespan

Written by: David A. Sinclair PhD, Matthew D. LaPlante
Narrated by: David A. Sinclair PhD
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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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Must read for EVERYONE!

loved it. especially the last chapter about adapting to a world with people consistently living over 100 years of age.

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a bit too long

the book seems to be half too long for people who are already onboard with author in regards to the views on social changes that may arise from advances in the field of aging

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simple and scientific

Simple premises as well as scientific supplementation meets practical vs theory. It covered ethics and thought outside of the box, which has only gotten us everywhere we are.

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loved it

happy to have listened to this book and implement it into my life for a long vital life!

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It merits a 5 as this book has a global view with understandings in geopolitical, green vision and more importantly how we might like to live to 150 years. I’m at 59 and am encouraged to try. That means the world to me! You bring viable, relevant information to push toward. Thank u!

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Incredibly Promising

I think David Sinclair is an amazing human being. The world would be a better place if we all adopted his positive outlook on life.

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super

super, hopefully change is good in this sense. will see what his podcast is all about.

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What a way to change how I see life

Death is a blessing and a curse. Aging is an embedded fear in all of us.
This book brings peace to my heart and thoughts.

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Best science book ever

Such a great listen of stuff that is hard to follow when reading. Well researched and I hope he has a follow up book soon.

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Insightful

The book was quite insightful and educational. The science within the first half of the book was a little complicated to follow (for my intellect level) but important I’m sure nonetheless. It turned out to be a quite enjoyable listen and brings some optimism about future advances for the human race.

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